Of course, there are many kinds of clothing and jewelry. People put them together in many different ways, and have many different styles. Some people like to have mismatched clothes and enjoy strange outfit and jewelry combinations. However, if you are looking for a classic look, the following suggestions can help.
When it comes to clothes and jewelry, generally they should have the same or similar colors. A red shirt can be combined with a red earrings, for instance. Or blue shoes can be combined with a blue necklace. If jewelry is multicolored, one can simply match one of the colors with an article of clothing.
However, it is also good to not wear only one color. If you are wearing a black dress with black heels, consider pairing it with pearls or colorful jewelry so that you do not look too somber. If you are wearing all bright colors, consider either leaving jewelry out altogether or wearing simple silver jewelry.
Otherwise, you can match the clothing with jewelry that is a color that coordinates the outfit. For instance, if you are wearing a black shirt, a pink bracelet can look good. Some colors simply look good together while others clash. For instance, red and purple are generally seen as not going well together, which is a rule that the Red Hat Society rebels against. However, if you are looking to match, you can watch out for clashing colors.
Oftentimes clothing has certain metals which can go with or clash with one’s jewelry. Silver and gold on clothing are pretty common today, and can coordinate with jewelry. To match, wear silver jewelry if you have silver in your clothes, and gold if you have gold.
It is not only clothing that should match jewelry – jewelry should also match with other jewelry. If you wear silver earrings, wear silver bracelets. You can wear pearls with other metals, but avoid anything too flashy. Diamonds can go with just about anything. When it comes to colored jewelry, use jewelry that is the same color or coordinating colors.
Outfit type is also an important consideration when picking out jewelry. Patterned and colorful clothes like sun dresses are good for making someone look bright and vibrant. However, when combined with similar styles of jewelry someone can look too flashy. Instead, clothes like these should be paired with simple silver or gold jewelry, or even no jewelry. Simple clothes like business suits can be combined with more vibrant pieces of jewelry. As a basic rule, basics can be dressed up, while more complicated patterns can be dressed down.
As mentioned earlier, these “rules” are not set in stone. They are simply suggestions for those who are clueless about pairing jewelry with outfits. Wearing mismatched or wacky clothes can be hip, and it can show individuality. But it will probably not be appropriate for a job interview or a formal event. Thus, there are times when it is very good to know what type of jewelry goes with what outfits.