The Metallic Trend Is Everywhere This Season—Here's Why

Plus 13 pieces we're ordering this instant and our editor's tips for how to pull them off
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If you noticed something shimmery on your radar last Spring, you weren’t dreaming: Silver was making its move into the zeitgeist, and lucky for all of us it’s a big trend this upcoming season.

We love this trend and think it’s worth a try: It’s more festive than gray, as neutral as taupe, and you can choose whatever amount of shine you desire.

Wear it with denim and add just a little edge to your look. Pair it with soft neutrals (khaki, taupe, bone) to add subtle texture or dimension, or add it to anything black.

Silver is in this fall, and we like-y.

Here are our top styling tips and picks:

  • Pair silver accessories with non-silver ones—like wearing a silver bag with your fave black flats
  • Don’t save it for a night out. Silver is great during the day, as long as you choose casual styles. Silver ballet flats? Absolutely.
  • Don’t worry about whether or not your jewelry is silver or gold. Mixing metals is a thing now.
  • Opting for something classic in shape or style will make it more wearable—think a cross-body bag, t-shirt, or jean jacket

Just A Pinch of Silver

The Mule

Not feeling the ballet flat? Here’s another great option.

Pilcro Maeve Pointed-Toe Mules

The Cross Body

Sized for the essentials and sleek enough to lay flat against your body. We also love the gold hardware.

Madewell Toggle Flap Crossbody Specchio Bag

The Flat

A classic design (the ballet flat) in the color of the moment. Wear this day or night.

Bernardo Footwear Square Toe Ballet Flat

The Belt Bag

Supple leather with a subtle shine, the adjustable strap lets you wear it around your waist or across your body.

Osoi Brot Mini Leather Belt Bag

A Dollop of Sparkle

The Knit

Wear this under a black blazer or on its own with a black bra or cami underneath (depending on your mood). Date night, here you come.

Zara Knit Top With Metallic Thread

The Tank

Tank and jeans just became elevated. We love the silver saturation in a really casual racerback cut. Pair with jeans, ballet flats, a black back, and sunnies and you are off.

Zara Foil Rib Top

The Tee

Casual enough to wear during the day, running errands. Special enough to wear with skinny jeans and heels for a girls' night out (cue the tequila).

Porridge Shine Muscle Tee

The Sneaker

Subtle distressing downplays the metallic—we’re super into the off-duty appeal of this low-top sneaker.

ALLSAINTS Sheer Low Top Sneaker

A Metallic Full Cup

The Pants

If the cropped wide leg isn’t your jam, try these.

Mango Metallic Straight-Leg Jeans

The Wide-Leg Crop

The wide, cropped leg is super flattering—we’d pair these with a crisp, white button-down or a boxy black sweater.

Maeve The Colette Cropped Wide-Leg Faux Leather Pants

The Vest

Winter is coming, and this will add a happy shine to dreary days. We promise.

SAM. Simone Vest

The Skirt

Simple, silky column skirts are forever chic. Full stop. Pair this with a denim shirt (knotted at the waist), a cozy cashmere sweater (camel, dark gray, black), or, if the weather is still warm where you are, a white tank and flats.

Auteur Mia Skirt

The Jacket

This beauty was the star of a recent STS Zoom meeting, and for good reason: It’s a wowza. Wear it with jeans, always, but we’d love to pair it with an autumnal midi dress and booties, too.

Madison.Maison Metallic Denim Jacket

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