The Metallic Trend Shines On

All that glitters is gold this fall when it comes to being on trend. Shiny metallics - gold, silver, pewter and everything in between - are the look to snap up, whether it's shoes, handbags, separates, dresses, or even makeup and nails. Metallic accents are the perfect touch when it comes to the neutral hues that are in for fall - brighten up khaki, black and taupe with a shiny bauble. On runways this season, designers paired chunky metal cuff bracelets and necklaces reminiscent of the '70s with sleek dresses and cozy faux fur pieces. They're offered in lots of textures and metals, but gold, silver, copper, brass, and any hammered metal or other texture are fabulous jewelry accents. And metallics don't have to be paired with only sophisticated looks. Pick up a purse in a metallic hue to set off virtually any outfit.

A metallic clutch in an interesting hue sets off a little black dress nicely. And you can even choose metallic flats for the most basic jeans and t-shirt outfits. If you're feeling bold or have a formal party to attend, why not give a metallic dress a try? Shiny tunics look great paired with basic black leggings as well. For a more subtle look, you might limit the shiny stuff to your nails. All the aforementioned colors look great on nails, and you can go as subtle or as outrageous as you like. Bronze and other metallics are fabulous swept across eyelids and cheeks. They can brighten a sallow fall or winter complexion, so embrace your inner glow and give the trend a try.