Going Out? How to Match Jewelry With Your Outfit

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Going Out? How to Match Jewelry With Your Outfit

When you pair jewelry with the right clothes, it can elevate your look. You might have a favorite pair of earrings for your little black dress or a necklace that looks great with those casual outfits. While you know some basics, are there any unwritten rules about what jewelry pairs best with certain outfits? If you want to be in vogue, here are a few ways to match jewelry with your outfit.  

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Dress for the Occasion

One of the first rules of fashion is to wear an appropriate outfit. If you are underdressed or overdressed, it can make you feel out of place. You never want to be the center of attention for the wrong reasons. Take a look at some general guidelines about the type of jewelry to wear for various occasions. 

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Work Environments

The type of jewelry you can wear will depend on your job. If you work in a hospital, school, or another serious environment, you should choose simple pieces like stud earrings, chain bracelets, single bangles, and small pendants. Gemstones and diamonds are also appropriate for these workplaces but stick to solitaire studs and rings. 

For those in a more casual environment, you might be able to show a little more personality. You can wear those small dangle earrings or large hoops. Large pendants, layered necklaces, and layered brangles would be a great choice. You will want to avoid those big, bold statement pieces in the workplace. Simple jewelry made with alternative materials, such as leather and wood, would work for those laid-back outfits


statement pieces are not the best choice for every look

Going Out for Dinner and Drinks

When you are away from work, it is time to let your personality shine. You can break out the long dangle earrings, stack on the rings, and add tiered necklaces. Almost anything goes for these outfits, as long as you are not dripping in jewels. Wear pieces that will draw a lot of attention. 

Black Tie Affairs

For those dressy occasions, you will want to wear more elegant jewelry. If your dress is a showstopper, then keep the jewelry simple. You can wear large gemstones and diamonds to make your outfit pop. For those dresses with a solid color, take a few pieces to up your look. Chandelier earrings and statement necklaces will help tie everything together. Just pick one or the other. Consider piling on stacking rings or sparkly bracelets to create a dramatic look. 

Related: How to Choose the Best Way to Style Necklaces 

Think About Your Neckline

When you think about those accessories, they need to work with the cut of your neckline. The entire outfit can become unbalanced if you have a necklace that overwhelms the neckline. Make sure your chain length is shorter or longer than your neckline. 

For those V-neck dressed, you can mirror the V-shape of the necklace or complement it with a curve. You can use a choker or short chain for your look if you have a shorter V-neck. With a deep V-neck, you will have multiple options. You can wear pendant necklaces, chokers, and chains with these dresses.

Turtlenecks are comfortable in those colder weather. With those choices, you can wear a long necklace. Long earrings can overwhelm a turtleneck. So you will want to stick to hoops, short drops, or stud earrings. If you want to skip the necklaces, add a bracelet to take your outfit to the next level.

You can wear medium or extra-long chains and pendants with a crew neck. Make sure the pieces sit about 2 inches below the collar. You may also want to add layered or tiered necklaces to tie the look. 

You don’t want to compete with your neckline if you have a one-shoulder or halter-style dress. You can skip the necklace. Take this opportunity to wear statement earrings like a chunky cuff or long dangle. Consider jazzing up your look with stacks of bracelets or bangles. 

simple pieces are just enough for your outfit


Selecting the Right Color

When coordinating your jewelry and wardrobe, you should always follow the basic rules of color. Use the color wheel to determine what colors will work with each other. You can find the answer on a color wheel if you want to know what goes well with a green, blue, or red dress. 

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Take the color of your jewelry or outfit and look across the color wheel. With that, you can find the complementary color that will give you the most vibrant look. These colors will contrast with each other. For example, if you want to wear a navy blue dress, find the blue color and look across the wheel - you should see that orange is a direct complement to that color. If you don’t have anything with orange, you could wear gold-toned jewelry with the outfit. Think about adding rubies to your outfit for those holiday looks with a green dress or top. With a red dress, emeralds would make great complementary pieces to adorn your neck, ears, or wrists. 

You might want to use the color wheel to choose those analogous colors. These colors are right next to each other on the color wheel. Analogous colors will create a harmonious look without being too monotonous. For example, you can choose pieces with violet or green gems if you have a royal blue dress. 

Finally, if you have that little black dress, keep in mind that any goes with these pieces. You can create a super chic look using black diamonds or rhodium. 

When you need to find the right jewelry pieces to match your outfit, make sure to follow these helpful tips.

Are you looking for the perfect jewelry for your outfits? At LaCkore Couture, you can find a wide range of items, including rings, bracelets, necklaces, charms, and earrings