Summer Metallics: How To Wear Our Favourite SS14 Trend

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  • One of our favourite trends to come through this summer, as seen on the runway from the likes of Dior and Altuzarra, was metallics.

    But, it can be a bit of a tricky one to wear. Read below for our guide on how to do summer metals, and not end up looking like a spaceman.

    1. Keep it slinky

    Don’t wear padded metallics, keep the fabrics as slinky and sexy as possible. Think spaghetti straps and silk, or matte-finish leather. You’ve got to think about proportions, too – if you’re going to wear a voluminous skirt, balance it out by making sure the rest of your look is skin-tight.  

    We love this top from Whistles, £115
    2. Keep it hard
    Anya Hindmarch’s Crisp Packet clutch bag is one of the most brilliant bags EVER. Solange Knowles has probably helped its status by carrying it to the Met Ball on the night of ‘the lift’ incident. It’s a bit different, very clever and a lot fun.
    Crisp packet clutch, Anya Hindmarch, £995
    3. Keep it interesting
    Most people tend to think of metallics as an evening look, but don’t, go for it during the day, too. It looks great with denim, knits and cottons. It’s much cleverer to mix it with a look that you wouldn’t normally expect.

    4. Keep it statement

    These Fendi shoes sum up what a metallic shoe should be. If you’re going to wear metals then people are most probably going to notice, so you might as well make a statement and wear a totally fabulous pair. The intricate heels and the metallic leather make for one epic shoe. We’d team these with a very simple outfit (boyfriend jeans, most likely) so they don’t compete.
    5. Keep it chic
    Metal make-up is big this summer too, but it’s not painted on festival-style, it’s classier and more powerful than that. Remember Cameron Diaz in the film The Counselor? Well, she rocked the most incredible metallic nails. It’s the perfect way to add a subtle hint of metal into your life this summer.

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