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GET YOUR METALLIC ON!

Metallics have been trending all year, but nothing screams shimmer quite like the festive season! It’s a time for girls and guys to update their look with a touch of sparkle. The trend moved from a futuristic perspective during the early 2000s to the modern minimal metallic execution that we see now in retail.

2014 was a big year for the shiny trend, as it made a solid comeback through those iconic Burberry trench-coats and Jonathan Saunders rock ’n roll skirts.

RUNWAY TREND

Designers revisit metallic fabrications each season, while managing to keep it fresh and vibrant. This can be created via materials, embellishments or even accessories, for that pop of royalty a ‘la Marchesa or Dolce & Gabbana.

METALLIC IN BEAUTY

Make up trends always lend themselves to metallics in some way, either through a shimmery eye, or glimmering nail. You can always count on manicure extraordinaire Madeline Poole, who created silver nail art for Phillip Lim’s show in Feb this year, to make something eye-catching for the runway shows.

Tommy Hilfiger pulled off the perfect party eye for his runway collection this year. What is great about this kind of look is that it’s totally re-creatable for the everyday gal wanting a touch of sparkle for the festive season or a night out.

Or even try Burberry’s Bowie-esque look, with a gentle dusting of large holographic glitter flecks along the outer-eye corners.

HOW TO WEAR METALLIC DURING THE DAY

So metallic is mostly assigned to parties and evening occasions, but don’t fret this trend is totally day-worthy when styled correctly!

Here are a couple of tips:

  1. Don’t go head to toe metallic, too much shimmer will make you look like something out of Star Trek.
  2. Soften your sparkly pieces by pairing them down. For example, wear metallic pants with a simple black or white tee, or pair your metallic skirt with cool kicks.
  3. Wear a metallic accessory, like a bag or shoes to pop your look!

CELEBS THAT LOVE METALLIC

Fame is  a metallic monster, and celebrities love to shine, right? Here are a few BIG faces that are known to rock the trend while out for dinner or on the red carpet.

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(Images via Pinterest.)