Metallic Fashion Is Taking Over TikTok — Here's How to Style the Trend For Fall
The '80s called — and (as with all great trends) it seems the loud, flashy, and downright robotic styles of fashion's grooviest decade have been brought back to life with the help of TikTok. It's true: metallic clothing has made its long-awaited return to mainstream fashion, with major designers and celebrities alike all infusing their own twist into the shimmery style fad. Even Beyoncé played into the metallic fashion craze when she asked her fans to don their best silver ensembles when attending her "Renaissance" World Tour shows.
Whether you're hoping to experiment with the trend this season or you lived it in real time and are already digging through your closet to revive those storied pieces, there are so many fun ways to play around with the metallic aesthetic this fall.
I'll admit: oftentimes I struggle with investing in style trends that I'm not fully convinced will still be around or relevant next season. Fortunately, with the metallic fashion fad, there are plenty of pieces on the market that are not only incredibly versatile but also glitzy enough to work within any dress-code guidelines — from your next date night to an elevated evening soirée or even a holiday gathering at home.
To help you add some shimmer to your wardrobe and embrace TikTok's latest microtrend obsession, I've curated a guide for the best metallic clothing to shop from today's top fashion labels — with dozens of divine styles that are sure to stand the test of time while also making you stand out in any room this season (all while being draped in some serious sparkle, of course).
From flashy metallic jumpsuits and futuristic bomber jackets to cropped sequin skirts and glistening metallic dresses that are so nostalgic they look like they've been taken straight out of an '80s wardrobe, we're all in on metallic fashion this season — and here to help you embrace it on your own terms, too. Ahead, shop our go-to metallic picks for some major styling inspiration.
A Metallic Bodysuit
This bodysuit is truly out of this world, and in classic Skims fashion, it's also hailed as being incredibly comfortable, too. The body-hugging piece can be worn on its own with a pair of high-waisted jeans and metallic boots to match, or you can style it up and layer it with a cute oversize blazer.
A Metallic Handbag
Coach Double Zip Crossbody in Silver Metallic ($99, originally $350)
Make an instant impression with this metallic handbag from Coach. Crafted from a sleek metallic leather material, the reflective accessory will turns heads and catch eyes in any room. You can pair it with a silver ensemble for a robust and flashy look, or make it the focal point of a more understated outfit.
A Metallic Blazer
I can't be sure, but I'm pretty positive I've seen this exact blazer in an '80s music video before — or rather, several music videos. If you're one of the few people not yet sick of '80s fashion and even the fashion trends of the early aughts, then this robotic-like blazer is definitely a worthwhile investment for you.
Forget everything you think you know about flashy, metallic fashion — these ankle boots prove the style can be both elevated and on the simpler side. These heeled booties are designed with comfort in mind, thanks to the style's subtle heel.
A Metallic Sweater
Superdown Marla Sweater ($72)
Why not combine two trends into one with this statement-making off-the-shoulder sweater from Superdown? The shimmery knit is wrapped in an edgy silver coloring that fits perfectly into the metallic fashion craze, while its relaxed fit oozes a casual elegance that's perfect all kinds of dress codes and occasions.
A Metallic Blouse
Looking to get a head start on creating your ultimate holiday outfit? Look no further than this eye-catching metallic blouse to give you a great base style to work with. The shimmery top perfectly captures the holiday essence, and it's even available to shop in gold and pink colorways, too.
A Metallic Dress
I haven't stopped thinking about this statement gold dress from the first moment I saw it. There's just so much to adore about the piece — from the strappy open back design to the sultry leg slig, it's such a flattering design. And the golden metallic coloring is especially unique!
A Metallic Luxury
If you're convinced that the metallic-clothing trend is here to stay, then it might be worth your while to splurge on a more luxurious piece that can live in your wardrobe for the long term. We're currently swooning over this romantic dress, which ironically looks a lot like something someone might wear to their '80s prom (though we're not mad about it!).
A Metallic Top
This sultry metallic top reminds me of that iconic Swarovski dress that Kendall Jenner wore for her 21st birthday — though, understandably, this one has a much more feasible price tag. I love that the plunging top can easily be dressed up or down, providing so much styling versatility.
A Metallic Evening Gown
With a fashion trend as flashy as the metallic one, we're firm believers that the bolder, the better! You're sure to be the fashion star of any occasion with the help of this glitzy midi dress, which is wrapped in an abstract, metallic print and features a ruffled hem design.
A Metallic Jumpsuit
Comfort and style are seamlessly blended together in this shimmery jumpsuit from Lulus. Crafted from a foiled woven fabric, the piece boasts a unique texture that helps to emphasize the silver and gold tones. Pair it with muted heels and jewels for the most darling ensemble to wear to your next holiday soirée.