Gold is a metal well loved when it comes to accessories. Simple gold jewellery brings a whisper of class to your outfit, especially if you’re out in full neutrals. Amp it up by getting more ornate jewellery or mixing your metals, and you can still get away with being tastefully flashy.
Gold apparel on the other hand, gets a pretty bum rep. It gets sidelined for being too loud, too gauche and too in-your-face for a casual outfit, and many ditch exploring metallic fabrics in favour of confining gold to their accessories. But the tone is seeing a revival on the streets, runways and red carpets in a variety of forms and textures, making its presence known.
If you want to bring a little of Midas’ touch to your everyday gear, wearing gold doesn’t have to be gaudy. Here are five choice pieces to look to, and how to wear them.
When it comes to shoes, a mirrored finish is the best way to go. These Stella McCartney heels double up on the attention factor with an interesting take on the pump style. Pair them with ankle-length pants to really showcase the V-shaped vamp.
Velvet is an easy way to make gold look plush. Instead of going for a full velvet dress, tone it down by opting for a sleek gold purse with softer lines. This Eddie Borgo shoulder bag checks all the boxes.
You don’t have to confine yourself to bright, yellow-toned golds all the time. Champagne gold is a more muted option to explore, best worn in silk or lamé to really imbue your outfit with an ethereal tinge.
Innerwear as outerwear has become a current fashion staple, so take it one step further by wearing a silken camisole in yellow-gold with black bottoms. The black mesh trim lends it a little punk touch too.
Those who aren’t feeling gold tops can choose to rock gold bottoms instead. Pants in textured lamé are a particularly lightweight and fashionable option. Choose a loose, wide-legged fit, and you’ll have a pair that can carry you from the office to the night out.