Go For The Gold With The Metallic Trend
January 4, 2008
Gold just became even more precious. From the red carpet looks we're expecting to spot at next week's Golden Globes to the shimmery styles seen on fashionistas around town, this metal is already making a major impact on 2008. Here are our picks for the best apparel, shoes, and accessories sporting the glowing color–just don't wear them all at once or you'll risk looking like an award statue instead of statuesque.
Apparel: When worn correctly, gold can be just as appropriate during the day as it is at night. Shoshanna translates the gold trend into an office appropriate look in her Metallic Dot Shift Dress (was $305, now $110). For the evening, throw on this Laundry by Design Metallic Sheath Dress ($365), a flattering and hip design that will make you the (not too) shining star of any cocktail party.
Shoes: From comfy flats to sky high heels, no color does a better job of making you feel like a true twinkle toes. Check out these snake-print ballet flats from Tory Burch ($225) for an easy-to-wear style or add major length to your legs with some strappy Nine West sandals ($69).
Bags: Some gold-colored bags cost so much you'd think they were made of the metal itself. If you've got plenty of the real deal in the bank, go ahead and splurge on a super shiny Roberto Cavalli metallic leather bag ($1,950). For a similar look at a slightly more reasonable price, grab this Kooba Metallic Stella Tote (was $595, now $415). Or get this great buy from Kenneth Cole ($179), an affordable way to try the trend without committing every cent of free cash to the cause.
Accessories: Another great way to add some sparkle to your outfit is by throwing on a gold accessory or two. We love this affordable Urban Outfitters scarf ($24) and belt ($28), and we also think you absolutely must have these CC Skye gold hoops ($135).