The metallics trend emerged in autumn with silver trousers being everywhere on social media. I was tempted to dive in and get some, but I doubted I’d get enough wear out of them. In any case, I’m more drawn to warm metallic hues, particularly gold. I bought this vintage 1950s jacket on eBay ages ago but I’ve never worn it until now. It’s more dressy than it looked in the photos, and so I put it away and kind of forgot about it.
It was my turn to set the prompt for this month’s Thrifty Six post and I was really stuck for inspiration; I’ve been in several blogger groups for a number of years now and it gets harder to choose a new theme. I did a quick search through the archives and couldn’t find a previous post on wearing metallics, so that settled it! As this jacket is quite thin and has three quarter length sleeves it needs a top with plenty of coverage. When my eyes fell on this lime bow blouse I was intrigued to see how they’d look together; my instinct was right – I think they compliment each other perfectly!
The next dilemma was finding trousers to wear with them. There aren’t many occasions when I wish I’d got a pair of cream trousers (neutrals are not really my thing) but this was one of them. I kept thinking how nice the jacket and blouse would look with wide leg cream trousers. I tried trousers in contrasting colours but they just jarred. Then I decided to try these leopard print trousers (leopard print is a neutral after all!) and I was really pleased with the result. I added a belt that I picked up in a charity shop recently and my old velvet cat bag. That completed the look!
SHOP THE LOOK
Gold jacket from eBay (similar) | blouse from The Hippie Shake (similar, similar) | Asos trousers | shoes from TK Maxx (similar, similar, similar, similar) | Asos bag (from eBay) | Rotary watch (PR product) | Yaa Yaa London ring | belt from a charity shop
“The dress is gold and silver and the material is quite hard to wear and does not provide any warmth at all, hey, but it is beautiful. The jacket has copper and gold wire and was actually in my giveaway bag. Until I saw this photo and thought, no, I’ll keep it for a while! The boots are not pre loved but they are gun metal! So this is an Uber metallic outfit!”
“My Metallic Chameleon…
Metallics is the T6 theme for January, perfect for me, I have it in spades!
I chose this skirt because it’s one the oddest things in my wardrobe, I call it my Chameleon skirt!
You’d be forgiven for thinking it was purple but it’s much more complicated than that…
…it seems to change colour depending on it’s surroundings and the intensity of the light…
…it can appear to be blue, green, black and sometimes even neon pink but it’s always metallic!”
“I immediately thought of this velour ombre dress when the metallics theme was announced. It’s silvery and shimmers at the top before melting into a jet black. I paired it with thrifted snakeskin booties and hand-me-down black crystal earrings. Throw on a leather jacket and sheer tights and you’re good to go for a winter date night!”
“I have a ton of metallic items, but this pair of silver jeans caught my fancy when I was thrifting last year. Of course, it didn’t hurt that they were only $1. I wore a column of color with the grey turtleneck and then added this fabulous fuzzy, pink jacket that I found on Poshmark. Even though the metallic jeans are skinnies, I think the combat boots make them more contemporary. You should see the pink ring up close. It’s from Nancy’s giveaway years ago and I love it to death!”
“The only preloved garment that I have in metallic is the dress I wore for last month’s Winter Wedding prompt so I had to find something else for this challenge. Fortunately, I had recently picked up this gorgeous wrap in teal and gold for $1 at a local thrift store. When I bought this scarf, I had intended to cut it up to add to a rag curtain but it was just too pretty so I kept it to wear instead. I am so glad that I did because I have been wearing it on repeat!
My skirt was thrifted years ago and has a tiny bit of shimmering metallic thread going through it. The turtleneck, which has barely visible pinstripes in silver, was in a bag of clothing donated to me for my rag curtain projects. I ended up keeping a few things for myself from that donation! My copper and turquoise earrings were purchased from a booth specializing in preloved jewelry at a local flea market. I gifted them to myself for Christmas this year. My necklace was handmade by my dear friend Michelle, my gold bag (which is actually a wine cooler) was gifted to me many years ago, and everything else I purchased new at some point. Keep shining bright, my radiant friends!”
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