Lauren Conrad Metallic Handbag

Lauren Conrad Metallic Handbag

The metallic look has been dancing around the edges of fashion for a while and this year it’s taking hold of the accessory market.

Metallic shoes like the Tory Burch Thora Cork Wedge Sandals are very trendy and this particular shoe also fills a few other trends for 2010, the cork and wedge sole being two big ones. But metal is cropping up on shoes in other ways too, mainly as an embellishment. The Balmain Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Stud Sandals are one of my favorite examples of the metal embellishment, and believe me more is better this season.

And although shoes are the most important accessory, metallics have taken over other ones as well. Handbags, purses, bags and whatever else you call them come in a slew of metallic colors like the LeSportsac Soleil Lightning Weekender with its all over metallic fabric or the Temperley London Cirque Hobo with its metallic embellishments.

And of course there are belts coming with a variety of metallic touches and completely made of metal or metallic fabric.

This season it’s not a fashion faux pas if you combine your metals and layer them on, but remember that metal can be quite dramatic so a little will go further than you expect.

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