Every now and then I get dressed and feel like my outfit is just so blah. I don’t like the colors or I want a little more pizzazz. My usual reaction is to add some sparkly jewelry or a bright bag, but there is an easier way to shine on the daily. Metallic details are the answer to your lack-luster days. This Fashionista, and a fellow Style Guru, knows that metallics can literally make you look like gold!

I love the fact that this stylish student doesn’t even need major accessories to make a statement. She pairs a black chiffon blouse that has gold metallic polka dots with black skinny jeans. The gold accents pop against the dark ensemble because of the high contrast and gives her a great statement look for class. The black and gold theme continues in her scarf. The gold plaid on the scarf, mixed with the polka dots on the blouse, create interest without being distracting because of the same color scheme. Proof you don’t need a flashy bracelet or necklace when the shine is already in your apparel! This Fashionista finishes her ensemble by rocking black boots that add a comfy touch and elongate her legs by carrying the black throughout the whole look. Talk about an added bonus!

How To: If you want to shine like gold, copy our Fashionista by rocking pieces that have metallic accents. Try this peasant top with gold embroidery, this black and gold scarf from Zappos, or go all out with these American Apparel gold leggings. With shine built right in, you can set the gold standard of style on campus!