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

By Danielle Combs
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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.

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.

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.

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.