Go for the Gold

October 23, 2008

If you’ve chosen to invest in gold instead of stocks over the last decade or so, you’re probably in pretty good shape. But since most of us aren’t hording gold bricks in our basements, now might be the time to hop on the metallic bandwagon. Women’s Wear Daily titled their Tuesday front page “Shine Up” (above) and then praised the gold trend that ruled the runways at the recent fashion shows. Inside, they showed several looks and paired them with bold gold accessories like cuffs, belts and shoes.

Designers chose to play this up in a few different ways on the Spring ’09 runways: Some went for all-over gold shimmer like Monique Lhuillier (above), while others opted for accents, like Carolina Hererra (below) with her flower applique dress.

Duvall O’Steen of the World Gold Council says: “The Renaissance of gold in the fashion world shows no signs of slowing down. With the increasing value of gold, coupled with the economic concerns, gold has become a meaningful and safe investment for any jewelry wardrobe. Gold is one of the only luxury goods that never loses its beauty, its relevance, its emotional appeal or, most importantly, its value.”

Bold gold is back and bigger than ever. To start slowly, invest in pieces that will never go out of style, like these Talisman Unlimited 14k Yellow Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings or this Chanel One-of-a-Kind Quilted Gold Metallic Leather Evening Case Shoulder Bag.

Images via Women’s Wear Daily and Style.com.

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