Digital Editor's Picks | Pedal To The Metal

Digital Editor's Picks | Pedal To The Metal

Go all out with mixed metals in silver, gold and bronze.

By Lucy Stephens | 23rd July 2015

There's not a lot of negative things you could say about metallics; they're shiny, luxe to look at (even with a cheap pricetag) and instantly take an outfit/space/dinner party setting from basic to bold.

I don't believe the old wives' tale either that you can't mix and match your metals. I used to stick exclusively to rose-gold, but these days I mash it up with silver and gold to make a statement. Provided you're really rocking it, I think it's a great look.

If you're on the hunt for some metallic inspo, look no further - here's my edit of the mixed metallic trend right now:

Digital Editor's Picks | Pedal to the Metal

1. Metallic assymetric skirt $98.83, Asos

I've been a long-time rose-gold wearer, but as I was saying above, I've recently added silver to the mix. This skirt is super cute - dressed down with a tee, or up with a blouse for an edgy-meets-feminine aesthetic.

2. Bronze bean bag $69.95, Metalluxe

Bean bags are the ultimate hipster home accessory, and one in metallic is going to take it to the next level. I just discovered Metalluxe, and their entire range of simple homeware designs come in a palette of silver, gold and bronze, and I'm pretty obsessed. They're well priced too.

3. Ferm Living brass salad servers $79, Norsu

Back about 12 months or so, gold cutlery - or really cutlery in anything other than silver - was really hard to find (I was helping a bride-to-be source some for her awesome Spanish-inspired wedding). Nowadays, there are quite a few premium stores sporting it, and the same goes with copper. These salad servers would be a luxe addition to any salad bowl - and a great engagement present.

4. Stila Magnificent Metals Foil eyeshadow in Titanium, $47, Mecca Cosmetica

Despite its very 'full on' appearance in the pot, this eyeshadow is actually very versatile. It's buildable, so can be worn as a light silvery shimmer, and even layered over a powder, under a powder or used individually with its own mini-primer for a liquid-like, silver smear.  If silver's not your shade, there are a range of metallic colours available so you're sure to find a metal to suit your mood or skin tone.

5. Oh the places you'll go copper foil print $119, Cranmore Home

Inspo prints can't be a little passé if the quote isn't from anyone particularly interesting, or the quote doesn't have any meaning specific to you. Which is the very reason I've chosen this one; it's simple and from one of my favourite children's book authors, Dr Seuss.

6. Converse All Star luxe $140, Converse

These arrived in my email inbox a little while ago, but I haven't had the opportunity to see them in real life. They've got a little in-built wedge in them (which is great when you don't feel like donning the stilettos but flats make you feel 'blerrrgh') and the gilded golden sheen is positively high-voltage. Maybe best to walk in the shade in these blinders!

7. Jimmy Choo Metallic clutch $895, Net-a-porter

I'm really digging the perspex clutches at the moment - perhaps it's because they're so easy to clean if you spill a little red wine on them, which just so happens to be my beverage choice of the mo'. It's a little bit more than I've spent on a handbag before (ok a lot more) but metallics pack a wow-factor and I reckon this one is worth the investment.

8. Commes de Garcons perfume $106, Mecca Cosmetica

I've got a confession to make. This stunning, musky perfume is my colleague Jane's signature scent, but it's absolutely divine. My go-to scent is Narcisso Rodriguez, and it's kinda like that - but it's a little less sweeter and a whole lot sexier. The main notes in this are incense, ink, amber, patchouli, Chinese cedarwood, cumin, vetiver and fresh magnolia. Jane let me feature it in my Ed's Picks on the promise that none of y'all purchase it and make it your own signature scent. She'll be waiting outside the CBD store ready to pounce. You've been warned! ; )

9. Home Republic Chantelle Lighting table lamp $99.95, Adairs

This is a table lamp and it's almost exactly the same as a 1970's floor lamp my dad has at home in his office (except his is lime green). This is a much nicer update.

10. Bright Sky Double Point Ring Sterling Silver $99, Krystle Knight

Jewellery is somehow much more special when it's hand-crafted and unique - even if it's not all gold and diamonds. Krystle is an Aussie jeweller based in tropical North Queensland, and her jewellery comes in creations of silver, gold and rose-gold plated metals, and featuring crystals she ethically sources with healing properties.


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Article by Lucy Stephens

Lucy Stephens is a Senior Digital Journalist and Content Strategist at Style Magazines. She's a travel addict, considers gelato an appropriate meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner (salted caramel, preferably), and suffers from a moderate to severe case of FOMO (fear of missing out).


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