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14 Genius Ways To Wear Metallics All Day

Shiny metallics are no longer relegated to the hours of darkness. Brought about thanks to designers like Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana deftly mixing shimmering lamé pieces with traditional daywear fabrics on the runways, and cemented by the many of street style stars who have been wearing the trend, effortlessly showing its versatility.

Whether it’s a silver biker jacket or a golden pleated skirt, check out our list of 14 effortless ways to wear metallic below then shop the trend of Sloane Street.

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How to wear metallics all day long - @handinfire
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TEAM SEQUINS WITH DENIM

Take that twinkly evening dress and layer over a pair of distressed slim-cut jeans.

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MIX WITH MANNISH SHAPES

Throw off the eveningwear mantle by layering glittery sequins with mannish tailoring.

How to wear metallics all day long - Miroslava Duma
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STYLE WITH MENSWEAR FABRICS

Contrast the femininity of glittering golds and silvers with traditional menswear fabrics like Prince of Wales Checks or tweeds.

How to wear metallics all day long - Amy Toks
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THROW ON A METALLIC BIKER

This the entry-level approach to the trend. Grab a biker in a metallic hue and wear with everything from silky evening dresses to rock ‘n’ roll Tees and jeans.

How to wear metallics all day long - Veronika Heilbrunner
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LAYER DRESSES OVER YOUR JEANS

Yes, this is a trickier look to pull off. But you don’t have to be Veronika Heilbrunner to nail it; just make sure the dress is roomy and keep the under layers trim.

How to wear metallics all day long - Mademoiselle Yulia
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CONTRAST SHINE WITH LUXE TEXTURES

Off-set sparkle with a shearling coat.

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MAKE THE SILVER SKIRT YOUR NEW-SEASON STAPLE

And wear it with everything. Chunky sweaters, Breton t-shirts, silky blouses, mannish tailoring, cotton shirts… Everything. Add trainers for a weekend vibe.

How to wear metallics all day long - Helena Bordon
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PALE DENIM + SEQUINS

So easy anyone can do it. Add ankle boots for extra credit.

How to wear metallics all day long - Jeanette Madsen
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UNEXPECTED PROPORTIONS

Try teaming a metallic blouse with wide-leg trousers or jeans in a stand-out shade for a fresh look.

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EVENING SKIRT + SILK BLOUSE

Effortlessly polished and classically chic. Try pairing with this season’s embroidered loafers for day, and with trainers on the weekend.

How to wear metallics all day long - Erika Boldrin
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GOLD TROUSERS AND CASHMERE

Totally sophisticated. Throw on a leather biker jacket to add some attitude.

How to wear metallics all day long - Erika Boldrin
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ADD TRAINERS FOR OFF-DUTY COOL

Grab a metallic mini and add trainers for an off-duty look to be proud off. Style with a blazer to elevate, or with a chunky knit for a more relaxed vibe.

How to wear metallics all day long - Yasmin Sewell
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PLAY WITH LAYERS

Style guru Yasmin Sewell shows that a simple black coat in relaxed proportions can temper the flair of sequins. Add stompy boots for a boyish effect.

How to wear metallics all day long - Alexa Chung

CONTRAST WITH CHUNKY KNITWEAR

Make like Alexa Chung and add a luxuriously chunky jumper to balance the glitz of metallic shine. If your skirt if of fuller proportions, try a slimmer cashmere knit instead.