Do you love shiny things? If so you will love the fact that metallic shorts are making their mark in the fashion world. This glamorous choice is perfect for dressing up in the summer. The glimmer will help you show off your tan while staying cool and comfortable this summer. The fact that you can pick up a pair without overheating your budget makes metallic shorts a sure winner!
Think of metallics as a neutral
Metallic shorts are surprisingly versatile. Think of metallic as neutrals and you can see how easily they mix and match. Pair with white or black for a sharp contrast, mix with pastels or primary colors, or simply mix your metals. Silver and gold, bronze and gold or shimmery metallic blue with silver are all great combinations.
Wear during the day
Even bold metallic shorts can be worn casually during the day. Tone down the attention-getting fabric with a sheer button down or tunic style blouse. The relaxed, loose fit of a sheer red sleeveless blouse from Charlotte Russe is the perfect accompaniment to a pair of gold shorts. The hot look can be combined with simple orange sandals to continue the fun in the sun theme.
Stand out at night without looking like Lady Gaga
A pair of metallic shorts can easily be glammed up for evening wear. Choose bold accessories in fun hues and edgy designs. Start with a simple flowing black top to give the look a strong base and then add accessories as desired. Long chandelier earrings look great and add balance to your look, while heels give the outfit a seriousness that is appropriate for a night on the town.
Metallic shorts can also be combined with different trends to create brand new looks. Throwing a pair of gold shorts into a boho look, or pair up with a nautical striped top and espadrilles can give these looks a touch of personality. The unexpected combinations help prevent the dreaded "costume" look that can occur when gathering all your clothes from one store, or from one trend. Mix it up, make it your own!
As a transitional piece
Pair your fabulous metallic shorts with a pair of tights and a blazer in order to match right into the cooler fall months. Match your tights to your pumps for a long, lean look or go for a pair of neon tights for a little more pizazz.
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