Knowing how to style a metallic outfit will help you make look your best this Christmas. Glitter and shimmer in a chic metallic outfit this festive season:


Day-to-night look

Although metallic fashions are often thought of for cocktail or evening wear, gold, silver and other metallic tones can be worn during the day. For a daytime metallic look, choose slightly muted tones and pair them with classic, neutral colours like tan, black or navy. In the evening, you can really let your metallic outfit shine. You can also choose brighter, flashier hues for a truly standout look.


Shiny separates

Most metallic tones act as near neutrals and can be paired with a wide range of colours. As such, separates are an easy way to introduce metallics into your wardrobe. Try wearing a gold sequin top with black skinny jeans for a great night-out outfit. For office wear, tuck a silver-hued silk blouse into a navy pencil skirt. Add black patent pumps, crystal stud earrings and a menswear-inspired gold watch, and you will be picture perfect.



A head-to-toe metallic look can be surprisingly demure if you choose more muted metallic tones. A soft, rose-gold blouse paired with tailored silk pants in a similar hue creates a delicate and feminine look. If you prefer a bolder metallic look, choose a gold or bronze sequin cocktail dress. Prevent the look from becoming flashy by wearing a classic shawl or delicate sweater in a lighter tone over your dress. Gold or bronze strappy sandals and a nude evening clutch will tie the look together seamlessly.


Embellished basics

It’s not uncommon for fashion designers to use gold, silver and bronze accents to embellish otherwise simple clothing. A green sweater might be adorned with bright silver beads, or a pair of burgundy pants might feature gold threads woven throughout. Metallic embellishments instantly dress up a piece of clothing without making it too fancy for everyday wear.

abi-kd-in-metallicMix and match

Embellished separates can be paired easily with more casual clothes. For example, a metallic-knit cardigan with blue jeans but they also can also take a look from day to night in a flash. Wear your gold-accented silk pants with a white t-shirt and smoking slippers during the day. To make the pants evening-ready, simply trade out your tee for a black silk blouse and your flats for some black stilettos.



-As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to keep your make-up natural, your hair simple, and pair one gorgeous metallic piece, like a purse or pair of shoes.

 –Silver heels are the metallic equivalent of nude pumps: they go with just about anything, from jeans to cocktail dresses.

-A small, shiny clutch is elegant and versatile. It is just perfect when you only want a mini-dose of heavy metal.