Mix your metalsiStock/gpointstudio
“Accessorizing has certainly come a long way since matchy-match details reigned supreme,” says Chelsea Jackson, fashion stylist and buyer. Jackson advises that rich, warm-toned jewelry (think an antique brass watch passed through generations or a few dainty gold necklaces) pop when paired with a cool silver statement piece like a cuff or great pair of earrings. Jackson’s best tip to take the guesswork out of overlapping metals is to choose a dominant shade: “Pick your favorite metal, make that your base, and introduce a few contrasting pieces to master mixing in an effortless way.” Read on for fashion upgrades that make your outfit look expensive.
Pick comfy shoes when you caniStock/kadirdemir
“When putting your best foot forward, my biggest advice is to make comfort key,” says Jackson. Chunky blocked heels are perfect for long-wear days, because your body weight is evenly distributed throughout the shoe, she says. You can likely get away with a few extra inches when reaching for a pair with a thicker heel. “But if skinny pumps are your thing, sticking to one- to two-inch heights helps maintain balance. If you are walking with caution in three-inch heels, save them for a night at the theater,” says Jackson.