Armor-Inspired Metallics Are All Over The Runways - How To Wear The Trend

If you've ever dreamed of charging down a field wearing a suit of armor, you're in luck. Metallic clothing is taking over — and we're not just talking about delicate sequins. Designers have taken to creating fierce, battle-worthy outfits, but with a fashion-forward twist, of course. From Tory Burch's quilted shiny gold jacket seen on their 2023 fall/winter fashion show to a silver maxi skirt shown on the Coach fall 2023 runway, metallics are sure to reign in the upcoming seasons.

While you may be tempted to gild yourself from head to toe, you don't want to leave your house looking like the Tin Man. Therefore, choose one or two items of clothing and keep the rest of your attire simple so that your metallics can shine. If you're not into wearing metallics, opt for a super shiny accessory, such as a handbag or belt. Whichever you choose, your metallic piece is sure to make a statement.

Build your outfit around one metallic piece

Ease into the metallic trend by choosing one item of clothing to highlight, such as gold pants, and either keep the rest of your outfit neutral or add metallic accents. Choose a top with hints of gold or stack on chunky metallic necklaces and rings. A shiny, bejeweled purse, as seen above, adds just the right touch.

A silver minidress is perfect for a night out

Ditch your little black dress for a dazzling silver sheath for your next night on the town. Structured shoulder pads and long sleeves make this look elegant. With so much sparkle, you don't need to overload yourself with jewelry. If you're unsure what color shoes to wear, stick with a matching silver pair or black heels. However, if you want a nice contrast, you can opt for a bold pink.

Elevate your athleisure wear with a metallic combo

We love a matching set as it takes the guesswork out of putting our outfits together, and this metallic gold jacket and pant combo is perfect for lounging around or having lunch with friends. Fashion-forward while being comfortable — we're all for it. Keep the look simple with a plain white tee and sneakers.

Gold pantsuits are elegant for day or night

Tailored pantsuits are not just for work anymore. They can be worn for an evening out as well. Hop on the metallic trend with a timeless gold matching top and bottom. To add shape to the structured jacket or vest, cinch a neutral-colored belt around your waist. Add a pop of color with a large flower corsage and slip on a pair of off-white heels.

A metallic jacket is just what you need for fall

A black leather motorcycle jacket is a staple most of us have in our closets, but a silver one is sure to liven up your wardrobe. Brighten up chilly days with a gleaming foil-colored jacket to throw on over your sweaters. The great thing about silver is that it goes with every color, so feel free to mix and match the rest of your clothing.

Add a pop of shine with gold accessories

If wearing metallic clothing just isn't for you, you can still shine bright with a piece of accessory, such as shiny gold boots or a metallic handbag. Pull your skinny jeans out of the back of your closet and pair them with butter gold 24-carat boots. Throw on an animal print duster coat, and your outfit is complete.

Metallics aren't just gold and silver

Who says you just have to stick with gold and silver? Metallics come in all sorts of colors, and this multi-colored dress is a dazzling head-turner. To complete the 'fit, take inspiration from Dua Lipa. After all, strappy heels never go out of style, and silver tie-up shoes are the perfect complement to a bright, metallic dress, while a chunky choker adds a bold touch.