This Once "Tacky" Trend Is Officially Back and Beloved by Fashion People

Just a few short years ago, you'd be hard-pressed to find even a smidge of metallic fabric or material in my packed closet. But I suppose I'm easily influenced because shiny things are slowly making their way back into my wardrobe.

Like many things in fashion right now, I suppose you can blame (or thank) the return of metallics on Gen Z and their collective interest in all things Y2K. But the thing is that the metallic trend is one that really comes and goes. It was a thing in the '60s, '80s, and the early 2000s, so it's inevitable that every few years or so you can bank on metallics making their return.

As somewhat of a human magpie, I actually like metallics. They can be pretty and fun when done well, but I get the "tacky" connotations. I have seen plenty of pieces that could qualify as that in my day. But in 2022, even tacky things can be kind of cool. It may not always be the case, but it's where we're at right now.

With that, keep scrolling to see examples of great metallic looks out in the wild (well, the wild of Instagram), and shop the chicest metallic pieces on the internet right now.

This brand always delivers fun metallic pieces to us.

I might have to order these for myself.

One of the many great metallic pieces at Mango right now.

Metallic clothing and accessories



If you prefer gold, these are a given.

Have fun in this on your next night out.

I want to wear this under a black blazer.

You'll be the shiniest girl in the room.

Metallic clothing and accessories



If you want a more subdued take on the trend, you can't go wrong with this.

This pearlized oyster shade is so pretty.

For all of those holiday occasions that are surely coming your way.

Metallic clothing and accessories