Metallics might make you think of space age or futuristic looks but it's one of the biggest trends for 2009, so Cosmo picked fab finds to help you rock the look before the year ends. In fact, something metallic can easily glam up your style--making it the perfect trend for this season of Yuletide parties and year-ender shebangs.
Here are some tips on how you can incorporate it into your planned holiday outfits:
- Take your pick as highlight. The metallic trend came in a whole range of pieces this season--from slinky dresses, sheen tops, and shiny skirts to hobo bags, polished accessories, and sparkly shoes. Take it easy and choose a piece as a highlight point in your ensemble.
- Go bright or neutral. When picking out something for your wardrobe, you can be more experimental with bright colored metallic dresses or, if you're more of a basic palette kind of gal, get a new LBD with sheen for a more updated look. If you're still a bit hesitant to go all out on the shine, opt for metallic-detailed items like a dressy top with metallic edges or piping under your blazer.
- Dazzle with accessories.We can never stress enough the importance of accessorizing, or at least how it can transform even the simplest outfit into a fasyon one. Add a little luxe touch to your style, especially on special occasions, by pairing a metallic clutch or sexy stilettos with your party dress. Even a simple metallic headband or hair clip can make that dazzling difference.