The Oscars are always gold. Politically relevant monologues, sappy speeches, record breaking winners, puzzling flubs — and a general fashion theme everyone seems to have gotten a memo on.
This time around, most dresses boasted dramatic necklines, romantic cuts and the colour of the coveted award itself: gold. Of course, actresses put their own spin on the flashy tone. Emma Stone with fringe, Jessica Biel with a decorative neckline, Janelle Monae’s gold and silver detailings — the list goes on.
The red carpet isn’t the only place to rock a gold number. We found some everyday sparkly and shiny looks appropriate for any day-to-day plans. Apparently, gold can be practical.
These gold items will make you feel like an Oscar winning star
Shiny ShirtsPair any of these gold shirts with jeans during the day, and a silk skirt or trousers for a unique night-out look.
Gerard Darel Amana Blouse, $109.50 at John Lewis; Glitter Mesh Body by Jaded London, $116 at Top Shop; Space Style Concept Sweatshirt, $57 at YOOX.Yoox, Topshop, John Lewis
NECKLACES FOR ANY OCCASIONGold is almost always the answer when looking for the perfect necklace to tie your look together, whether it be a dainty piece or chunky accessory.
Stone Tassel Necklace, $35 at LOFT; EXPRESSION Looping Choker, $15 at The Bay; Rose Glow Spike Necklace, $98 at Alex and Ani.LOFT, The Bay, Alex and Ani,
Daring JacketsWe all need a denim jacket, leather jacket — and a statement jacket. Lately the jackets we’re seeing everywhere sport some unique detailing to make a look pop — and what pops more than gold?
Needle Stitch Jacket, $80 at Chicos; Erin Metallic Leather Look Bomber, $95 at BooHoo. Boo Hoo, Chicos
Put a ring on itEveryone needs a gold ring (real or fake) to accessorize in a subtle yet significant way.
Michael Kors Crystal Pavé Crisscross Barrel Ring, $104 at Macy’s; Alluring Brilliant Marquise, Clear CZ & 14K Gold, $440 at Pandora; Ariel Gordon Jewelry, $292 at ShopBop; SWAROVSKI Vittore Crystal Goldplated Ring, $85 at The Bay. Shopbop, Pandora, The Bay
DRESSES FOR ANY TIME OF DAYGold dresses are as appropriate for the sidewalk as they are for the red carpet. They can be whatever you want them to be — sassy, modern, flirty, you name it. Paired with a flat or even bootie, you’d be surprised at how casual they can be.
Metallic jersey back drape dress, $147 at Halston Heritage; Melody Metallic Faux Leather Slip Dress, $22 at BooHoo; Gold shimmy dress, $84 at Wolf And Badger. BooHoo, Wolf and Badger, Halston
Go goldenGlisten and shine with these gorgeous golden hued cosmetics, or splurge with a gold-infused rescue cream that works to strengthen and nourish your skin. Feel like the star you are by adding a touch of prismatic gloss over nude lips.
Omorovicza Rescue Cream, $310 at Omorovicza; Extravaglint nail polish by CND, $8.50 at Nail Polish Canada; Super Cindy lipstick, $39 at Charlotte Tilbury; BITE Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss, $25 at Sephora.Omorovicza, CND, Charlotte Tilbury, Sephora
Statement shoesNothing makes a statement quite like a gold shoe. Matte, sparkly, with a heel, or on platforms, gold shoes will make you feel ready to strut down a red carpet, grocery aisle, or office. We suggest pairing with jeans, culottes, or any simple black and white look.
Hanrietta High Heels, $45 at Aldo; CONVERSE Metallic Pillbox Leather Sneakers, $115 at The Bay; TOPSHOP Krome Leather Ankle Boots, $90 at The Bay; ALDO Kerinna Monkstrap Flatforms, $80 at The Bay. Aldo, The Bay
STRUCTURED SKIRTSPair with any neutral top. Why take away from a colour that demands so much attention?
Calvin Klein Metallic Rose Pencil Skirt, $82 at The Bay; Brea Asymetric Metallic Leather Look Mini Skirt, $25 at BooHoo; Gold guipure lace pencil skirt, $644 at Harvey Nichols; Jagger Vintage Gold Sequin Mini Skirt by WYLDR, $72 at TopShop. BooHoo, Harvey Nichols, The Bay, Topshop
Bedazzled bagsA crossbody, clutch or everyday purse — you can always use a shiny gold bag to add some flash to a neutral look.
Valorie II Small Glitter Clutch, $333 at Gilt; Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Cross Body Bag, $232 at Gilt; The ESSENTIAL Champagne Gold, $70 at Poppy And Peonies.Gilt, Poppy and Peonies
IN MY GOLD BAGNaturally, you’ll want to pack your attention-stealing gold bag with some practical gold items.
S’Well Water bottle, $46 at EBay; Cute But Crazy Makeup Pouch, $5.99 at Forever 21; Chiara Phone Case, $15 at EBay; Rebecca Minkoff Small Metallic Leather Wallet, $100 at ShopBop. Ebay, The Bay, Forever 21
Subtle SunniesProtect your eyes from those pesky UV rays with these versatile sunglasses that will up the chic level of any outfit.
Mykita Gold Quince Sunglasses, $630 at SSENSE; CHLOÉ Carlina round-frame gold-plated sunglasses, $1,100 at Net-A-Porter; LE SPECS Drop Top 60mm Aviator Sunglasses $105 at The Bay. Net-A-Porter, SSENSE, The Bay