Pick Six: Heavy Metals
Apr 18, 2017
I love metallics. Gold, silver, rose gold, I’ll take all of the above, please.
Metallics function both as a neutral and an accent color. They go with everything and give any outfit a boost. From pale sparkles to modern foil, there’s a metallic look for any wardrobe. Here are some of the very best pieces in metallics of all shades to bring brilliance and shine to your spring attire.
Metallic scarves are a fun way to bring shine and shimmer to an outfit. Lightweight metallic scarves are a great option for keeping warm in a chilly office. I also keep a metallic scarf in my carry-on bag.
This striped metallic linen-blend scarf from BR has a wonderful mix of gold, ivory, and grey. I also like this soft gold Calvin Klein scarf with a subtle print. This silver scarf from Anthropologie has a chic dark pewter color to it.
Metallic flats are a wardrobe staple. I wear them to commute. I wear them with casual dresses. I wear them around the office prior to putting on my heels. I wear them on planes. Basically, I wear them everywhere, because they go with everything.
For years, I rocked a pale gold wallet. It went with everything. I could carry it solo as a clutch, or pair it with any one of my many colored purses, and it always looked great. Then, it wore out, and I got the bright idea to replace it with a red wallet. Mistake. The red totally clashes. Now, I’m on the hunt for another metallic wallet.
This pale gold Lodis wallet is the answer to my prayers. It looks like a clutch. It has great internal storage. And it’s a very reasonable priced $55. (I’ll just keep cash in the checkbook slot, since I never carry one.)
If this isn’t tickling your fancy, I also like this Calvin Klein wallet that comes in rose gold and fetching metallic taupe. I also like this Kate Spade wallet. But if you’re looking for a steal, both this small square tasseled wallet and this Mossimo flat wallet are under-$20.
I love metallic eye shadow. I wear Stila’s Oasis every day, and since they are discontinuing it, I have to scoop it up from eBay. I’m also a huge fan of baremineral’s bronze eyeliner; it has the same depth as basic brown, but with a hint of shimmer. And if I really want to spice it up, I love Touch in Sol mettalist liquid eyeshadow. For a similar look for less, Maybelline’s Color Tattoo collection has a great selection of metallic shadows in every shade from gold to pink to purple. (image found here)
Some days, I flip through a fashion magazine and find myself asking, “When did sneakers get cool again?” For years, it was nothing but ballet flats, and now, metallic sneakers are all the rage. I bought the Lacoste rose gold pair below just so I wouldn’t get left behind (though I’m still figuring out how to wear them).
For something really bold, Forever21 has these all rose gold kicks. While these simple Keds have a more subtle look to them. Or if it’s silver you’re after, you can grab those Lacoste sneakers or these slick pewter mesh running shoes.
Lastly, if your talking about metallics, you have to talk about jewelry. But I don’t want to discuss necklaces, earrings, or rings–that’s another post–instead, I want to talk about hair accessories. I have the basic updo licked, but sometimes I want to give my simple chignon a little boost. A cute hair clip or hair pin can adda little something extra to any hairstyle.