Metallics are no longer strictly for the holiday season. For Spring, designers gave the usually-moody metallic hues a makeover.
Pastels and equally-soft colors took on a glowing look while embracing Spring’s crisp tailoring and look-at-me accessories. Perhaps we can thank Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz, who debuted one lamé look after the next for his Spring 2014 collection, proving just how seasonless high-shine materials can be.
Rag & Bone incorporated shine into their Spring offerings too, with a clean cut shell (pictured, above) doused in a dreamy blue while Smyth took the metallic tone to the max with pants treated with a foil-like finish (pictured, above). If you wish to add a just drop of metallic to your look, go for a high-shine statement accessory, like the Joan Goodman necklace shown above. The iridescent shine adds an unexpected element and overall sense of ease to the chunky chainlink style.
To make a metallic piece pop, pair it with add-ons crafted in the same color family—this will ground your look, keeping you casual and monochrome. When choosing your shining element, don’t forget that shine reflects light and grabs attention. So make sure what you wear heightens the part of your body you want to show off.