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Will Styer for Racked

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How to Wear Holiday Metallics Without Looking Obnoxious

It’s all in the accessories.

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Wearing metallics around the holiday season isn’t a groundbreaking trend by any means. Once November hits, every retailer pulls out the gleaming, high-shine wares, which is great if your goal for the night is to stand out — or twin with the New Year’s Eve ball. But what if it’s not?

For the more subdued types who still want to participate in the fun, accessories are the perfect way to dabble in metallics without going all-out. From shoes to bags, watches to earrings, and even sunglasses, we’ve rounded up some of the best.

Left: Le Specs Nero Sunglasses, $115; Hey Yeah Sunglasses, $90; No Smirking Frames, $80; Jimmy Choo Ora/S Sunglasses, $495. Right: Aska Collection Troy Bootie, $425.

Frances Valentine Willow Leather Pom Pom Heels, $495; Bill Blass Claudia Shoe, $245; ASOS Hugo Block Heeled Mules, $45; Frances Valentine Beatrix Metallic Leather Sandals, $495.

Oasis Cilla Court Shoes, $72; Love Adorned Leather Lips Zip Pouch, $65; Dior Chromatic Sunglasses, $515; Clare V. Wallet Clutch, $135; Flynn Nate Pouch, $75.

Frances Valentine Katy Mary Jane, $395.

Baggu Mini Purse, $120; Loeffler Randall Jasper Tassel Oxfords, $395; *Flynn Ava Bag, $175; Oscar Bag, $275; Maje Aster Sequined Belt, $60; Stewart/Stand 3D Driving Wallet, $74; Komono Moneypenny Royale, $80; Estelle Royale, $99; Jimmy Choo Gotha/S Sunglasses, $450; Baublebar Metallic Crispin Drop Earrings, $52.


Creative director: Brenda Milis. Photographer: Will Styer. Market editor: Tanisha Pina. Prop stylist: Sophie Leng.

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