6 Tips to Help You Choose the Best Jewelry to Match Your Outfit

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They say that fashion is one of the best ways people can express themselves. Usually, coming up with an outfit that highlights their personalities is highly important. A complete “fit” does not just end with the right color combination or the patterns of a top; some people also place a high value on how they accessorize.

If you’ve thought of elevating your outfit with some accessories like jewelry but don’t really know where to start, don’t worry! It might seem a bit confusing to know precisely what pairs of earrings or necklaces to pair with a dress or a more casual outfit involving sweaters, but this shouldn’t stop you from choosing your accessories for the day.

Here are some tips that can help you choose the best jewelry you can pair with your clothes.

Choose a piece of jewelry appropriate for the occasion 

Just like selecting the rest of your clothes, choosing the jewelry piece/s to wear would depend on what the occasion is. For example, you wouldn’t want to wear flip-flops and graphic tees to a formal company dinner. In more formal events, it’s highly recommended that you stick to smaller or more subtle pieces. Instead of choosing a flashy necklace, for example, you can opt for a simple pendant. On the other hand, if you feel like expressing yourself more with a more striking piece, you can adjust the clothing you’re wearing so that you don’t overpower this necklace.

There’s less to consider when you’re choosing accessories for casual wear. If you’re going out for lunch wearing your favorite shirt and jeans, choosing any kind of earrings or bracelets that make you feel good would be fine. If you’re nervous about going overboard, you can always go for simpler pieces, like a simple chain necklace and studs. 

Pick items that complement your other clothes

Besides considering the occasion, you should also look at the overall style that you’re going for. Your choice of jewelry should accentuate your style and not clash with the rest of your clothes.

For example, if your dress or shirt is made of vibrant colors and already comes with intricate design pieces like pearls or other jewels, it’s best not to wear a necklace anymore. On the other hand, if you’re going for a plain shirt, you can enhance your entire outfit by choosing a bolder piece of jewelry. 

Select jewelry that matches your skin tone 

It’s also a good idea to choose the type of jewelry that goes well with your skin tone. If you’ve got a wide selection of jewelry pieces with different gems or metal options, choose one that helps highlight your natural complexion.

While there’s no strict rule about which metal type or color goes well with a specific skin tone, people with darker skin usually look better with gold, while those with fairer skin tone might look better in silver. If your jewelry comes with gemstones, dark-toned pieces also usually work well for fair skin, while brighter colors go well with people who have darker skin.

This just serves as a guide to help you get started, but it’s still on a case-to-case basis. It’s best to still look at what you personally think looks great on you, and if you feel confident with a certain ring or earrings, then go for it!

Choose pieces that look flattering 

Similar to choosing jewelry that matches your skin tone, when trying out different accessories, you can select ones that frame your face or that make your already beautiful self look more stunning.

For example, for earrings, usually, people with oval-shaped faces use shorter earrings or studs, while those with round faces choose pendant earrings. For rings, people with thinner fingers tend to wear rings with wider bands, while others prefer using row rings to make their fingers appear longer.

Again, these serve as guides to help you know where to get started. It still highly depends on what makes you feel great and what you think makes you shine brighter.

Experiment with various accessories 

If you’ve looked over your collection and feel stuck that some of your jewelry pieces don’t match, don’t worry about it! Your accessories themselves don’t actually need to be the same color or style. While seeing a mix of gold and silver might seem odd in the past, it’s definitely not the case anymore.

To help you get started, you can select a jewelry piece that has a neutral color and pair this with something that has a striking color of your choice. If you’re planning to pair pieces with different colors, you can look at the color wheel and check out which colors complement each other to help you come up with the perfect combination. 

Don’t go overboard
While experimenting and choosing to mix and match is a great idea, try not to take it too far! Stacking some necklaces and bracelets to a certain extent is okay, but covering your entire arm with a wild combination of bracelets and cuffs might not be the best idea.

Remember that the jewelry pieces are there to highlight you and the rest of your outfits, so they shouldn't be distracting. If you’re ever unsure, you can start with something simple, like a pair of earrings with your favorite necklace.

Know more about your jewelry pieces

When considering which accessories to choose to match your style, perhaps it has crossed your mind what particular gems make up the jewelry you’ve bought or were passed down to you. While wearing the diamond ring a close family member gave you, maybe you’re wondering if this it’s an authentic diamond or not.

All these questions can be answered by approaching an appraiser. Whatever your reason for wanting to find out more about your jewelry piece, a professional and trusted appraiser like Willyn Villarica can tell you all you need to know about your jewelry. Whether you want to know how much it’s worth for insurance or just want a document for your family heirloom, it’s a great idea to approach professionals in the industry. 

Until next time.



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