Are you intimidated by colorful jewelry? Not sure how to wear it with your wardrobe? I know most people stick to neutrals- I’m guilty of this most of the time myself. But with summer here it’s time to embrace the ALL the color.
There’s several ways to wear jewelry that pops- which is great because everyone has a different comfortability level with color & styling. I’m gonna start with the easiest tips and move into the more complex. Still not sure you can wear bright jewelry? Let me show you that’s not true!
Your ultimate guide on how to wear colorful jewelry
For an easy look:
This is by far the easiest way to style clothing around your colorful jewelry. I use this trick all the time.
Start with your outfit composed of all neutrals (remember neutrals are white, black, navy, tan, cream and brown). There are two strict rules that I follow when it comes to pairing all neutrals:
1. Black & navy NEVER go together
2. Black & brown RARELY go together- only styling pros can pull this off.
As a general rule I like to keep cool color tones with other cool tones and warm tones with warm. For example, a brown skirt will look better with a cream top than a white top, although both would work because, voila- the power of neutrals!
Ok, now that you have your outfit its time to pick your jewels! It’s up to you how crazy you want to get. There’s a famous quote from Coco Chanel, “before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” It’s up to you if you want to listen to the goddess of fashion or not.
Especially with all the quarantining we’ve done this year, athleisure has become my 24/7 choice of style. I found that the best way to dress it up is to keep the accessories simple. Choose chains, long or short, with small bits of color. You can go for any type of earring- I love wearing hoops to feel a little more fancy, especially if I have my hair pulled back.
Most athletic wear comes in neutrals, but if you’ve got colorful leggings on, you can choose some jewelry that’s the same color or opposite- check out my handy complimentary color guide below.
So far, staying neutral & atheleisure’s simplicity are the easiest ways to wear colorful jewelry, but you don’t have to keep your outfits neutral. You can mix and match colors like a pro! Keep reading for my advanced tips on styling colorful outfits and accessories.
For when you want to pop:
Ok, this is where it starts to get tricky- but I know you can do it. Check out the color chart above and see what you’ve got in your wardrobe. We’re going to do a color blocked outfit.
Choose one of the colors from the chart & pair it with a neutral (remember cool with cool & warm with warm). You can put the color on top or bottom.
For this look, I decided to go with a pretty bright orange blouse. It's super bright, but I always get compliments on it when I wear it. Now, let's pick accessories from the complimentary color- blue. Complimentary colors are actually opposite each other on the color wheel and when you put them next to each other they both stand out. Since I chose orange, I'll use all blue accessories to make sure I'm gonna POP!
For when you want to stand out:
You’re ready for the master of all challenges- matching colorful accessories with colorful prints! Once you get this, you might even find it easier than some of the other styles because the colors are already there for you…
Pick out your favorite printed dress or top, or even pants (just keep it neutral elsewhere, unless you’re also a print mixing pro, then go for it!). Now, here's the secret:
Look at all the colors in the print & choose jewelry from your collection that matches one or two of the colors in the print.
When you get this right, it’s magic! Everyone will bow to you, fashionista.
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