Inspiration can strike anywhere and yesterday it hit me in the middle of Crate & Barrel. I had just met a friend for lunch and was running some quick errands when I saw it there on a shelf. It literally stopped me in my tracks.
Then I saw it in Target. The “it” I speak of is: Gold.
I get so excited when I come across something that makes me pause… especially when it’s something that I’m not normally into. Like my new found love of yellow, gold has given me a rush!
Normally, I’m not a golden girl. I’m a loyal fan of silver… brushed, hammered, polished… even white gold. But yellow gold… not so much. I’ve seen this shining trend beginning to emerge in magazines and online and I was prepared to dig in my heels and not like it. However, a girl can change her mind and I find these gold elements perfect for fall:
As I worked on this post a few things stood out to me about this gold trend:
1. Matte it up: A shiny gold is nice, but a little goes a long way. Gold mattes allow you to work in a lot more of the gold trend without going all Midas on the space.
2. Keep it Natural: Leaves, pinecones, animals…. going with gold finishes on items found in nature keep the trend feeling fresh and classic.
What do you think of the gold trend? Are you excited by this golden age? What trends are you looking forward to this fall?