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When it comes to going out, metallics are back in



Spring cleaning usually entails getting on your hands and knees and scrubbing floors and sinks, but it might also mean chucking old, tattered clothes from your closet and shopping for brand new pieces to replace them. If you’re looking for something new and flashy to wear out on the weekend, then there’s a newly revived trend that may be perfect for you.

The return of metallic fabrics to the fashion industry has taken street fashion by storm. This trend is perfect for those of you planning Las Vegas excursions this spring who want to put your best foot forward on your nights out. On top of being fun, this trend is convenient as well, because metallics are considered neutral tones.

If you are wearing a classic little black dress, a metallic heel can take the place of a statement heel or a classic heel, such as a nude pump. This trend spans from metallic-heeled sneakers to night-on-the-town shoes, like metallic ankle-strap heels or a nice pair of pumps. You can’t go wrong with a classic heel or pump in metallic when you want to add a modern flare to any outfit.

Consult WhoWhatWear.com for a list of different designers currently featuring this glamorous trend. If you go designer and are willing to pay at least an arm and leg for quality metallic heels, the website suggests the Chloe CH20764 Heels for a whopping $950. For a college student’s budget, it suggests a pair of gold, double-strap Mango metallic heels priced at only $50.

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When it comes to pump options, the website references Vince Camuto, a designer who carries extremely small shoe sizes, as the cheapest metallic pump for $100.

If going out on the weekends isn’t really your thing, there are other metallic shoe options in the boot category that would work as day wear.

About a year ago, the Acne ankle boot became extremely popular, and for this spring season Acne is releasing the same style of boot in different metallic shades, such as the massively popular rose gold, which is huge in jewelry at the moment as well.

Something to keep in mind: If you wait a bit, stores like Target and H&M will soon come out with less expensive versions of these shiny shoes.

Metallic shoes are a great addition to your wardrobe, as they’re a way to spice things up without being completely ridiculous.


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