This summer, the best way to beat the heat is to get some shine of your own - preferably in the form of a rich, metallic hue like gold.

Gold is certainly having a moment this summer, and we're definitely on the bandwagon. From gold plating on shoes and handbags, to gold-tone necklaces, bracelets, and rings, it's not hard to amp up your look with a bold flash of metallic. In fact, sometimes, gold is all you need for a quick style pick-me-up.

We're not just talking fashion department here - gold looks pretty amazing on nails, eyes, and, as some of our contributors and style experts can demonstrate, even lips.

Speaking of our contributors, we'll let the style mavens do the talking from this point on. Click through the gallery to see how they've worked gold into their summer looks - and how you can do it too!