Of all the tricky fashion trends you might be tempted to try this fall, few things can pose as much of an accessorizing dilemma as metallic clothing. After all, when wearing, say, your favorite little black dress, it’s easy to throw on a glimmering piece of jewelry and walk out the door. But with metallic clothing, there’s a fine line between going bare and looking like a walking disco ball. Here’s how to choose jewelry for a metallic outfit!
When you’re wearing a trendy piece of metallic clothing, like jeans or a top, it’s wise to match the metal in your jewelry to the metallic shade (for example, gold with gold). That said, don’t wear a gold necklace over a gold top—the necklace will be lost against the gold background—and don’t load on so much bling that you look like the robot C3PO. The goal is subtle sheen and glamour.
A delicate bracelet, a pair of stunning earrings, or a glamazon cocktail ring all pick up the sheen from your clothing without overwhelming. Pieces to avoid: huge statement earrings, bib necklaces, and a wrist full of bangles. You don’t want your clothing and jewelry to compete!
Finally, consider the color of stones in your jewelry. For a luxe effect, opt for black and gold jewelry, like Zariin’s ‘Charcoal and Fire’ gold earrings, with black onyx and carnelian. And if you really want to keep your jewelry as neutral as possible, opt for citrine in gold, which will compliment the glow of metallic gold clothing without competing for attention. Try Zariin’s ‘Stunner’ gold and citrine ring or ‘Danglers’ gold and citrine hoops.
Zariin has been at the forefront of fashion since its inception in 2010 by sisters Mamta and Vidhi Gupta. A focus on contemporary designs, feminine details, and raw, uncut stones has made the Indian jewelry label instantly recognizable and has earned it praise from top fashion editors at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue India. Named one of the top three must-have Indian jewelry brands by Harper’s Bazaar in 2011, Zariin now sells worldwide through sites like Endless.com and in the sisters’ native India through zariin.com. Zariin jewelry is also available through Indian stylist Pernia Qureshi’s e-commerce site, perniapopupshop.com, and the jewelry brand was featured alongside Qureshi’s designs at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai in August 2012.