Four Tips for Matching your Jewelry with your Outfit

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When it comes to accessories, choosing the wrong ones to accentuate your outfit can lead to an intervention from the fashion police. Our rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings all play an important part in defining our style and completing a trendy look.

However, with such an array of accessories to choose from, it can often feel overwhelming deciding how to choose the best accessories to highlight your features and outfit.

To make sure your final touches will make and not break your look, here are our four tips to avoid any fashion accessory missteps.

1. Context and Occasion

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While we do live in a time where style rules are far less conventional than they were in the past, you still need to pay close attention to context and occasion  When choosing accessories for work, big rings and a myriad of bracelets might make it hard to type.

Similarly, you need to keep in mind how an accessory will draw attention to certain body parts and if that will be appropriate for the occasion.


2. Skintone

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It is just as important to choose jewellery that not only matches your outfit but will complement your skin tone.

A cool skin tone looks best with red, purple and blue gemstones like garnet, amethyst and topaz and matches perfectly with white metals like silver or white gold.

A warmer skin tone is highlighted best by shades of yellow, orange and green. If this is you, choose stones such as citrine, moonstone and emerald set in yellow metals like gold or copper.


3. Colour

The next thing to consider is the colour of your outfit. While it is always good to experiment to find the colours that work best for you, don’t use more than three colours in your whole ensemble.

Here are some ground rules to keep in mind when matching your outfit with the right colour accessories:

  • If you are wearing neutrals like black or white, accessories in any colour look chic and stylish.
  • If you are looking to make a bold fashion statement, choose primary and secondary colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel. While pairing these colours can be adventurous it’s best to avoid some combinations like red or green unless it is the holiday season.
  • If you want to play it safe, opt for colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel. These colours work very well together and match each other on the same level of light and darkness.


4. Scale

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Lastly, you need to consider size when pairing your fashion accessories with your outfit. If you are wearing loud prints, it is best to keep your accessories understated and minimal. The same goes for ruffles, sequined or other embellished garments; you want your pieces to accentuate the outfit not compete for attention.

Another thing to keep in mind is the scale and shape of your handbag as well as your body type. If you are tall and thin, choose slouchy bags like hobos. Short women should stay clear of handbags with long straps, and hourglass women look beautiful with medium sized structured bags that balance out their curves.


Accessories can extend your wardrobe and help you achieve multiple looks from one simple staple item. Keep these tips in mind next time you go online jewelry shopping to ensure you select the best fashion accessories that will take any outfit from drab to fab in seconds.



  1. It was nice to know that black or white clothes will match any color accessory really well. It probably has something to do with the idea that black and white are both neutral colors. Anyway, if that is the case, then I shouldn’t find it hard to look for a set of accessories that will match my girlfriend’s style. After all, she usually wears black, especially at work. Thank you!

  2. Right now I am in the drought of having good jewelry. Thank you for letting me know that what color of jewelry I should wear depending on what outfit I have that day. I found what you said very interesting about, “If you want to play it safe, opt for colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel. These colours work very well together and match each other on the same level of light and darkness.” After reading this jewelry, I want to look more one how to get more customized jewelry.

  3. Different shapes, colours and textures will often work a treat. For bangles and bracelets you can pretty much create an arm party of different pieces which will flash and jangle as you move. Cubic Zirconia gemstone rings can be mixed, matched and stacked in all sorts of interesting combinations. Jewelry is the staple of the ensemble, so you need make informed decisions when you accessorize it with your outfit.

  4. I liked that you mentioned you need to pay close attention to context and occasion when you are looking to match your outfit with your jewelry. My sister and I will be attending a corporate event from her work, and we are looking for tips to look beautiful. I will let her know about your recommendations to make sure we match our jewelry with our outfit correctly.

  5. It made sense when you said that we need to consider the context and occasion when choosing jewelry. I’ve been thinking about buying a silver eagle feather necklace sometime soon. Thanks for teaching me how I can wear the necklace stylishly!

  6. I’m glad you mentioned that jewelry of any color will work well with a neutral-colored outfit. I want to buy some vintage jewelry online with my next paycheck to help me feel more confident when I go out to meet people. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips I can keep in mind when creating outfits with the new jewelry!

  7. Thank you for mentioning that you can wear accessories in any color if your outfit is composed of neutral colors, and I think I need to remember this. My daughter told me the other day that she would like to get a bracelet for her friend from college, and she asked me if I had any ideas of where she should start looking. I told her that tI would help her search and that I would share any information that could help with her so it is time that she reads this article now.

  8. My wife and I will be attending a wedding, and we are looking for advice about how to choose the right jewelry for her. I loved that you mentioned you need to consider the right accessories to draw the attention to your body. I will let her know about your recommendations to choose the right jewelry for our event.

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