ACCESSORIES REPORT: Gold Rush

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The verdict is in: spring 2013 will be clean cut and minimalist. This fall was all about opulence, so a transition into a simple look, such as black and white, might be a bit too hasty for some Fashionistas (it sure is for me). That’s where accessories come in; if our outfits are too shy, we pour or glamour into bracelets, earrings, purses and shoes. This stylish collegiate knew just how to work it; a gold purse changes a simple outfit into something more alive. It’s not that black and white isn’t gorgeous, but let’s face it, wouldn’t it look better with gold earrings, heels or a purse? I think so.

In the latest New York Fashion Week, Victoria Beckham and Oscar de la Renta presented gold metallic clutches. 3.1 Phillip Lim invested in a gold purse much similar in size and sparkle as this Fashionista’s bag. Michael Kors presented a beautiful gold purse with a crocodile print. Burberry Prorsum showcased a gold satchel with a snake print. Bvlgari invested also invested in animal, except theirs was a shoulder bag. Calvin Klein sported a little gold bag perfect for a night out!

It’s really no surprise that over seven designers have invested in this metallic hue; it’s not like were talking about anything less than a color as old as time, and as classy as the royal family. So, if you’re in the mood to make your minimalist look appear a bit more exciting, while keeping its touch of elegance, a gold purse is your answer.

Where can you snag a cheaper, but just as glamorous gold bag? Try this Betsey Johnson purse for only 98 dollars!

Spotted: a gold purse in Diane von Furstenberg’s spring 2013 collection.

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ACCESSORIES REPORT: Gold Rush

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I absolutely love the combination of black and gold. Whether it is the embellishments on a black handbag, or an arm full of gold bangles with an all black outfit, it’s one look that I’m always ready to grab at. The blend seems to stay alive in the fashion world season after season. As seen with Jason Wu in his fall 2012 runway show, he used gold embellishments on many of his all black ensembles. With a look as iconic and renovated as this, it’s always interesting to see how fellow Fashionista’s combine the two. 

This Fashionista embodies the black and gold look through her D.I.Y studded shorts and gold-chained cross necklace. The gold studded detailing, found both on the front and back pockets, is an innovative way to use gold in an outfit. As seasons change, think twice before throwing your pair of studded shorts, which were a hot commodity this summer, in the back of your closet. Pairing studded shorts with a cable knit sweater balances the look for that in between weather that has almost every Fashionista/o pulling their hair out in angst. This Fashionista did exactly that by pairing the shorts with a sweater for a more casual look. Her necklace is another accessory that stands out in this outfit. The size of the necklace doesn’t overrule the outfit, due too its granite appearance against the black top. The gold chain ties in with the gold studs, in an amusing way to play up the gold throughout the outfit. Since her outfit has several loud accessories, the pairing of a simple black sweater and roped sandals helps one not be overwhelmed. It’s a great use of the duo in a more edgy look. 

This Fashionista shows us that imagination is always key. She found a solution to keep her favorite summer must-haves with her fall wardrobe. By using black and gold she stays on trend, but is creative with how she does it. Next time you’re pondering on what to wear, see what route you’ll go with black and gold. A duo that cannot be beat!

Spotted: Jason Wu's fall 2012 runway that showcased black silhouettes with gold embellishing.
 

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