Carolyn Murphy Wearing Lamé in Muse Magazine

Inspired Style: Low-Key Lamé Like Carolyn Murphy

Lamé is one of those fabrics that can go either way — totally chic or totally cheesy. When I saw Carolyn Murphy looking entirely low-key chic in her lamé harem pants in Muse, I knew I had to replicate that exact look come Spring. It's all about the mix — simple up top, snazzy on bottom. Even if you don't dare to get near lamé, invest in a metallic silver — or gold — skirt ($139, originally $198) or trousers, then finish the look off with a basic, white pocket tank ($31) and killer booties. It's total traffic-stopping appeal.