Why Metallic This Autumn or Winter?
As autumn/winter 2023 is finally upon us, there are a few tips for everyone to elevate their look this fall, especially for the party scenes and going-out dresses. The overall mood for the season may have represented a sensible and muted look, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t add a bit of something to every outfit.
From skirts to scarves, metallics are a permanent fixture in every single trend report and should be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. A piece of metallic clothing, accessories or jewellery can act as the focal point of an outfit and truly elevate it into something eye-catching and beautiful. They provide some much-needed colour and bling to a season that is usually comprised of black, brown, and navy basics.
Metallics have been represented and had their moment for fashion week, such as Gucci, dressed in beautiful tinsel coats, and two pieces that just drew all your attention—a perfect piece for those who want to stand out in the crowd, while Miu Miu gave sequins a moment, stunningly styled with cashmere and tights.
Depending on where you’re going and what you’re doing will determine your choice. As metallic is a standout piece and doesn’t need much said or done to stand out, a metallic dress will complement a simple pair of tights or leggings.
Leggings are a perfect way to tone down your high-shine metallics, as they don’t need any introduction.
Pair with some cute black bumps or closed-toe kitten heels to create a cohesive look.
When you’re wearing something so bold and beautiful, a simple over-the-shoulder bag will be enough.
While the weather is on its chilly side, going bare-leg wearing a stunning metallic dress or skirt can be risky, so pair it with some sheer or bold black tights and you’re ready to hit the town.
Add some cute closed-toe heels or heeled boots in a dark colour that complement the tights.
Clutch it up or a little over the black or dark colour bag will bring the whole look together.
With such a bold choice, your hair would look best slicked back and your make-up dark and smokey; it will compliment the whole outfit and make the dress the focal point.
When you think of metallics, you can often be restricted to silvers and golds, but for autumn, designers are introducing some reds, blues, neutrals and many more. These options are taking away from the thought that now it’s colder to stick to the dark colours; however, this season, bright, bold metallics are here to stay.
You can take a bright-coloured geometric piece of clothing in many directions; the pieces available are truly versatile. One way you can incorporate a bright-coloured metallic dress with inspiration from the Hermes AW23 show is a long-sleeved dress with texture.
You can create a monochrome look by pairing it with red boots, some gold jewellery and a little red bag, and you’re ready to take the day by storm.
Your makeup can stay neutral and minimal. With such a bright look, there is no room for a bold makeup look.
Metallic neutrals are becoming widely available, and with this look, you can embody a sexy ‘woke up like this’ look. Its beautiful, classic, timeless lingerie fills the bedroom and the streets, and it’s breathtaking.
As it has a very minimalistic look, pair it with neutral shoes, a bag and some simple chic silver jewellery.
You can add a bit more dark eyeliner around the eyes, glowy skin and wavy hair for a euphoric, ethereal look.
The easiest and most effective way to incorporate a piece of metallic into your wardrobe and outfits is a bag. This can take a plain black outfit and add a bit of glam and chic to every look. Add some big, bold earrings and jewellery choices to take the outfit to the next level.
The new trend at the moment is wearing little pants or a bodysuit paired with tights. While this look is not for the faint-hearted, it has been a well-sought-after look coming into the fall. Depending on your confidence level, this is an outfit for the day or night.
A body suit might be more suitable for the day, and a pair of tights is crucial.
Add some boots or some little heels.
To add some more warmth during the chilly days, pair it with a fluffy or leather jacket and a little plain bag.
This would be the perfect opportunity to showcase your metallic pants inspired by Miu Miu. Pair with some tights, closed-toe heels and a bag.
To add some extra warmth, add a complimentary cashmere turtleneck jumper. As you’ve got a lot of skin out, add as much coverage as possible on top to balance out the look.
With inspiration from runways and fashion week, it’s almost jacket season, which means you’re most likely covering your outfit most of the time, so having a staple and vocal point as your jacket is a perfect way to show off your love for metallic this A/W 2023.
Gucci’s inspiration with the textured up and tinsel collar and jacket can be taken loosely as inspiration, as this is a bold and beautiful piece that may not be for everyone.
Style your choice of metallic jacket with any outfit that seems fit; for example, a black outfit on your way to the office paired with some boots, long socks and a metallic coat will make you the best dressed.
Add some accessories, such as fluffy earmuffs, large headphones and, if you can, some black sunglasses.
You will have a bold yet chic look that is practical morning, noon and night.
Sometimes wearing a coat for a night out with the girls and twirls is unavoidable, but it will be perfectly paired with a little black dress or underneath another piece of metallic. Going for it completely will ensure you are shining throughout the night.
Pair it with some closed-toe heels and big earrings, and you will feel powerful and beautiful.