When picking out accessories, particularly jewelry, we tend to gravitate toward either silver or gold. By sticking to one metal, you always have a variety of accessories that coordinate and can be mixed and matched with any outfit. Metals including silver, gold or rose gold can act as neutrals in an outfit. As opposed to brown or black shades, metals will draw more attention to your fabulous accessories.

This Fashionista shows how incorporating a variety of understated gold accents throughout her outfit can make statement. She pairs her basic pair of blue jeans with a blue pastel tunic top. The gold toned jewels along the neckline dress up this casual top. Adding jewels or beading to the neckline, which has been a huge trend, makes getting dressed in the morning that much easier because you do not have to think about adding a ton of jewelry. Layered over her top is an olive green jacket, which incorporates gold through the hardware.

Her accessories highlight the gold accents in her clothing even more. She pairs her outfit with navy and gold Jack Roger sandals, which help transition her outfit into spring. Finishing her look off with a gold watch, gold-rimmed sunglasses and a Longchamp tote bag, she is ready to head across campus to class.

This Fashionista chose not to have just one statement piece but rather a variety of accessories that create a really cohesive look. Sticking to one metal helps a look appear put together. However, do not be afraid to mix metals. This can create a really cool look and give you a chance to incorporate your favorite pieces of contrasting metals. This is done easiest through jewelry and watches.

How To: If you want to incorporate a variety of pieces of a single metal, try to choose items that highlight different aspects of the outfit. For example, choose gold shoes, a gold belt and gold earrings.