Today’s a pretty exciting day here at LaurenConrad.com. As you may have noticed (and read about in this blog post), we’ve undergone a major makeover. It was way overdue, but I couldn’t be happier about our pretty new site, and I hope you all feel the same! To celebrate today’s makeover, I thought I’d share my favorite photos from the fashion photoshoot my team and I did a few months ago. This post is a style guide is about how to wear mixed metallics this season (all modeled by yours truly).

Mixing metallics can seem intimidating at first, kind of like mixing prints or creating a color-blocked outfit. The most important thing to remember is that less is more. You’ll want to start with one statement metallic piece, and then add touches of other metals in your accessories. Our stylist for this shoot, Katie Bofshever, helped me to create three mixed metallic outfits that perfectly embody the “understated glitz” look we were going for. So, without further ado, take a peek at my three outfits, read up on my tips for mixing metallics, and be sure to shop for your favorite pieces below…

Wearing Metallics with Denim

Wearing Metallics with Denim

How to pull off subtle metallic pieces

Denim is one of the easiest pieces to pair with different metallics (and bold colors and prints too, for that matter). A classic pair of jeans will act as a neutral canvas for whatever else you choose to pair with them. For this look, Katie styled me in a pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans, with a gold Zadig & Voltaire blazer (similar), a black L’Agence camisole, a silver LT Bennett handbag (similar) and a silver pair of Vince Camuto pointed-toe pumps. We topped it all off with Dana Rebecca jewelry, and makeup artist Carissa Ferreri put Tom Ford’s Spanish Pink lip color on my lips. The gold and silver went well together because neither made too loud of a statement, and the black camisole and jeans neutralized the shimmer.

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Mixing Metallics with Texture

How to mix your metallics by Lauren Conrad

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When mixing metallic pieces with textured pieces, like a leather jacket or a fuzzy sweater, it’s best to make sure your textured piece is a neutral color. For this look, Katie and I paired an ALC gold pleated skirt and rose gold LC Lauren Conrad Runway sandals with a Laer black leather jacket (similar here). We added LC Lauren Conrad rings and Carissa used Tom Ford’s Casablanca lipstick to create my lip color. Adding a pop of color with two different metallic pieces can clash, so just stick to neutrals when you’re wearing any kind of a texture with your metallic pieces. 

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Wearing All-Over Metallics

How to wear metallics the right way

The right way to wear metallics by Lauren Conrad

If you’re going to wear head-to-toe metallics, it’s best to choose one piece or a set of matching separates. Doing this will leave you with an outfit that looks cohesive instead of mismatched and too all-over shimmery. For this look, Katie and I paired a Suno top and skirt set (similar here) with Aldo shoes (similar), a rose gold clutch, and jewelry from EF Collection and Vita Fede. Carissa created my lip color using Tom Ford’s Something Wild. This look was one of my favorites of the whole day because I could see myself wearing it from day (at a fun girl’s luncheon or daytime event) to night (for a celebratory soiree). It’s the perfect party girl ensemble!

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I hope you all enjoyed seeing how we styled these three mixed metallics looks, and I encourage you not to be intimidated to pair different metallics on your own, too.

What trends would you like to see me cover at my next fashion photo shoot? 

Let me know in the comments below. And thank you for the lovely comments about our new and improved website!

XO Lauren

photos: yoni goldberg
styling: katie bofshever
makeup: carissa ferreri
hair: paul norton
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