From retro-futuristic silver to organic gold and copper, it's all about metallics for spring. Whether going for all-out glitter or more muted fabrics with a gilded sheen, metallics can add flair to any look. Heavy metals were all over the runways in ready-to-wear and accessories, ranging from golds and silvers to copper and bronze. Pick a hue – or mix and match – and you're good as gold. We're even seeing a metallic trend in beauty. Both Jane and WhoWhatWearDaily report the arrival of metallics on many a face. Think gold and silver eyeliner, subtle glitter, and ethereal shimmer (but not all at once!). As Nylon says, "No reason to be greedy. This season there's more than enough gold to go around."
How to Wear Metallics
Out of this World
The retro-futuristic look ? shiny metallics in sharp cuts and shapes ? radiated on the runways, inspired by old movies like Star Wars and Tron with a splash of Barbarella thrown in. While going full-force with the futuristic look is not only impractical but perhaps a little, um, ahead of our time, you can incorporate the look through a few key pieces. Shiny silver bags and sculptural tops in metallic shades are excellent ways to embrace the future without looking like a Jetson. Jane magazine suggests wearing clear accessories to complement the '60s interpretation of futuristic fashion.
Metals in Moderation
Lucky takes a more subtle approach to the look. In the March issue, they pair slim beige pants with a flowing gold blouse, suggesting that, "metallics, in particular, will punch up khaki." The key here is balance ? neutrals paired with flash. InStyle takes a similar cue, suggesting a minimalist perspective for wearing metallics. They advise, "If you go glossy, keep the rest low-key." One way to achieve this is through accessories. Pairing look-at-me gold and metallic accessories with more conservative staples like the black pencil skirt and white blouse transform the look and, as Elle says, "banish wardrobe boredom."
We've got a closet full of metallics to get you going. Shop the look @ Revolve and you're golden.