Metal Accessories in Fashion – Your Chance to Sparkle
Metallic clothing and accessories are pretty big deals right now to say the least. From the very heart of the throbbing city streets to the catwalks of Milan, it’s all about the glitzy stuff right now and rocking the metallic look has never seen such attention.
But here’s the thing, like any other fashion movement there’s a right and a very wrong way to go about wearing metallic accessories. There’s a time and a place for your chrome alloy rings, your bold brass bracelets and your titillating titanium tiaras alike, but in any and all cases you need to know what’s what.
Here’s a look at just a few tips from the fashion pros on how to look great wearing metallic accessories this season:
Less is More
You’ve heard it a million times before and it rings true here too – bigger isn’t always better and less can very much be more. It’s really as simple as that. It’s tempting to go plastering your body with all those nice and shiny metallic accessories, but the more you wear, the less impact each will have. Go too far and you’ll ruin the whole thing and just end up looking like some weird catwalk-wannabe robot! As a rule of thumb, choose no more than one or two accessories and try to make sure there’s some distance between them – a bracelet and a necklace being fine for example.
Limit Other Accessories
If you’re planning to make a real impact with your metallic accessories, remember that said impact will be diluted to a degree by each and other accessory you wear. Accessories are after all designed to be focal points in their own right, so if you’re intent in making folk stop and stare at your metallic goodies, don’t distract them with too many others. Keep it simple and you’ll be golden. Well, kind of!
Use Neutral Tones to Accentuate Metallic Accessories
If the clothes and other accessories you wear are too flashy, they’ll completely take the attention away from the metallic accessories you’re doing your best to showcase. Think of it as displaying your art using a blank canvas – you don’t have to go too boring, naked or never experiment, but at the same time try opting for neutral tones in order to really accentuate your accessories.
Remember There’s More Than One Colour!
When you think of metallic accessories, chances are you think immediately of simple silvery chrome trinkets and that’s about where it comes to an end, right? It’s a shame really as there are so many metallic colours out there to choose from that go way beyond the obvious silver and gold options. For example, a metallic electric blue is one of the most striking shades you’re ever likely to come across, just as is a nice metallic emerald green. Have fun pairing your outfits with metallic accessories of different colours and create your own original combinations.
Go Subtle and Elegant
Metallic accessories are often associated with the more outlandish outfit choices that follow the ‘loud and proud’ mantra. However, you’d be surprised how you can bring a whole new dynamic to something as elegant as your favourite little black dress or as serious as your business suit. Don’t be afraid to experiment and be original and the results could very well be fantastic. Once you’ve seen the difference a stunning chrome flower brooch or metallic choker can add to your look, you’ll be hooked!
And the Takeaway?
What’s great about the metallic fashion movement is the way in which it allows us to get even more creative with our looks by opening so many new doors. From the shiniest chrome accessories to metallic finishes added to the garments themselves, it’s always nice to have the opportunity to sparkle and this is about as good as it gets!