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how to wear metallic in real life

How to Shine in Metallic Designs Without Blinding

Metallics are great for runways and fashion spreads. In real life? Not so much. But it is possible, and here we show you how to work it into your wardrobe.

Featured photo: Burberry Porsum Spring/Summer 2013, photo via MitFozzunkMa.hu.

how to wear metallic in real life
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Different textures are in play for this outfit. The quilting of the jacket and metallic colour break the monotony of black and adds interest to the whole look. When paired with the matching gold accents on her bag and shoes, this is elevated casual. (Photo: Micah Gianneli)

how to wear metallic in real life
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Creative types might look to this outfit for something glamorous, yet comfortable. The boxy skirt is pared down by a light blue shirt and sneakers. (Chiara Ferragni via Glamour.com)

how to wear metallic in real life
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Tone down high-shine metallic tights with a matte sweater. But keep the outfit uniform by sticking to the same colour scheme, in this case: warm golden tones. (Photo: Jessica Ricks, @hapatime)

how to wear metallic in real life
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Blake Lively channels her Gossip Girl prep with this ensemble. Her matte gold skirt helps tone down her overall appearance. (Photo via Glamradar.com)

how to wear metallic in real life
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Unleash your inner rockstar by opting for unusual violet pants and pairing it with a graphic tee. Complete your look with black-out shades. (Photo via Aimee Song, @songofstyle)

how to wear metallic in real life
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Dress with ease with this brocade pencil skirt with gold accents, and matching gold accessories. (Source: Admaniere.blogspot.com)

how to wear metallic in real life
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Use just a touch of metallic element to vamp up your outfit. If you can’t fit it anywhere on your body, carry it instead. (Photo via Stylebistro.com)

how to wear metallic in real life
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Another way to introduce just a hint of metal to your outfit, is to wear them on your feet. Create interest to your otherwise simple look. (Photo: Marina Pavlovi?, @glambright)
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