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.
We can cross a sweet, floral mini off of our Spring wish lists because this one is perfect and oh so accessible. This breezy, chiffon skirt ($11) will take us just about anywhere, all season — and since it comes in under $15, we might just snap up all three colors. It's easy enough to pull on for errands, but we suspect it'll look even better with heels for a night out with the girls — or the right guy.
If you've ever had a thing for bandage skirts, now's the time to snag one. No one does this skirt better than Pleasure Doing Business, and thanks to Revolve's sweet sale, this Pleasure Doing Business Red and Navy Stripe Four Band Mini ($60, originally $99) is yours for the taking. Perfect for work or play, Summer or Fall. Besides, if this doesn't suit, there's close to about 5,000 other finds to satisfy your style cravings.
All denim options are on the table this season. From shorts to shirts and everything in between, it's a hot-ticket item. I'm especially into chambray pieces for its denim effect in a lighter fabric. So, this Leifsdottir Chambray Skirt ($188) totally had me — a super girlie take on the trend that you could toughen up with gladiators and a tank. Only problem was the three-digit price tag, so I set off in search of one that doesn't break the bank.
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If you thought sequins were Fab, fasten your seatbelts. Feathers are the fluffiest in fashionable adornments, particularly feathered skirts. The vibe is bouncy, feminine, and just a little indulgent — it's carefree party-girl when dressed up. For all occasions, the look is fun and a tad flirtatious; if you're worried about too over-the-top, just pair with a tee or tank and channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw.
Sequins aren't just for New Year's Eve. I've been jonesing for a sequin mini to pull on with my casual basics. Then I came across this Haute Hippie Sequin Bandage Mini ($395) and fell in love. It's got a bandage silhouette, adorned in sparkly, sequined shimmer. How could I say no? I had to — the big fat price tag. Don't fret just yet, I've got a backup
plan . . .
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Spring's military explosion morphed into more than a few desert storm safari looks for designers such as Alexander Wang and Balmain's Christophe Decarnin. Basic khaki staples like the classic trench and the shirt dress have been updated for 2010 with leather and suede paneling (Pringle of Scotland) and body-con cuts (Marc by Marc Jacobs). When it comes to footwear, Balmain's canvas ankle boots are a favorite, along with Alexander McQueen's cuffed version with grommets and Giuseppe Zanotti's army green, open-toe style.
I love me some tweed, but for this skirt, a cheeky accessory comes with. When I first spied the Forever 21 Belted Glove Skirt ($32), my reaction was a laugh. I debated pulling the belt off all together, but that misses the point, right? My gut tells me I don't want people smirking at my look. What's your take? Is it wearable or just for giggles?
When I first laid eyes on this Diane von Furstenberg Henry Tiered Sweater Skirt ($345), it was love at first site. I am a sucker for grey, especially when it comes to cozy knits, and anything DVF. A couple days later, not so much. Such is the whirlwind that is lust. I'm over it, what are you?