Mixing Metallics: Summer’s Midas touch

Style / June 21, 2012

Mixing Metallics: Summer’s Midas touch (4)
Left to right: Reed Krakoff S/S 12, Elie Tahari S/S 12, Suno S/S 12

Not solely for winter sparkle, metallics rocked the runways this season.  Many designers dipped into gold and silver for their S/S 12 collections, adding rich texture to classic designs like pencil skirts, tailored trousers and shift dresses. Everything from flapper chic to minimalism has been given a metallic twist. The look can be burnished, organic, fluid, bold or soft.

The ‘never wear gold and silver together’ rule has now been broken and a melting pot of precious metals were spotted on the runways of Roberto Cavalli, Reed Krakoff, Elie Tahari and Suno,  all who mixed metals with striking results. The pieces were decidedly futuristic, using the shiniest of embellishments.

Mixing gold and silver pieces creates richness and elegance while putting a fresh spin on more timeless looks. Pair your mixed metal combination with crisp whites and neutral tones for a sharp summer look or combine with animal print detailing for added interest.

Silver, gold, bronze, pewter, brushed matte metals, iron – whatever the metal, this is your moment to mix things up!

Check out our 3 ways to wear the most dazzling of summer’s trends.

Mixing Metallics: Summer’s Midas touch (2)

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Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Box Dress
REFLECTIVE Metallic Heel Sandals

Forever 21 Pressed Honeycomb Bangle Set
Triangle And Spike Studs
BCBGeneration – Leah Clutch

 

Mixing Metallics: Summer’s Midas touch (1)

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Roberto Cavalli Metallic-striped crepe top
Floral Metallic Pink Shorts
MiMi by Sorrelli Mixed Metal Long Shard Crystal Accents Necklace
Jordana Sunglasses
Badgley Mischka Rebecca Saffiano Patent Satchel
KG Matilda Metal Flat Sandals

 

Mixing Metallics: Summer’s Midas touch (3)

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Multi-Coloured Metallic Crop Top
Tinley Road Kandi
Marc Jacobs SILVER METAL SILK BLEND TROUSERS
MiMi by Sorrelli Mixed Metal Bold Geometric Dangle Earrings
B-low The Belt Twiggy Clutch
Marv Graff “Seychelles” Lacquered Raffia 2.5″ Wide Braided Bangle Bracelet

 


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Jenny McFarlane
Jenny McFarlane
Jenny McFarlane is currently obsessed with ASOS timed sale shopping, obsessively listening to the "Drive" soundtrack, and everything faux fur.




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