ABS by Allen Schwartz - Fashionville.com
by Ida Hsiang
Metallic accents are stylish year-round, but especially perfect for summer styles because the shiny surfaces only help to reflect the sunny day more, giving you added glitz without being over the top. Be careful to use it in small doses however, because while metallic accents can be used more abundantly in colder months, they do add heaviness to an ensemble, calling for more sparing usage in the hot summer season. Add a little shine to your day with a pretty and practical tote or pair of flats. Got a summer shindig in your future? Try a dress or romper in a more matte finish, or sling on an extra fancy purse. Gold and bronze hues help add a glow to warm skin tones and really plays up that tan you've been working on. Or for fairer skin, try a lighter sheen like silver or metallic white. Too predictable? Metallics in fun, unexpected colors add a pop of interest and unique style to any summer outfit. However you choose to wear your metallics - running errands, cutting a rug or at the beach - check out some favorite metallic accessories and pieces from Stylehive members like you! Click on the slideshow and add a little dazzle to your summer wardrobe!
Just when you thought you had all your holiday shopping in the bag, you check your calendar and suddenly remember Christmas isn't the only important date that's about to sneak up on us all! New Year's Eve is yet another occasion that makes fashionistas hit the stores even more than usual, because even if you have a closetful of cocktail attire, the desire to go glitzy and glamorous seems to renderall the frocks you already have unsuitable. But good news -- there are plenty of party-friendly sheaths that won't have you drowning in debt (especially in the wake of splurging on Christmas gifts), whether your NYE plans call for a classy cocktail dress or a sexy Herve Leger-inspired number. And the best part? The winter season's sequin fetish will guarantee your dress won't be obsolete even after the 2010 ball drops! Check out the slideshow for my 10 favorite picks.