A beautiful outfit with the finest materials and the most exquisite fit can make you feel like a million dollars. However, as you stand in front of a mirror, it can sometimes feel like something is missing, like that winning piece of jewelry. Accessories and jewelry can make any outfit ‘pop.’ Still, it can also have the opposite effect if you’re unsure how to make the two work in harmony. Some of these tips below may help create the winning look.
Mix Metals Carefully
Trends change over time, and one of the more drastic ones has been the way we mix and match metals. Wearing silver and gold together once went against jewelry etiquette, but those days are over. You can now wear a combination of luxury jewelry, no matter the metal.
However, what’s worth keeping in mind is the fragility of any vintage jewelry. While you can mix and match the metals, it’s worth being aware that older pieces can be fragile. Hard metals and gems can scratch pure gold, so consider your combination carefully.
Choose a Statement Piece
Just as a belt can make a statement with an outfit, so can a single piece of jewelry. Put thought into whether your earrings, necklace, or bracelet would be the star of the show. For example, if you have styled your hair back or have shorter hair, long earrings can be that statement piece. You would then avoid wearing anything that could steal its limelight or create a ‘busy’ vibe, such as a chunky necklace or bracelet.
Consider the Neckline
The neckline might not be something you put much thought into when pairing an outfit with jewelry, but it can be worthwhile doing. Not every necklace will suit every neckline, making a statement piece stand out for all the wrong reasons. As a general rule, a long necklace suits a deep neckline, while a short necklace suits a sweetheart neckline. Fortunately, some necklaces work in harmony with all necklines, such as a small pendant or lariat.
Put Thought Into Your Outfit Colors
Many people think carefully about the best dress for their body shape, but it also pays to think about the best outfit coloring to pair with your jewelry. For example, an embellished dress with plenty of sparkle may not work in harmony with gorgeous vintage engagement rings that stand out in their own right. Instead, when you want your jewelry piece to be the star of the show, consider a solid color that essentially becomes a canvas for your accessories.
Mix and Match
Who says your vintage pieces have to be separate from your contemporary ones? Mix and match and feel confident to do so. Incorporating different textures and styles from various eras can add a new dimension to your look that highlights each piece’s qualities. Just remember to include only one statement piece.
Any outing can be an excellent excuse to put on your best jewelry. However, it can be worth thinking about your outfit’s different shapes, colors, and necklines, not to mention your jewelry metals and style, before completing the look.