The Power of Metallic

metallic look

Holidays are around the corner, and so is my festive mood. Lately, I often catch myself choosing bolder contrasts and more metallics, like this skirt, and today’s look with metallic pleated top and neutrals.

Isn’t it amazing how metallic hues elevate a look? Adding a little bit of metallic glamour to your everyday look, is a fun way to liven up a basic daily outfit. I wore this top and I felt elegant and classy even though I dressed it down with a simple, off-white pair of pants and classic sneakers, finishing with grey glittery socks. That’s the power of metallic!

What’s more, thanks to fashion houses like Lanvin, Gucci and Givenchy, metallics are no longer exclusive to the holiday season and one of this season’s hottest trends.

The trick to mastering the metallic glam, is to wear it in small doses. You don’t need but a few minimal jewelries. For a daytime or more casual look, like mine here, you can pair metallic clothing and accessories with simple and understated outfits. By wearing just a touch of sparkle you will look refined instead of disco ball flashy. For a night time look you can add more metallic in your clothing and accessories. Whether your dressing up or down, it’s important to keep a classic color palette on your non-metallic garments and accessories like white, black, grey or navy blue to avoid looking overdone.

What about you? Do you wear metallics this time of the year or generally?

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

xoxo

Stella

 

I was wearing:

Zara jacket (similar)

H&M top (on sale!)

Pinko pants (similar here and here)

Glitter socks

Adidas sneakers

Chanel bag

Chanel sunglasses

Photos by: Anestis Iliadis

 

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51 Comments

  1. 12/12/2016 / 21:21

    Hun – I simply love that look! Black and white is always a good choice and you look so classy in those clothes!! <3
    Especially I adore your Chanel Boy – still on top of my wishlist. 🙂

    Lots of love,
    Susa

    http://www.MISSSUZIELOVES.de

  2. 12/12/2016 / 21:21

    Absolutely adore your top!! You are so right about the power of metallics! You indeed look very elegant while you wear casual sneakers and a leather jacket! Love this combination though! I also show some metallics in my new post tomorrow. But I don’t think it looks as good as you! Love your lipstick as well sweetie! And your classic bag is such a stunner! Hope you have a wonderful week! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

  3. 12/12/2016 / 21:27

    As usual, right on Stella !
    I am planning on wearing my metallic skirt soon… so the tips are very timely.

  4. 12/12/2016 / 21:40

    You are so so sooo gorgeous my Stella! I love this outfit with the metallic sweater!!! I will get this one <3 Sorry if I copy you on that one but I had been looking for a metallic piece and this one is stunning! The bag is one of my fav from Chanel and I am in love on how you mixed the comfy shoes with the classic Chanel, this pretty white pants and the sparkling sweater!!!! Ok sorry I keep on saying I LOVE it but it's just cause I do so much! hihihi Have a lovely evening darling <3

    Love,
    Cindy
    http://bellezarebel.com/

  5. 12/12/2016 / 22:41

    Oh my dear Stealla! You look amazing as always!
    I’m such in love with your outfit, especially the effet that you have done with your socks! you really rock in it!
    I wish you a wonderful start of the week my lovely friend!

    xx.

    Dani.

  6. 12/12/2016 / 23:09

    I love your outfit Stella! The metallic top is so chic, but the backdrop and photos are also incredible. 🙂 So stylish babe.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:20

      Thanks my darling! xo

  7. 12/12/2016 / 23:43

    Beautiful top! I like this combo with biker jacket – it’s really intresting and cool!
    You have great sense of style!

    Have a nice day!:)

    jointyicroissanty

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:20

      Thank you so much my gorgeous! x

  8. 13/12/2016 / 08:03

    Love how you styled this metallic top, t’s definitely perfect for the holidays!
    Wish I had your Chanel! I also love your sneakers, such a cool look!
    xo.
    http://www.itswhatsin.com

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:20

      Thank you my sweet Taylor, glad you like it! xx

  9. 13/12/2016 / 08:06

    You look fabulous in this outfit! i love metallics and I love the way you have styled it! A perfect look! So chic! Strange! i bought a pair of metallic grey socks last week! Thanks for the inspiration!
    xo Yvonne
    http://www.aproposh.com

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:20

      Thank you for your kind words and lovely comment my dear Yvonne! Just saw your red metallic dress and I am obsessed with this look! Perfect for holidays! Have a great day my dear xo

  10. 13/12/2016 / 08:35

    That top is from H&M? You always make everything from there look high fashion. Love the way you dressed your sparkle down. And especially how you complemented the sparkly top with the sparkly socks. A great way to bring the look full circle. Your style is always on point as usual girl!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:19

      Aw what a compliment my dear Yasmin! Thank you so much! I am really glad you like it! xo

  11. 13/12/2016 / 09:56

    Stella, you look stunning. Perfect white and silver shades. I fell in love with your red lipstick. Make up and style is a WOW match 🙂 Have a wonderful day!
    Cheers,
    Svenja

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:18

      Thank you so much Svenja!! 😀

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:18

      Thanks Stella!

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:18

      Thank you my dear Aiko! x

  12. 13/12/2016 / 17:07

    Firstly, I am obsessed with that top and it must get into my wardrobe ASAP! Secondly, metallics are my new favourite thing.. I can’t get enough. I love adding just a little shine to a casual outfit like you have done here. SO GOOD!

    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:18

      Thank you my gorgeous Emily! I am obsessed with your look with the blush pink pleated skirt! Your style is goals my dear! xoxo

  13. 13/12/2016 / 19:06

    Tolles Oberteil. finde diesen Style richtig cool 🙂 Steht dir sehr gut 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:17

      Thank you!

  14. 13/12/2016 / 22:00

    Dear Stella,
    this is my favourite Look of you at the moment! It’s a very noble kind of casual chic street wear with a touch of glam. I would wear it during the christmas days for sure. Maybe you know I love clean simple style and cold shades and this is exactly my “cup of coffee” Great capture my fried! your Martina

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:17

      Thank you so much my dear Martina! This is definitely your kind of look, I am sure! 🙂 Have a great evening my lovely friend!

  15. 13/12/2016 / 22:39

    Oh I’m loving your metallic top Stella! You look amazing and so chic! Love that you added a leather jacket too. I’m all in for wearing metallics, it’s such a fun look for the holidays. Hope you’re having a great week so far.

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:17

      Aw thank you so much my dear Jackie! I am really happy you like this look! xo

  16. 13/12/2016 / 22:49

    I love how you incorporated metallics in this outfit without it becoming too “holiday soiree-ish”. I like metallics too but usually toned down, like in a bracelet or say a bit sown on a sweater. And keeping the color palette minimal is a great way to work metallics into any outfit! Truly inspired 😉 Xo~ Lena
    http://www.thewanderliste.com

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:16

      I like a lot your “holiday soiree-isa” term and I am glad I don’t look like that haha! Thanks so much for stopping by Lena, I am really glad you like it and congrats on your new blog and rebranding! Will check it out asap!
      xoxo

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:15

      Thank you my dear Paulina! <3

  17. 14/12/2016 / 01:39

    I love that metallics have now become a part of everyday wear. I’ve seen some beautiful pleated skirts matched with oversized cozy sweaters and now this gorgeous metallic top matched with white denim and sneakers! I agree that you do have to be a little careful in how you style your metallics or you may end up looking like a disco ball and that small doses are preferable. Thanks for another stylish look and for your creative ideas! I always learn something!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:15

      Thank you so much my sweet Rina, I am really glad you like it! Have a great rest of the week! xoxo

  18. 14/12/2016 / 04:17

    Can you just stop being so gorgeous and fashionable already. Just joking Hun….
    This is just such a perfect look! You look so fabulous in this outfit and I love the metallic and how you styled it! xoxo

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:15

      Haha thank you so much my dear Ann-Marie! So glad you like it! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:14

      Thank you Joti! x

  19. 14/12/2016 / 14:18

    How fantastic this look is my dear Stella! Fanny and glam but also casual, good for every situation! I put an eye on this metallic top honey xo xo
    Tanti baci
    Julia

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:14

      Thank you so much my darling! <3

  20. 14/12/2016 / 17:53

    You’re so beautiful Stella! Absolutely love this look from head to toe! That metallic sweater is everything! Hope you’re having an amazing week dear! xo, Vivian

    http://www.viviantse.net

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:14

      Thank you so much Vivian! Glad to see you on instagram too! 🙂 Have a great week too! xx

    • Stella Asteria
      14/12/2016 / 20:14

      Thanks Portia, I will!

  21. 19/12/2016 / 14:31

    Oh this outfit is so very perfect! You looks gorgeous and glam, with a little bit of casual cool thrown in with your sneakers! I need that top, it’s so fab! Yes, I love wearing metallics around this time of the year, they’re always a great idea!

    • Stella Asteria
      28/12/2016 / 12:28

      Thank you!

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