Sorry, '80s Kids—You Might Cringe at This Trend's Revival

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If you grew up or spent any amount of time as a consciously thinking human in the '80s, this micro-trend is about to give you all the feels—as in, all the nostalgia—good or bad. Just like the other trends reemerging from the decade right now, such as puffy sleeves and neon brights, this one is bound to be polarizing. Ready or not, metallic clothing is on the rise.

While you may have reserved your shiniest, sparkliest pieces for nights out or New Year's Eve, it's time to embrace your inner disco girl for all hours of the day, too. If metallic clothing seems intimidating to you, fret not. The easiest way to embrace all that glitters is by balancing it out with clean neutrals and solid-colored basics. Try out a pair of pink metallic mules with your everyday jeans or ground a party dress with neutral heels. Get inspired by how fashion girls are reclaiming the trend in 2022, and then shop some suggestions to get you started.

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Metallic iterations on fashion-girl favorites like the mini skirt are popping up everywhere.

Kendall Jenner metallic clothing

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Channel Kendall Jenner in cool-girl brand Area on your next night out with friends.

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@ada_oguntodu

It doesn't get any more fun (or timeless) than a metallic party dress.

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@luciacuesta_

"Disco pants" like the ones from Saks Potts and Hosbjerb are the latest micro-trend all the Scandi girls are getting in on.

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@maria_bernad

Go for metallic versions of the pieces you already know and love, like a structured blazer.

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@dananozime

Feeling the shine? Load up on metallic accessories.

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Take note: Metallic swimwear is the latest emerging swim trend to take 2022 by storm.

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@emilisindlev

If you're really gunning for an '80s revival, team metallic pieces with puffy sleeves.

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This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.