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Dress for Less: Shine Bright or How to Wear Metallics

From Elle McPherson strutting around in her infamous silver pants to Kim Kardashian and Cindy Crawford’s futuristic dresses at the MET Gala, metallics are seen everywhere and are one of the biggest trends of Spring/Summer 2016, which found its way both into clothing and footwear.

Source: Elle

Major high street retailers, like Mango, Zara, River Island, H&M and Office, have jumped on the trend and came up with their own interpretations of the trend.

Mango’s 2016 spring collection
Office’s metallic collection
Like many women, I love a bit of a sparkle so metallics found a quick way to my wardrobe. Today you can find metallics in different shades of silver, gold or rose gold, making them very versatile. Simple and minimalistic, metallic shoes or wardrobe pieces make the whole outfit look polished, elegant and expensive. Here is some of my style inspiration from leading fashion bloggers and brands on Pinterest (check it out!).

Styling tips

How to wear metallics
So today, I want to share you few looks I quickly put together to show how without spendings lots of money and using just few high street items you can incorporate metallics into your daily wear.
metallic plimsoles
For a casual look, pair up sweatshirt with a gold or silver plimsoles like these from H&M
metallic plimsoles
Or wear shiny plimsoles with a short mini and a sparkly woven top, like this one from River Island
metallic sandals
Love these minimalistic mirror sandals I just got at H&M
You can wear with pretty much everything – from boyfriend jeans and t-shirt to a cool minimalistic dress



High heels with skinnies and a metallic woven cardi make a perfect going out ensemble
metallic shoes
How cute are these sparkly heels from Over the Heels by Dune?
Zara sandals
Or these gladiator sandals from Zara?
A gold watch and a great handbag, like this one from Tory Burch, always make an outfit more sophisticated
For a more casual look you can wear same cardi with a t shirt and gold plimsoles. Comfortable and polished at the same time!
I wore this outfit recently on my Greece vacation. A light pinstripe shirt, white jeans and gold gladiators – easy and chic!
Gold or silver sandals are also an easy choice to pair with a bardot off the shoulder dress, like this one from Topshop


Of course, an important part of each trend is the accessories. Without cashing out too much money, you can dress up and complete the outfit by strategically using great accessories, such as jewelry, sunglasses, scarfs and bags.

Finish the look with a pair of sunnies like these Rayban wayfarers




I hope you liked my looks and tips on how to dress up any outfit with just a pair of metallic sandals, a simple cardi or a shiny bag. Keep sparkling!!!

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