If you’re a frequent flyer of Five Foot and Fabulous (wow, talk about alliteration!), you know that I love me some gold and silver clothing and accessories. Part of it stems from my inner 12 year old who still gets distracted by reversible sequins and literally anything shiny. Seriously, if I catch something sequined out of the corner of my eye, I will go see what it is. Every single time.
And no, it’s not an addiction. I can stop anytime I want.
It’s actually kind of funny because most of my metallic clothing is silver, whereas many of my accessories and jewelry are gold. Because of this, I find myself mixing metals quite a bit.
A lot of people don’t like to mix metals, but when done right, gold and silver can look very pretty together!
1. Balance is key
If you’re wearing all gold and you suddenly add in a silver accessory, that may look a bit odd. Instead, try for a 50/50 ratio. For each gold accessory, add something silver, and vice versa.
2. Make sure your metals are distinctly different
Now, I love both yellow gold and rose gold, but they don’t look too hot together. It’s kind of like trying to mix navy blue and black: Close, but no cigar. Instead, try matching one of the golds with silver or a white gold.
3. Try having a centerpiece of sorts
I went out of my way to purchase a few items that are both silver and gold so I could match them to any look. These pieces make it so easy to mix metals because they already do half the job for me! Take the necklace I’m wearing in this look as an example. I was able to match the gunmetal choker, silver hoops, and gold accents to their corresponding flowers. Easy peasy!
Top Elle // Jeans Zara // Shoes Simply Vera // Bag Karl Lagerfeld
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What are your favorite ways to mix metals? Do you have a favorite color combination? Let me know in the comments!
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