Yes, You Can Wear Metallics

It's a smouldering trend for SS15, so don't miss out! Here's how to wear this shiny trend and get it spot on.

From sequins and glitter to liquid metals, the SS15 runway flowed with hot molten metallics, and your wardrobe just won’t be complete without a little shimmer this season. It can be quite a hard trend to pull off, so we’ve got the how-to-wear low-down for you.
Perhaps you’re a bit afraid that this blinder of a trend is going to look OTT on your otherwise reserved look? Then we’ve got the push of encouragement you need to shine this summer. Or maybe you are over the moon at the idea of this dazzler and can’t wait to drench yourself in gold and silver, but just want to make sure you don’t go overboard and end up looking like a 1990s rapper. 
Glam-Vamp By Night 
When it comes to your evening look, nothing dresses up black tailoring better then a smouldering metallic blouse. It’s a sophisticated kind of sexy and will totally work whether you are out with colleagues or friends.
When it comes to channelling the glam-vamp look at night, we all wish we could drape ourselves in an endless supply of Lanvin… But let’s face it, only in dream world. So check out what Reiss and River Island have got in store: we’ve seen some amazing blouses and camis that will vamp up your look. Be double on-trend for SS15 and go for black culottes rather then a straight-leg trouser; team with your staple black courts and you are all set to dazzle. 

Strictly Accessories 

If your dress code is usually pretty low-key and monochrome, and wearing a shimmering floor-length silver coat scares the life out of you: no fear, you CAN still wear this SS15 trend without feeling like you are en route to outer space. Opt for a key accessory in silver or gold, such as a cool clutch or heel. We’re obsessing over Whistles’s oversized clutch, which we have found on ASOS.com; it will go with near enough everything, so there’s no excuse not to have a gleam under your arm. 
Playful Perfect For Your Daytime Look
If you’re going molten during the day, then get creative with it and go all out. Question: how many metallic pieces can one wear without looking like Ziggy Stardust? Answer: actually quite a lot. Go all casually sensational in a plain white T-shirt with a quirky golden slogan, like the below we spotted in Paris during fashion week. C’est très chic!

Accessorise with a metallic handbag and, of course, some amazing gold bling. Before you go on a rampage in Claire’s: stop. Go for something fine and understated to keep your cool-girl status. Polish off your look with super-sleek hair and a sophisticated skirt to keep it girly and gorgeous. 

Striving For Colour 

Who said metallics had to be gold, silver or bronze? OK, we’re not quite at shiny pink medals at the Olympics, but in the world of fashion, metallics come in every colour imaginable. If you’re brave enough to go bold, then we’re 100% behind you. We spotted these luxe tailored metallic blue trousers and were totally inspired. To keep these leggy gems looking chic, don’t overdo the rest of your outfit. This oversized striped coat and classic Converse give it a laid-back, grown-up vibe. We are obsessing over the coat’s curvy two-tone print: kinda groovy, baby! 

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