The Spring 2013 Runways may have been filled with delightful attires, structural pieces, daring ensembles and ethereal gowns, but behind each impeccable design, we spotted bold, modern and eye-catching accessories in ruling metallic accents. The biggest shoe trend of the upcoming season has already picked his next fashion victims, all charmed by the mesmerizing metallic footwear that currently rules the fashion scene.
A pair of statement heels and an empowering attitude is all it really takes to rule the world, and we, much like everyone else, already fell in love with the metallic trend. The silver and gold numbers represent the most inspiring fashion direction envisioned for spring and summer. Runway favorites, street style and red carpet magic, off-duty takes, they’re all here, ready to convince you to join the fashionable “mad for metallic” crowd. Embrace the futuristic twists!
Spotted on the Runway. It was the Spring 2013 collections that really set the tone for the metallic notes that completely transformed the usual footwear into a loud and modern statement. Either they were paired to the beautifully layered looks in the Chloe collection, the checked patterns in the Dries Van Noten one, or to the soft but edgy silhouettes featured in the Giambattista Valli presentation, the metallic heels shined bright on the catwalk, all on their own. Balmain, Viktor & Rolf and Rue Du Mail are just a few of the other established fashion houses that played upon the futuristic accents in their Spring 2013 collections.
Celebrities Love the Metallic Shoes. It was only the next natural step for the celebrities to start sporting the modern shoe trend on the red carpet. Alicia Keys emphasized her elegant look with a pair of Gianvito Rossi mirrored silver patent leather pumps for the 2012 European Music Awards.
Zooey Deschanel styled her pair of gold metallic pumps with a navy blue mini dress, and a retro bouffant on the red carpet, while Emma Roberts attended the Rag & Bone flagship store opening in Los Angeles, wearing a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti Fall 2012 golden pumps.
Street Style Magic. The streets belonging to the biggest cities in the world provided us with the most inspiring examples yet, on how to style the metallic shoes, even during the cold season. A splash of gold on the heels, a pair of silver pumps, subtle touches of color, skinny jeans or black tights, make the trend appear wearable, stylish and beyond modern. There’s something about a metallic pair of heels that screams high-fashion, and no, you don’t have to be a world renown blogger attending the Paris Fashion Week to rock this trend.
Off-Duty Glam. Luckily, the metallic craze is not only centered around high-heels and platforms. Gold and silver flats make for the most intriguing and chic accessories when paired with flattering silhouettes, earthly tones and clean lines. They add a touch of eccentricity and femininity to even the most simple and plain outfits. It’s the perfect way to stay fashionable and comfortable, without looking like you’re trying too hard. After all, the real beauty lies in the little details, right?