Iridescence is sort of like mixing a metallic effect with a rainbow that results in a kaleidoscope of color incorporated into a shiny surface, which itself can be any color one chooses. Sounds like a neat trick, huh? It’s just one of the many textile options designers were loving this season. And made us fall in love with, too. Ah, to be iridescent, to glow with the fire of a thousand disco balls, and to be brave enough to do it during the day! In 2013, your dreams are designer commands. From high fashion runways to street style and real way prices, there are just too many gorgeous looks.
This dress is for the iridescent purist. That nude underlay, the crystal-like beading and sequins adding just the right amount of sparkle and shine, you could probably wear this barefoot and still look amazing.
Take any one of these pieces, add it to any one of yours (loving the vest with a pair of skinnies) and you have an instant modern wow-factor. I could see the vest at the office, the belt at brunch and the shorts in any VIP line in the city.
I saw this and instantly thought 'DIY!' Like six times in a row. Google iridescent tape; it's a thing. Saunders, of course, put somewhat more effort and quality into this particular very-definitely-not-DIY runway look. Oh, how it gleams.
Plum is such a luscious color, don't you think? Considering it's uber flattering, it's sad we wear it so rarely. This is ready to be paired with office basics.
$164 at Matches.
Are they silver, are they gold, a touch of both? Does it matter? These would be so cute with Chucks and a slouchy T for an afternoon of vintage shopping.
$36.99 at 6pm.
All That Glitters
Buy this dress and make it your go-to wow piece. For every occasion when you want to be just a little bit too much (and psst, that's any time you choose) throw it on and say you've had it for ages. Or that you bought it yesterday.
$98.43 at ASOS.
Abso an accessory for this season, and priced for costume status, what's not to love about this? Forget about tangling delicate chains in layers, this is the only statement you need.
$6.80 at Forever21.
Rainy spring days get you down? Not when you have this on. Go ahead and wear it with moto boots, beat-up riding boots or rain boots.
$221 at Madison Los Angeles.
What's better than a scarf that reminds you of the colors of the universe? A Tee that can be layered with cardigans, jackets, vests and more scarves.
$59 at 7 For All Mankind.