How To Mix Metals

How To Mix Metals on Five Foot and Fabulous | Mixed metals | How to mix gold and silver | Street style

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!

How To Mix Metals on Five Foot and Fabulous | Mixed metals | How to mix gold and silver | Street style

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.

How To Mix Metals on Five Foot and Fabulous | Mixed metals | How to mix gold and silver | Street style

How To Mix Metals on Five Foot and Fabulous | Mixed metals | How to mix gold and silver | Street style

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.

How To Mix Metals on Five Foot and Fabulous | Mixed metals | How to mix gold and silver | Street style

How To Mix Metals on Five Foot and Fabulous | Mixed metals | How to mix gold and silver | Street style

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!

How To Mix Metals on Five Foot and Fabulous | Mixed metals | How to mix gold and silver | Street style

How To Mix Metals on Five Foot and Fabulous | Mixed metals | How to mix gold and silver | Street style

Top Elle // Jeans Zara // Shoes Simply Vera // Bag Karl Lagerfeld

Statement necklace via Kohl’s // Choker Claire’s // Hoop earrings Claire’s

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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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22 Replies to “How To Mix Metals”

  1. These are some great tips, I’ve never even tried to mix metals, haha. Also, you look gorgeous and I love that necklace! 🙂

    1. Thanks Tami! Maybe you could try now!

  2. Cute! I love mixing metals!

    1. Thanks Meagan! Me too!

  3. I love the mixing!! super cute and fun more summer

  4. I like mixing and matching metals too. Although I will admit I also like how navy and black look together at times, I promise it isn’t always bad!

    1. Haha if you say so! Thanks for reading, Jordyn!

  5. I always mix metals!

  6. You look super cute! I love mixing metals!

    1. Thanks Susannah!

  7. Cute outfit! My wedding band and engagement rings are mixed 🙂 I have a rose gold band, and white gold engagement ring and wouldn’t have it any other way!

    1. That sounds beautiful, Joy!

  8. I love this post girl! You look so cute

    – xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

    1. Thanks Azanique!

  9. Oh, interesting! I never thought about those tips for mixing metals! I don’t have a lot of jewelry so I have yet to run into this problem 😉

    1. Haha well if you ever do run into the problem, now you know how to get around it! Thanks for reading, girl!

  10. I love mixed metals! I wear two platinum rings each day, but I love mixing it up by adding a yellow gold ring on occasion.

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    1. I’m sure that looks awesome! Thanks for reading!

  11. Great tips! I love mixing silver and gold!

    1. Thanks Dara! Me too!

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