Make no mistake. Dressing for the holidays—from office soirees to cocktail parties and festive meals—is as important as any hostess gift or guest list. The pieces are, after all, significant enough to warrant a separate collection for many designers so the same should be for your wardrobe. Metallic holiday fashion is a major player this time of year, so make it work. That doesn’t mean that these shiny fabrics, textures and details need to be worn from head to toe. Depending on the occasion, there is an artistry in combining sequins and leather, denim and metallic fringe, lamé and silk and more. And don’t just coordinate pieces. Price points for metallic holiday fashion can be mixed as can new pieces with what is already in your closet. Consider curating outfits from this objective and the possibilities are endless.
SILK OVER SHIMMER
DRESS Rachel Zoe Sistine Fluid Sequin Midi Dress, shoprachelzoe.com; $445. SHIRT The Range Liquid Satin Blazer Shirt, fwrd.com; $395. BELT Double-prong Chain Belt, Top Shop, us.topshop.com; $45. SHOES Sam Edelman Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal, samedelman.com; $100.
Silver Arm Candy
Top, RtA Axel Cut Out Tee in Silver, west2westport.com; $165. Pants, Zara Faux Leather Legging, zara.com; $40. Rings, stylist’s own. Bag, Tyler Ellis Small Perry Clutch in Gunmetal Stripe Stingray, tylerellis.com; $2,830. Bracelets, assorted Allison Daniel Designs, shopallisondaniel.com, NoLeLu, nolelu.com, Sophie Buhai, sophiebuhai.com; prices vary.
Sleek and Shiny
Pants, Muche & Muchette Dolman Sequins Jogger, muche-et-muchette.com; $269. Top, Zara Mini Slip Dress, zara.com; $40. Jacket, Renegade Snake-Printed Blazer, anthropologie.com; $138. Shoes, Steve Madden Malibu-R Rhinestones, stevemadden.com; $113. Earrings, Labradorite and Tourmaline Dangle Earrings, The Foundry Fine Jewelry, 23945 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, foundryfinejewelry.com; $3,316.
Bag, Boots and Top
Top, Rachel Zoe Riga Iridescent Riga Sweatshirt, shoprachelzoe.com; $345. Pants, Zara Faux Leather Leggings, zara.com; $40. Bag, Tyler Ellis Small Grace Pouch, tylerellis.com; $1,840. Booties, stylist’s own.
Jacket, Rachel Zoe Isla Metallic Fringe Jacket, shoprachelzoe.com; $525. Tee Shirt, Proof of Concept Kate Moss by Rose Hartman Tee, west2westport.com; $148. Skirt, TopShop Black A-Line Vinyl Midi, us.topshop.com; $80. Shoes, Steve Madden Gabriella, stevemadden.com; $93.
Lamé and Texture
Pants, Zara Gold Metallic Faux Leather Slouchy Trousers, zara.com; $50. Top, Zara various short sleeves in black, zara.com; prices vary. Boots, vintage Valentino. Gold Feather Earrings, The Foundry Fine Jewelry, 23945 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, foundryfinejewelry.com; $22,704. Ring and Bangles, stylist’s own.
Leather on Top
Dress and Top, Zara, zara.com; $50 and $40 respectively. Shoes, vintage Ferragamo. Bag, Tyler Ellis Ava Box in Silver Eel, tylerellis.com; $2,240. Earrings, KHAOS by Kate Peris Wanderlust Faye Midi Hoops in silver, khaosbykateperis.com; $49.
Kick of Color
Top, Zara, various v-necks, zara.com; prices vary. Pants, RtA Prince Pant in Glitz Blue, rtabrand.com; $325. Shoes, Steve Madden Sane Snake Ankle Strap Sandal, shop.nordstrom.com; $103. Necklaces, Small Evil Eye Medallion and Tennis Necklace in 14 karat yellow gold, both The Foundry Fine Jewelry, 23945 Calabasas Road, Calabasas; foundryfinejewelry.com; $3,918 and $13,090 respectively.
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