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  • How to Wear Metallics, Impromptu Madness with Sharon Haver and Brad Boles, Episode 21

    In this episode of Impromptu Madness, co-hosts, Sharon & Brad tell you how to wear metallics and look chic, not cheesy.

    Plus, Sharon is having a “Maude” moment with her scarf and Brad is going off-topic and is carrying on about their old friends Miss J. Alexander, Michael Alan Stein and Patrick Lucas. It’s Impromptu Madness so watch, laugh and take in some of information-packed fashion tips…

    Watch How to Wear Metallics, Impromptu Madness with Sharon Haver and Brad Boles, Episode 21

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    • In case you don't get Sharon's "Maude" reference, in the 1970's sitcom, Bea Arthur's character almost always wore a scarf or neck wrap.

      In case you don’t get Sharon’s “Maude” reference, in the 1970′s sitcom, Bea Arthur’s character almost always wore a scarf or neck wrap.

    Even Sharon scares herself by wearing too much shine- it’s just not her style.

    • When wearing metallics, you don’t want to look like a disco Phyllis Diller and Brad thinks about Disco Sally.
    • Your metallic item should be the focal point of your complete outfit.
    • Compliment the hardness of metallics, mix with cashmere or something with a soft texture.

       

    • Torn by Ronny Kobo  Bella Pleated Metallic Dress at Shopbop. Sharon would like to see a long camel coat worn over this dress for chic and unexpected touch.

      Torn by Ronny Kobo Bella Pleated Metallic Dress at Shopbop. Sharon would like to see a long camel coat worn over this dress for chic and unexpected touc

    It’s perfectly fine to mix metals if they have the same finish or feel or compliment each other.

    • If you want to layer it up, mix textures of the same metallic.
    • A burnished or muted finish is far more chic than a glaring aluminum foil shine.
    • The last time in your face glaring metals worked was back in the 1990′s with Versace.
    • If you are wearing a vividly bright gold, just wear one piece of it. Balance it with something more subdued and simple like a camel or grey flannel layer.
    • If you do wear a disco ballish bright dress, make it modern and less garish by grounding it with heavy black tights or a boot.
    • Sharon and Brad have has enough of platforms that you can’t walk in. And Sharon wonders if we can all wear shoes different than the same Minnie Mouse platforms that all the It, oops, Ditz Girls wear?!
    • No look can be pulled together if you cannot walk in your shoes.
    • Walking brings Brad to talk about Miss J. Alexander.

    Sharon tell of how she and J. Alexander met at Studio 54 when they both broke a heel of their Charles Jourdan pumps. Alexander shares the story in a video that her son made. Sharon has had her foot in a cast for the past month and credits Alexander’s tips as to how she has been able to balance in her cast, particularly with a YSL sandal on the other foot!

    • Brad tells of when Sharon and he were a stylist and make-up artist, respectively, they all worked together with North Rebis, Patrick Lucas, and Michael Stein on photos shoots.
    • When it comes to wearing metallics, Brad warns to not look like a drag queen and wear too much. Know how to pare it down to look chic.

    We pulled some chic metallics for you to consider:

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    Published on December 10, 2010

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