Fab 5: Not So Heavy Metal | Vancouver Sun


Whether you opt for shimmering pieces, one-pieces or accessories, Rebecca Tay discovers five metallic pieces perfect for day, night and beyond.

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Metals for the day are a lot easier than you might think. Sure, a silver skirt or dress may look like evening wear, but accessorize it correctly and it will soon become the most worn item in your wardrobe.

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Why? Not only are metallics versatile—a godsend when you know what each day brings—but they’re also easy to wear, easy to style, and easy to wear.

Whether you opt for shimmering pieces, one-pieces or accessories, Rebecca Tay discovers five metallic pieces perfect for day, night and beyond.


A shoe is probably the easiest way to incorporate a metal into your daytime wardrobe, especially when it’s as adaptable as this Valencia pair from Cult Gaia. Designed for all-day wear, this pull-on style features hand-twisted leather padding on the strap and a hollow, spherical heel that will add interest to everything from denim to suiting.

Holt Renfrew, www.holtrenfrew.com | $550


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Technically it’s not a metallic, but with its subtle sheen, this ‘Friso’ tunic from Isabel Marant is similar in its overall effect: casual yet confident; feminine but not overtly sexy; elegant but cool. Wear it with technical trainers and leave the pull tabs exposed for an on-trend utilitarian look.

Misch, misch.ca | $1345


Again, this palm green silk ‘Sky’ shirt isn’t technically metallic, but it’s made from 100% silk and has such a distinctive and charming sheen that it’s certainly shiny and special only as a metallic shade. can do it. . Wear it half tucked into jeans for the day, then swap it out for a skirt, a sleek bun and higher, more dramatic heels for the evening.

Reform, thereformation.com | $198

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We’ve been watching Fendi baguettes and Prada “Cleo” bags – seen here – since the ’90s started showing signs of a resurgence a few years ago, and we can’t get enough of this sleek, curvilinear silver version. . A modern take on the iconic hobo, it’s crafted from soft, brushed leather that enhances its lightweight look and works just as well day or night.

Prada, prada.com | $3250


Strappy dresses have been trending for a few seasons now, and we can definitely see their appeal. Worn with strappy flat sandals, they have a nonchalant attitude and je ne sais quoi; with sneakers and a t-shirt underneath, a slip dress becomes the ultimate cool-girl ensemble; and with ankle boots and an oversized cardigan, he certainly has an edge. However you wear this midi style in “blue mist”, as long as it’s not with heels and a red lip, it’s perfect for the day.

Oak + Fort, ca.oakandfort.com | $78 ($48)

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