Elegance and style are something of an art form, and it takes a keen understanding of color theory, art styles, and current trends to really capture a specific look. Cufflinks are a part of this, and can be used as a bit of flare to your outfit when a dress code is necessary but somewhat too conservative for your taste. So what styles and colors of cufflinks can you wear at different times of the day, and at different events? Let’s look into it.
During the day, you have the widest spectrum of cufflinks to choose from. This is because, generally speaking, daytime events are somewhat less formal, often not even requiring a jacket. This is when you would likely wear cufflinks dealing with sports, hobbies, or other interests. All you really have to pay attention to is the color. You may match your cufflinks to your shirt, watch band, or tie. A shirt color match is unobtrusive and smooth. For instance, you might use a gold and pearl cufflink on a white or pale pink shirt. If you match it to your watch band, you can create some nice contrast with the shirt, watch, and cufflinks. If you match it to your tie, it is recommended that you either not wear a watch, or choose a more neutral material for the cufflinks so that they don’t conflict with either the shirt or the watch band. You may be somewhat creative and fanciful with your cufflinks choices during the day – use this time as a time to experiment and express your own tastes and fashion sensibilities.
In the evening, you are more restricted, and good taste dictates you follow certain rules. Firstly, it must be stated that metal-banded watches are not to be worn in the evening. Dinner Jackets are becoming increasingly scarce, but if you do wear them you must usually match the cufflinks to your shirt (white). Matching the jacket is a possibility (black), but it is less customary and shouldn’t be necessary with a proper jacket. Also, avoid silver and gold cufflinks with a dinner jacket, as they are considered to “showy.” If you are wearing a standard evening suit, you must remember to stick to dark colors for the suit itself. This opens up your options in cufflinks to include gold, silver, stones, jewels and even crystals.
At formal gatherings, such as weddings or engagement parties, cufflinks are generally considered to be a necessity. Normally you would match them to the color of your wedding ring, either silver or gold. If you are not married or engaged, you may match them to your shirt as usual, or you may also match them to your waistcoat. Always remember when wearing a watch not to wear a silver watch with gold cufflinks, or vice versa.
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