The do’s and don’ts of metallic apparel for the winter season.
Bronze, silver and gold: when it comes to the near future of winter 2009, the runways are already demanding a gleaming collection of flashy metallics. Although superhero-like and fashion forward sporting metallic’s can be done the right way or the tacky way. The metallic “futuristic” look is often perceived as sticky plastics and cracked finishes, but here are five do’s and don’ts for these precious medals to ensure your “intergalactic” yet couture look. When wearing metallic’s as a base make sure to shop for high quality fabrics and proper cuts. There is nothing worse than wearing a garment fitted just so that the shiny fabric highlights bulges and some definite problem areas. Also, for the love of fashion please, please do not wear something that is a knock off of genuine fabric, to end up looking as though you wrapped yourself in a roll of aluminum foil before going about your day. When selecting metallic’s in accessories, go for gold and silver. Nothing feels more glamorous in a worn out season than carrying that absolutely adorable gold clutch. Everyone strives for gold anyways, would you settle for a penny looking purse in copper when gold compliments your style and your personality, no. Silver hand bags are the perfect way to glisten amongst those in the dreary midst of winter. If you carry a fabulous bag than you will feel fabulous. Trust me on that one. Nothing completes an outfit better than shoes, when shopping for the right shoe to match your futuristic style, go head over heels for steel. Shoe-boots with a steel heel or a flashy steel finish is all you need to complete the metallic trend from head to toe. Trust me, they will be a total steel, get it. From head to toe your dressed trendy and not spacey but what is more difficult than trying to scope out those perfect accessories? When purchasing accessories for this season of metallics, do not at all ever try to match them piece for piece. This is where a solid metal with little detail gives you the ideal image in pulling off this tricky trend. Basics people, nothing looks worse than matching flashy sequin earrings with a shiny dress and hand bag. Tone it down to an everyday look while still flashing the trend. Last but not least, nobody feels complete without the perfect make-up. Do a subtle shimmer. Grey tones with a little bit of sparkle are flawless for day wear and to add a little something extra for the eyes, try dotting a tiny bit of gold or silver ever so gently into the corners of your eyes to give that innocent yet mysterious look for the evening. Gloss up with a neutral shade and peek-a-boo sparkles in the mixture to express your kisses. Precious medals are in this year so remember your five do’s and don’ts with metallic’s and I promise you will not look like an alien from some space world sporting aluminum foil.