fashion: How to Style Silver
Honestly, I’ve always been a gold gal. My wedding ring is gold, all of my jewelry is gold and I tend to lean toward gold accents for furniture and appliances. Therefore, when silver took over the metallic trend, it was a weird change of pace for myself.
Although many associate shiny silver clothing with the New Year, I thought why not change things up a bit, and bring some artistic vibes to our winter wear as we fight off the gloomy grey days. I have pulled four of my favorite looks featuring the silver trend, from our Silver Bells fashion editorial, (published in the Winter 2018/19 issue of The Volk) in hopes of bringing you inspiration on how to style silver and incorporate it into your closet.
Look #1 - At the Office
Bring an edgier touch to a normally conservative setting with a shiny tea-length skirt. Not only is skirt appropriate for the office, but it can easily transition from work to happy hour with some layering, accessories and quick change of the shoes. When at work, opt-in for a comfortable pair flats or kitten heels. Earn major style points for having a silver pair of shoes to match the skirt! Keep things appropriate with either a classic button up and blazer or a cozy cute sweater. Be sure to keep your feminine figure by tucking either the blouse or sweater in your skirt, helping showcase your hourglass figure. Once your work day is over, transition effortlessly into happy hour by throwing on a moto jacket and a pair red heels. Add some red lipstick and you’re earn compliments everywhere you go! Now you’re all set for some half price apps, in the most elegant way possible.
Look #2 - Running Errands
I am so sick and tired of seeing yoga pants and FleetFarm sweatpants whenever I venture out to run simple errands. I am not saying you need wear stilettos and a blazer to run to the grocery store, but let’s at least have some self confidence and love with ourselves that we still want to be semi presentable. If comfort is key for running errands, than I have the perfect look for you! It is time you invested in some chic silver joggers. Even better if they are sequined! Having eye catching, yet stylish joggers is one of the easiest ways to stay uber comfortable while also having some style with little to no effort. Grab you new statement joggers, and pair them with a graphic layered underneath a moto jacket or snuggle up in a cozy sweater. If you choose to rock a sweater with your joggers, be sure to front tuck the sweater in your pants, helping creating shape to your extremely laid back combination. Finish the look with cool running shoes or a simple pair of heels, making this look just a tad more chic than comfy ;)
Look #3 - Weekend Vibes
Let’s play it cool on the weekends, with a street style look that is certain to kill, everywhere you go! Continue with the cool silver joggers idea and transpire it into a weekend look that will have you ready for any adventure you have planned. Whether you’re going out on the town with friends, trying out a new hole-in-the-wall restaurant or simply catching a movie, these joggers will have you turning heads no matter where you are! For instance, headed out for a night of dancing? Pair these awesome joggers with a flirty crop top and a fanny pack, keeping all of your belongings close while you are moving and shaking. For an extra layer of warmth throw on an oversized denim jacket and grab your favorite pair of dancing shoes. If you’re in need of a kids free night a dinner date may be on your agenda. Rock your silver joggers to the restaurant by pairing them with a classy pair of heels and either a blouse or a simple tee. Keep things elevated by layering with a sharp looking blazer, bringing a posh vibe with you no matter where you are dinning. Isn’t it awesome how incredibly versatile joggers can be?!
Look #4 - Night Out
This one is probably a no-brainer for rocking a silver body-con dress out on the town seems pretty hand-in-hand. But why not brush up on our styling skills with some fresh ideas on how to rock this classic look for your next night out?! Instead of choosing a mini dress, try out a midi body con dress, adding a slightly more elevated touch to the classic night out look. Add instant glamour to the dress by layering with either a faux fur jacket or a long statement coat. Add a pair of heeled ankle booties and a cool choker necklace for a more dramatic look. You can also try layering the silver body-con dress over a fitted turtleneck for a more modern feel. Stick to the ankle booties, keeping you warm while also adding style. A lot of the time, rocking a modest look, can be more alluring leaving plenty of mystery for the world around you.
Camera: Alex Butterfield
Creative Director: Michaela Rae
Fashions: Meghanlee Phillips
Beauty Director: Mark Navarro
Beauty assistants: Kaisa Johnson & Mikelle Brown
Talent: Hannah Peltier
Publication: The Volk (Winter 18/19)
See the full editorial in the Winter 2018/19 issue of The Volk
Meghanlee Phillips is the Editor-in-Chief of The Volk Magazine. With a passion for fashion, a love for writing and her lifestyle focused around mental health; she has been able to bring all three together to create the mid-western fashion/lifestyle magazine, The Volk. Keep up to date with her and her vibrant style by following @msmeghanlee (Instagram)