How to Choose the Right Jewelry for Your Outfit

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It’s tempting to pile on the jewelry especially when you’re dressing up for a night out. But don’t. Certain accessories go well with a certain outfit. Don’t just go willy-nilly with accessorizing! Remember, jewelry and accessories can make or break your look. In today’s post, we are giving you tips to choose the right jewelry according to your outfit:

When to go Chunky

Chunky jewelry is meant to make a bold impact. These accessories add a pop of color, texture and lots of shine to your look. If you are wearing a heavily printed top or dress, then going chunky might not be the best choice.  Statement earrings go well with tops or dresses with high or unique neckline. Pull your hair up to add more drama to your look. You can also wear chunky earrings if your dress has interesting patterns or embroidery.

You can also wear large cocktail rings or statement necklaces if you are wearing plain tops. The plain top makes a great setting for the beautiful piece of jewelry you have on! If you are wearing patterns, then do not go for chunky accessories or your outfit will look tacky. The same thing goes for sequined, embroidered or ruffled garments.

When to go Delicate

Unlike chunky jewelry, delicate accessories are meant to provide a subtle shine to an outfit. Delicate rings, necklaces, and earrings can make your look appear pristine, dainty. These accessories are best if you are wearing plain tops and dresses. The plain outfit will enhance the delicateness of your accessories and emphasize your own features. If you want your outfit to do all the talking for you, then opt for delicate jewelry. To make an outfit pop, layer several delicate pieces together to pull your look together. The key is to make your look polished. Wear understated jewelry to keep the eyes on the outfit.

Choosing Jewelry by Color

Check the color wheel and choose your accessories based on the most flattering colors. The color wheel is comprised of primary and secondary colors. The primary colors are red, blue and yellow. Secondary colors are the colors you get from combining various primary colors. For instance, combining yellow with red to create orange.

If you are after drama, go for colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. Experiment with different colored jewelry to figure out which ones are the most flattering to your look. Generally, you don’t want to use more than three colors in your outfit or the whole ensemble will look busy.

Choosing Accessories by Types

Jewelry and accessories come in different types. By learning which types go well with a certain outfit, you can create fabulous looks.

Classic accessories are diamond or pearl jewelry. These accessories go well with understated dresses and tops, black and leather accessories.

Glamorous accessories include chandelier earrings, statement necklaces, bib necklaces, large cocktail rings and crystal-encrusted accessories. These accessories are perfect with plain tops and understated outfits too.

Chunky jewelry works well with certain patterns, fabric, and colors. The same thing goes for edgy accessories like cuff bracelets, chokers, and leather accessories.

Candy colored accessories, like resin bracelets or colorful watches, go well with plain tops and dresses. They add a pop of color and playfulness to the outfit.


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