Dripping in gold


There isn’t one woman that doesn’t look good in gold. There’s a shade that compliments every skin tone out there. Flashy and gaudy often come to mind when thinking of a gold ensemble, however, gold can be very subdued and sophisticated. But how? We already have this one figured out for you. . . .

Dresses

Just when you thought gold wasn’t your color, these dresses happened.

If you don’t want a full blown oscar moment, yet you still want to be draped in gold, Veronica Beard has you covered.


Veronica Beard Leighton Dress

Aim for a dress that has a gold print or a gold overlay if you aren’t feeling very 24k.

And, if you aren’t one to put too much thought into your outfit, a sheath dress is your best friend. Like we said earlier, dressing in gold can veer into the gaudy route, but Diane Von Furstenberg keeps us on track with her capped sleeve metallic mini dress.


Diane Von Furstenberg Hadlie Sheath Dress

Gold sheath dresses are amazing because you can wear them with pumps, sandals, flats, tights, and the list goes on. For a sexy vibe, wear this DVF dress with a pair of micro fishnet stockings and five inch stilettos.

And of course, floor length gold gowns are show stoppers, and Halston Heritage has three that will keep you on the best dressed list.


Mettalic Halter Gown Strapless Metallic Evening Gown Asymmetrical Strap Metallic Jersey Gown

Tops

If you are going to wear gold on top, stick with black on your bottom half. Think simple and go for tops that aren’t overly sparkly. Leather leggings look the sleekest with this look.


Rachel Zoe Flynn Top Draped Boat Neck Top

Gold doesn’t always mean sequins and beads.


Crosby Ruffled Metallic Dot Top Metallic Crossback Sweater

Elie Tahari makes the chicest long leather vest. This vest is young, hip, and refined all at the same time. Black leather pants will make this outfit street chic, or choose a black leather mini skirt. Pair this leather mini skirt with either micro fishnet tights or plain black stockings, and add black ankle booties.


Long Metallic Leather Jersey Vest

Blazers

Think tailored, Dsquared2 makes this gold brocade biker jacket look elegant.

Tired of blending in in the office? Show up to a meeting in this Lafayette 148 woven jacket, and pair it with a black pencil skirt, tights, and pumps. Fashion does exist in the workplace.

Accessories

Shoes are an accessory, right? Here is where you can get really shiny. Because you kept the rest of your look “simple” choosing a more playful shoe really works here. Loeffler Randall makes a fabulous tassel flat that goes with everything.


Kiki Tassel Metallic Leather Slides

For heels, Badgley Mischka offers us this satin and crystal embellished pump, that will shine throughout the night.


Badgley Mischka Rouge

With tons of gold earrings out there, it shouldn’t be a problem to match a great pair to your outfit. You really can’t go wrong with your earring choice.


Elizabeth & James Boca Earrings 2 Bandits Sharon Earrings

A gold bracelet is always warranted, whether it is a dainty little thing, or a thick dramatic bangle.

And last but not least, your purse. Keep this accessory on the smaller side. Think a wristlet, a clutch, or a mini purse. This Marc Jacobs bucket bag is perfect for any occasion, and it’s easy to wear.


Marc Jacobs Metallic Sway

Calvin Klein gives us this versatile brushed bronze clutch, which complements all shades of gold.


Brushed Radiant Cluth

Go Gold or Go Home

Overpowering, unflattering, yes, gold can be those things, however, once you get past all of the glitter, you are left with lovely shades of metallic golds. So the next time you are in-store or online shopping, do not rule out gold as an option