How I Like to Pair Jewelry With My Outfits

- Accessories, Fashion, Outfits, Shopping


An outfit isn’t complete until you’ve paired it with just the right jewelry to enhance it and set the whole thing off. I believe that jewelry can make or break an outfit, and that’s why I spend a lot of time thinking about the best ways to pair pieces of jewelry with garments. The points in this guide should help you to do the same, so you can feel confident about wearing your jewelry like me!

Complementing and Contrasting

I like to go one of two ways with my jewelry. I either choose colors to complement what I’m wearing, or colors to contrast it completely. If you want to choose colors that complement what you’re wearing, they don’t necessarily need to match, just tie in nicely. If you’re contrasting, you can afford to be as garish or crazy as you want. I like mixing colors like purple and orange for a look that really stands out.

Statement Pieces

If you’re wearing a statement piece, you want to play up that one piece. I still wear other jewelry, but I make sure that they don’t overpower the piece that I’m trying to make the focal point. Think about how you’re having your hair as well as what you’re wearing. I like to wear statement earrings with my hair up, and statement bangles with my hair down. You can get away with a statement necklace whenever, usually.

Necklaces and Earrings

I think that pairing these two items can be a risky business, but it can be done. They should be similar in style and color, at least. You can wear both of them as statement pieces; you just need the confidence to pull them off. I like to walk tall with a smile on my face!

Staying Classy

I think experimenting is so much fun, but sometimes it’s appropriate to stay classy. Try not to get too carried away. Think of the occasion and whether it’s appropriate to wear as many sparkles. You don’t want people to ignore you and focus on your jewelry, do you? One rule I’ve used before is taking off the last piece you put on before you leave the house. For classy jewelry, you need a quality store. An award winning Houston jewelry store, or somewhere local to you would be a good place to start.

Mixing Metals

I ignore people who say you can’t mix metals, and you should too. Of course you can mix them! I love having an eclectic look at times and mixing metals helps me to achieve this. Experiment with your own jewelry and see what you come up with.


Your neckline is important when choosing your jewelry. You wouldn’t usually wear a necklace with a high neckline, as it would be too overwhelming. However, it’s a good idea to wear earrings instead.

This is just how I like to pair jewelry with my outfits. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable. Confidence is the key to looking great no matter what. Now, go out there and sparkle!

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    October 23, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    I totally mix metals, too. 🙂 We’re fashion rebelsssssss, man. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    October 23, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    I try to wear at least one piece of jewelry every day, I feel bare without it! These are great tips on how to make jewelry look better!

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    October 23, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    There was a post on pinterest that showed the length of necklaces you wear with different necklines that was pretty neat.

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    October 24, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    Super super doll, I love big statement pieces. Giant earrings are a favourite, though I try not to wear them too much, especially if they are heavy as I don’t want my ear lobe to sag, hahaha. But, the earrings in the picture are perfect 🙂 Happy Friday doll xx

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    Happiness at Mid-Life
    October 24, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Great post! Love it to keep it classy – I've seen when it's over done and it just makes everything look cheaper than they may be.


    P.S. Hope you stop by and join TBT Fashion link up.

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    October 25, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    I always think it’s interesting to hear how people choose to accessorize their outfits. I personally kind of just stare at my jewelry rack until something speaks to me (usually one of like five things that are in constant rotation), but I really should start basing more of my outfits on specific pieces that don’t get the love they deserve 😉

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