Metallic jeans shouldn’t be just for the fashion brave. If you have been shying away from wearing metallic jeans, you are missing out on their shine, glamour, and standout style! They also actually have quieter, more muted, and softer side — a lesser known styling secret that we want all denim lovers to know. Whether you’re going for a bold, blinged-out look or wanting to add just a touch of glow, metallic jeans can do that for you and more.
Celebrities wearing metallic jeans: Nicole Scherzinger leaving her hotel in Liverpool, England, on July 17, 2012; Gwen Stefani arriving at a recording studio in Santa Monica, California, on March 28, 2012; Elle Macpherson outside ITV studios in London, England, on May 21, 2014; Lara Stone at the Chiltern Firehouse in London, England, on September 11, 2014
The following six styles as demonstrated by fashion bloggers prove just how versatile metallic jeans can be:
1. Casual Everyday Style
Metallic jeans act as regular ol’ blue denims when worn as part of everyday style. But instead of being a base or a background, metallic jeans give a little bit of oomph to favorite hoodies, t-shirts, and sneakers. You can coordinate your metallic jeans with similar-colored pieces like Hope below, or keep the rest of your outfit plain to make your metallic jeans stand out.
Hope of Simply Hope Style going grunge in silver Go Jane jeans
2. City Slicker Style
Metallic jeans and urban dressing go hand in hand. A predominantly black city wardrobe will benefit a lot from industrial metals. Carmen below chose a pair that’s metallic just at the thighs, so she was able to wear more metals on her studded beanie and chain-strapped Chanel handbag.
Carmen of Carmen Adan Blog on Air Fashion & Lifestyle wearing a black-and-silver look with Acne silver-thigh jeans in London
3. Edgy Rocker Style
Like the city setting, rock fashion is another style that works wonderfully well with metallic jeans. Live the rockstar life and slip on a leather jacket and biker boots with a pair of metallic jeans.
Micah of Micah Gianneli going neon crazy with a black leather jacket and metallic silver jeans
4. No-Nonsense Neutral Style
Go the minimalistic neutral route without crossing boring territory in a pair of metallic jeans. The two styles mutually benefit from each other: neutrals are spiced up by metallics, while metallics are toned down by neutrals. Naomi Watts at The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night 2013 also demonstrated a perfectly coordinated neutral look with metallic jeans.
Lena of Quality Rivets keeping gold Ardene jeans simple with neutrals
5. Touchably Soft Style
Another way to tone down metallic jeans is to contrast it with soft textures. The juxtaposition of hard metals with oh-so-touchable fabrics is what makes this style a success. Also check out Miranda Kerr rocking a head-to-toe Balmain version of this style.
Wioletta of Mary-Kate Fashion in a fuzzy sweater and fur-trimmed boots with bronze La Redoute jeans
6. Summer Lover Style
Metallics are usually a fall/winter trend, but they’re just as chic in the spring and summer, too. Shine under the sun in metallic jeans paired with your favorite tanks and wear-everywhere flats.
Yuka of Pretty in Leather in a silvery summer outfit with silver J Brand jeans
Ready to rock metallic jeans? Experiment with an array of alloys with these blue, bronze, silver, and gold variants:
Paige Denim “Verdugo” Coated Ultra-Skinny Jeans, $259 / Calvin Klein Jeans Metallic Legging Jeans, $38.40 (before: $128) / BN SLIMS Metallic Skinny Jeans, $38.95 (before: $79) / JAG Jeans “Miranda” Coated Jeans, $18.96 to $87.09 ($89)