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Daytime Style – How I Rock the Silver Metallic Trend

If your bank account won’t let you ‘shine bright like a diamond’, take heart – the silver metallic trend will make sure you’re the shiniest at the ball!  To get creative ideas on how to make high-shine metallics work for you, read on…

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The Future is Metallic Silver

Although the weather in Berlin can be described temperamental at best, and plain bloody awful at its worst – we are being treated to a few sunny days. And you know what that means – our Spring pieces can start creeping to the forefront of our wardrobes.

If  you thought the silver metallic trend was reserved for the holiday party season in December. Think again. A flash of silver in an outfit is a sure way to elevate a look and as such, this glossy hue should be worn all year round.

The elite who’s who of fashion certainly think so. During the S/S ’19 season, high fashion designers like Balmain, Alberto Zambelli and Roberto Cavalli sent their models gliding down the catwalk in an assortment of glossy silver pieces.

One of my favourite recent purchases has been my gun-metal midi silver pleated skirt. This is a skirt that will see me through the seasons with ease.

As the weather now runs like the typical Berlin single guy – hot and cold, I’ll share with you how I style this skirt on the more chilly days.

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Silver Metallic Pieces Work Well With Colour

Like black, it’s more daring younger sister – silver, works really well with colour. I paired my metallic pleated skirt with this darling knit jumper – how cute are its colourful statement sleeves?

The glossy palette of my skirt will also work well with paired down neutral shades like black and white. This means that I can rev this look up or tone it down depending on my mood and I love a fashion piece that keeps on giving.

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Break the Accessory Rules

This tip won’t work for everybody. Minimalists may want to let their glossy pieces take center stage and wear simple jewellery to compliment their silver getup.

I on the other hand am a More is More girl through and through, so I wore lashings of jewellery with this outfit.

Keeping the futuristic vibe going, I also punctuated my silvery grey ensemble with a silver metallic winter hat and leather ankle boots with silver details.

If I was to wear this skirt at night, I would pair it with less but oversized gold accessories.  When I was younger, I was told never to mix gold and silver jewellery. But these are modern times and a gold and silver fusion is sublime!

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Silver Metallic Trend Ideas

For those who like to dip their toes in trendy waters as opposed to diving in, there are other ways to give a nod to the perennial chic metallic trend. Here’s my list, can you think of any other ways to shimmer and shine?

– Silver accessories like a metallic bag or pair of shoes will compliment the right outfit to perfection

-Touches of silver to the face like high shine silver-grey eyeshadow can give you the right Studio 54 vibes

-A silver manicure or pedicure is both simple and chic

-Invest in one statement silver piece like a blazer, skirt or shorts

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It’s been a while since I’ve worn a silver outfit, in fact, the last time was when I was in Lagos and I wore a pink and silver Aso Ebi for my mother’s 70th birthday party.

That’s why I’ll always be a fan of this shimmery glossy palette – there are so many ways you can spin it.

On a different note, Easter is upon us and whatever you end up doing – I wish you all a Happy Easter!

Till Soon,


Photographer – Sabrina Von Heide

Credits- Skirt, Jumper and Hat – Topshop, Earrings – Zara

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