Metallic gold — whether in the form of brocade, sequins, or lamé — is never more a wardrobe staple than this time of year. And, with the abundance of gilded looks on the runways for Spring 2012, it seems that shiny threads are definitely here to stay. Click through for 12 gorgeous ways to wear what’s arguably the luxest look around — from day to night to every moment in between — as seen on the streets of recent Fashion Weeks.
The runways of Spring 2012 featured plenty of shimmer. From left to right, gilded looks from the Balmain, Alexander McQueen, and Roberto Cavalli Spring 2012 shows.
Kate Moss paired a slouchy gold tunic with a pair of leggings and pointy-toed pumps at the Fred Jewelry launch during Paris Fashion Week in October 2011.
At New York Fashion Week in September 2011, Joanna Hillman added a graphic blazer and a bright Proenza Schouler bag to sequined J.Crew sweatpants.
A gold pleated skirt — spotted on the street during Spring 2012 Paris Fashion Week — looks chic for day when topped with a cozy cream sweater and opaque black tights. Gray Mary Janes keep the look soft, and a silver Alexander Wang clutch adds contrast
An all-black ensemble gets a dose of cold-weather glamour in the form of a shimmering coat at Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week.
Rachel Bilson opted for a metallic and black brocade jacket at a Nylon event in November 2011.
At the Mulberry Spring 2012 show in London, Margo Stilley wore gilded-platform Charlotte Olympia pumps, a glimmering top, and a metallic Mulberry bag with a black fur shrug and black ankle-grazing trousers.
At Spring 2012 Milan Fashion Week, a floaty maxi skirt was grounded with the addition of a boyfriend blazer and prim button-up.
At the Jenny Packham Spring 2012 show, Mandy Moore toned down a shimmering cardigan by pairing it with a simple white tee, black trousers, and open-toed booties.
Leigh Lezark looked chic in muted tones and contrasting textures at the Chanel Spring 2012 show in Paris.
Sasha Pivovarova wore a high-shine Roberto Cavalli cocktail dress to the designer’s 40th anniversary party during Spring 2011 Paris Fashion Week.
Poppy Delevingne went for head-to-toe draped lamé at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in November 2011.
Anna Dello Russo went star-spangled in a tea-length Dolce & Gabbana sequin dress and YSL wedges during Spring 2012 Milan Fashion Week