Gold Fashion for Summer

Woman posing in red top and gold skirt

Metallics have been seen all over the Spring Summer 2017 runways, so it only makes sense to try to embrace this show-stopping trend. When it comes to the metallic shades, nothing quite beats a glamorous gold for the summer months, so here are a few pieces that you could invest in.

Pleated Gold Midi Skirt
Although the summer months may be warm enough to bare more skin than usual, there are always those occasions when you do not want to flash quite so much leg, making a midi skirt a great way to go. The pleated gold midi skirt from Zara is made from a frayed metallic fabric, giving it an edgy, down-to-earth vibe, but it still swings and flows in a way that is delightfully feminine.

Gold Loafers
Traditional loafers are a classic, and are being seen just about everywhere this summer. While your go-to black loafers may be looking slightly tired, a pair of metallic gold loafers, such as the style from Tod’s, will never fail to brighten up your day. Whether you wear them with cropped denim jeans or dark workwear, gold loafers will add a slightly futuristic edge to any outfit.

Gold Sandals
For those who are still not quite sold on the idea of wearing gold, trying this trend out with a pair of understated gold sandals is a great way to get your feet wet. Marc Jacobs has a pair that is perfect for this, as they are made from a cracked metallic leather and feature a covered heel and a buckled ankle strap, making them casual and perfect for lazy summer days.

Woman posing in gold bikini and shades

Gold Swimwear
If you have been wanting to buy a new swimsuit for this summer, try on a few gold swimsuits and see how much the color flatters your skin tone. Gold works with just about every skin color out there, making a gold swimsuit the perfect way to stand out on the beach this summer. From Melissa Odabash to Topshop to Martha Medeiros, there are so many brands out there that have their own stunning version of a gold swimsuit, so do explore all of the options.

Sequins and Crystals
With everything from sequins and crystals to beads and Art Deco motifs, the gold Patty Silk Chiffon Mini Dress from Alice and Olivia is perfectly suited for the summer. The dress boasts a plunging neckline and a flared silhouette, and would work well when paired with a clutch bag and some strappy summer sandals.

Rose Gold
If the idea of gold is still too bold for you, give rose gold a try instead. With its pinkish hue, rose gold is much more subtle, but just as on-trend. For a rose-gold dress that will soon become your go-to number for special occasions, take a look at Herve Leger, who have a figure-hugging metallic gold bandage dress that will beautifully accentuate your shape.

The subtle shimmer that metallic shades give to your outfit are enhanced even more by the bright summer light, making this the perfect trend for the summer months. Whether you opt for gold shoes or a gold skirt, these are some of the gold must-haves for your wardrobe this summer.


The Best Type of Gold for Your Skin Tone

Women wearing gold dresses

Any piece of jewelry will always look quite different depending on who is wearing it, and this is largely due to skin tone. Since gold is most often worn against the skin, the easiest way to choose the most flattering type of gold is by taking your skin tone into account, and then opting for a shade that will best complement it.

Learning More About Your Skin Tone
Before choosing a type of gold, you need to first learn a bit more about your skin tone, which is something that is completely different from skin color. The easiest way to figure this out is by looking at an area of skin, in natural light, where the veins are most visible, which is usually on the wrist. Those with a cool skin tone will notice blue-ish veins, with a pink or red undertone, while those with a warm skin tone will have veins that look green, and have yellow or gold undertones. If you seem to have both warm and cool undertones, then your skin tone can be classified as neutral.

Cool Skin Tones
White metals and cooler types of gold will usually work best with cool skin tones. White gold is a great option, as the lightness of this will beautifully complement you. Combination pieces that contain both silver and gold are also suitable, as are those that contain red, purple or blue gemstones. When it comes to rose gold, this can work well with all skin tones, depending on how strong the rose color is, so, if you have a cool skin tone, opt for the lighter shades of rose gold.

Warm Skin Tones
A warm skin tone is highlighted best with the use of yellow metals, which includes yellow and orange gold. Opt for rich and earthy shades whenever possible, staying away from any white metals. Warm types of rose gold will also work well with your skin tone, but be sure to choose the deepest pink shades possible.

Neutral Skin Tones
Those with more of a neutral skin tone are quite lucky, as pretty much all types of gold can be worn, although some may look better than others. From white gold to a deep orange gold, experiment with all of the different types to find one that works best for you. To make it slightly easier to narrow down your choice, make use of a color wheel, as this will help you to discover which types of gold your strongest undertones will work well with.

Wearing a type of gold that complements your skin tone will make you appear much healthier, from your eyes to your skin, and you are likely to feel much fresher and vibrant as a result. However, if you wear a type of gold that is not well-suited to your skin tone, this can often end up highlighting any imperfections that you would usually choose to hide, such as wrinkles or discoloration, making it important to choose the right type of gold if you want to be looking your very best.

Top Luxury Watches

Luxury watch

Luxury watches are about more than just telling you what time it is. Instead, they are a beautifully designed accessory that showcases the ultimate in craftsmanship, and are usually created with the most luxurious of materials. OROGOLD takes a look at some of the top luxury watches currently available.

Chopard 210 Karat
The Chopard 210 Karat is the most expensive watch in the world, and while it may not have a listing price, it is said to have sold for around $26 million in the past. The watch features 874 diamonds in total, with its three large heart-shaped diamonds being the focal point. One of these heart-shaped diamonds is an internally flawless 15 carat pink diamond, the second is a 12 carat blue diamond, while the third is an 11 carat white diamond. The watch also boasts a spring-loaded mechanism, that, when pressed, enables the three heart-shaped diamonds to mechanically open up and expose the yellow diamond sprinkled watch face.

Patek Philippe Super Complication
The Super Complication from Patek Philippe is a pocket watch made from 18K gold, and will set you back around $11 million. It was originally created by Patek Philippe for Henry Graves Jr in 1933, and took a total of five years to design and build. Its name is down to the fact that, in addition to keeping the time, the watch has 24 other mechanical features, including a chart of New York City’s night sky, complete with the milky way and star magnitudes, as well as a minute repeater that plays a replica of the chimes heard from London’s Big Ben.

Vacheron Constatin Tour de I’lle
Vacheron Constatin is one of the oldest fine watch manufacturers in the world, and their Tour de I’lle watch is certainly a beauty. Made from 18K rose gold, this watch is known as being the most complicated wristwatch in the world, and for good reason too! The watch in itself took over 10,000 hours to design, which is hardly surprising when you take into account the fact that it consists of 834 individual parts. In addition to basic timekeeping, it has 16 other functions, including sunset time, a minute repeater, a second time zone, and a representation of the night sky. It is a double-sided watch, with blue sapphire non-reflective glass, and is embellished with sapphire crystals, perhaps justifying its $1.5 million price tag! If all of this has tempted you, OROGOLD warns that acquiring one of these beauties may take some hard work, as they are a limited edition, and only seven have been produced.

A beautiful luxury watch is more than just a status symbol – it is a piece of extraordinary craftsmanship that you would keep with you for a lifetime, passing it down to future generations. From the most expensive watch in the world from Chopard, to the most complicated watch in the world from Vacheron Constatin, these are all stunning watches that OROGOLD would definitely not say no to!