Colgate Couture – Metal Heads

Katie Zarrella

Are you easily distracted by shiny objects? If so, Spring ’07 is going to be a serious problem. Showered with silvers, sequins, golds and gunmetals, there’s nothing dull about this season’s metallic fashions. Shoes, bags, dresses and even trousers are illuminated with shine and shimmer! So grab your sunglasses and shield your eyes, because this season’s fashions are bright and brilliant.

Tory Burch’s gold sequined mini-dress reflects all that is spring metallics. Straight out of Studio 54, this barely-there sleeveless mini is drenched from top to bottom in glimmering gold sequins. A high scoop neck and loose, casual fit offset the dress’s super short cut, keeping this retro look chic and classy. Wear it with minimal accessories and a platform sandal for an intense night-time look that will make everyone stop and stare.

Stella McCartney’s gold puff-sleeve dress is metallic without being blinding. The silk dress’s full, puff sleeves, babydoll cut and simple v-neck radiate innocence, but maintain a subtle sophistication. Perfect for a spring cocktail party or luncheon, wear this dress with simple accessories to avoid taking away emphasis from its sculpted shape

Nolita’s silver, skinny leg trousers are supersonic. Wrinkled and worn for a glam-grunge look, these low-rise space pants will blast your look out of this world. Dress them down with a simple white tee and sandals for day, or pair them with a sheer, flowy top for an intergalactic evening look.

If space travel isn’t your style, try on Pinko’s gold linen trousers. Baggy and creased for a boyish look, Pinko’s pants are comfortable and casual. With heels and a white blouse, these pants make for a polished spring outfit.

Smart, sexy and gleaming with glamour, Celine’s silver python trench is perfect for those chilly spring evenings. This mid-length double-breasted trench is chic, sharp and certainly a must-have for spring. The coat’s silver scales slither and flicker in the light and its tailored cut is both flattering and ultra feminine.

For a more casual cool-day look, speed into Ralph Lauren’s platinum motorcycle jacket. With a wide collar, deep notched lapel, single front pocket and asymmetrical zip front, this blinding leather bomber has a distinct vintage look. Wear it with white pants for a more classic look, or throw it on with distressed jeans for a fierce outfit.

For those of you who aren’t comfortable taking the plunge into full out head-to-toe metallics, shiny accessories are a perfect solution!

Accent your outfit with Michael Kors’ python drawstring satchel. This silver, python bag is the perfect way to brighten up a boring outfit. With a slouchy shape and open top, the bag is casual enough for everyday use and looks great with a solid black or white outfit. If you’re feeling especially daring, wear it with silver flats or sandals to tie it all together.

Fendi’s crossword perforated t-strap sandals will add a meticulous metallic touch to your little black dress. These 5 ?” silver, peep toe platforms will bring serious sex appeal to even the most basic LBD. The lattice-work effect on the toe and T-strap soften the effect of the bright metallic color. Pair them with a silver clutch to play up the shine.

Be bright, be brave, and don’t be afraid to reflect your style with this spring’s stellar metallics.