Metallics: Fresh Styling Ideas

Metallics are daunting—no one wants to look like a styling prop from The Jetsons—but with so many great options available, you'd be crazy to forgo the trend. Cue Kate Bosworth, Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss and more who have recently donned chic metallic outfits. Take a (gold) leaf from their books and incorporate metallics into your fall arsenal. 

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    Thanks to brands like Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Lanvin, and Givenchy showing metallic looks in their S/S 14 collections, this trend is sure to stick around for a while. Reflect upon these inspirational outfits, then click through for our shopping suggestions to keep you ahead of the pack.

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    PHOTO: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Lucky Magazine

    Kate Bosworth

    Bosworth’s most recent collection for Topshop heavily featured metallics, so she knows the territory well. Here she pairs her own Foil Wrap Skirt ($170) and Buttermilk Leather Sweater ($210) with Stella McCartney Brooke Wedges ($955) in White, showing that metallics can be daytime-appropriate as long as you keep the palette pale.    

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    PHOTO: Vantagenews/AKM-GSI

    Kate Moss

    Never one to shy away from making a bold sartorial statement, Moss donned a floor-length silver duster recently in London. Note that she teams it with an all-black, high-necked romper and opaque tights keep the look grounded. The blue purse from her namesake Longchamp collection provides subtle interest. 

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    PHOTO: GADE/AKM-GSI

    Cara Delevingne

    While celebrating in Rio this fall, Delevingne donned a slinky silver tank with a pair of skinny white leather pants.  Keeping the tank loose-fitting helps to counterbalance its sexiness, while her tousled hair and minimal jewelry provide a relaxed vibe.  Similar tanks here and here

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Eva Chen

    During Fashion Week, Lucky's Editor-in-Chief boldly wore her rose gold Marc by Marc Celeste Metallic Leather Jacket ($1198) with a lime green midi skirt and Proenza Schouler Studded Degrade Leather Clutch ($1450). The result was a sunny and striking outfit that would brighten any fall day. 

    Vanessa Jackman 

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Giovanna Battaglia

    During Fashion Month, Battaglia threw a short-sleeved crinkled coat over a jacquard skirt and gold Gianvito Rossi Pumps ($578). The textured topper and full jacquard skirt keep the look regal, rather than garish. 

    Vanessa Jackman

     

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    PHOTO: Ring My Bell

    Ashley Madekwe

    Madekwe cinches her simple, strapless Three Floor Jumpsuit with a metallic belt that matches her Moxham x Three Floor Mars choker.  The evening look is finished with a pair of simple strappy sandals from Saint Laurent

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Kate Foley

    Donning a pair of metallic sandals over socks can add interest to a layered winter look as modeled here by Foley with her fluffy blue coat (similar here), red crossbody and all black basics.

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Oxana Ong

    Keeping the shape demure and the accessories minimal, this full-skirted gold dress is a wonderfully ladylike interpretation of the trend.  Ong scores extra points for mixing silver pumps with her gold dress. 

    Vanessa Jackman

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    Theyskens’ Theory

    Silk Sequined Coat ($2340) in Multi

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    Zara

    Pointed Moccasin with Tassel ($50) in Silver

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    J. Crew

    Strappy Mirror Metallic Pumps ($278) in Metallic Blush

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    Isabel Marant for H&M

    Sequined Pants ($199) in Dark Gray

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    Jonathhan Simkhai

    Metallic Bouclé Pencil Skirt ($465)

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    Sam Edelman

    Jerome Metallic Oxfords ($150) in Soft Silver

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    DKNY

    Cropped Asymmetric Moto Jacket ($895) in Silver

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    Cameo

    Star of Wonder Jacquard Dress ($198) in Rose Gold

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    Milly

    Avril Clutch ($450) in Green/Blue

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    Topshop

    Metallic Foil T-Shirt Dress ($150) in Silver

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    Mango

    Chain Metallic Folded Clutch ($80) in Gold

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    ASOS

    Full Metal Bow Waist Belt ($53) in Gold

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Juliette Metallic Snake-Embossed Leather Small Backpack

Juliette Metallic Snake-Embossed Leather Small Backpack

B Brian Atwood, $395
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Silk Sequined Coat

Silk Sequined Coat

Theyskens’ Theory, $2340
SHOP
Pointed Moccasin with Tassel

Pointed Moccasin with Tassel

Zara, $50
SHOP
Metallic Green Wool Bomber Jacket

Metallic Green Wool Bomber Jacket

Carven, $1045
SHOP
Strappy Mirror Metallic Pumps

Strappy Mirror Metallic Pumps

J. Crew, $278
SHOP
Sequined Pants

Sequined Pants

Isabel Marant for H&M, $199
SHOP
Metallic Bouclé Pencil Skirt

Metallic Bouclé Pencil Skirt

Jonathhan Simkhai, $465
SHOP
Jerome Metallic Oxfords

Jerome Metallic Oxfords

Sam Edelman, $150
SHOP
Cropped Asymmetric Moto Jacket

Cropped Asymmetric Moto Jacket

DKNY, $895
SHOP
Star of Wonder Jacquard Dress

Star of Wonder Jacquard Dress

Cameo, $198
SHOP
Avril Clutch

Avril Clutch

Milly, $450
SHOP
Metallic Foil T-Shirt Dress

Metallic Foil T-Shirt Dress

Topshop, $150
SHOP
Chain Metallic Folded Clutch

Chain Metallic Folded Clutch

Mango, $80
SHOP
Full Metal Bow Waist Belt

Full Metal Bow Waist Belt

Asos, $53
SHOP
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