Go For The Gold!

Theory blazer, Vince sweater, Ann Taylor skirt

Or the silver! Or the bronze!  Metallics are not only chic for holiday parties, they add pizazz to your everyday outfits.  Sequins, satin, and metallic fabrics are fun for weekend wear and can also be incorporated into your business casual wardrobe.  The key to not looking like a life-sized Christmas ornament? Balance. Always offset the shine and sparkle with more conservative or casual pieces.

Here I wore a plain sheer wool sweater with a black blazer, accessorized with a choker of bronze wooden beads – avoiding any jewelry that is too glittery. Rather than tucking in the sweater, which can be unflattering with a pleated skirt, I left it on the outside and belted it for a more finished look.

For a business setting, many styles of  black boots would work:  a flat leather boot, a high boot, or a bootie as seen here.

The skirt was a great find last month at the Ann Taylor in midtown Manhattan…it looks like a high end brand yet had a price tag of only $98…at the cash register, however, I had a bit of a surprise: “Oh, this just went on sale – it’s $44.”  Woohoo! My lucky day!

Topped off the black and gold with a winter white coat (BCBG) and a Louis Vuitton scarf with gold accents. Ready to hit the road!

Other ways to wear this skirt:

  • Saturday afternoon errands:  If your style is more casual and you were blessed with long legs, wear the skirt with white sneakers and a slouchy beige sweater.
  • Friday night out to dinner with friends: With a chunky sleeveless black turtleneck and high black boots.
  • To Sunday brunch: With a fitted velvet blazer all buttoned up, a lace trimmed cami underneath, high booties.
  • To the office:  With a white cotton shirt topped with a fitted black cardigan, a skinny belt, leopard pumps.
  • Whatever you do, don’t overdo the glitzy accessories!

Anything shiny in your closet???  Go for the gold!



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