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.
Metallics: Fresh Styling Ideas
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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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B Brian Atwood
Juliette Metallic Snake-Embossed Leather Small Backpack ($395) in Pewter
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Silk Sequined Coat ($2340) in Multi
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Pointed Moccasin with Tassel ($50) in Silver
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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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Metallic Bouclé Pencil Skirt ($465)
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Jerome Metallic Oxfords ($150) in Soft Silver
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Cropped Asymmetric Moto Jacket ($895) in Silver
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Star of Wonder Jacquard Dress ($198) in Rose Gold
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Avril Clutch ($450) in Green/Blue
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Metallic Foil T-Shirt Dress ($150) in Silver
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Chain Metallic Folded Clutch ($80) in Gold
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Full Metal Bow Waist Belt ($53) in Gold