Gold has always been a prized commodity. The precious metal has been the downfall of kings (remember King Midas?) and is associated with the crème de la crème – athletes spend years training for that elusive gold medal. Designers, too, have been lured by gold’s siren call – the colour is one of fashion’s perennial favourites.
This spring/summer is no exception. The luxurious colour features prominently on this season’s runway offerings. While we can picture these Suno and Badgley Mischka dresses on the red carpet, we can imagine that some might find the bling-ed up outfits a little tough to carry off in real life.
Never fear –the easiest way to incorporate every trend is with accessories and we are here to show you the latest and most fabulous gold pickings in stores now.
1. Burberry Prorsum perspex Blaze Bag with python trimming in Iris Yellow
This is a fun, irreverent take on gold arm candy. While it does take courage to strut out in one of Christopher Bailey’s metallic rainbow hued trenches this season, this peekaboo bag comes right off the same runway and is an easy adaption of the gold trend.
Available at ION Orchard, Paragon and Marina Bay Sands.
2. Whimsical kitty slipper flats by Charlotte Olympia in gold
Everyone loves Charlotte Olympia’s whimsical kitty slipper flats. The gold variation is part of a special capsule collection that Charlotte Olympia and On Pedder has teamed up to create and is just purr-fect to add a little sparkle to your weekend go-to denims.
Available at On Pedder at Ngee Ann City and Scotts Square.
3. Mulberry Maisie Clipper in Dusty Gold Dusty Metallic Leather
Gold can be a serious topic but Mulberry has infused a trompe l’oeil shadow of its classic hardware on the Maisie’s front for a playful look. The “buckle” and “postman’s lock” seen on its other bags are also present in this item but in the form of a tongue-in-cheek heat-moulded trompe l’oeil pattern.
Available at Mandarin Gallery and Hilton Hotel.
4. Van Cleef & Arpels Zip necklace
This Van Cleef & Arpels Zip necklace isn’t your mother’s gold heirloom passed down from her mother. With hardware elements like zips juxtaposed with daintier touches like hearts and diamonds, the zip closure of this necklace actually slides up and down to transform into a bracelet – making this a truly innovation and modern piece of art.
Available at Ngee Ann City and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
5. Pedder Red brogues
If you are game to combine the trends, these golden Pedder Red brogues are key to mixing menswear with gold. The shiny material gives the usually tomboyish footwear a regal flair.
Pedder Red’s Gold Collection is available exclusively at On Pedder at Scotts Square.
6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Stardust Metallic iPhone case
For a flash of bling that catches everyone’s attention, this iPhone case will be your best bet. The poppy alphabets stand out on the shiny rose gold backing and the topic is bound to switch to how fabulous it is whenever you pull your smartphone out.
Available at Mandarin Gallery.
This article is written by Shi Tianyun. Tianyun loves fashion like every style-obsessed girl. She documents her two-cents on everything that catches her eye at STYlewriter.com.sg.