KHAMSA’s guide to wearing metallics with class this Spring/Summer

As the seasons shift and the sun begins to cast its warm glow, Metallics are a hot spring/ summer trend, adding glamour and shine to your warm-weather wardrobe. But let’s face it, rocking metallics without looking over the top can be tricky. Fear not, fashionistas! This guide will show you how to incorporate metallics into your outfits with elegance, a touch of edge, and head-turning style – all while maintaining a classy and chic vibe.

Get ready to explore various ways to embrace this dazzling trend and transform your spring and summer looks with KHAMSA!

١. Less is More

Start with a single metallic piece as your statement item. This could be a sleek metallic skirt or a shimmering blouse. Balance the metallic with classic neutrals like black, white, navy, camel, or blush. This creates a cohesive look that allows the metallic element to shine without overwhelming the outfit.

٢. Accessorize with Purpose

Metallic accessories are a great way to add some shine and sparkle to your outfit without being too flashy. A statement necklace, a pair of delicate earrings, a metallic belt, eye-catching metallic shoes, or a clutch or crossbody bag are all great options to complement your outfit. Just remember to keep the rest of your accessories minimal to maintain a polished and put-together look.

٣. Metallic Neutrals

Metallics don’t have to be light silver or flashing gold! Explore metallic shades like pewter, bronze, Dark silver tone, or rose gold. These “neutral metallics” offer a subtler take on the trend, adding a touch of shimmer without being overly bold.

٤. Embrace Tailoring

Clean lines and sharp tailoring elevate any outfit, and it’s especially true for metallic pieces. A well-tailored wrap metallic skirt or a chic metallic dress with a defined silhouette exudes sophistication and timeless elegance yet is simple and flirty.

For the fashion-forward, consider the chainmail cut. This unique silhouette, inspired by historical armor, adds a touch of modern edge to metallic pieces. Imagine a shimmering metallic dress with a defined bodice that flows into a drapey, chainmail-inspired skirt. It’s a bold choice perfect for turning heads and making a statement.

٥. Unleash Your Inner Star at Wedding Season

Wedding season is here, and it’s your chance to unleash your inner fashionista! Metallics, sometimes a bit tricky for everyday wear, become a total dream come true for wedding festivities. Think of it as your golden (or silver!) ticket to sparkle and shine! Don’t be a wallflower in a sea of pastels! Choosing metallics lets you express your unique style. Imagine a shimmering maxi dress that flows like liquid gold, or a statement clutch that steals the show (but not the spotlight from the happy couple, of course!).

Remember, balance is key. A dazzling dress calls for minimal accessories, while a more muted metallic outfit can be perked up with a statement necklace or earrings. This wedding season, ditch the fashion fear and embrace the metallic trend! It’s inherently elegant and perfect for adding a touch of celebratory sparkle. So go ahead, shine on!

Leen is a writer, designer and creative director, holding a fashion design degree from ESMOD. She is currently pursuing an MBA in fashion management, specializing in luxury, in Paris. Living in various Western and Eastern locales, Leen writes on fashion, culture, and lifestyle at KHAMSA as she interns in the editorial department.