Has anyone else felt at one time or another that you couldn’t wear your gold watch with your silver earrings, or your rose gold bracelet with your bronze necklace? I use to struggle with this all the time! I always felt like I had to match my hardwares, not combine them! That’s the OCD in me. I got over that and studied how to mix and match them and compare the styles and different finishes on each metal.
This rule of mixing metals was absolutely made to be broken. Why? Because it’s way too much trouble to try and perfectly match your metals – making sure the hardware on your handbag matches the zipper pull on your boots, and doesn’t clash with the ring you want to wear is just too exhausting. Since today’s fashion is all about having fun, this tedious process of matching every accessory is not one that we want to linger around anymore.
There’s something about mixing metals, especially in jewelry, that’s so carefree and relaxed. Stacks of mismatched bangles and watches are fun and on-trend, and getting the look is super easy. Pick a variety of thin-to-medium sized bangles and a watch, and layer away! The mismatched look is also achievable with rings, particularly thin and dainty for stackable looks.
My favorite mixed metallic looks for the holiday:
If you want to be a little more adventurous with your mixed metals, grab a few contrasting metallic clothing items (or 1 clothing item and contrasting shoes) and get started. A really easy outfit combo would be denim jeans with a metallic gold tee and silver sneakers or mules. Just play!
Mix them in home decor too! The possibilities are endless