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!