Tips for Choosing the Right Jewelry for Your Outfit

People spend a lot of time comparing the sizes of different things, whether they are houses or cars. Because of this obsession with sizes, people feel jealous of big engagement rings. When it comes to jewelry, you should know that bigger is not always better.

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Do you have many pieces that you never wear because the timing never seems right?

The reason why you might be neglecting your jewelry is that it might not suit your style. To accessorize well, you need to consider the occasion, your skin tone, as well as the neckline of your outfit. Here are some tips that will come in handy when choosing jewelry for your clothes:

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Consider the Neckline

Your outfit’s neckline should determine the neckpieces that you wear.

High Neckline

If you tend to wear clothes with high necklines such as boat necks, polo necks, and turtlenecks, you should stick to long line necklaces. Younger women also look great with chokers when they are wearing high neckline outfits. If you are older, you should avoid this look because it will only emphasize the wrinkles around your neck.

If you do not want to end up with a turkey neck, you should avoid pairing a choker with a high neck top. The position of your bust and the width of your shoulders will also determine the best neckpieces for you.

Open Neckline

Square, V-necks, and round necks tend to go well with medium-length neckpieces. The chunkiness, weight, and size of a necklace will vary from one person to another. This means that a necklace that looks flattering on your friend might not flatter you at all.

Asymmetric Necklines

When you wear a dress with an asymmetric neckline, it would be best to avoid wearing necklaces. Such dresses need to be the center of attention and wearing a neckpiece will only take away from the beauty of the neckline. With such an outfit, you can opt for accessories such as earrings or Lady Gaga’s black bay watch.

Asymmetric necklines and hemlines will only suit you if you look good in edgy and dramatic styles of clothing. If you love wearing asymmetric necklines, then you will not have the chance to wear many necklaces.

Unusual/Embellished Necklines

An embellished neckline is already accessorized thus eliminating the need for neck jewelry. With such a neckline, you need to consider donning a pair of earrings. However, if the neckline embellishment is too flamboyant, you should also avoid earrings. Instead, you should opt for lower body accessories such as watches, bracelets, and rings.

Buttoned-up Shirts

Currently, wearing a shirt that is buttoned up all the way to the neck is fashionable. However, this trend only works if your chest is small. You can accessorize this look with a ribbon bow instead of a necklace. This accessory will suit you if you have a girly dress code.

Highlight Face With Statement Earrings

If you want to highlight your face instead of your outfit, you should opt for a pair of statement earrings. To draw attention to your eyes, you should wear glittery and flashy earrings. When choosing statement earrings, you should consider the shape of your face and wear something that will bring out your unique facial features.

For instance, if you have a heart-shaped face, you should opt for drop earrings that do not taper towards the bottom. On the other hand, oval-faced women should choose triangular earrings and studs that show off their cheekbones.

Choose Jewelry That Complements Your Skin Tone

You should not choose jewelry that complements your outfit only; you also need to consider your skin tone. You should figure out a way to match your accessories with your skin tone if you want to look great. Silver is a great color that illuminates most skin tones.

On the other hand, gold jewelry matches matte skin and dark hair colors. Blue, purple, and red jewelry, as well as white gold, go well with cooler skin tones. If you have a warmer skin tone, you should choose green, orange, and yellow gemstones as well as yellow metals.

Match Your Jewelry to the Occasion

If you are going to work, wearing dangling bracelets will not make any sense, especially if you work at a keyboard. You should consider foregoing most dangling hand accessories if you are going to work. On the other hand, your church jewelry should not be similar to your clubbing jewelry.

You should consider how your jewelry looks to others before wearing it. If it is inappropriate for a particular occasion, you should not wear it.

Conclusion

To coordinate your jewelry like a star, you need to know what you are doing. Such knowledge will not come to you overnight but after several trial and error outfits. You can also study magazines to figure out how to match jewelry to outfits.

About The Author

Stephane Marquet
Creative Director

First of all, excuse my French! … I was born in the South of France. Lived in Paris for 10 years and travelled the world until I moved to Los Angeles in 2008, because obviously recession was a great time to move to a new country! I also arrived around Halloween and was greeted at the Social Security offices by a nurse who directed to the window Number 6 so a witch could hand me my social security number. Welcome to America. I am a painter, a photographer and the creative director of BELLO mag.

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