Sep 19, 2009

Savvy Metallic

Temperature is becoming slightly cooler for which I am very glad. As much as I adore summer, sizzling hot days are cramping my style at this point. As Fall approaches, there seems to be an insurgence of metallic everywhere I turn. I certainly will not mind savvy gold or pewter metallic in the coming months. Eva Mendes is 100% fabulous in her metallic dress, I am not sure if I will be completely comfortable sporting metallic allover like her but as I have not tried this look before, I won't knock it until I try it. I am just afraid if I am not careful, Savvy Gal will end up looking like the Tin Man rather than a stylish fashionista.
(image of Eva Mendes: Getty Image/Theo Wargo)

left by Balmain, right by Gucci (image via style.com)
left St. John metallic knit top $395 --- instead of wearing a dress, I will most likely pick a top or bottom in metallic.
right Tory Burch metallic gold dress $425 (both via Saks.com)
Both dresses above via edressme.com --- Although both dresses are stylish, I don't know if I want to do silver in the winter. Silver seems too cold for chilly days. What do you think?
-left New Jackie metallic bag $2450 via Gucci
-center top Steve Madden gold metallic clutch $88 via Nordstrom
-center bottom Stella McCartney $495 via intermixonline.com
-right YSL Easy Bag $1295 via YSL.com
-left top Gucci metallic slingback $795 via Gucci.com
-left bottom Gucci Kris gunmetal with crystal detail $960 via Gucci.com
-center Chanel metallic boots via Chanel.com
-right top Valentino silver metallic bow D'Orsay $695 via Saks.com
-right bottom French Sole pewter metallic flats $140.95 via Nordstrom.com

For me, I will usually avoid silver in the fall and winter and pick warmer gold or pewter metallic colors instead. I have not been a Bally fan but this short gold/bronze metallic python jacket ($1405 via intermixonline.com) is quite interesting and stylish. Although I just said I wanted to avoid silver in the winter, this Calypso St Bart steel grey silk ($175) dress sure got my attention. Even if I don't adore overall metallic, I sure adore metallic accessories such as bags, clutches, and shoes. What is your favorite metallic color?

***By the way, I will be taking a short trip to San Francisco this weekend so have a great weekend and I will see all my bloggie friends back here on Tuesday.

44 comments:

  1. i love metallic color. but it's not matching with my skin color. if i wear a metallic color, my skin looks dirty.

    have a nice weekend Savvy

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  2. I love the metallic trend but a full on metallic outfit wouldn't look good on me at all.

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  3. Have fun in San Francisco.

    I agree silver tends to be a cold color and we want warm tones for fall... I prefer bronze or muted gold tones for the cold season.

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  4. I agree with you on the metallics. The Calypso St Bart steel grey silk dress is really lovely, and I think it's dark enough to not be too silver. Silver in winter seems a bit too "New Year's Eve" at times, if you know what I mean, but I do love that dress. I think I will stick to more of the bronze and gold tones :)

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  5. I really like charcoal metallics; but I find that blacks with a little shimmer, or flamboyant golds are fabulous as well. Charcoal metallics, however, seem the most wearable and versatile.

    Have a fabulous time in San Francisco, darling; stay safe! :)

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  6. I love those Chanel boots! I actually think you can wear silver in the fall/winter, as long as you break it up with some blue/green or whatever color goes with your outfit. I used to wear a knitted silver mini dress with 3/4 sleeves and pair it with turquoise tights and it looked pretty decent.

    Have a great time in SF!

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  7. I have metallic top, that I wear to parties. Just the right amount of shine without overload.

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  8. I love metallic! I especially adore that jacket! Sooo chic. :)

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  9. I love metallic too but it's something I've never really tried! It always looks amazing on the runway.

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  10. i love metallics, and those pink wedge shoes! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  11. LOL, you could NEVER look like the Tin-Man. Generally I prefer like bits and pieces here and there but have seen fabulous metallic dresses I would definitely wear.
    Have a great trip!

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  12. Yes! I'm all about the metallics. I would love to have a silver metallic purse like that Gucci number *sigh*.

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  13. I need to implement more metallics into my wardrobe!

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  14. im not really a fan of metallics, but im oddly attracted to that gucci suit. ive been in tacky mood lately.

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  15. I like the edresses more than the designer labels.

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  16. My faves are pewter, bronze and gold. Goes well with my skin tone. Silver reminds me too much of an astronaut for some reason, and I agree that it's too "cold' for winter.

    Enjoy SF!

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  17. I like the metallic trend. But I don't like it when it looks too cheap and that is a fine line!
    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  18. I love metalics. Have fun on your trip.

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  19. i love metallic leather!

    x
    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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  20. I love wearing gold for the Fall/Winter season! Have fun up north! :D

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  21. I am not sure if i can do metallic dress too but i love metallic accessories and tops. Great picks A!

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  22. Yummy! I love tha Gucci look!

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  23. Hi there-lovely picks my dear, I love metallics as shoes and bags rather than a dress! Have a lovely time away!

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  24. oh i love metallics honey! I am adoring Eva's dress and you picked out some great pieces
    xx
    marian

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  25. Love metallics! They make a statement immediately.

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  26. Im not to fond of the metallic trend, but must say that i love the balmain one, to bad that its so damn expensive :)

    have a wonderful weekend dear!

    xx

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  27. I've added 3 metallic versions of the Eiffel tower to my bag. I'm glad I kept all my metallic items!

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  28. Nice choices! Love the Gucci sling back and that last silk dress I REALLY love :)

    Enjoy your trip!

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  29. Hey there. Great post. I hope you've been having a wonderful weekend. Take care. Cheers!

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  30. Eva looks SO gorgeous in that dress! But yup, it could definitely be a hard look to pull off without looking toooo metallic. I am loving that python jacket at the end though, the colour is gorgeous. I still want a pair of pale bronze oxford shoes. Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)

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  31. I like the metallic trend, though I've never really gotten into it. The most metallic I'll wear is usually in the form of some silver strappy sandals. I love the Balmain dress though and that gold/bronze jacket you picked is really fab. Hope you're having fun in SF!

    xo, Becs

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  32. silver:)
    love the edressme dresses:x

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  33. I think I like metallic looks when they aren't purely shiny, but are kind of matte or burnished so they aren't quite as bright - kind of like the jacket and dress from the last two pictures you posted. I love both of those pieces, by the way.

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  34. i like the gold toned metallic pieces . if i can find something in my price range i definitely wearing it .

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  35. hope you are having a great time in SF!

    I don't own many metallic pieces but I like metallic accessories more than clothes.

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  36. I like metallics, to me they are like neutrals, like beige , or grey , or black. Easy to wear and can spice up an outfit, Eva Mendez is so HOT!

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  37. love all the dresses.

    perfect and they never go out out style.

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  38. I adore metalic, especially in acessories because they work as a wonderful neautral but also add an extra bit of style. My favorite would be a burnished brass color which is perfect for the fall, but I'm inspired by this post to try a few others!

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  39. I love metallics all year 'round! And those Gucci slingbacks are so fab!

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  40. I love the look...it is so much fun!

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