We have stepped up our dress game in an attempt to reclaim our ability to dress up and show off our sense of style after dawning athleisure wear for over a year. So it’s no surprise that elegant, luminous metallic accessories are finding their way to our favorite shops in both classic familiar lines and new pieces. Metallics don’t make a cheesy, cheap statement anymore. They make a statement. Why? An accessory coated in shiny gold or silver tends to stand out. Not only are they visually stunning, but well-crafted classic pieces that we are familiar with are getting a metallic makeover.
To our excitement, some casual classics we all know and love, that are not associated with glamorous apparel, like Birkenstock’s, are jumping in the accessories with sheen game, and they shine up quite nicely. Whether it’s gold, rose gold, silver, gunmetal, or iridescent, metallics are great to mix with almost any outfit, creating depth and visual interest.
The General rule for wearing metallics is don’t overdo it. Keep your shining accessory to one. Pick a bold piece to stand out.
Metallics are very versatile when left on their own and can be considered neutral. These fun accessories are incredibly wearable and aren’t necessarily only for the evening. They can be paired with denim for a more casual day look that won’t be too dressy.
Mixing gold and silver is an option for the more daring if you are mindful of keeping sheens to a minimum. Silver strappy sandals can go with a gold dress. The trick is maintaining variation in the amount of reflection. A brushed gold dress with shiny gold shoes is perfection. Remember, Golds and silvers are neutral. Any maxi dress on the planet with these rose gold birks will be a winner. Sparkle it up and send us your favorite metallic accessories!
Here are a few ideas to get you in the metallic mood. They are so versatile. It’s harder to find an outfit that doesn’t pair well with these metal beauties than do. You know at Madison Viddy we are all about versatility so sign up, send us your favorite metallic accessory. We’ll be at the first to admit we officially have metal Mania.