New Yorkers Are Getting Behind This Shiny Accessory Trend—These Styles Are It


(Image credit: @thatgirlyusra; PICTURED: Zara Minimal Flap Shoulder Bag ($40) )

If you're looking to spice up a basic ensemble or even just add to a playful one, metallic accessories are this year's way to go. Popping up all over the streets of New York Fashion Week as well as on all of my fashion-editor friends, this trend is definitely a fun and fervent one that works for any season. Designers and contemporary brands alike are behind the trend.


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The trend is definitely alive and well in the luxury-accessory space, as evidenced by pieces like Prada's ombré Mary Janes, Alexandre Vauthier's array of metallic boots, and Bottega Veneta's gleaming woven accessories. Metallics aren't just limited to silver and gold either. If you love to wear color, opt for pink, blue, or green accessories with a shiny finish. The way I've seen most of my fashion friends wearing these chromatic pieces is in trending silhouettes like strappy sandals, slingback heels, shoulder bags, and classic belts


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I've pulled together an assortment of the best shiny, new things out right now so you can get the look. I'm still without a metallic accessory myself, so shop with me below.

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Freelance Fashion and Accessories Editor

Copelyn is a freelance fashion and accessory editor. She formerly worked for Who What Wear as an associate shopping editor and is based in New York City. She writes about fashion and accessory trends in addition to creating original content. Before her time at Who What Wear, Copelyn was at Bustle Digital Group, working on the accessory market for cover shoots and fashion features across Nylon, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Romper, and Elite Daily. Copelyn also previously worked at InStyle and Cosmopolitan in the fashion and accessory departments on shopping and fashion market. Copelyn has a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, Copelyn freelances in graphic and web design in the fashion-and-lifestyle space. She also loves to upcycle clothing and home décor as well as collect an embarrassing number of colorful sneakers and experiment with her hair color.