How to Wear Silver and Gold Jewelry at the Same Time

SPRING 2016Ayana MillerComment

Have you ever wanted to wear a gold ring, but you already decided on a silver statement necklace because it went perfectly with you outfit and you just don't think it looks "right"? Or do you feel like you have to wear silver rings the rest of your life because your wedding ring is silver? Stop. Breathe. It's going to be ok.  

Because guess what? The fashion police are not going to come after you. The rule book is pretty much out the window on this one. 

Fashion (and especially accessories!) are meant to be fun. Nevertheless, here are some simple guidelines to consider as you rock multiple metal hues: 

Limit yourself to 2-3 different metal colors.

While it's ok to throw the rule book out, you don't want to go too crazy with your newfound freedom. Gold and silver are a nice combo as well as rose gold and gold or rose gold and silver. When you start mixing more 4 or more metals, you may take away from every individual piece. 

Maintain a theme.

Remember in science class when you had the independent variables (the thing "I" change) and the dependent variables (the things that change on their own)? Well, that's coming back (Sorta). While it's fine to play around with color, you don't want to go over board with other variables, like the styles you choose. Let's use rings as an example.  There should be some obvious themes if you decide to wear multiple rings of various metals. Maybe they are all simple, wire rings or thin midi rings or double rings. Just make sure you keep some elements consistent since you are changing

Keep it balanced.

Following closely to the importance of theme is the importance of balance. Try wearing the rings on different fingers of your hands and spreading them out in a way that looks and feels balanced to you. If you're wearing a large statement necklace, then opt for simpler rings or bangles if they are a different metal color. It's an art, not a science, so go with what feels right to you! This is supposed to be fun, after all. 

Have you played around with different metal colors with your jewelry? Feel free to leave a comment below or share some pics on Instagram and tag @loveyanzjewelry in your post.