Fashion Trend Spring-Summer 2013: Silver is the new neutral

January and February are always “light” fashion mag months–let’s face it, we’re in winter (when fashion is not much fun) and not quite ready to start organizing our spring-summer wardrobes.  But when a trend or look pops up twice in two months’ worth of magazines, well, we can pretty much count on it being a trend we can consider making a part of our wardrobe.  That’s what I’ve found about silver metallic….\r\n\r\nIf you’re going to follow this particular trend, consider purchasing a pair of shoes rather than a skirt or bag.  All three are featured in silver in many of the major fashion mags–Lucky, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, etc.  However, there’s no way of knowing that if that silver croc-embossed leather skirt that you might wear twice this spring (before it’s too hot to wear in the summer) will be wearable in the next spring-summer season.  Your best bet for a risky metallic trend is always shoes.   Whatever you do though do NOT purchase platform or sparkle because this trend is Charles David Sway Silver Patent Pumpmeant to be worn in the daytime, with pastels, other neutrals, or colorblocks–anything that needs a balancing neutral.  So, you will want to consider a pointy toe pump with a mid heel (up to 4.5 inches) like this Charles David pair that you can buy right now at (if you must have them right away for some reason.)\r\n\r\nRight now, there are not too many shoes like this available–mostly because we’re at the retail turn-around, where there are lots of sales to help clear out the fall-winter back stock, so, personally, I’m going to save my $$ for a few months.  Then I’ll start looking at some of my favorite online and mall retailers for a pair similar to this pair, –perhaps with a kitten or a 3.5 inch heel.\r\n\r\nThe best thing about this trend in shoes, and what makes it a good investment–even if you decide to buy the $185 pair–is that even if they  go “out of trend” (so to say,) you will still be able to wear them as an evening or special occasion shoe.  Pointy-toe stilettos do not appear to be going out of style for evening or special occasion any time soon, and silver is a color you can match with just about any LBD*.\r\n\r\nSo, go ahead, invest in silver and enjoy the trend!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n*Little Black Dress

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