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With the Summer Olympics around the corner this writer asks about mixing golds and silvers. Totally okay for Olympians, for the rest of us, not so much…
DEAR COUGAR: I love silver jewelry because I think gold is so old school. Typically I wear silver earrings, watch and of course my wedding ring & band.
I’m not that into accessories, but I’m trying to change that. Is it fashion suicide for me to wear my typical silver accessories and shoes with gold on them? For instance, I really love the look of Tory Burch Reva flats which just pop with the gold logo, but I can’t figure out if the shoes/accessories combination of gold/silver matters or not.
Dear Silver Fox:
No, I’m not calling you over the hill! This is a pretty common question, so I’m glad you brought it up to the benefit of everyone. I think of accessories for either sex the same way I think of shoes. Things must match! Wedding ring aside, if you’re going gold you should be gold head to toe.
Because you’re used to wearing silver once you actually “go gold” for a day I think you’ll find it a refreshing switch from your routine. And trust me, people will notice!
Since I’m a guy I try to apply the same logic of matching the tones of my brown belts with my brown shoes, and brown shoes don’t go with black suits. This is called “keeping it in the family.”
Keep your accessories (belts included) and shoes in the same tone families and you won’t ever hear a snicker from your fashion forward friends.
I hope that helps!