I blame Alexa Chung. it wasn’t until I saw her wearing this Gucci look last year that I realized just how much I needed a metallic skirt. And not just any metallic skirt – one with pleats and with that in-between length that makes it easy to wear day or night. Lucky me: I found this shiny skirt at ASOS that not only fits both of those requirements, but it also has a budget-friendly price tag under $75.
While all of that shine might scare some people off, the skirt is actually surprisingly versatile. Thanks to that longer hemline, it’s a skirt that can easily be dressed up or down. I wear this one with sneakers (these or these) all the time, and if I need to dress it up then I just swap those out for a pair of heels or these leopard-print flats. (Oh. And thanks to this recent striped sweater find at Gap, I can now basically recreate the aforementioned Alexa Chung look.) When things get a little cooler, I’ll be wearing it with a pair of boots and this chunky sweater. Not to mention, it’s kind of the most perfect skirt for holiday parties.
With it’s day-or-night versatility, the possibilities of a metallic midi are endless. And that means it can’t hurt to have more than one in your closet. I’ve managed to scoop up one (this one!) or two more in the past couple of weeks. There are so many good options out there right now – including this on-sale beauty. Here, a few more of my favorites: this one (obsessed with that suble leopard print!), this gold one, this Topshop all-silver one for under $150, this rose-gold one, and this glitter one. (I’m also really obsessed with this multi-hued one I just came across at Saks.) For serious steals, check out this one from Express or this one (under $30!) from Forever 21.