As exciting as fashion is, it can get rather predictable. Designers turn to neutrals and muted tones in fall/winter while spring/summer brings bright splashes of color to everything.

However, this year has been different. The color blocking trend of last spring worked its way into fall runways, giving us an array of toned down colors for the otherwise grey-and-black season. As if to react to that shift, the sequins and subtle sparkling accents of winter have evolved into big, unapologetic chunks of metal for spring.

Solid metallic accessories are popping up everywhere this season. Belts, shoes, jewelry – you name it. Everything has been dipped in metal and polished to perfection. Here’s a sampling of the lustrous accents. Fair warning: I like shiny things, so this may be blinding!


1. Mango leather metallic details belt

2. Roberto Festa gold suede pump

3. Mettle concave cylinder pendant choker

4. Lori’s Shoes large link collar necklace

5. Boutique 9 Orra pump

6. Born Joely oxfords

7. Pour La Victoire metallic patent bag

8. B-Low The Belt Alpha belt

9. Dolce Vita Bagley-Leather sandals