Ask Style: Do Silver and Gold Jewelry Go Together?
Is there a fashion rule against mixing silver and gold jewelry?
—Lauren, via the Ask Style inbox
We've all had these so-called "fashion rules" pounded into our heads practically from birth. Don't wear white after Labor Day! Never mix black and brown! This metal mixing phobia is just another myth that needs to be broken. Silver and gold baubles can coexist in fashion harmony, you just need to keep a couple metal-mixing pointers in mind...
If you wear multiple rings on one hand, try and keep it all in the same color family. Just think of Karl Lagerfeld's signature silver ring bedecked hands or Mary-Kate Olsen's fancy for piling on a bevy of gold rings.
This tip goes for any accessories that are in close proximity to one another. To play it safe, keep belt and bag hardware in the same metal family—I'm particularly fond of this belt-and-purse combo. The same goes for earrings and necklaces.
But if you're the type of fashion rebel who ignores all the rules, just make your mixed metals look deliberate. The easiest way to do that is to get a bangle set with both silver and gold. You can even find chic accessories that use multiple metals in the same piece. Just check out this timeless watch or this drool-worthy necklace that combines not only two, but three metals. When done right, the mixing of gold and silver can feel fresh, and a little wrong in just the right type of way.
If you do decide to throw caution to the wind and mix your gold and silver accoutrements with wild abandon, just remember the best accessory is a little confidence. Work it girl!
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