Usually reserved for cooler climates, the metallics trend is making quite a splash this season. From flowy shorts to glimmering sandals, this new Summer staple has you covered from head to toe. We're obsessed with Derek Lam's gold skirt, but there are plenty of other options to keep you shimmering too.
The easiest way to garner a little extra attention this season may just be with a flash of metallic on your footwear. Silver-toned heels turned heads on the Spring '13 runways at Dior, J.Crew, and Prada, but the high-impact effect is easy to take from the catwalk to the street. Flats, low heels, wedges, and oxford silhouettes make it easy to wear Spring's metallic trend with everything from your laid-back basics to your special-occasion dresses. We've handpicked 12 of our favorites — just be warned that they're sure to elicit some serious shoe envy whenever you slip them on.
An LBD is a wardrobe essential, but today we're taking a cue from Ferragamo's metallic trimmed runway and updating the staple black dress with some shiny trim. Watch today's DIY to see how you can give your LBD a little extra sparkle just in time for the holiday season. On Allison McNamara: H&M dress and necklace.
Metallic details lend a modern edge to wardrobe basics, so today, we're updating a go-to black blazer with metallic lapels! This is an easy way to jazz up an outfit and it will look great with everything from jeans and a tee, to a fancy cocktail dress. In just a few simple steps, you can have your own blazer with statement-making metallic details, too. Blazer from Forever 21.
Sometimes all you need is the right color combination to make a space or update your digs. Mixing vibrant orange with charcoal gray combines a pop of color with a masculine hue in a sophisticated way. While doing a little holiday shopping, we couldn't help but notice this color combination in everything from textured throws to patterned pillows. Inspired by this unexpected palette, these eight pieces are ones you may just want to add to your wish list this holiday season!
Get ready to shine in metallics for Winter 2012! We saw shimmery shades on the runways at Prabal Gurung, Derek Lam, and Dolce & Gabbana, inspiring us to style up the trend on our own. We headed over to Ron Herman in Brentwood, where we outfitted four metallic looks that will show you how to work these high-wattage hues into your wardrobe from day to night.
A plain white tee is a wardrobe essential, and one of our go-to pieces year-round. So we decided to elevate our tee by giving it a little shine with metallic sleeves. We spotted shimmery separates on the runways at Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, and Dolce & Gabbana, and an easy way to incorporate this trend into your everyday look is with today's DIY. Wear this top right now with some black cutoffs, or dress it up with a pencil skirt come the holidays. On Allison McNamara: H&M dress.
When we spotted this adorable photo of designer and blogger Joy D. Cho in Anthropologie's magazine, it served as a timely reminder Cho's fabulous gold wallpaper design (seen in the background here). We've been eying up gold wallpapers for a while, and we're bringing you nine of our current favorites — including Cho's, of course!
It's no doubt that the Met Gala is the biggest night in fashion, and more celebrities then ever before came out to show off their red-carpet best. The theme this year was Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, and several A-list actresses paid homage to legendary fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in gorgeous gowns inspired by the Roaring '20s. Shimmery metallics proved to be the standout color for the evening — everyone from Anna Wintor to Jessica Alba rocked these shiny hues. From rich golds to silvery metallics, watch today's Fab Flash to see all of these red-carpet stunners. On Allison McNamara: Topshop dress.
Metallics made their way onto our footwear and right into our Spring wardrobes, which means they don't come with an off-limits-till-New-Years disclaimer anymore. This season, we're adding interest and a little luxe to our look with a metallic sheen on just about anything — and we're showing you how to wear it right with one very versatile metallic skirt. Inside, we've styled five perfect looks to take you from the office out to drinks with the girls, and everything in between. Click on to see and shop five ways to get in on the metallic trend right now.