Mixing and matching: combining gold and silver
Do you closely follow the jewelry trends? Well, then you obviously know that it used to be ‘not done’ to combine gold and silver jewelry in the past. Many people are convinced that the material and brilliance clash. Yet, on the contrary. Mixing and matching the right pieces creates a tasteful and elegant combination. The best of both worlds. Do you still doubt whether this bicolor trend is a good idea? We gladly show you that combining materials can give your outfit the little extra it needs.
In the past the rules were quite simple and straight forward: silver belongs to silver and gold to gold. Different colors and materials were never worn together in one outfit. Yet, today we notice many other materials, such as soft rose gold, champaign gold and bronze. And the tight rules from the past are eased. Because, why not? The warm undertones of gold and the colder silver ones complement each other quite well. The bicolor trend is most beautiful when combining different jewels together, but it is extra special when combining both colors in one piece as well. More important is that you keep on playing with textures and colors in order to find the style and combination that fits best to your own skin tone.
Which shades fit your skin type best?
While one person looks amazing with silver, the other one looks gorgeous with golden jewelry. In order to find our which jewelry shade fits the undertone of your skin best, we have some simple tips. Look into a mirror and watch the color of your eyes and hair. Do you have dark eyes and golden strokes in your hair, you are a warmer type and golden pieces match best with your skin. Do you have a colder skin tone and light eyes? Silver or white gold jewelry are a better fit for you. In summer it is most easy to detect which shade fits your skin best. Do you tan easily, yellow gold, rose gold and champaign gold are your match. Is your skin often burned or do you not tan at all, white gold or silver are your match made in heaven. Nonetheless, don’t let your skin tone define the jewelry you can wear. Do you have a cooler skin tone but do you like golden jewelry, just go for it or mix and match according to the bicolor trend.
Jump on the bicolor bandwagon
Now you know your skin type and which color needs to play the leading role in your bicolor jewelry story, you want to create a trendy and elegant whole. To avoid chaos, we offer you three tricks to master the bicolor trend.
- Subtility: the bicolor trend rapidly looks ‘too much’. Therefore, we advise to work with dainty, delicate jewelry. Use one simple rule: one third of your jewelry needs to be gold, two thirds silver – or visa versa. By doing so, your creation looks more coherent and put together. Keep the rest of your outfit clean in order to draw as much attention as possible to your daring jewelry combination.
- Stick to one style: in order to avoid a messy look with the bicolor trend, combine gold and silver jewelry from the same style family. Opt for a combination of minimalist jewelry or vintage pieces, but never mix styles to keep the total picture easy and light.
- Keep balance: one golden bracelet between five silver ones looks a bit lost. Try balancing it out by making sure the different materials and shades return equally into your creation.
Do you still find it difficult to master the bicolor trend with these tips? Start simple with a bicolor piece and add some of your favorite pieces to it. Or start with a golden ear party and change one or two earrings with silver or white gold ones. Simple and subtle.
Do you dare to mix and match silver and gold this summer?