Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Metallic Trend 2014

Trendspotting
Metallics
Spring/Summer 2014


One way of updating your wardrobe this season is with glossy silver and gold metallics that have been all the rage from runways to fashion editorials and red carpet events. This is your guide on Spring/Summer 2014's major metallic trend.

Gold Metallics on the Runway
It all began on the SS14 runways, where we were treated to lacquered gold looks in rich lamés, liquid silk dresses and foiled pleated skirts. Christopher Kane and Blugirl kept it subtle with pale shades, whilst DvF, Altuzarra, Reem Acra, Givenchy and Saint Laurent turned up the volume with high gloss looks that glistened like melted gold metal.

Silver Metallics On the Runway
Designers provided an alternative to gold with polished silver dresses, seen at Altuzarra, Thakoon and Rochas. Roberto Cavalli presented slick metallic leather biker jackets, whilst Christopher Kane went holographic. Rachel Zoe and Zero Maria Cornejo took the pants route with laid back luxe. Proenza Schouler and Versace glimmered on with eye-catching evening gowns.

Celebrities and Silver Metallics
Cate Blanchett (in Prada), Kate Bosworth (in Topshop) and Giovanna Battaglia had a head start in this popular trend, pictured out in gleaming silver leather. On the red carpet, Taylor Swift (wearing Gucci) and Kate Mara (in J.Mendel) were statuesque in fluid silvery gowns.

Celebrities & the Gold Metallic Trend
We recently saw Lea Michele go molten gold in a glazed Altuzarra gown at the Met Gala. Sarah Hyland kept it short and shiny in Sass & Bide. Cate Blanchett (in Givenchy) and Jennifer Lopez (in Lanvin) both experimented with mixed bronze and gold coated outfits. Zendaya tried the metallic trend in a lustrous Gucci pantsuit. 

 Metallics in Editorial
Fashion editors have also been endlessly promoting the metallic trend around the globe. From Top: Beth Edwards in a gold foil ruffled skirt by Dries van Noten for Cosmopolitan France. Marikka Juhler in chainmail Versace for Harper's Bazaar UKKate King in a gold lamé look for How to Spend ItMagdalena Frackowiack glows in Givenchy for Vogue ChinaAnja Rubik is varnished in Altuzarra for Vogue Russia. Joan Smalls dons a gold Givenchy gown in Elle Italia and two glossy Lanvin looks are showcased in Elle Russia.

Get With the Trend

Try out the trend with a few of these well-priced looks which is sure to add a spark to your wardrobe. A glossy metallic dress or skirt can be toned down with a simple t-shirt and black biker jacket. Or start with simpler pieces like gleaming bags, flats and heels.


1. Metallic gold skater dress $34  2. Contessa gold brocade dress $58 Nastygal.com  3. Y.A.S bronze leather biker jacket $210.  4. Eleven Paris faux gold leather skirt $135.  5. Mink Pink silver metallic smock dress $72 6. Gold foil pleated skirt $30. All looks besides 2 are available via Asos.com

Metallic Inspiration
From Top: Gold asymmetrical slip dress $30 and Two-tone crossbody bag $32, both River Island.com. Steve Madden flat gold Mary-Janes $80. Gold wrap skirt $30 from H&M.  Silver shimmer jumpsuit $44, Paisley print silver top $35, Silver faux leather metallic pencil skirt, $49, all three by Dorothy Perkins.com. Two-tone caged metal box bag $60 and gold jeggings $80, both from River Island.com. Watches by Michael Kors. Bottom Row: Gold wedge heels $90, River Island.com. Matt gold embroidered shorts $50 from H&M. White and Metallic heels $110 by Dorothy Perkins. White and Metallic clutch $4o from River Island. Silver flat loafers $35 from NastyGal.com


Will you be trying out the Metallic Trend?

131 comments:

Tania Franco said...

The metallic trend is definitely on fire! I've gotten a few metallic pieces in my wardrobe, I just need a pair of metallic pants ASAP!

xx,
Tania
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Beauty Unearthly said...

These are such pretty dresses!
xx

Sonia De Macedo said...

I don't know if I love or hate this. I do know that it hates me! My skin at least. Metallics do not look nice on my pale skin!

SDMxx
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Milka said...

Good day Sam! Awesome post. Definitely going to try it. That bronze leather biker jacket looks great!

Linda B said...

Oooh, this trend is something I'm curious about...I'm not sure how I feel about it. Haha, it certainly looks cool though, and I think when done right it'll be fabulous!

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Sofia said...

This trend is probably one of my favorite, and if one day, I find the same skirt as in the first pics.. *-*

Bisous !
Sofia
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modelovers said...

Der Rock von Proenza Schouler haut mich jedes Mal um. Hätte ihn so gerne, weil es wirklich ein Hingucker ist.

Liebe Grüße

Tanja

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Cristina Fdez said...

Me gusta esta tendencia. es más, tengo una falda dorada y estoy deseando ponermela!!
Besos
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Daniella said...

Amazing post sweetie! I LOVE metallics! You've shared so many versatile and interesting styling ideas, I'm inspired :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Carolina ogliaro said...

I really like metallic trend, but my fave is only silver *-*
Xxx princess

Carolina

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Sveva said...

like this trend, both gold and silver!
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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

i am not such a huge fan of metallic trend, maybe in details, like belts etc. but I deff do not see myself in silver dress or skirt or something like that... Although, Cate B looks amazing, so...

Denise Sabs said...

I like metallic, but somehow I don't think they look good on me... shoes and bags yes, but the metallic skirt and pants I had I donated and the jacket is still hanging in my wardrobe for years... but I did like Joan Smalls dress on the cover of the magazine! denisesplanet com

Jackie Harrison said...

Very trendy and stylish great selection.
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Ma Petite by Ana said...

The metallic clothes are my new obsession!! Thanks for this amazing post! Kisses doll, have a nice day

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I do like the trend for sure and also on make up. On clothes, I dont know if it could suit me, Id love to try some dresses or skirt. Here you gave me plenty of inspo, love the dress n.1 and the skirt n.4. How gorgeous is the dress worn by Taylor Swift! Happy Wed! xo

Lisa said...

ohh now you know this is a trend i can get behind! if it's sparkly, shiny, glittery i LOVE IT LOL!!! love all the glamour!

oh you can do any veggies you prefer! i've made that same puff pasty tart w/ roasted zucchinis, cauliflower, broccoli.. anything and everything!! go wild!

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Harija said...

Great trend and thank you so much for your lovely thoughts on my past post!!
Deeply appreciate it ;)
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Katie said...

How funny, I just bought a pair of amazing silver heels and wrote a blog post about them yesterday! I looove the metallic trend, though I wish I was brave enough to wear a really bold silver dress... I'm going to a 'supernatural' themed party though soon, so I may have to invest in one and go as an alien princess hehe.
Have a wonderful wednesday! xx

Sandra Leiva said...

I love that trend!

xx

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Patricia González Fernández said...

is sooooooooo amazing =)

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Bárbara Marques said...

Really awsome trend. Loved the collage sweety :) http://mykindofjoy.blogspot.pt/

Danny said...

I'm loving those silver dresses, so cool!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love this trend for it's streamlined look and modern feel! I wear alot of metallic sandals during the summer.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I love this trend! I bought a pair of golden sandals yesterday and I am in love with them. Kisses, Sam. I wish the best for the rest of the day:)

MilanoTime said...

Such a greta selection dear!
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Emmylou said...

I'm loving this trend, Sam:) I don't think I can pull off the head-to-toe look, but I love the way Kate Bosworth interpreted the trend with that skirt and simple top.

Dania Carbonini said...

This is one of my favorite trend!
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Paola Lauretano said...

I love this trend, tnx for sharing this fantastic selection!!!!
Happy wed darling!!!

Bisma Rauf said...

I love this trend :)

Oriana Campanella said...

Hi Sam! I have to admit that I'm not very fond of this trend. The only metallic item I've got is a gold dress that I have worn only twice. Things are different as far as shoes are concerned: I love metallic shoes and I'm happy I can wear them back this season.
Have a nice day, dear!
Oriana xx

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mochaccinoland said...

love how taylor swift looks in that dress! gorgeous!! i was quite into metallic apparels 2 years ago for a very brief period of time.

xoxo
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Tany said...

I'd try this trend in a blink! I have a metallic silver belted jacket with short sleeves that I've made some time ago, and it's just waiting for a chance to come out and play! I'd also love to get my hands on a silver pleated skirt this season! I also own a few pieces in metallic gold, but I've only worn them to formal events.
Many hugs to you, Sam!
Tany et La Mode

Pooja Mittal said...

I am so excited to try out this metallic trend,loved the silver jumpsuit
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Shannon Jenkins said...

So in love with this trend!! I'll take one of everything on this post!!

<3 Shannon
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Margaret Dallospedale said...

The metallic trend is my obsession this year. I really like it and your selection is amazing (as always my sweet Sam).
Love the last set <3 <3 <3
Kisses
Maggie D.
The Indian Savage Diary

Lady Lilith said...

Metallics are so much fun to wear.

Mary lolita said...

Very nice selection.

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Manhattan Image and Style said...

Such a chic trend! I love it!

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Beautetude said...

I am in love with this trend. But maybe one piece not from head to toe.
Beautetude

Jointy&Croissanty said...

I'm a fan of this trend, I've got holographic sweatshirt and I'm dreaming about metallic slip-on sneakers. You made wonderful selection, these outfits and items are fabulous, especially this gold skirt from Asos and silver dress.
Kisses:)

Kashaya said...

Great post.=) I like this trend.

Coco Colo said...

Wow, the first pic is amazing :)

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Nicky mywishstyle said...

Love rhe gold metallic of the first set
As always a fantastic post

Stephanie M said...

I have nothing metallic in my wardrobe but I am very tempted to get something this summer ;)

getcarriedaway said...

a pretty cool sommer trend, great post sweety!
happy day!
<3

Angel Pinkoolaid said...

I love metallics :) they go well with mostly anything

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Adriana Leandro said...

It's a beautiful trend. Kisses!

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Sakuranko said...

I´m not fan of metallics but the style is cute!
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Antonella c'est moi said...

I love this trend, it's so beautiful

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Veronica Vannini said...

I love this trend dear!!!
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Jess said...

I'm loving this metallic trend! Amazing looks you picked! =)

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Ryli Ma said...

That is one trend I can really get into! Love all the photos!

Let me know if you would like to keep in touch and follow one another.

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Miche said...

I've been noticing the metallic trend lately but I"m not sure I could rock it. Though I do love all the photos you shared - maybe one day, If I"m feeling brave lol
Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

Lady parisienne said...

Great metallic selection!

beauty visions said...

I have to admit that I'm not so keen on the whole metallic trend! It does look great on some people for special occasions like events and red carpets but I couldn't pull it off! xx

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Emma-Cristy N. said...

Love those metallic skirts! They are so fun and glamorous!
I can always count on your blog for fashion inspiration Sam!
<3

Emma
www.emmacristy.com

Josie Stewart said...

Kate Bosworth's look is my favourite, she looks so cool! But then she always does x

Zahra Sandberg said...

What a fab post! Love the metallic trend - can you tell me where you found the silver jumpsuit?

Zahra
www.lovezahra.com

Moscow blogger by Marina Maximova said...

Love it and wear!
Grate inspiration!
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Meagan Morrison said...

Gorgeous Sam! I've been noticing bits of this metallic integrated into peoples wardrobes here in New York and I'm loving it. It makes an otherwise normal outfit pop! I also saw a lot of bloggers wearing it during NYFW in February too. I need to find my key piece for the season.

Meag xx
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Tanya said...

Hi Sam. thanks for the being fashion explores head ups here, I will keeping in mind to dig it to my closet, where was I kept them.

You're the sweetness and kind person as far as i know.. It's such a pleasure to have met you. Please say "hello and a hug to your lovely mom for me too as she already heard about me:).

Have a lovely night pretty girl.

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Vanisha @ A Life Un-Styled said...

I think a metallic slip dress with the traditional lace bits would be pretty amazing!

Michelle LL said...

I love this trend, I already posted a metallic look inspired by Roberto Cavalli AW14 few months ago. I love all the models and celebrities wearing metallic gold, its one of my favourite colour. The Chanel Cruise collection was amazing, love all the dresses and the styling is perfect, Karl never fails to deliver. So many stylish guests dressed elegantly too, their style is so inspiring indeed. How about you do you like the chanel cruise collection? Have a great day Sam!! xo

Anett B said...

This is such an amazing trend, I just loove gold metallics!

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Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

I'm so in love with this trend, so pretty. ;-)
Lovely greets Ness

StyleByDeb said...

Metallics reinvent themselves season after season and they add instant glamour to every look! Excellent selection, dear!! :)
xx

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Olivia said...

I have never been one for metallic as I always think they look too space-agey for me. But the pictures you have make metallic look super glamorous and not like aliens;p Thank you for sharing as always!
xo Olivia

Toks said...

I quite like this trend, in fact I own some silver metalic shorts, and you've probably seen my adored metalic bag, but I don't think I would go overboard buying metalic garments. Thanks so much for your sweet comments Sam.
xoxoxo

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Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Absolutely love this trend but I go a little conservative with it and just use accents pieces! :-)

Busola Coutts said...

Already been and always a fan of metallic pieces. I love the vibrant look of it. Very solid and glamorous too.

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Samantha Mariko said...

it looks great on the runway and in editorials, but I would probably wear metallics on my feet or accessories. cool concept, though!
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Shaira Manalo said...

I probably have only 2 metallic pieces in my closet. This is a great post. Inspires me to buy more metallic pieces.

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lucia m said...

loving all the metallic!!

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Dawn GT said...

Hey Sam..

Love this! J Lo looks amazing.

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kim bim said...

Metallic trend is so hot!!!
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Christine Uy said...

I adore metallic trends! They're so perfect for practically any event, or any time of the day. I just love how they catches so many attention. :)

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Gail J said...

the first photo is very stunning!

Carolina ogliaro said...

Loads of kisses baby <3

Carolina

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Ileana said...

Im loving the golden dresses! Sarah Hyland looks gorgeous!
xoxo

Novelstyle

Laviña Jampit said...

definitely love metallic trend! :)

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Sophie S said...

love the inspiration doll. happy day. xo

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Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

Such an awesome trend!



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Manasi Nanwani said...

Lovely collection!
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S said...

I love metallics trend, even if I still didn't try it!
You've gave me may nice ideas!
Taylor swift looks stunning!!! :D
xxx
S
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Patricia G. said...

I need a silver skirt!!! Love it so much!!!
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mademoisellemode said...

I love metallics ! All is amazing ^^

Kisses
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MilanoTime said...

Wish you a great evening babe!
kiss
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Kate said...

Amazing post !Would you like to follow each other?
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Milu Sosa said...

I love the metallic trend! I think is a little bit daring and fun! I love when I see it on dresses and skirts :) Great inspiration!
XOXO

Milu
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Edyta said...

OOh, metalics in editorials look stunning in this compilation, Sammie :)

Edita
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Alessandra Heidelberg said...

I love this trend! Beautiful selection of dresses!
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Iwona said...

Hi,maybe we can follow each other? let me know! <3
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cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

The Metallics in Editorial are stunning!!

xx

Alexis Grace of North On Harper said...

I have never met a metallic I didn't love. Seriously, it is my go to neutral, my pop of color, my something special… I love metallic! Great roundup of images- I think you've only inspired me further…

Shopping Lady said...

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Nee said...

hi Sam! how are you doing? i hope good:)

i love the metallic looks! but don't have anything in my wardrobe... i would love to try out some silver pointy heels, i think that would be something i would wear:)

have a beautiful evening!
lots of love xx

Anonymous said...

Amazing selection, dear!

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Eatlovemerry said...

I'm loving silver metallics!

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

I love this selction <3

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Kim Alston said...

I like small bits of metallic. A skirt. A shoe. These are nice. Too much and you start looking like a disco ball. HAHAHAHA
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awhite said...

Such a cool, fun trend! I love to add in little metallic elements to a look. :)

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Alexa said...

i love metallics <3 they are so bold and trendy! That skirt in the first picture is to die for

Alexa <3
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Maddie said...

Metallic trend is one of my favorite trends! I have one sweater that has silver elements in it & I wear it really often! My favorite piece from your collage is that gold asymetric skirt, I can only imagine the many outfit possibilities with it! :)

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Svetlana said...

I really like this trend :)
I have been searching for heels in a metallic silver for ages kind of ;)

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Mihaela Pojogu said...

Dear Sam I have a silver pleated skirt, need courage to wear it indeed. xo

Jacqueline O. said...

i would totally rock the gold skater dress with some vans to keep it from being to glammed up
xo jac
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Nina Cat said...

gorgeous guide! :) my favourite has to be Rochas silver metallic

Darcy said...

I am a gold person so I love all of those looks!!
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Dressed with soul said...

I have to admit dear Sam, I have a weakness for this trend although I remember so well that I have already worn this look in the early 90s when I own a silver parka which I paired with a silver faux mini leather skirt, a silver sweater and silver Doc Marten inspired shoes :) My favourites are the Silver Metallics On The Runway and The Celebrities and Silver Metallics. Wish you a happy start into the weekend!

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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Dascha Boonstra said...

Amazing trend <3

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Lyriel B said...

I like it! Especially on gold and bronze hues! Awesome :)
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Manuela Muratore said...

i really love this trend, the skirt in the first picture is to die for .
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June said...

I love this trend for the night. It looks fabulous. I prefer gold to silver though.
Keep in touch
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Magda Carvalho said...

Love the first photo :)
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Pamela RG said...

Your metallic selections Sam looks so stylish and great. I prefer to wear the silver though.

Pilar Bernal Maya said...

oohh I love the metalic tendency
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Zaha said...

I'm just in love with this post - everything is so on point! As you may already know, I am a huge metallics fan! I love celebrities' take on it, especially J-Lo, and your picks are absolutely wonderful. I need that gold metallic skater dress!!


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The Style Rawr said...

That bronze leather biker is aweeesome, I'd definitely love to rock this trend with that beaut!

Tara x

Ambi Page said...

i love em so much !! i am a gold person :) xx
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miss b said...

Metallics are always good in the summer and I like both silver or gold paired with white. Plenty of inspiration here but I would opt for a simple pair of flats or a clutch as a nod to the trend. I love those silver flats at the end of the post.

Sophie Sierra said...

Thanks so much for sharing Sam, I absolutely love the look of your wish list, packed with so many amazing pieces, each so stunning and original. <3

I really adore the first picture, the metallic against the glimmering sea is so beautiful! I love the metallic trend; I think it can work any season, and for summer it's a nice alternative to the florals and pastels that always come back.As a matter of fact I've just splurged on a silver satchel, so I'm definitely embracing the trend! ;-)

Sophie | soinspo xo

Jo said...

Wow! I didn't even know where to begin with. There isn't anybody in these photos here who look bad at all. I've got so many fave looks. Those on the runways, on editorial and even the red carpet.

Caro * said...

I really love this trend ! Taylor Swift is perfect with this dress.
See you soon :)

Elle said...

Dan, I also look metallics for the season especially when it's combined with you. I adore the work of Christopher Kane, and I also love the outfit by Topshop modeled by Cat Boswith, and I adore that outfit by Prada worn by the stunning Cate Blanchette .
Also very taken with the original photograph that you used for the lead of this post. Kisses,
Elle
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Elle said...

I HATE my ipad, Sam I am sorry , I know full well your name is Sam,
Please forgive me, my eyes are not good with proof reading, and my ipad blunders a plenty...
XX, Elle
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LaTasha Bunting said...

Hello lovely Sam,

Awesome post love! Metallic dresses can be really cool!
I love Taylor Swift and Lea Michelle dresses! Both are beautiful! :)

With love,
xLBx

Patrícia M. said...

Absolutely love it! Specially when we're able to turn it into a daily trend. I've been craving for a metallic pair of shoes for a tchanan touch, but the perfect pair is too hard to find.

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