The Summer Olympics in London is a day away and suddenly America’s obsession with all things shiny and gold is resounding louder than ever. With every American hoping for our sporting heroes to bring home the gold for our beloved Uncle Sam, everyone in fashion is heeding the call as well. Inspired by the desire for an Olympic gold medal haul, fashion embraced the fascinating hue, suddenly becoming the color-of-the-moment.
As such, we at Fashion Glamour rounded up these fabulous designer garments and accessories that beam with style gold and summer-appropriateness. From a luxurious jacket to a sparkly frock best saved for a jovial all-nighter, here are some of the pieces you’ll need to help you nab that high-fashion gold.
Comfort and style collide with these ballet flats from Chloé. Bursting with high-octane chicness and casualness, this pair will ease you through every sartorial activity you have prepared throughout the Olympic week. More than a summer necessity, these flats and its unassuming simplicity also burst with transeasonal potential. The options are endless with this pair, which can go well with pastel pants, distressed denim or even an all-black outfit that will let the color truly stand out.
Evening night-outs aren’t the same without a burst of shimmer or sparkle. Milly’s sequined jacket is the perfect piece for a variety of nighttime styling needs because it’s simple, stunning and superbly versatile. The short sleeves are also something to look forward to for it provides ample arm coverage to keep evening chills at bay without looking too covered up. We deem this perfect when worn over a rugged denim-and-shirt ensemble.
On days where dresses and skirts can become too ubiquitous for our stylish liking, boldly change it up with a scene-stealing pair of leggings that’s easy to wear and effortlessly versatile such as this sequined leggings from Sass & bide. With its standout appeal, keep the rest of your outfit simple by opting for solid colors such as black and white. For the day, pair it with an oversized black top. Come evening however, pull a clean black blazer over it for a dash of sartorial sharpness.
Victoria Beckham’s dropped-waist dresses may be a common sighting this season, but the collision of gold, black and silver on this sophisticated jacquard dress is a stellar deviation. Whether you’re off to celebrate an athlete’s gold medal win or not, slipping into this decisively stylish dress will earn you sartorial gold.
Stretch skirts have become a necessity in women’s wardrobe for its easy sultriness, but this Donna Karan metallic fold-over skirt took the Olympic medal. Although it’s a garment that can quietly leave a string of sartorial breakdowns for how it hugs every curve on a woman’s body, we still love the sophistication of this skirt. For an elegant night out, this stretch skirt may be all you’ll ever need this season.
For a few weeks starting today, leave your candy-colored totes at home and throw your everyday essentials in one scene-stealing metallic gold bag like this design from Rochas. Stylish city girls and their always-frantic schedules will find the unforgiving appeal of this bag fit for their lifestyle. Besides its high-octane luster, it also boats of roomy compartments that make it worthy of a spin from day to night.
Although our fashion instincts often tell us to pile on the accessories this summer, it also often whispers a more transeasonal approach. This collar necklace from Kenneth Jay Lane is the perfect statement accessory to wear on days where high-glamour is in order. However, do save the stack of wooden bangles and excess of rings for another day when you’re parading this piece. With its uncompromising elegance, wear this with the season’s trendiest plunging dresses and blouses.
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