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Metallics Help You Shine On Through Dreary Days
December 11, 2008, 12:14 pm
Filed under: 2008, Men's Fashion, Women's Fashion

Metallics are always a popular fall and winter choice; they keep to the colors of the season and don’t try to pretend to be springtime shades.  Your pieces don’t have to be straight up metallics, either; you can have a brushed metallic effect or have metallic fabrics used to created a more muted visual rather than a super shiny one.

Regardless of how you work them in, metallics are a nice top off to nearly any outfit; if you replace even one piece constructed of metallic treated fabrics or leather you instantly shine and give a little gleam in an otherwise dreary season. It’s a winning situation; why wouldn’t you want to brighten up those sad winter clouds?

WOMEN

Be careful how you wear your metallics; you don’t want to be classified as a glamazon.  If you have one intense piece, treat it as if it were a loud pattern; let it stand out, and have the rest of your outfit be submissive assistance to your metallics’ look.

Metallics Help You Shine On Through Dreary Days

From left to right: Metallic biker jacket ($110; Topshop), Marc by Marc Jacobs pewter metallic leather pumps ($150; Bluefly), Madison metallic Fringe tote ($1,000; Coach), A.P.C. silver dress ($245; La Garçonne)

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MEN

Men’s pieces are traditionally more subdued than woman’s (you likely won’t be finding a wide selection of gold shirts or jackets in the boys’ section), but you still get a decent share of the metallic market.  Rely on travel bags, footwear and accessories such as bow ties, neck ties and wallets to amp up your shine factor.

Metallics Help You Shine On Through Dreary Days

From left to right: Silver oxford shoe ($90; Topman), Fendi gold runway bow tie ($115; eLuxury), Dolce & Gabbana silver quilted metallic nylon duffle bag ($800; Bluefly), Gold dollar emboss wallet ($20; Topman)

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