We can scarcely get dressed without the gleam of gold or the shimmer of silver. Men and women alike crave a hint of shine when dressing for work or for pleasure. We often work a crisp metallic something-or-other into our interiors. Why?
Metallics telegraph a luxury message. Our species’ ancient fascination with gold, silver, platinum, copper, and bronze is still with us today. Also, you can count on metallic finishes to be relevant for more than a few months. Those silvery loafers you covet will be just as wonderful next year, and probably the year after that, as they are today.
Here are ten gleaming ways to embrace the 2023 metallics trend this season. Shine on with metal fashion, friends!
The Gracie’s sleek lines and compact proportions will make you look cool, calm, collected, and well-dressed. The structured top handle recalls the Golden Age of Hollywood. The detachable crossbody strap allows for more casual styling. The croc-embossed leather gleams with a delicate metallic foil, guaranteeing a noticeable gleam for extra-special occasions.
Available at Mr. Porter, Tom Dixon’s ‘Bell’ LED lamp is made from polished gold-tone steel. Its glimmer and gleam will reflect the textures and colors of the room you place it in. The domed shade has a concealed diffuser to emit a soft glow, while an integrated dimmer allows you to adjust the brightness. It’s fully portable and offers up to 9 hours of charge.
On the go? A breezy mini tote bag in a crinkle-quilted finish can carry the essentials of the day. The boxy silhouette and easy-access zip top are complemented by soft carry handles. A removable, adjustable cross-body strap is included. If you prefer to avoid animal leathers, have no fear: this bag is made of water-resistant polyurethane.
These boots were made for…being looked at. Loads of visual drama are built in, whether you choose the silver version shown here, or the gold version. The limited-edition run features an almond-shaped toe and the special gleam of a delicate metallic foil finish. Durable rubber sole.
The on-the-go glamour of this crushed metallic leather bag is the result of elevated details that meld fashion and function. Sized to accommodate your essentials du jour, it’s made in Italy with a drawstring closure. A detachable top handle and an adjustable shoulder strap mean you can wear it just as you like.
A comfortable, everyday silhouette soars into the realm of glamour with lots of sparkling sequins. Available in gold (shown here), as well as navy and a very pale terra cotta. Lined on the inside for comfort, matching skirts are also available.
A classic menswear-inspired penny loafer gets a modern edge with a black lug sole and a crushed silver leather upper. Every step you take will reflect a bit of your moonshine onto the noonday crowd or the midnight posse.
All-over silvery sequins on a printed sheer body. Stunning colors from amber to hot pink to lavender. A slim silhouette. This is a top that will get every party started.
These glittering statement hoops combine a gold-plated sunburst with the glitter of reflective glass beads. You’ll want to pull your hair back to reveal their full glory. Huggie closure. Hypoallergenic.
Calling all urban cowgirls! When western-inspired boots from Jeffrey Campbell get the gilded treatment, how can we resist? Embroidered details, a pointed toe and 3-inch block heel complete the look.
Story by Keith Recker
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