Shine On: The Metallic Silver Trend

Author & Fashion Contributor: Jamie Lewin

Interiors Contributor: Stephanie Eventov of Society of Wonderland

12.6.23

Silver is everywhere right now. This timeless and versatile shade has made a dazzling comeback, taking the fashion scene by storm. You can find this shiny hue everywhere from clothing and accessories to jewelry and home furnishings where the silver metallic trend is making its mark in every aspect of style. Silver started making a resurgence on the runways this past spring and now can be seen in most designer's and brand's collections. From high-shine metallic pants at Isabel Marant to Prada's silver jeweled mini skirt to Michael Kors' silver sequin wrap skirt, this trend adds a touch of glamour to any look, whether for daytime or evening. Celebrities and influencers alike have been spotted embracing this trend on red carpets and social media, solidifying silver's place in the fashion spotlight. No matter what your personal style is, there is something silver for every taste and price point. From standout pieces to the smallest details, there is a way you can start incorporating silver into your wardrobe right now.

Photo: @JADEPFISHER in Prada's Rhinestone Mini Skirt

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How to Wear the Silver Trend:

Consider silver a basic like you would with grey and style around it. Wearing black, white, or other textural grey pieces allows your silver piece to shine (no pun intended) and makes silver more wearable than you may think. Highly reflective fabrics like this pailette mini skirt and silver coated jeans give a futuristic feel to your look. Styling the jeans back to white sneakers makes it an effortlessly stylish daytime look. Swap out for high heels and you're ready for evening. Silver sequins like this blazer and shorts suit make easy silhouettes ready for parties and formal events. And this lurex wrap skirt is paired perfectly with a grey basic sweater and knee high boots to go from day to night. Silver dresses are a show-stopping way to wear silver and are easy to style back to black shoes, silver, or other metallic shades. Layer a grey coat over your dress for a sophisticated look this fall and holiday season.

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Silver Sequin Mini Dress, & Other Stories, $199

Rubi Paillette-Embellished Miniskirt, Alice & Olivia, $495

Sequin Blazer and Sequin Shorts, Zara, $45.90 and $109

Daniela Metallic Coated Jeans, Veronica Beard, $350

Mirror Silver Jeans, WeWoreWhat, $148

Metallic Faux Leather Mini Skirt, J. Crew, $198

Bernard Sequined Wrap Skirt, Bernadette, $640

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Photos Left to Right: Pernille Taesbaek, Alaia Ballet Flats, Pinterest, @sheamarie

Silver Shoes:

Step into the future with silver metallic shoes that are both stylish and attention-grabbing. From sleek silver ankle boots to strappy sandals to metallic silver stilettos, footwear is taking a futuristic turn. One very popular choice when it comes to silver shoes is a ballet flat embellished with silver studs like these from JW Anderson, Miu Miu, and Bottega Veneta. They are easy to throw on with jeans and add instant style to your look. The reflective quality of silver shoes not only adds a bold statement to your outfit but also elongates the legs, creating a flattering and on-trend look.

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Otto Mini Western Boot, Reformation, $398

Locky Silver Boots, Isabel Marant, $698

Leather Mary Jane Flats With Allover Studs, Alaia, $1,250

Metallic Ballet Flats, Repetto, $375

Strass Bow Double Ankle-Strap Pumps, Mach & Mach, $1,095

Nylla Metallic Strappy Sandals, Schutz, $128

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Photos left to right: Zara star bag, @pernilleteisbaek Prada rhinestone bag, Pinterest

Silver Bags That Make a Statement:

Accessorizing with a silver metallic bag is an effortless way to elevate your style and overall look. From clutch bags to oversized totes, designers are incorporating silver hues into their collections, providing a chic and modern alternative to traditional neutrals. The metallic finish adds a touch of opulence to any ensemble, making it the perfect accompaniment for a night out, a special occasion, or a sophisticated daytime look. It's a great way to incorporate the silver trend into your everyday wardrobe as silver goes back to almost everything.

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Star Box Clutch, Zara, $69.90

Rhinestone Covered Bag, Prada, $2,350

Silver 1DR-XS-S Bag, Diesel, $325

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Photo: @ROSIEHW in Bottega Veneta's silver earrings

The Comeback of Silver Jewelry:

For another approach to the silver metallic trend, consider incorporating silver into your jewelry collection. While gold jewelry has been the go-to choice over the past decade, silver is starting to make a real comeback. Bottega Veneta's silver teardrop earrings went viral this year and now similar sculptural versions can be found at all price points like these Elsa Perreti teardrops from Tiffany and these silver huggies from Mejuri. Try adding a statement silver piece to your look to add a bit of metallic glamour. The versatility of silver jewelry ensures it complements a variety of styles, from a more casual look to adding a touch of elegance for more formal occasions.

Contemporary Silver Home Decor:

Extend the silver metallic trend beyond your wardrobe and into your living space. Silver home furnishings, such as metallic wallpaper, vases, and cocktail glasses bring a bold, modern look to your home. The reflective surfaces create a sense of openness and brightness, offering a striking contrast and making it an ideal choice for those looking to revamp their living space with a contemporary edge. Society of Wonderland's black and silver Business wallpaper is an excellent choice to add a bit of edge to your space as is this Kelly Wearstler x Rotgazen Florence Sculpture, although it is quite the investment!

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Photos from Zara

The silver metallic trend is not just a fleeting fad; it's a style revolution that continues to captivate fashion enthusiasts worldwide. From head-turning clothing and accessories to chic home furnishings, silver is undoubtedly the go-to metallic hue for those who want to create a bold look or make a statement in style in 2023. Embrace the shine and let it reflect your personality (pun intended this time!). With so many different silver metallic fashion trends for fall 2023 and beyond, you are bound to find the perfect match for you.

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