With a gleaming rosy hue (its name is no mistake) and understated elegance, rose gold has made its way to the forefront of the metallic trend. Not quite gold and not quite silver, this sunny-hued metal has been heating up everything from clothing and accessories to nail polish and makeup. But what exactly is rose gold?
Translation: Whether solid or plated, rose gold is a mix of gold and copper that’s usually 75% gold and 25% copper. The more copper, the stronger the rosy hue. Who knew?
Ahh, metallics. The not-so-distantly-removed cousin of Trends We Hesitate to Try. According to the spring 2013 runways, however, we can go ahead and embrace the precious tones as a new wardrobe staple. Here’s how.
Stick to the classics. While multi-hued metallics are majorly on-trend right now, you can never go wrong with silver, gold, or rose-gold metallic tones. A silver pair of heels will punch up a jeans-and-tee ensemble.
Play with prints. Fun prints are an easy way to wear this trend without going over the top. A brocade or floral print adds subtle texture.
Anchor it. The great thing about metallics? They’re universally flattering. If you’re aiming to be noticed, select one piece and build your look around it. A light gold skirt, paired with a neutral or chambray top, will nail this trend on the head.
Drop a hint. Adding accents is a fun way to incorporate this trend while still looking office-appropriate. Cap-toe metallic flats, gold-trimmed anything, and the old standby of bold statement jewelry will always pair well with a floral dress or structured blazer.
By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer
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