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How To Wear Metallics During The Day, Because Sometimes You Just Want To Shine

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The ‘80s are back in full force and while bold eyeshadow and high-volume shoulders have made their way onto the runways, it's high-shine metallic that has become the one of the biggest flashback trends. Typically, shimmery, shiny dresses and accessories are made for nighttime — or for a special occasion — but this fall, gold and silver are finally seeing the light of day. And though you might not intrinsically know how to wear metallics at 3 in the afternoon, all it takes is the right inspiration — and a few styling tips.

With fall's shiniest new arrivals finally in stock, it’s never been easier to add a jolt of sleek, reflective style into your everyday routine. The key is finding ways to dress down glitzier items with more casual daytime pieces. A floor-grazing silver sequin dress can grab a dose of cool from an oversized camouflage jacket, and a silver metallic trench coat is surprisingly casual when paired with monochrome track pants. Ahead, find four looks that masterfully display how to pull off wearing metallics no matter what time of day it is — plus, options to help you re-create each ensemble yourself.

Metallic Embellished Trench Coat + White Tee + Fitted Jeans

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Put a twist on the classic trench coat and look for a style that features subtle — or, not-so-subtle— metallic details. When heading to the office, keep the rest of look pared down by simply tossing on your favorite fitted white t-shirt, high-waist jeans, a timeless black pump, and simple gold hoops.

Patch Trench Coat

$3,495

Maison Margiela

The Tee

$85

Rag & Bone

Silver Bullet Jeans

$295

Eve Denim

Black Sabine Pumps

$270

Ganni

Luna Earrings

$70

Laura Lombardi

Tall Gold Boots + Shirt Dress + Knitted Pullover

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We get it: Incorporating tall gold boots into your everyday mix may seem intimidating at first, but it's not impossible. Take a more classic approach when deciding what to pair with your statement boots by opting for a crisp white shirtdress that can easily be layered with a chunky knit in a subdued shade. Complete the outfit by tucking a shoulder bag under your arm before you head out the door.

Milena Ruffle Neck Shirt Dress

$370

Isabel Marant Étoile

Ribbed Sleeve Jumper

$55

Topshop

Metallic Mirrored Leather Boots

$1,795

Jimmy Choo

Red Half Moon Bag

$470

A.P.C.

Silver Trench Coat + Optic White Heels + Coordinating Silver Bag

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Give your everyday outfit routine a serious jolt by donning metallic silver from head-to-toe. A fitted trench coat looks crisp and polished when worn with coordinating track pants. Finish with an optic white shoe that feels appropriate when heading to the office or running errands. If you decide to head out for drinks with friends later on, try swapping out your work tote for a sequin-embellished bag.

Metallic Shell Trench Coat

$425

Opening Ceremony

Button Front Blouse

$125

Topshop

Metallic Track Pants

$460

MM6 Maison Margiela

Nori Mules

$248

Diane von Furstenberg

Roxy Sequin Mini Bucket Bag

$750

Alexander Wang

Silver Sequin Dress + Camo Jacket + Animal Printed Pouch

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Don't relegate a shimmering sequin dress to black tie-only events. To make the look more appropriate for daytime wear, balance the dress with an oversized camouflage jacket and sporty sneakers. To finish, a flashy animal-print pouch makes for a laid-back (but intentional) look fit for strolling the city streets.

Revival Field Jacket

$165

Alpha Industries

Sequin Embellished Dress

$1,566

Racil

Black Chuck 70 Sneakers

$75

Converse

Tiger Sequin Pouch

$425

Attico