Mighty Metallics

4 years ago by


Mekdes Mersha

I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage that children are easily distracted by shiny things. But as the metallic trend takes over Winter dressing, it turns out it’s not only children. Despite owning a primarily monochromatic closet, this season has me wanting all the shiny and shimmery things – literally transforming me into a kid in the proverbial candy store.

Mighty Metallics

Top, Bottega Veneta; Pants, Proenza Schouler; Jacket, Acne Studios; Rings, Eva Fehren

Now I know it seems a bit obvious…glitz and glitter during the holiday season. After all, it is widely acceptable to wear the loudest piece of clothing you own to whatever fetes you may have on the calendar this time of year. Seriously, every year my own mother (hi mom!) tries to outshine the Christmas tree itself at our annual holiday party. But rather than keeping this trend indoors at the party, I say take it to the street! The sparkly pieces of the season are just too good not to.



Coat, Sies Marjan; Dress, Rachel Comey; Boots, Tabitha Simmons; Earrings, Ara Vartanian; Rings, Eva Fehren

With the help of the absolutely stunning Mekdes, we bring you Metallics for the every day. We stopped short of basically just putting her in a solar panel (even though she probably could get away with that too).



Mighty Metallics

Dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim; Jacket, Off White; Circle Earring, Jenny Bird; Hoop Earring, Sophie Buhai; Ring, Eva Fehren

As a basic rule of thumb, it is all about color. I find pairing your most lustrous pieces with a subtle earth tone, a black and white stripe, or a classic piece of denim tones down the drama but maintains the hint of sparkle. Another helpful hint: layering! (Also super helpful because it is about to be freezing.) Layering over or under your metallic piece will help give depth to your look.



Top, Adam Selman; Jacket, Sacai;
Earring, Ara Vartanian

All in all and whatever your style, whether traditionally bold or mostly subtle, there is a way to wear this trend for you. Rock these festive looks on the street in broad daylight and take it on into the night for your holiday soirees.


Mighty Metallics

Puffer, 3.1 Phillip Lim; Shirt, Iro; Skirt, Proenza Schouler; Shoes, Alchimia Di Ballin; Earrings, Jenny Bird


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