Jewelry 101: How To Select The Right Jewelry For Your Ensemble

Choosing the right jewelry for your outfits can be tricky. Many women make the mistake of trying to match everything. For example, they may only wear sapphires with a blue dress and wear their red rubies with a red sweater. While matching accessories can look good sometimes, you don't want to get stuck in the rut of always matching your accessories. Plus, contrasting accessories add drama to your look and can take it to the next level. Following are a few tips for selecting the right jewelry for your ensemble. 

Choose The Right Color

Color selection is vital. Not only do you have to make sure that the color of your pieces go well with your outfit, they have to match your skin tone as well. Gold accessories look wonderful on people with darker skin and dark hair. Silver jewelry goes well with cool skin tones. When matching jewelry to your outfit, look to the color wheel. If you choose colors that are closer together on the color wheel, they will complement each other nicely. For example, red-violet accessories go well with a purple or even a blue ensemble. 

Select The Proper Size

The size and shape of your pieces are important as well. Always select accessories that compliment your outfit rather than compete with it. If you're wearing a colorful, bold outfit, choose small, understated accessories. If you are wearing a plain outfit, you can dare to go a little bolder with your jewelry selection. So save your large statement pieces for outfits that need a little sprucing up.

Make sure your accessories fall in such a way that they create a focal point for your outfit. They should never get lost in the folds of your outfit, rendering them invisible. 

Pay Attention to The Style

Some accessories are more suited for certain occasions than others. You shouldn't wear the same pieces to a glamorous party and for a night out on the town with your friends. For example, a bejeweled clutch is great for a glamorous ensemble but it is not well suited for the workplace. Always match the style of your jewelry with the style of your outfit and the occasion. 

It can be difficult to choose the right accessories for your outfit. However, you will get better at it with a little practice. If you wonder what looks good together, study fashion magazines and websites to get a feel for how designers are incorporating jewelry into their styles. 

To buy jewelry, go to a website such as House of Harlow or do an online search. 

About Me

The Beauty of Turquoise

Since childhood, I’ve loved jewelry. When I was a kid, I enjoyed trying on the beautiful rings, necklaces, bracelets, and brooches in my grandmother’s jewelry box. Because of my admiration for her cherished pieces, my grandmother started buying me jewelry when I was 5 years old. Now that I’m an adult, I’m always looking for interesting items to add to my extensive jewelry collection. One of my favorite gemstones is turquoise. The earthy green tones of this gemstone are breathtakingly beautiful to me. Amazingly, turquoise is mined in my favorite mountain town. On this blog, I hope you will develop an appreciation for turquoise jewelry. Enjoy!