How To Mix Metals Like a Pro

Posted on July 06, 2017 by Keltie Maguire | 0 comments

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I often have customers asking for my input and ideas on how they can style their jewellery and one of the questions that frequently comes up is, "Is it okay for me to wear two different metal tones together?"...followed by, "And how do I do that??"

The answer to these questions is a resounding, "Yes!" and, "Let me show you how!" That's why I've teamed up with one of my favourite style influencers and bloggers, Samantha, from The Family Jewels, to bring you a special How To Mix Metals styling guide.

Samantha has such an amazing, cool-girl style that she makes easy for real women to emulate. You know what I'm talking about: we don't all sit around posing for photos in designer clothing every day - most of us have busy lives with jobs, kids, errands, and other "stuff" to attend to. That's why I love Sam: she walks the talk as a busy mom of two little boys who also works as a personal stylist that loves travelling and having fun with her family. 

Samantha did such a beautiful job styling the different looks we've put together to showcase my Five Ways to Mix Metals. Check it out below, and be sure to pop over to Sam's blog for some fantastic styling tips for your whole wardrobe!

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The old rules saying you shouldn’t mix the metal colours of your jewellery no longer apply. Looking for some inspiration on how to incorporate mixed metals into your look? Here are a few of my favourite ways to combine different metals, so you can take the guesswork out of styling your jewellery.

1.) Pair silver and rose gold.

Ease into mixing metals by pairing the cool tone of silver or white gold, with the warmth of rose gold. These two metal colours make a gorgeous and eye-catching duo.

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2.) Tie your look together with a unifying element.

When combining metal colours, keep one aspect of your jewellery consistent throughout. It could be sticking with a certain theme like geometric shapes, or maintaining the gemstone colour of your pieces. This is a great way to create cohesion and consistency within your look, while experimenting with mixed metals.

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3.) Keep it light and airy.

Allow the mixed metals of your accessories to be the focal point of your look, by keeping the gemstones and style of your pieces light and airy. Think diamonds, crystals, and moonstone, showcased in simple designs and on delicate chain.

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4.) Layer away. 

Wear necklaces of differing lengths in a mix of metal colours. You can incorporate one or more of the tips above, as inspiration for your look.

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5.) Most importantly: have fun! 

The days when mixing metals was considered a fashion mis-step are behind us, so enjoy experimenting with your jewellery and seeing what works for you.

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A special thanks to Samantha for her lovely styling, and the talented Erin Ashleigh Photography for the images!

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