AW17 How To Glam Up Your Wardrobe With On-Trend Metallics
Back in February, in our article What Is In For Autumn And Winter, I mentioned AW17 is all about diversity, with audacity being the motto. This is because you need to be bold to carry of the surge of electro furs, sharp shoulders, corseted waists, and oversized street wear. Daring cheetah prints, tailored military styled suits, leather and faux fur. You also need this attitude for the gorgeous metallic's that are huge, but how do we wear them?
We are seeing a mass production of glitz and glamour, worn day or night, in the way of tops, skirts and shoes. Not only are they glam, metallic add a spark to your outfit and underlines your individuality. The key to wearing them is by having one or two pieces, maximum, per outfit, and keeping the rest of your look dull. It is that simple. Try not to overdress, especially if worn during the day. Wear a skirt, or a dress with a jumper and sneakers, or a top with jeans or plain pants, jeans, or skirt.
What we are loving about the metallics, is the fabulous range of shoes. I went to Chadstone last week, and every stylish woman was wearing a pair of metallic shoes. Luckily I wore my silver metallic boots!
What we need to remember though, is we spend money on our core wardrobe items, which are style. This is fashion that might fade next year, so just add maybe a couple of pieces to your wardrobe, and wear it over and over all season.
- Pleated skirt
Who could forget Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch, her pleated dress flapping in the breeze on top of a New York subway vent?
When I think of pleated skirts, it's probably the most iconic image that comes to mind, although pleated clothing has been around since Ancient Egypt.
This year, metallic skirt is a bonafide trend and is surprisingly a versatile bottom piece that can be paired with almost anything in your wardrobe.
2. Straight Skirt/Dress
Inspired by the glam power dressing of the 80’s, these skirts are a fun item in your wardrobe, and a simple way of adding a touch of glam.
Speaking with my friend Graeme, who is one of the managers at Mollini shoes, (this is why we receive the most up to date information on affordable shoes), at the footy last year, of course I watched my son play, but I always pick Graeme's brains on what is going to be in with shoes.
He said the huge trend for this AW17 season is metallics and croc skin. And he was right, they are both huge. We saw rose gold rise to the occasion in summer, and has followed through with outstanding styles this season.
We hope you like this article, and are able to glam up your wardrobe, on a budget.
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