How to Style Silver Jewellery

Silver jewellery is a classic choice, which is sure to stand the test of time and always provide a classy accessory to your outfit.

So if you’re wondering the best way to style your latest silver jewellery pieces, read on for our quick guide.


It’s best to avoid busy or loud patterns on your clothing when you’re wearing silver jewellery, or if you do choose to wear patterns, opt for smaller, subtler jewellery pieces so that your outfit doesn’t appear cluttered.

On a similar theme, clothing with lots of colours aren’t really advised when wearing silver jewellery, as they’ll just clash with one another.

On the other hand, the opposite is true if you’re wearing quite a simple outfit, where it’s a good idea to use a larger, statement piece of silver jewellery to add some life to the outfit.

Other accessories like hats, scarves etc. can look good with silver, although you have to be careful, not to wear any patterns that might clash with the jewellery.

Traditionally it’s been an unspoken rule not to mix metals (for example mixing silver jewellery with gold), however, opinion on this has shifted in recent years and you could consider fining an item that incorporates both.

Just check out this post from StyleCaster for 25 reasons why mixing gold and silver is breaking the rules.


In terms of which colours go best with your silver jewellery, black is generally accepted to look amazing with silver, although similarly, white and grey are popular choices too as they provide a good contrast with the silver, allowing it to shine without overpowering it.

Any silver jewellery works well against black clothing, but for grey and white clothing, it’s recommended to go big with your jewellery and use a statement piece to bring that bit of sparkle to your outfit.

If you’d rather not go all out with a statement piece of silver jewellery, consider layering your silver pieces with gold.

Silver can also work well with warm colours such as navy blue, burgundy or dark purple, all of which create a nice background for your silver jewellery.

In terms of colours to avoid, we’d stay away from cool colours like pastels and brighter colours as silver tends to blend in with these.


In a professional environment such as the office or in meetings, it’s definitely best to keep it simple and limit the number of jewellery pieces.

For a night out, however, you can afford to be a bit more adventurous and wear a statement piece such as a chunky necklace, or one encrusted with gemstones.

Always stick to no more than one big statement piece. For example, if you’re going for large earrings, either ditch the necklace or make sure you keep it simple.

Start out small and don’t go buying expensive pieces of jewellery until you’re sure that you like them. Once you find that you’re a fan of a certain style, you can slowly start to build your collection.

However, the most important thing is to not get bogged down by rules and making sure that you feel comfortable wearing your silver jewellery and try not to overdo it if you’re ever unsure.

If you’re on the lookout for the latest silver jewellery piece for your collection, be sure to check out our full range here at H. Hogarth.

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