Style Guide: Minor Metallics

Style Guide: Minor Metallics

Hey ladies! It’s Anna again from Fash Boulevard. I’ve always been drawn to garments that have a little extra shine, and waiting until New Years to embrace a serious metallic moment almost seems cruel. Thankfully, the Fall 2013 runways were glittered with everything from iridescent pieces to metallic brocade prints.

When it comes to styling, I love the challenge of keeping a metallic look from appearing too flashy or over-the-top. The line between elegant chic and futuristic freak can be super thin when wearing glitzy metallic garments. Sticking with traditional everyday pieces, such as shorts or a pencil skirt, is a great way to take your fall wardrobe up a notch. Even just a hint of sheen, like a mani in shades of gold, makes for an exceptional addition and can leave a lasting impression.

Take a peek below to see some of the ways I am styling my favorite metallic pieces this fall…

Metallic Bottoms

Style Guide: Minor Metallics

blouse – Bar III, skirt – Love Label, heels – ShoeMint, clutch – Zara


A gleaming statement skirt shines best when married with a simple tee or basic top. I prefer skirts or shorts with metallic accents, which provide a subtler nod to the trend while staying equally noteworthy.
Style Guide: Minor Metallics
Style Guide: Minor Metallics

1. Alice + Olivia shorts, $198
2. J.Crew Capri, $178
3. Kate Spade Skirt, $170.99

Metallic Accessories

Any time I can incorporate a trend into accessories, I instantly become a million times more addicted to said trend. Plus, styling is almost a no brainer with this one. Not only does a gold handbag and pointed pumps go with just about anything, but who doesn’t have a few silver and gold accessories laying around?

Style Guide: Minor Metallics
top – Paper Crown, undershirt – LC Lauren Conrad, scarf – Target, pants – SO via Kohl’s, boots – Pink and Pepper

Style Guide: Minor Metallics
Style Guide: Minor Metallics

1. Sara Designs Wrap Watch, $196
2. Tory Burch Flat, $235
3. Cambridge Satchel, $155

Metallic Outerwear

Style Guide: Minor Metallics

blazer – Rachel Roy, shorts – Gianni Bini, top – Cremieux, heels – Spiegel


We spend the majority of winter bundled up in jackets and blazers, which makes outerwear an essential style piece. Instantly take your look to next-level-chic by replacing your neutral outerwear with an eye-catching metallic jacket. The extra layer of fab will give your outfit the perfect shimmering finish.
Style Guide: Minor Metallics
Style Guide: Minor Metallics

1. Rachel Roy Coat, $209
2. Rafaella Jacket, $76.99
3. Free People Jacket, $117.60


Will you be infusing a little metallic bling into your fall wardrobe? Let us know how in the comments below!

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P.S. For more metallic moments be sure to check out one of my favorite looks from last fall here!

Photos: Fash Boulevard