TREND: Glam Gold for Fall

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Rampage Empire Batwing Sweater
$26.99 (was $44-- save 39%!)

Gold has taken over as the metallic to be seen in and this fall it is going to be showing up everywhere. No longer just a variety of jewelry, metallic gold is gracing everything from shoes to party dresses. I'm pretty excited about this new opportunity to embrace gold. As I've said before, I think silver is a little overplayed. Gold is so flattering and warm, it's about time it had its day in the sun.

I've been searching out new ways to wear gold and I think I've found a few winners here. This Empire Batwing Sweater by Rampage (right) is knit with subtle shades of olive, beige, and metallic gold lurex and has a flattering shape that will accentuate collarbone and decolletage while camouflaging tummy and upper arms. Also, it really doesn't hurt that this very affordable sweater looks remarkably like a less-than-affordable Missoni knit!

BCBG Max Azria Metallic Skirt
$46.90 (was $158-- save 70%!)

BCBG's Metallic Skirt (left) has a light sprinkling of gold shimmer over a subdued dark fabric, which makes it perfect for fall. This would be a great party skirt when paired with a slim fitting top and strappy sandals. I could also see a particularly confident fashionista turning it into a day appropriate skirt by adding layered sweaters to balance out the shiny fabric.

Jessica Simpson - Amy (Light Gold Suede Metallic) - Women's

Jessica Simpson Amy
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Looking for a more "entry level" item to ease into the gold-as-clothing trend? I'd try these adorable metallic gold peep-toe Amy platforms by Jessica Simpson (right). These fun shoes would look fabulous peeking out from under jeans day or night. For those days when you have to run right from work to cocktails, pack these shoes in your bag. They would turn a workday ensemble into an after work look in an instant!

Click on any photo to link directly to where you can purchase that Glam Gold item online.

Want to read about more fall metallics? Check out Kristopher Dukes' blog for ThisNext... this post is quoted there!