Hardware is so chic…and I don’t mean the kind you buy at Home Depot or the Apple Store. Metal accents on clothing make your look extraordinarily luxurious. The trick is that the metal must look high-quality (for example, high-shine) rather than dull (like cheap tin). I have found that even inexpensive items of clothing can look like pricey luxury goods if the metal hardware is done well. Clothing with metal accents can be hard to find, and tricky to wash. An alternative approach which can deliver the same effect is to accessorize with metal accents. For example, invest in an Hermes scarf ring. If you pair the expensive scarf-ring with any inexpensive scarf, the scarf instantly looks luxe. The expensive accessory can be re-used with many inexpensive scarfs, and paired with inexpensive dresses, for a look that is still uplifted by the single luxury piece. Likewise, an otherwise inexpensive outfit is instantly lifted with a well-done handbag that has shiny, high-quality metallic hardware accents. Enjoy hunting for clothing with metallic bits, and consider investing in a luxury metallic accessory!