The Edit

No longer reserved for dressy soirées and NYE, designers are taking time to (literally) reflect and reinvent the way we wear metallics. Be it the unprecedented influence of the Swifties aesthetic or a reaction to quiet luxury's 50 shades of beige, this joyous trend fills our maximalist hearts—and yet is versatile enough to meet minimalists in the middle. Read on for our editors' take on metallic style and how to incorporate everything from a little lamé to head-to-toe chrome into your rotation.

One-and-Done Metallic Looks

Yes, wearing a shimmery sheath dress to work is a thing. Hypnotizing metallic dresses and ready-to-wear have transcended the party circuit and infiltrated every occasion—from brunches and off-duty errands to the office. What we love most about the big move toward metallic fashion is the way we feel when we wear something that effortlessly catches the light. Designers like Proenza Schouler are giving us easy options this season like crinkly, ruched designs (no need to worry about wrinkles and pre-work steaming) in soothing silver and light gold hues that can be paired with pumps or flats—or even sneakers.

Proenza Schouler, Vhernier

From the Runways to IRL

Of all the trends to try this season, we're most excited about metallics—and for good reason. The runways were rife with inspiring metallic clothing in a range of silhouettes and hues. Dabbling in shimmery looks can be as simple as throwing on silver pants with a classic trench, thanks to Proenza Schouler's soon-to-be cult favorite from the catwalk. Alternatively, it's fun to get fanciful and fully lean into the metallic clothing trend, via the fashion house that mastered the art of the not-so-subtle sheer sequined look: Akris.


Proenza Schouler

Metallic Looks We Love

Just Add a (Metallic) Handbag

As if adding a shiny new handbag to your personal collection isn’t gratifying enough, how refreshingly cool does it feel to add the best designer handbags—in look-at-me hues—to your everyday uniform? It's all about getting extra with it and reaching for a sparkly satchel or clutch to complement an otherwise minimalist ensemble. We're talking blindingly bright mini bags with relaxed jeans and a tee, or an unexpected chrome tote with an athleisure outfit.


Step Into Something Shiny

Just like the transformative power of a metallic handbag, metallic shoes are a zero-fuss way to instantly add a little fun and polish. Inspired by the streetwear style taking over our feeds, metallic pumps, flats and boots are our new favorite pairings with jeans and dresses—and the perfect finishing touch for more dressy looks, too.

Manolo Blahnik

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The Metallic Eye Shadow Trend

The easiest way to master the metallic makeup trend? Start with the eyes. From glazed to chrome, metallic eye shadow is the low-lift look of the season with the biggest impact. It can take a muted blazer to bright heights with just a subtle swipe or make a work look after hours–apropos with layers of metallic shadow, tint and gloss (in that order, and all the way up to the eyebrow). Pro tip: To ease into everyday shiny eyes, add just a few strokes to the center of the eyelid over a complementary base matte shadow.

Armani Eye Tint, Christian Louboutin Eyeshadow, Rituel de Fille Eye Gloss & Eye Soot

Metallic Makeup Must-Haves
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