4 Ways to Rock 'Conservative' Metallic

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Metallic inspired fashion is everywhere. Designers are taking everything from denim to leather and electrifying those materials with metallic. And these designers have proven that anyone can embrace and enjoy the sometimes-flamboyant shiny look.

Metallic enhances any look and adds glitz to your personality, but remember to carefully pair because any shiny trend can look tacky and cheap. Keep things in context and always consider the occasion you are attending to ensure you dress appropriately. In this article, I intend to showcase the lighter and more conservative side of metallic.

This dress is simple and follows the conservative side of the trend without straying into its flamboyant side. I love this simple, strapless, cutesy dress. It’s well balanced for an evening out on the town, especially for a cocktail party. The full skirt and the longer back make this a perfect dancing dress as well. The colors are basic and keep this strapless elegant.

Black Halo Eve Clarkson Strapless Cocktail Dress

→ Buy the Black Halo Eve Clarkson Strapless Cocktail Dress, $460.00, at neimanmarcus.com.

I love Alexander McQueen and I feel the execution is always spot on. This next showcase is a wild pant that is bold and metallic, which may seem too intimidating to some. However, before you rule it out, think creatively and see the full potential. I am obsessed with these because there is nothing like wearing pants instead of a dress and still producing the same head turning impact! Crackled metallic denim, here I come.

McQ Alexander McQueen Metallic High Waist Skinny Jeans

→ Buy the McQ Alexander McQueen Metallic High Waist Skinny Jeans, $138.00 (was $395.00), at neimanmarcus.com.

My next feature doesn’t really need an introduction… I mean, seriously? Spikes, metal, and some toe cleavage...what else could a lady ask for? This shoe is stimulating enough for a couple senses and belongs to the always-popular rock star fashion trend.

Christian Louboutin Studded Metallic Leather Pumps

→ Buy the Christian Louboutin Studded Metallic Leather Pumps, $1,295.00, at saks.com.

Why not try wearing a necklace to amplify the metallic look, or at least help complete a dramatic look. Accessories are always a fun way to incorporate a fashionable trend into your daily attire, plus it’s a cheaper way to do it. Try embellishing your neck with this choker. The draped chain collar will accent your collarbone and give off a flirty look that I love. The price and its versatility make this a must-have necklace!

Topshop Draped Chain Collar Necklace

→ Buy the Topshop Draped Chain Collar Necklace, $22.00, at us.topshop.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny San Diego, California, where she's a Realtor with Apprize Realty, Inc., specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.