You can wear jewellery – a necklace, bracelet, ring, earrings or brooch – on just about any occasion and with any outfit. But there are pieces that go best with specific items of clothing. Fashion does not confine one person to one rule; and although there are a lot of “fashion rules” to live by, you don’t really have to conform to them. You can wear whatever outfit you want with any accessory you fancy. These rules are just there to help people put looks together that may look good on them and will be appropriate for different occasions.
Accessorise according to the occasion
Know where you are going for the day so that you can choose your outfit accordingly, as well as your jewellery. For formal events such as weddings, corporate events and the like, you can wear classic pieces, such as a string of pearls, studded diamond earrings, etc. For more casual looks, coloured jewellery is best. You can spice up your outfit with coloured gemstones. For a weekend at the park, a sundress and layered necklaces and bangles will go well together. For work, small and dainty accessories that do not attract too much attention are best.
Take a look at your outfit
You should consider the colour and the print of your outfit. If you are wearing a top with loud prints or embellishments, skip the necklace. Wear several bangles and simple earrings instead. For a solid coloured dress and coloured shoes, pair the jewellery with the shoes to add a pop of colour to your look.
Mix different metals
You can wear gold, silver and platinum jewellery together. Make sure that they are all simple pieces because they are already of various metals; you no longer need them to be very bold. Pair them with solid coloured clothing, so the attention is on your jewellery.
Look at your neckline
Are you wearing a scoop-necked or round-necked top? Or one with a plunging neckline? For the former, you can use a choker or a necklace with a short chain and dainty pendant. However, for the latter, you can layer different lengths of necklaces to accentuate your collarbones.
Opt for centrepiece jewellery
If you wear multiple jewellery items with any outfit, choose one statement piece to carry the whole outfit. Say you want to wear a heavy and coloured bracelet, then choose stud earrings and a necklace with a simple pendant. Do away with rings.
The best pieces of jewellery to wear are not only those that look good with your outfits but those that have special meaning or are from special people, such as a baby footprint necklace that you can wear to remember your baby by. Whatever jewellery you buy, just make sure that it can go with most of your outfits so that you can get your money’s worth. Jewellery can last for decades, and you can pass it on to your children and grandchildren, so invest in timeless pieces as well.