Steel the limelight with metallics in silver, gold and opulent bronze.
Jul 12, 2013 6:00pm
By Lucia Tigri-Brown
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Make accessories count and pull muted tones together with dusky grey ankle boots and a knit scarf. Add some X-factor by choosing accessories that sparkle. Find it: Satin-back jumper $59.99 from Portmans. Slim-fit jeans $109 from Esprit. Regina ankle boots $269.90 from Overland. Multi-metallic scarf $29.99 from Portmans.
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Your faithful black winter coat and leggings may work well together, but give them a touch of luxury as separates, with metallic or sequinned base layers.For a relaxed evening feel, try a sparkly knit with a full skirt. Find it: Dashboard knit $115 from Decjuba. Metallic dress $99.99 from Portmans. Opaque tights $13.50 from Stepout. Goth ankle boots $269.90 from overland. Satin jumpsuit $119.99 from Portmans. Glitter coat $349.99 from Moochi. Jenny boots $59.99 from Number one Shoes. Leather-look trim coat $149.99 from Glassons. Shimmer cami $39 from Max (from July 22). Sequin yoke shirt $149 from Country Road. Biker pants $99 from Max (from July 22). Leanne boots $49.99 from Number one shoes.
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For an eye-catching evening outfit, mix champagne tones with gold accessories.Streamline your look by wearing the same tone from head to toe. Silver works wonders at lifting grey marl, and gold will make white and cream garments shine. Find it: Metallic knit $169 from STORM. Chain necklace $19.99 from diva. Black Dukes jeans $169 from STORM. Goth Ankle boots $290 from Mi Piaci.Champagne knit $169 from STORM.Metallic skirt $149 from STORM. Cuff $16.99 from diva. Priscilla boots $79.95 from Portmans. Oversize knit cardi $99.99 from Portmans.Metallic t-shirt $49.99 from Portmans.Print pants $49.99 from Glassons. Letitia ballet flats $109 from Country Road.Zebra-print bag $309 from ZABBANA.
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Metallics shouldn’t be limited to nights out. Wear casually beneath wax-finish denim or leather. Team with chunky boots to create an edgy, yet still glamorous outfit.Link your look with a multi-strand, chunky chain necklace in a mix of metals. Find it:Waxed parka $129 from Max (from July 22). Foil print t-shirt $59 from Max (from August 5). Chain necklace $16.99 from diva. Get it right pants $230 from Decjuba. Photographer: Carolyn Haslett. Hair & Make-up: Claudia Rodrigues using MAC and OPI. Model: Jade from Red 11.Location: Ponsonby Central. Product shots: Flash studio.