Metallics aren't often considered the go-to fabric when creating high-quality or trendy pieces, but after the Spring 2013 runways this past fall, attitudes toward the iridescent pieces are drastically changing. However, if you aren't one of the fashion elite, or if you have an eye for absurdity that tells you to run in the other direction when it comes to an a full-blown 80s comeback, you aren't alone.
Metallic isn't an easy look to pull off, but we've rounded up our favorite pieces from boutiques across the country so that you go can full-on metal or just dabble with accessories.
Shimmering to Shine
For the super trendy fashionista in you, combine leopard and metallic to optimize your fashion-forward night out. Use an oversized cardigan to keep warm on chilly spring nights. A simple white tee will make the leggings really stand out, even underneath an oversized piece.
Leopard Leggings, Addicted
Of course, there's never any harm in going all out. Mimic the runway in this haute couture inspired look that combines metallic leggings and toppers. To make metallics play nicely together, be sure to mix varying hues and brightness levels of the fabric like we did here. Keep everything in the same color family, but stay away from pairing anything that is too similar in color.
Gunmetal Metallic Pants, Lady J+1