When we saw Solange Knowles's expert way of wearing gold and silver together, we instantly recognized a huge holiday trend. The style setter stepped out for the 2012 Angel Ball recently in a stunning gold and silver gown by Badgley Mischka, which she paired with a sweep of red-orange lipstick. The dress, with its gorgeous color palette and dangerously low v-neck, played perfectly with Solange's skin tone and set in motion a trend that we knew we had to copy for party season. Whatever your grandma told you about mixing metals back in the day is no longer applicable - there really are no rules when it comes to pairing silver and gold, and experimentation is key. We're helping you get started by putting together three distinct ways to mix metals for your upcoming holiday fetes. Click through to see and shop them now.

More from FabSugar:

One Minute Makeover Tip: Make the Most of Your Maxi
Beyonce and Solange Pair Their Prints - Which Sister Did it Best?
The LBD Effect: Sexy, Chic and Perfect for Party Season
Get Derek Lim's Winter White Wonderland Runway Look for Less
Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie and More Shine at the Baby2Baby Gala

Photo Credit: Getty Images