You may have noticed your Insta feed looking a little sparklier than usual this season. That's because metallics and sequins are one of the biggest trends of the summer (yes, summer!). This season, we're seeing plenty of fresh, cool, and casual takes on the shimmery style, proving that a little sparkle can, in fact, be worn year round.
Shimmery fabrics were all over the spring/summer 2023 runways—with many looks leaning into the mermaidcore aesthetic that is dominating this season. The key is to style your glistening pieces with the right casual pieces to make them perfect for everyday wear. For example, opt for a shimmery sheer dress on top of your bikini for a poolside look that screams summer 2023. For a more subtle take on the trend, accent your outfit with a pair of silver or gold shoes or a sparkly handbag.
Wearing metallics and sequins in your everyday outfits is a great way to show flair and personality, so take a peek below and get inspired by how fashion people are low-key styling their shimmering pieces this summer.
Shimmering Dress Over Bikini
Take the trend to the beach or poolside by wearing a gold sheer dress over your bikini or one-piece. It's an unexpectedly fresh and very 2023 way to wear metallics this season.
Sparkly Shoes With Denim
One of the easiest ways to integrate a little glitz into your outfit this summer is with a sparkly pair of shoes. Whether you go for rhinestone-embellished flats (Alaïa's ballet flats are a favourite among the fashion set right now) or shiny silver slingbacks, the coolest way to wear them is with denim. A white or blue straight-leg pair is the perfect way to show them off. Keep the rest of your look casual with elevated basics such as a tank and button-down.
Glistening Miniskirt With Oversize Button-Down
Give a shimmering miniskirt a casual touch by pairing it with a relaxed white button-down or a white tank top. Add easy slides or sleek wedges to finish the look.
Shimmery Trousers With a Tank Or Tee
For a statement look, opt for an Insta-worthy pair of sequin or metallic pants. Keep the rest of your look casual and style them with a basic T-shirt or tank top and neutral slides.
Sequin Top With Denim Skirt or Jean Shorts
Give your sequin top a laid-back look by pairing it with a denim skirt or jean shorts—a fun and fashion-forward look that works for day or night.