Fall 2017 Fashion Prep Week: Metallics

By Sola Onitiri

These boots were made for walking 

These boots were made for walking 

From the runways of NYFW to the streets of cities worldwide, you may have noticed that everyone's looking a little bit more...shiny. That's because this fall's hottest trend is all about metallics. Here's everything you need to know about getting your shine on. 

Your Closet's Shot of Adrenaline 

The most difficult part about fall shopping is knowing when to start. A good deal of fall exists in this weather purgatory of balls hot to perfect chai latte weather, all the way to arctic cold weather. So although you had every intention of shopping for traffic stopping fall pieces, the weather's got you shook. You thought you had more time! So you'll inevitably start rifling through the clothes in the fall sweater container that lives in the far reaches of your closet. Because you don't have time for a full overhaul I highly recommend grabbing a few metallic pieces that will give your old items some new life. Layering is key, so keep your eyes peeled for metallic blouses with details like ruffles. This way you can pop it under one of those sweaters.  

Aqua Metallic Button Down Shirt

Please, Skirt the Issue

Some of the best metallic items you're going to nab this season will be skirts. Whether you want to feel sporty in a skater skirt, throw it back to the 90s in a mini, or fancy in a pleated mini, you're going to find a variety of different shiny options in skirts. And don't forget, matching things with metallics are a breeze so don't be afraid to get creative. Pop on some colorful tights and don't forget your leather jacket. This outfit will keep you looking cool and last you through the winter. 

Gold Combo Metallic Mini Skirt

Pleated Metallic Skrit 

To Infinity and Beyond Cool jackets + Blazers 

Ok, let's kick it up a notch. If you're trying to make a statement this fall, do not do it with all black. Instead, break up all that black and step into the spotlight with a pure silver or gold jacket. If you're prone to keeping it minimal, keep your styling chic and the accessories geometric. If you're a little extra (like me) pair your look with long  

Metallic Mac Jacket 

BP. Geometric Stud Earrings 

Platinum shoe game 

There's nothing like a good pair of kicks, and if you're looking to kick your shoe game up a notch there's no better place to start than metallics. When it comes to making a big splash, you always have to think about shoe type. The rule of thumb is this, the more "ground" your shoes cover the more impactful they'll look. So silver thigh high boots would be high impact where as Oxford flats are the way to go for subtle impact. 

Blu Squared Toe Block Heel Ankle Boots  

Patent Metallic Leather Lace Up Oxford Sneakers 

Are you ready to make fall your shiniest season yet? Let us know below or on Facebook and Twitter