Accessories, like jewelry, are not only a great way to complement your look, but they’re also a form of self-expression. A necklace can reveal part of your personality; a certain ring may represent a special memory; a beautiful pair of earrings can enhance your personal style.
However, learning how to pair the right pieces with the right outfit can be a challenge. Though there are no rules when it comes to accessorizing, knowing how to wear your pieces can open up a whole new world of opportunities.
Whether you want to elevate your accessorizing skills, explore a new style, or showcase your jewelry collection, continue reading for must-know strategies that make every outfit and occasion a bit more special.
Prioritize the Occasion
If you’re aiming for a seamless accessorizing experience, prioritizing the occasion will help you narrow your choices and define the right style. If you’re headed to work, save your larger pieces for an evening out and opt for timeless pieces that go with any outfit. Additionally, if the event is more formal, don’t be afraid to add a little sparkle.
Identify Your Skin Tone
Similar to how your skin tone determines which colors of clothing are most flattering, the same applies to jewelry, which can affect your overall appearance.
To identify your skin tone, hold your wrist up to a window and pay close attention to the color of your veins. If they have blue hues, you have cool tones; green indicates warm tones, and if it’s too difficult to tell, you likely have a neutral skin tone.
Some general guidelines to follow for matching your jewelry to your skin tone:
Gold is best suited for warm skin tones
Silver complements cool skin tones
Rose gold works well with any skin tone
Strike the Right Balance
Oftentimes, accessorizing requires you to master a delicate balance. For example, if you’re wearing a loud patterned top, opting for minimalist jewelry is your safest bet. On the other hand, if your outfit is fairly understated, compensating with a statement piece can elevate your ensemble. Incorporating this practice will create a harmony that effortlessly elevates your style.
Select a Focal Piece
If you want to achieve that chic, put-together appearance, reserving one jewelry piece as the central focus is an excellent way to do so. Rather than overwhelming your outfit with multiple bold pieces, choosing one to showcase is most effective, as it also helps to establish balance.
To execute this, try wearing a statement piece, like our Upside Down Moon Necklace, with a simple pair of studs to ensure your jewelry stands out for the right reasons.
After selecting your outfit for the day, and it’s time to accessorize, be sure to consider the neckline of your top or dress. A good rule of thumb is to choose a necklace length a few inches above your neckline. So, if you’re wearing a V-neckline, complement it with a longer necklace that tastefully draws attention to your jewelry.
Get Creative With Color
Though color can be intimidating, incorporating it into a neutral outfit can make a significant impact. For instance, birthstone jewelry adds color, charm, and personality to your ensemble, making them especially meaningful pieces.
You can also take the “opposites attract” approach, which involves using the color wheel to create dynamic color combinations that leave a lasting impression.
Experiment With Your Jewelry
Jewelry also provides opportunities to step outside your comfort zone and experiment with your style. If the occasion allows for it, try exploring with variously sized pieces and materials.
For example, this crystal necklace adds a natural touch to your look, making it a fun focal piece to incorporate into an outfit. Flexing your accessorizing creativity will ensure a dynamic appearance that prevents predictability and boredom. Keeping things fresh will have you looking forward to picking out your jewelry each day.
Remember, there is no rigid set of rules you have to follow when accessorizing; fashion is about self-expression - whatever that means to you. When all else fails, let your instincts guide you, and don’t be afraid to experiment; you may be surprised by the results.
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