Gleaming Metallic Looks from Top Brands Light up the Festive Season, both Indoors and Out
If there’s one color that sums up the icy glamour of winter, it’s silver. The mirrored surface of a frozen lake; the stark elegance of silver birch trees, and the eerie dawn shimmer of a frost-covered earth. So what better shade to dress up in for the party season? Our edit shows you how to do silver-sensation looks that will have you shining indoors and out.
The secret to festive top-to-toe silver, without looking like a walking disco-ball, is to break it up. Nothing illustrates this better than Balmain’s fabulous, fractured-mirror dress. Here, the point is to create a dynamic sense of movement that catches the eye. Silver Swarovski-crystallized statement jewelry (necklace by Carla Brillanti and earrings by Crystal Fashion) keeps it gleaming.
Indeed, statement jewelry has a big—a massive—role to play in creating high-octane, futuristic looks. And none roars: “Look at me” louder than Heidi Daus’s crystal-studded Lion collier. Keep up the asymmetric earring trend by pairing it with a longer companion, such as Godly Jewels’ drop hoop. A silver-knit V-neck from Nicowa Vintage provides a perfect shimmering backdrop.
If you want to make an even bigger entrance, try dialing it up to platinum like this Tommy Hilfiger jacket does. But don’t let your clothes outshine your accessories. Choose OTT jewelry such as these extravagant pieces from Carla Brillanti and Frangos Jewelry to send your look stellar.
To light up the night après-ski, the sheeny-shiny surface of Maje’s luxury down-filled jacket has what it takes. Minimize the spaceman vibe by teaming with a midnight-black Toni Sailer zip-up turtleneck worn under the icy brilliance of a Artwear Dimitriadis necklace. Silver Dream earrings have the right look, too, as well as the right name.
Likewise, this shimmering rain jacket from XULI.Bet avoids the athlete’s “foil” look through fabulous accessorizing—the glitzier the better. Stacks of bracelets (worn fashionably over the sleeve) by Cango&Rinaldi and statement earrings by Godly Jewels keep it dialed up. Judith Leiber’s glittering wild cat snow leopard clutch is just purr-fect for nights out under the stars.
Whoever said casual couldn’t be glamorous hadn’t seen anything like MSGM’s sequined hoodie. Wow! Top it off with a crystal-sprinkled pom-pom hat by king of cashmere William Sharp, and accessorize with Warm-Me’s crystal-adorned gauntlets, to become an après-ski sensation.
Photography Markus Jans
Creative Direction Cathy Boom
Styling Klaus Stockhausen
Model Tess Hellfeuer / Place Models