Mix and Match Jewellery
If you're trying to figure out the best way to mix and match your jewellery for different occasions, we're here to help. Take a look at our tips, and then check out our examples of mixed-and-matched pieces for some inspiration.
Mix-and-match jewellery can sometimes be a bit daunting, with so many different necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings to choose from. When you're mixing and matching jewellery, it can be tempting to just throw on any old thing. But there's an art to creating a look that has visual interest while still feeling cohesive. All you have to do then is start experimenting for yourself.
If your starting point is a necklace and you're looking for ways to layer it, then look at layering different necklaces with it. If you are layering necklaces, then choose different lengths with the aim of drawing the eye up to your face. Different shapes, colours and textures will often work well for layered necklaces.
If you're starting with a ring or bracelet and want to layer on other parts of your body, then choose from other rings or bracelets (or even both!). You could wear a jumble of similar pieces, such as a set of bangles with different patterns or colours that will jangle as you move. Alternatively choose one standout piece and wear it with a collection of more subtle designs in bracelet or bangle form.
That doesn't mean you can't also wear small pieces of jewellery elsewhere—just aim for these pieces on other body sites to be more subtle so they don't draw attention away from your focal point.
When it comes to wearing matching jewellery, there are two options: you can either match your outfit with a single colour, or you can match your outfit with multiple colours. There's no right or wrong answer—it depends on what kind of look you're going for.
For example, if you're looking for a more sophisticated look, then I would suggest wearing a single colour set of jewellery. This will help tie together your outfit and make it feel more polished and put together. You could also add a pop of colour with some accessories such as bright nail polish or a scarf that matches the other parts of your outfit.
If you're using multiple colours, then this is best done with earrings, necklaces and rings. These can all be matched in different ways depending on what type of look you're going for. For example, if you're trying to create an evening look then try wearing gold earrings instead of silver ones because they'll stand out more against dark outfits like black tights and leggings!
For casual days out which dressing up isn't necessary then don't worry about matching everything perfectly because at least one piece will still work.
MIXING SILVER / GOLD / BEADED JEWELLERY
Mixing metals is a great way to add some fun and interest to your jewellery collection.
Even if you're going for a more subtle mixed and matched look, you can still comfortably wear different metals. For instance, that opal and solid gold ring will pair up beautifully with sterling silver rings or bracelets.
However, if you have a suite of jewellery all in one metal colour that looks great together, then go with it. Wearing entirely silver jewellery, gold jewellery or rose gold jewellery can work really well with an outfit.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Now that you've got a look in mind, it's time to put together the pieces that will make it happen.
Start by putting yourself in front of a mirror and trying on some combinations of pieces so you can figure out what works best for you. This is a great way to add some diversity, interest and versatility to your wardrobe. If you come up with combinations that don't work for the occasion that you're dressing for, be sure to make notes of those combinations so you can remember them again later. This is a great way to add some variety and interest to your wardrobe without having to buy new pieces every time something comes up!