We all know the story of King Midas. He prayed to the gods that everything he touched might turn to gold. His wish was granted, but he begged to have his request reversed when he nearly starved because he couldn't touch his food. Aristotle was trying to teach a lesson about greed, but we can't help but wonder—how good did his clothes look? Inspired by royals and runways alike, we're putting a golden touch on our spring 2014 outfits.
Gold jewelry is a style staple, but think bigger this season. Gold brocade dresses, high-shine heels and metallic handbags are grabbing our attention. There's even a solid gold 14k iPhone case. High-low devotees would happily starve for a pair of Isabel Marant slouchy, gold-dipped cropped trousers that take leather to a new level. Not surprisingly, Versace has embraced the lavish trend with a pair of casual kicks in gold lamé--fittingly with their signature medusa. Even a set of playing cards from Anthropologie look like they might have been touched by the King himself. Trendy crossbody bags, mini dresses and satchels magically turned into solid gold? We're not complaining.