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05-10-2006
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yeah i'm totally a silver toned person myself... but my balenciaga has brass hardware... so i'm wondering if i need to equip my wardrobe with a whole set of brass toned accessories for when i wear this bag, which nowadays is all the time.
I thought the same before I bought my Balenciaga, but I would rather do it the other way - buy one of the old bags that actually had silver hardware. Now I didn't do that though, but I still wear it even if I wear my silver jewelry and think it looks just fine

pavement, maybe you can find a jacket with brass hardware? I think that would look better, but I'm not sure how noticeable it would be...


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I always match hardware! I even leave my silver hardware prada watch at home whenever I'm wearing my Novak bag with gold hardware! It seems rather ridiculous, but I do think true style is in the details!

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Do you mix metals?
Hello peeps!

I was just curious... Do you guys mix metals like wearing gold jewelry even if the hardware on your bags is silver (and vice versa)? Or like wearing silver sunglasses (or jewelry) when your bag hardware is gold or brass? Stuff like that. I also wanna know the reasons why you do or do not. I've always been quite wary of mixing the 2 together so I would love your opinions! Thanks!


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NOOOOOO (only silver on bags and in my jewelry)

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I don't wear jewelry nor do I carry bags, but I understand what you're saying. I see this happen frequently with other people and tend to not think much of it. As long as the difference isn't blatant, I really don't see how it would look bad.

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never ever mix its a pet hate of myn tbh

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I mix brass & silver all the time. and it looks good.

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I used to be very adamant about not mixing metals but lately I've found myself doing it on occasion. Its still something I'm a little anal about but I'm trying to not be so matchy matchy.

That said there is something thats just odd about it. I still feel as though its a faux pas on some level.

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I do it all the time.... I am just careless I guess.

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I do it all the time. My daily jewlery is a gold hoops, a gold necklace, and a silver metal watch. Then my bag hardware is whatever the bag has, I don't think about it.

That said, I don't have many bags with silver hardware because I don't like it. Most are gold or gunmetal or brass.

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No. i dont use gold on jewelry at all.

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Basically no (I mostly use silver anyway)

but I did it once on purpose - silver shiny shoes and a gold cardigan. And the rest of the outfit had a rock vibe so it went alright. But I don't really like it.

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I do. I think it makes for a less formal look, and i've been over matchy matching for a long time now. I do think a very shiny bright gold and a shiny silver almost never look good together but duller/darker ones often look great. I agree that it's def more of a rock 'n roll thrown together look which I like, as opposed to really meticulous and polished.

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Sometimes, it depends how shiny the metals are. If the gold and silver, for instance, has a rather subtle and "dirty" hue, I like to mix them. If the metals all are quite shiny, I think it looks bad as they try to outshine eachother.

Anyhow, I prefer silver. I find it a lot more versatile and pretty than it's somewhat tacky older sister; gold.

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No. I use gold only. So I never run into any problems.

I also don't wear a lot of metals. If I wear jewelry, I only wear one thing.


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