When it comes to jewellery, silver is a classic choice that stands the test of time and adds a classy touch to any outfit.
But what should you be styling your silver jewellery with? If you’re not quite sure how to accessorise with silver jewellery, read on for a brief guide.
When choosing clothing to wear with your silver jewellery, try to avoid wearing loud or busy patterns as your outfit can look a little cluttered. If you do want to wear patterns, wearing smaller items of jewellery that look more subtle will help to keep your overall look a little more balanced.
If your outfit is at the other end of the spectrum and you’re wearing something quite simple, wearing a large piece of statement silver jewellery can give the outfit some character and a focal point.
When deciding which colours to wear with your silver jewellery, black is a classic that you can’t go far wrong with and is the go-to for a lot of people. White and grey also work nicely with silver, as they don’t overpower the silver tone and allow your pieces of jewellery to shine.
Deep rich colours like navy, dark purple or burgundy are also good to pair with silver jewellery. They create a good background that really allows the silver to stand out.
On the other hand, bright colours and pastel colours tend to let silver jewellery blend in a little bit too much, so are best avoided.
When it comes to mixing metals, it is no longer the fashion faux pas it was once considered to be. In recent years it has become much more popular to incorporate both gold and silver jewellery in one look, or even wear mixed metal jewellery pieces.
This article gives some examples of a few different ways that gold and silver jewellery can look amazing together!
For professional settings such as the workplace, it’s best to keep your jewellery simple, so don’t wear too many pieces of jewellery at once. Wear pieces that are a little bit subtle, and perhaps save the statement pieces for another occasion.
A night out is the perfect occasion to be a little bit more adventurous and bust out the statement jewellery, the pieces that feature lots of gemstones, or layer up your pieces of jewellery.
If you are showing off your statement jewellery, try to stick to one piece at a time. For example, if you’re going to be wearing big earrings, keep the rest of your jewellery simple or ditch other pieces altogether.
If you haven’t quite pinned down your personal style yet, avoid buying any really expensive pieces of jewellery. Spend some time learning what styles of jewellery you like and build your collection slowly.
And last but not least, try not to get too bogged down worrying about all the different rules of styling that you hear, even in this article! We spoke to H Hogarth, jewellers who have been trading since 1879 and they told us “at the end of the day, there is no right or wrong way to wear jewellery. If it makes you happy, then wear it however you see fit! Of course, styling tips and guidance is great if needed, but if it looks good to you then go with your gut and forge your own personal style!”