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How to Match Jewellery with Outfits - A Quick Guide

Updated: Jun 27

How do you decide which piece of jewelry goes with a given outfit? Do you spend a tiring amount of time in the mirror trying to decide which piece of jewelry to wear for that occasion or just casually, and find yourself asking others if 'this goes well with that?'.

Of course, we know that choosing the right jewelry to complement your outfit can elevate your style and make a lasting impression. Whether you're attending a formal event or simply putting together a casual ensemble, understanding how to match your jewelry with your outfit is key to creating a cohesive and polished look, and make you feel comfortable at the same time.

In this guide, we will explore some tips that I believe are tricks to help you effortlessly coordinate your jewelry with different clothing styles and colours.

From statement necklaces to delicate earrings, get ready to unlock the secrets of accessorizing like a fashion pro!

How do I match my jewelry to my outfit?

So, when it comes to matching jewelry with your outfit, it's essential to consider the overall aesthetic you want to achieve.

Here are a few guidelines to help you get started:

Consider the neckline

Very important! The neckline of your clothing plays a significant role in determining the type of jewelry that will best complement it.

For example, if you're wearing a V-neck top or dress, a pendant necklace can draw attention to the neckline and create a beautifully, balanced look.

Complementing metals

Pay attention to the metal tones in your outfit and choose jewelry that matches or complements them. For instance, if you're wearing gold-toned clothing, opt for gold jewelry to create a harmonious and coordinated appearance.

Balance boldness

If your outfit already has intricate patterns or bold colors, it's best to choose more understated and minimalist jewelry. On the other hand, if your clothing is more subtle, feel free to experiment with statement pieces to add a touch of glamour. Deciding on what jewellery to wear is a unique moment every time. We're all so unique and every moment is unique too, and depending on the occasion, we all have our preferences and styles. Perhaps you're not the type who likes bold or statement jewellery, and you avoid strong colours, and that's fine, because everyone is unique and has a certain eye for what they like to see on themselves in terms of jewellery art.

What colour jewelry should I wear with clothes?

When it comes to colour coordination, there are several approaches you can take:

Matching colours

One option is to match your jewelry with the dominant colours in your outfit.

For example, if you're wearing a blue dress, consider accessorizing with blue gemstone earrings or a bracelet to create a cohesive look. Some persons love this approach, it's easy to achieve and is the safer option, shall we say?

Contrasting colours

On the other hand, you can create a striking contrast by pairing complementary colours. For instance, if you're wearing a red top, try adding a green gemstone necklace or earrings to make a bold statement.

To assist you in creating combinations of complementary colours, I think the best tool to use would be a colour wheel. This is the best way to coordinate and match contrasting colours in the best way possible if you're not sure about how to match contrasting colours. Here's a colour wheel to view:

For a great video on how to combine colours in fashion, check out this video on You Tube How To Use The Color Wheel To Create Outfits For Women