Metallics

~Golden Ring – Tammy Wynette & George Jones~

A fabric that I’ve tended to shy away from has been metallic (unless it’s specifically for a holiday party or a fancy evening out).

However, I really like this skirt and wanted to find a way to wear it during the day.  After several mix and matches, I finally discovered this look.  I had a feeling that the best way to downplay the shiny fabric was to find something a bit more low-key to pair it with.  Rambling through my tea-shirt drawer, I found this tan/navy tee which I had forgotten about.  As soon as I saw it, I felt like the two were meant to go together. 

The weather has been rainy and a tad cold these past few weeks, so I knew I needed something a little warm to wear with it.  I tried several jackets, but ended up with this one.  It’s a boyfriend blazer that I bought last year at Old Navy.  It’s lined and added just the right amount of warmth. 

I hadn’t worn it before now because it was a bit tight in the shoulders.  Now, it’s big enough that it actually looks like it could’ve been The Dane’s suit jacket.  I put it on and took it off a few times before I finally decided that I liked the overall look better with it.  I definitely think it did the trick in toning down the metallic skirt. 

I kept the jewelry to the tones of skirt to keep from taking away from it as a statement piece.  Finally, I added a belt and these T-strap shoes.  A saleslady told me that T-straps elongate your legs, making you look taller.  I thought I needed that since I was wearing a longer skirt.

Overall, I’m fairly happy with the way this metallic skirt translated to a daytime look.  I definitely think I’m going to figure out more ways to add metallics to my day-time looks!

Until next time, thank you for dropping by!

~PJ

Jacket – Old Navy; Top – BooHoo, similar Target; Skirt – Lane Bryant, similar – White House Black Market; Shoes – Sole Society (similar)

 

 

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