Mixing Metals to Elevate A Neutral Colour Palette

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If this day is anything to go by, Spring is well and truly on the way! Ankles are out, the coat is off and I actually sat outside and had a coffee without freezing!

I have to say I’m feeling a little uninspired when it comes to clothing at the moment. I’m looking through all of the New In sections (like I usually would!) but nothing is jumping out. We’re in that limbo stage where we’re all a bit over buying more knitwear, but if we’re being sensible it’s still too early to start shopping for those pretty Summer pieces. There are a few Spring trends that I’m shopping for already though, (basket bags I’m looking at you) that can be styled to work with us through the seasons. 

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I’ve always been a fan of mixing metals. I know there are some who are completely against it and wont even pair an outfit together if their earrings are a different metal to the zip on their leather jacket. But I love to mix gold and silver and I’m very much looking forward to layering necklaces of various shades with dresses and lower necklines when Summer arrives.

For now though, I’m sticking with knitwear.  This slash neck jumper is the perfect shade of nude to create a neutral colour palette that allows for playing around with different metal tones with your accessories to offset the look.

Starting with the gold tones, the antique gold shade of the buckle on this belt (which by the way is a total bargain from ASOS), sits perfectly coordinated with the gold hardware on the bag. I really love the style of the very thick top handle on this bag, it’s clearly Valentino inspired and it’s a style I haven’t seen replicated much on the high street.

By choosing delicate silver pieces such as this minimal watch from Henry London, and incorporating it into the look alongside other simple silver jewellery, silver tones become the secondary metal of the look. The super slim style of this watch means it works with almost every outfit and is a really classic addition to your accessory wardrobe. I find myself reaching for it almost every day. 

With such a neutral outfit, accessories are key to bring something unexpected to the look and mixing metals is one of my favourite ways to do this. To complete the look, these Carvela loafers feature hardware that ties in with the gold tones, while the pearl details help to pull out the silvers and bring the whole look together.

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This post is in collaboration with Henry Watches.

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