Style Advice of the Week

Even though the hype of the London Olympic Games has come to an end, there are a few things that will stick. Who can forget watching all of the anticipation and excitement that the “Fierce Five” endured, ending with the women’s gymnastics team winning the team competition? Michael Phelps won his 19th Olympic medal, receiving the title of Greatest Olympian of all time. The flawless duo, Misty-Mae Treanor and Kerri Walsh gracefully won their last match before retiring. 15 year old swimmer Katie Ledecky took the podium to receive her gold metal in the women’s 800m freestyle.

With a total of 104 medals, 46 being gold, U.S.A has an eye for shine and it’s not hard to see why. Gold not only looks fantastic draped around an athlete’s neck, it looks just as great incorporated into any outfit. From taking notes in class to going out at night, a hint of metallic adds an eye-catching charm.

Gold jewelry is easy to come by and always a safe choice, but what is more eye-catching is a fabric in this metallic color. The Fashionionta featured sports a cropped leather jacket in a golden hue with small gold detailing. A thin gold belt and gold chain with a strand of scattered pearls provides the perfect compliment. For a designer worthy find, check out this leather jacket by Rebecca Minkoff in a shade of distressed gold. Also see Victoria’s Secret’s version in a more muted hue, or a pale gold crop jacket from Charlotte Russe.

A lot of colors can be paired with shades of gold, but the Fashionista here has a great balance. The dark skinny denim jeans, brown top and high leather boots pull the outfit all together.

Go ahead, take a bite like an Olympian posing for the camera with a newly won metal, and add a touch of gold glimmer to take your outfit up a notch.


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