Haute on the Ranch: Mix to Match -- Jewelry Tones, Textures & Layers December 26 2016
Before we jump into our post, we want to wish you all a (belated) very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Around here, we’re incredibly blessed to count our customers among the best in this business and are fortunate to call many of you friends (and maybe even some family) -- so THANK YOU for making 2016 the best year yet!
As promised, this blog is a follow-up to the one from a couple weeks ago on The [Basic] Rules to [Statement] Jewels. Now, it used to be the thing to rock your matching jewelry set -- the earrings, the necklace, the bracelet, et al… But today, we prefer to mix our tones, textures and layers in order to achieve that perfect match. Below, we’ll walk you through the thought process behind a handful of our jewelry stylings.
This collection is a good example of mixing your textures and tones since we’ve got varying shades and cuts of leather mixed with feathers, fringe and turquoise. These textures and colors being scattered throughout the entire collection -- and not just centered in one area -- create a balance across the look that we LOVE!
The Royce Lariat is currently available.
Here’s an example of this same styling concept from our fall photo shoot. Since the jacket and vest are statement pieces on their own, our goal with accessories was to continue balancing out and enhancing the overall look without taking away from the jacket and the vest. We accomplished this by adding subtle pops of turquoise (the necklace and the belt buckle) and utilizing the tones and textures in the feathers and fringe of the braided buckskin necklace to complement the jacket and vest without overpowering.
The Wichita Falls jacket is currently available.
With these next two looks, you can see we made it all about the layers (and went more subtle with textures and tones). Since both the Buxton and Tempe tops have solid fronts and basic necklines, they’re perfect for layered accessories to create intrigue and contrast.
In the case of The Buxton top, we focused on light tones in the stones and leathers of the necklaces that would contrast the chestnut color well, while using the fringe, tooled feather, and turquoise accents to balance out the look with the earrings and the De Soto Cuff.
With The Tempe top, we pulled more rich tones and colors in with the necklaces to complement the elbow patches and contrast the oatmeal color of the top.
The Sedona Necklace is currently available
Last but not least, we’ll touch on the concept of mixing your tones in the way of metals. For the longest time, it seemed that if you had on silver, you had on silver from top to bottom -- the same for gold, copper, brass, etc. But today, that’s just not the case -- and while it may be a challenge at first, go ahead and embrace the fact that you can wear it all at the same time. The key (again) is creating balance across the entire collection.
In this look, you’ll see that we mixed a gold pendant and silver beads with the two necklaces, but pulled the look together and achieved balance by adding turquoise through the patina on the metal the cuff and the leather on the wrap bracelet. You could easily add gold or silver earrings, and a bangle, cuff or ring to round out the accessories and maintain the balance.
All in all, when mixing tones, textures and layers, the key is to achieve a balanced look and feel -- something should consistently carry throughout the entire look be it a shade of leather, metal tone, or texture like fringe or feathers.
From all of us here at Savannah Sevens, thanks again for making this year one for the books -- we are grateful for each and every customer, friend and follower, and can’t wait to share with you what’s in store for 2017!
~ Sammie & Ryley