Go Bold with Modern Metallic Jewelry

A touch of metallic is often all you need to dress up a basic black ensemble, a head-to-toe monotone outfit or a global safari inspired garb. This season, metallic jewelry has taken on a different twist, with toned down smoothness and duller finishes. Hammered sterling silver and gold are popping up everywhere, in place of shinier flashier pieces.Modern Metallic JewelryDim metallic jewelry can be a bit edgier and can be worn professionally to the office. For example, chunky graphic silver plated necklaces can complement feminine silk blouse or sweater sets. Or, a combination of polished aluminum gold and silver bracelets can be stacked for a strong addition to a basic sheath.

Hammered metal disc-shaped pendants and hoop earrings have recently been spotted on celebs of all ages. From Jessica Alba's hammered silver hoop earrings to Mary Kate Olsen's brass rings to the top of the list of 'must-have' accessories for the season, this is a trend that's here to stay.

Minimalist and graphic shapes dominate the spectrum of metallic jewelry, but the edges are more rounded and toned down, creating an easy-to-wear spring look. Antique looking metals like brass and copper can also achieve great bold results when paired with contrasting pieces and fabrics.Modern Metallic JewelrySo how can you incorporate this season's runway hit into your wardrobe? Pair dulled metallics with bold prints like stripes and florals to tone down the boldness of the outfit. Add hammered metal jewelry to soft colors like sea foam green, lavender and canary yellow. If you're planning on dressing up in sequins, satin or lace, toned down metal jewelry can be just the thing you need to achieve balance. If you have a v-neck or asymmetrical fabric cut, this trend can create a modern finish. It’s not only easy to wear this trend, it's affordable and stylish as well.

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