Saturday, 22 March 2014

Shine Bright

From Left to Right: Zara, Creative Recreation, 3.1.Phillip Lim, Acne, American Apparel, Dr Martens

I have been described by some in the past as a magpie - I've always got an eye for something shiny, so it's no wonder I'm really into the whole metallic trend that's happening at the moment. Vivienne Westwood, Calvin Klein and MSGM all showed metallics on the catwalk recently, and so it's no wonder that metallics are already popping up on the high street. It is, however, one of those trends that can very easily be done wrong. I don't for one second suggest combining all of the above in one outfit, unless your aim it to look like a fancy dress space man or roll of tin foil. Instead I suggest pairing one key metallic piece into a plainer outfit for a simple pop of sparkle. It's also important to consider the colour of the metallic piece, because harsh metallic colours can end up looking cheap and tacky (like this gold gilet by Topman Design). Above are a few of my favourite metallic menswear pieces at the moment. I'm not normally a trainer fan, but I was really drawn to the gorgeous metallic copper of the Creative Recreation high tops, available at asos.com. The acne trousers would make an excellent statement piece paired with a plain black roll neck, or an over-sized tee for a more casual look. Metallic doesn't necessarily mean Silver, Gold or Copper too, check out the stunning teal metallic leather of the Phillip Lim jacket, and the American Apparel jumper has literally all the colours of the rainbow running through it's metallic threads!

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