Trend Spotting: Metallic Foil Sweaters

Shine on in one of these cozy, opulent knits.

For centuries, gold and other precious metals have symbolized power, prestige, and
enduring prosperity. So perhaps today’s lackluster economy explains why so many designers
are infusing a bit of shine into wardrobe staples such as comfy sweaters. Michael
Kors is known for elevating classic silhouettes with luxurious materials, and this
season is no exception. His 2013 resort collection
is dripping with gold—knit lamé, metallic brocade, shimmering silk, and lavish lace.
Ready to embrace the glitz? We found eight foil sweaters for every style and budget.
Pair yours with a leather skirt and black ankle boots for a tough-luxe look.

1. Rachel Comey shawl collar cardigan, $470 at Saks Fifth Avenue. 2. Christopher Fischer
spray-paint metallic cable-knit, $319 (originally $378) at Intermix. 3. Knitted foil
mesh jumper, $90 at Topshop. 4. Spiked metallic sweater, $32.80 at Forever 21.

5. Marc by Marc Jacobs foil-printed sweatshirt, $198 at Net-a-Porter. 6. Michael by Michael Kors metallic cable knit sweater, $150 at select Macy’s stores. 7. Oversize sweater, $39.99 (originally $79.99) at Mango. 8. Cable-knit metalized sweater, $39.99 (originally $79.99) at Mango.