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Do you have that one necklace, bangle, or earring to would love to wear but can’t find anything in your closet that it could go with? Totally Frustrating right? Every woman loves to keep their jewelry box full even when they can’t think of anything that could go with some of the pieces.
It’s Not Just About Color Matching
Matching your favorite jewelry with your outfit is not just about colors, its more of an art form. Sure, some gemstones like emerald or tourmaline can go well with any shade of green. You could manage to pull it off with other brightly colored accessories like statement necklaces and a matching outfit.
Are you struggling to match or complement your jewelry with what is currently in your closet? Don’t clear the closet or go shopping just yet. Here are five tips you can use to ace the outfit/jewelry coordination game.
- Combine Simple Jewelry with Busy Patterns
The first trick to not fail at the accessory vs outfit game is not wearing a busy pattern outfit with an equally busy piece of jewelry. For instance, a multicolored statement necklace shouldn’t be worn with a busy pattern outfit lest you want to look like you’ve time traveled from the 17th century.
Use the bright, in your face jewelry with a simple outfit with a plain or simple pattern and vice versa. Some woven or stitched outfits may not go well with a statement accessory or ornate pieces. The rule of thumb here being not to let your chosen outfit overpower your accessories. The other way around is preferable in most cases.
2. Official Outfits and Plain & Elegant Jewelry
For formal wear, it’s important to try and tone down the accessories and coordinate them with office wear. Of course, this doesn’t apply if your work involves outdoorsy adventures like events management or showbiz. For the rest of us working a normal nine to five, simple classic accessories, silver bangles for women, small pendants and hoops, matching earrings, timeless and elegant timepieces will suffice.
Always remember to wear an accessory that complements your formal outfit as opposed to matching it. For instance, you might find that small silver accessories like hoops and chokers will go well with a dark or grey outfit. Brightly colored but small pieces like emerald, yellow gold and diamonds will go well with lighter colored official outfits like white, pink, mauve, camel, coral among others.
3. Thin and Dainty Accessories Go Well with Small Outfits
That cute little dress that you like wearing for a date or outdoor events will not go well with thick ornate jewelry. Instead, accessorize with a thin collar necklace that sits flush with your neck or a brightly embellished choker. Tall/long necklaces like lariats or operas don’t go well with short dresses.
4. Use Statement Accessories as Centerpieces for Boring Outfits
Some accessories are meant to make an otherwise dull or ordinary outfit into a stunner. Necklaces and earrings with brightly colored gemstones can be used a centerpiece when you want to pull this move. This is where statement necklaces, matinees, operas and princess necklaces can come in handy.
For instance, you can choose a bright, multicolored opera to go with a beige or brown outfit and absolutely kill it at a party. You never thought brown could fit in a party now, did you? Jewelry can be powerful at defining the statement or style you want to achieve for party environments.
5. Summer Outfits with Cool Accessories
When summer comes around, you will be donning brightly colored attire, possibly with flowery or natural colors. Cool and bright accessories adorned with gemstones like carnelian, sunstone, corals, red jasper and topaz will work when the sun is out.
Accessories are a woman’s best friend. However, having to choose the right accessory to go with an outfit can be frustrating sometimes. A little patience and knowing what works and what doesn’t can make it a fun and fulfilling experience.