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5 Ways to Wear Metallic Accessories

Recent studies may have shown that magpies aren’t actually attracted to shiny objects, but this season, we're finding it hard to resist the lure of metallics.

Shimmery dresses and jumpsuits in satin, lurex and lamé are made for slinking about, catching light and attention as the body moves, but truth be told, it’s not an easy trend to pull off. Opt for metallic accessories instead for a fool-proof way to add some shine to your look. 

Here’s 5 tips on how to accessorise with metallics:

Go light.

Lighter metallics add a pretty shimmer to any outfit during the day. Pair with white or pale neutrals for a feminine look.

Pictured above, from left to right: Lamé sneaker by Superga; Silver tote by Country Road

Go minimal.

Metallic accessories look best worn with minimal outfits.

Pictured above, from left to right: Rose Gold Tracker by Misfit; Dior Split 1 Sunglasses by Christian Dior

No mixing allowed. 

Don’t mix silver with gold, bronze with shimmery pink - stick to one or risk looking like Christmas tinsel.

Pictured above, from left to right: Gold Tone Steel Watch by Skagen; Phenomena Tote by Mimco

Choose a metallic that suits your skin tone

As a general rule, gold or copper suit those with warm skin tones, while silver or pewter for those on the cooler side. Rose gold, however suits both.

Pictured above, from left to right: Turnlock Hinged Bangle by Mimco; Gigi Espadrille by Witchery 

Try dark metals

Accessorise with darker metallics for easy nighttime glamour.