Gravitate To Gunmetal
Goodbye traditional smoky eye, the gunmetal glam is moving on - to accessories!
First inspired by 70's rock and roll icons like Joan Jett and Pat Benetar who took the dark, masculine edginess of accessories and made it their own, the gunmetal trend has had multiple iterations - from classic glam rock, to biker chic, to modern sophisticated.
In recent years, though, this classic bad girl look has been making its way to everyday fashion. These past few years, celebrities from Halle Berry to Allison Williams have embraced the metallic hue as a primary color on the red carpet, and designers like Michael Kors are bringing the color to everyday women's apparel.
The smoky eye trend is adding a hint of silver that freshens the classic look, and it's time for the versatile and modern color to become a part of every woman's wardrobe.
Gunmetal is a wonderful blend of classic black, silver shine, and matte finish. Just like your everyday black staples, gunmetal jewelry serves as a neutral color, but it also brings chic elements to every outfit. Bringing a pop of gunmetal in your outfit's accessories adds a strong and sophisticated accent to even the sweetest of ensembles.
Whether you're wearing a simple T-shirt and jeans (add a fun statement neck) on the weekend, or a pretty chic dress for an office meeting (try a bangle set or cuff), the shine of gunmetal adds just a hint of the rebel, boosting confidence and modernizing your outfit.Gunmetal's neutral hue and luxe feel also gives you a chance to experiment with bold shapes and styles, without overwhelming you with color. Have you always wanted to try an oversized stud? Try it out in gunmetal, and it will quickly enter your regular accessory rotation. The matte finish of gunmetal earrings flatter brunettes (though they pop dramatically on redheads and blondes, too!), and draws attention to makeup highlights like a bold lip or a fun cat-eye. Add some crystal details and you get an eye-glowing effect.
What we love about gunmetal's boldness is not just how it gives women a way to experiment with the rebel look, it's that it also works in reverse.
Never thought you could pull off wearing a butterfly without looking too girly? A gunmetal butterfly is a rebel's spirit animal. Do you think flowers and crystals might be a bit more flashy than you are normally comfortable with? In gunmetal, these styles are offset by the dark hue and add interest and a fresh look to your strong style.
Less shiny and reflective than silver, a gunmetal necklace adds elegant and versatile detail.
Amrita has embraced the near-black color in her Mixed Metals Collection, but has also incorporated this versatile metal into her singularly feminine collections like Pearls and Rose Garden. You can view her entire Gunmetal Selection here.