How To Wear Metallic Jeans: 7 Outfits With Gold and Silver Pants

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Metallic jeans aren’t 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 showing how to wear metallic jeansCelebrities 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 styles as demonstrated by fashion bloggers prove just how versatile metallic jeans can be:

1. Casual Everyday Style

Metallic jeans act like regular old blue denim 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’s blog, Simply Hope Style, is unfortunately no longer available online.

Hope going grunge in silver metallic GoJane jeansHope going grunge in silver metallic GoJane 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 of Carmen Adan Blog on Air Fashion & Lifestyle 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 wearing a black-and-silver look with Acne silver-thigh jeans in LondonCarmen 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 like Micah Gianneli and slip on a leather jacket and biker boots with a pair of metallic jeans.

Micah going neon crazy with a black leather jacket and metallic silver jeansMicah 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’s blog, Quality Rivets, is unfortunately no longer available online.

Lena keeping gold Ardene jeans simple with neutralsLena 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’s blog, Mary-Kate Fashion, is unfortunately no longer available online.

Wioletta in a fuzzy sweater and fur-trimmed boots with bronze La Redoute jeansWioletta 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. Like Yuka of Pretty in Leather, shine under the sun in metallic jeans paired with your favorite tanks and wear-everywhere flats.

Yuka in a silvery summer outfit with silver J Brand jeansYuka 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 from Shopbop and Nordstrom:

4 hot metallic jeansPaige Denim “Verdugo” Coated Ultra-Skinny Jeans, $259 / Calvin Klein Jeans Metallic Legging Jeans, $128 / BN SLIMS Metallic Skinny Jeans, $79 / JAG Jeans “Miranda” Coated Jeans, $89

7. Holographic Pants

I don’t blame Kier Couture for not being able to resist these pants. They’re holographic and she matched them with equally cool shoes!

I had no inkling someone’s manufacturing these already. Can you imagine how gorgeous these pants will look when sun rays hit them?

Kier wears holographic pants with matching silver pumpsKier wears holographic pants with matching silver pumps

Credit: Rocky / WENN

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