The Non-Boring Spring Trend Fashion People Are Wearing With Their Basics



By far one of the most exciting trends I'm embracing this year is bright and bold metallics. Eye-catching silver and gold hues, in particular, had a huge presence on the spring/summer 2023 runways—spotted on everything from outerwear and shoes to pants and handbags at shows such as Tory Burch, Nensi Dojka, Bottega Veneta, Paco Rabanne, Valentino, Gucci, JW Anderson, Jason Wu… the list goes on.

While metallics usually get their time to shine in fall and winter what makes metallics feel so fresh and alluring is the idea of adding them effortlessly to our warm-weather wardrobes. (And don't worry—they'll certainly be sticking around for the colder season too after spotting them far and wide on the recent F/W 23 runways).

How fun and refreshingly cool to pair your white tank top with relaxed silver pants, or your jeans with gold Mary Janes, or give a casual little white dress an of-the-moment touch with a silver handbag. Quite honestly, the styling options are endless and above all exciting—proving that metallics are versatile, modern, and cool for both day and night.

Of course, fashion people have been quick to take on the fun trend—we've already spotted silver and gold hues in full force during fashion month, as well as on celebs, and the fashion Instagram set. If you need extra encouragement to try the trend this spring and summer, take a peek below for plenty of styling inspiration from the runways and fashion crowd, and then shop our favorite silver and gold pieces that feel modern and fresh for the season ahead.

Metallics on the S/S 23 Runway


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Silver pants, strappy sandals, and a sleek tank top is an outfit formula we can't wait to try this summer.


Tory Burch/Imaxtree

For a statement look, try a metallic gold jacket over your basics.


Nensi Dojaka/Imaxtree

A shimmering silver skirt paired with a sleek top is a trendy option for your next special event.


Gabriela Hearst/Imaxtree

Give a metallic slip dress a casual spin and try pairing it with flatform sandals and a denim jacket.

A Peek at Metallics on the F/W 23 Runway



Make a statement with a matching silver set during the colder months.


Proenza Schouler/Imaxtree

This is one outfit I am personally so excited to replicate for myself. Simple yet striking.



Metallic accessories are an easy way to lean into the trend.



Experiment with touches of silver within your outfit. I'm really into this silver underwear and low-rise skirt situation spotted on the runway at Vaillant.

See How the Fashion Crowd Are Styling Metallics and Shop Our Favorite Pieces


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Metallic pants aren't just for a fancy night out. Give them a casual spin and style them with a white tank top, a neutral blazer or a denim jacket for a look that feels very 2023.

Our editors can't stop talking abou this under $100 pair.

So chic with a relaxed white tee and silver sandals.



Take your look into the evening by pairing a gold pair of straight-leg pants with a black blouse.


Jade Belmes

A chic and easy way to try the trend is with a pair of metallic shoes. Style them with your neutral basics to let them pop.

As spotted on our lovely fashion director, Lauren Eggertsen (above) during New York fashion week.

A silver pair of ballet flats feels very 2023.

These look like they came straight off the runway.

For when the warm weather hits.

Try silver in this season's must have Mary-Janes.

So good with a pair of straight-leg jeans.


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Break up a neutral outfit with gold boots and a pop of red—two colors that complement each other beautifully.

A glistening pair of mules brings so many styling opportunities.


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Add a trend-forward touch to your white tank or tee and pair with a shimmery metallic skirt for day-to-night look that feels fresh.

The perfect affordable option.

This one is already on its way to me.

I love the idea of pairing this with a casual white tee and sneakers.


The Style Stalker

Take your outfit from zero to one hundred with the addition of an eye-catching silver or gold handbag.

Tote all your essentials in style.

Wear with a jeans, blazer, and button-down.

Shop More Metallics:

A metallic knit to wear from day to night.

A subtle option you can wear to work.