How to Add Metallic Color to Your Outfits
Metallic color is versatile, striking, chic and highly fashionable! But can this bold color be too much? Here is a quick style guide to bring energy with metallics into your everyday streetwear style the right way!
The metallic trend in fashion is hotter than ever. Adding pops of colors to your wardrobe isn’t limited to simply adding the right accessories – though this is definitely one of the easiest ways to add color to your daily outfits. There are many subtle, yet stylish ways you can add metallic to your wardrobe and we’re sharing with you all the secrets to do so the right way!
What Is Metallic Color?
To incorporate metallic colors into your daily fashion, it’s important to first understand exactly what constitutes a metallic color. Metallic colors are any colors that resemble polished metal. This varies from a solid color because of the brightness and reflective properties that can be seen from different angles and light sources.
Metallic Fabrics to Consider
Metallic clothing doesn’t always have to be these uncomfortable pieces of fabric that mirror foil. Oftentimes the best way to pull off metallic colors is by wearing silk or satin pieces that shine effortlessly – mimicking the metallic, polished look. Incorporating metallic colors can be as simple as subtle stitching in a knit sweater to solid metallic pants or metallic bags, belts and other accessories.
Color Coordinating Metallics With Neutrals
The metallic trend It’s also important to consider the overall outfit and how other pieces will be paired with the metallic piece. Metallic colors compliment neutral colors best – bringing an aesthetically pleasing balance to the overall look. If you have a metallic jacket or other outwear layer, it’s best to pair this staple piece with a minimal tee and basic jeans. If you’re rocking a metallic accented tee, pair the style with a minimal top and bottom like a matching hoodie/jogger set or a denim jacket and jean set. This guideline can also be followed by our Rockstar ladies for the same balanced effect – for example, our Women’s Cynthia Ribbed Bodysuit can be paired with basic denim jeans or our Women’s Celestial Shorts can be paired with a neutral top for an overall balanced, yet eye-catching look.
Metallic Wear For Every Occasion
The occasion is important to think about when opting for a metallic OOTD. Ladies will get a little leniency here with where and when they can rock metallic fashion. For our men, if you’re looking for a mature vibe, you’ll have to be a bit more conscientious when choosing metallics. Ladies, you can choose metallics for occasions like going to work, out to lunch, to a party or to a bar and it will make you stand out from the crowd. Men, we advise the metallics to be saved for more high-energy, social events like a party, a night out or when going to a club. This is, of course, just a suggestion – there are many opportunities to casually dress while incorporating subtle, metallic accents. Take, for example, our Men’s Tito Patchwork Jean or Men’s Denzien Short Set – these styles incorporate just enough metallic finishing for a mature, yet fire ‘fit.
Metallics don’t have to be stressed over when pairing it into your everyday wardrobe. It is the style piece that should bring energy and individuality to your look. If you’re unsure how metallic color will fit into your personal brand of style, simply start small with accessories and shoes like the Jordan 1 Retro Silver Toes. When you’re ready to level up with more metallic accents, don’t forget to use this guide for easy inspo to style this look and tag us on IG to feature your metallic color inspired fits!