Get It Now: Shades of Sparkle

October 17, 2011 • Get It Now, Magazine

For many women, it is a fashion “don’t” to mix different shades of metal. If your earrings are silver, your necklace, bracelets, and even the hardware on your purse, belt, and shoes needs to coordinate. The one exception might be an engagement ring or wedding ring (after all, you’re not vowing to love one metal and only one metal till death do you part). However, one of the most fun trends to follow this winter is to mix your metals, and the key to avoid a fashion disaster is to make it look deliberate.

A stack of bracelets or a bold cocktail ring is a simple way to integrate various metals; these pavé bangles by Nadri or this twisted cocktail ring by Lagos would both fit the bill. Incorporating subtle mixed metal touches like these allow you to mix and match shades for the rest of your jewelry, just make sure the pieces have a similar depth – bright shiny bling looks off paired with darker oxidized pieces, for example.

For the holidays, there is nothing quite as fun as glittering shoes, and these Enzo Angiolini pumps would be as versatile as they are striking, since they’d partner well with so many other accessories, including other metallics, rich jewel tones, and eye-catching brights. Fans of animal prints might prefer these Fendi platforms with similar colors that features snakeskin instead of glitter.

Those who consider this an investment-worthy trend might consider this Oscar de la Renta pencil skirt; while it is a splurge it would work well at holiday cocktail parties for years or even decades to come.  Just add a classic black, white or bright red top.

All of these pieces feature at least two different metallic shades, but there’s another way to combine hues, like the way that this Coach satchel reflects gold, bronze, or silver depending on the way that light hits it. Talk about a bag that would go with everything! It’s a perfect example of this adaptable trend.

1. Nadri Micro Pave’ Bangle, $158 Per Bangle
2. Lagos “Tresse Knot” Dome Ring, $550
3. Oscar De La Renta Metallic Embroidered Pencil Skirt, $1,350
4. Fendi Metallic Snakeskin Slingback Platform Pumps, $995
5. Enzo Angiolini ‘Sully’ Platform Pump (Nordstrom Exclusive), $88.95
6. Coach Kristin Metallic Leather Flap Satchel, $428

—Jacqueline Zenn

Image Layout: Amy Newling

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One Response to Get It Now: Shades of Sparkle

  1. Alisia says:

    The skirt is captivating and perfect for the holidays.

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