How To Pick Jewellery That’ll Complement Your Current Wardrobe

Give your wardrobe a new lease of life with our top jewellery styling tips. From t-shirts to summer dresses and playsuits to your favourite little black dress, you’ll discover how to elevate your style and turn your everyday wardrobe essentials into killer outfits with the simple addition of beautifully coordinated jewellery.

1. Denim Shirt:

When it comes to denim shirts we love to roll up our sleeves up and get creative with our jewellery. Whether you are dressing up a denim shirt for work or throwing it over a bikini at the beach, gold necklaces beautifully complement the faded look of light blue denim. If you want to keep it subtle, opt for a single gold necklace paired with a gold choker and some detailed ear climbers. For extra impact, team with a stack of boho charm bracelets for a more relaxed feel.

2. Your Favourite Knitwear:

For colder days when you want to be wrapped up in your cosiest knit, adding jewellery to your look will give your outfit that much needed finishing touch! When choosing jewellery to pair with knitwear, it’s all about the comfort so go for necklaces with longer chains so they don’t get caught in your neckline. If you’re going out to meet friends, try wearing a pair of statement earrings and a few stacked rings. There’s no need to be over elaborate but if you prefer a touch of sparkle, a simple pair of diamond studs will instantly elevate this look.

3. Blazer:

Wearing a perfectly fitted blazer is a great way to give a casual outfit a smart edge. A blazer will instantly give you a chic self-confident style and so we love styling our jewellery to reflect this. For an effortlessly cool look, the fashion it-girls love to layer two pendant necklaces paired with some chunky hoop earrings. If you want to make more of a statement, try a collar necklace under a shirt or over a t-shirt, keep your earrings understated and pair with a couple of stacked bracelets to complete your look.

4. A Slogan T-shirt:

Wearing your favourite slogan t-shirt is the perfect way to make a statement with minimal effort. Pair with your favourite high waist jeans or if you want a to feel extra feminine, try a lightweight flowing midi-skirt. It’s important to choose jewellery that suits this laid back outfit, so to get that effortlessly cool and understated look, adding minimalist jewellery is a must! Go for detailed chains and unique coin pendants paired with hoop earrings, stacked rings and a classic watch or bracelet.

5. Polo Neck:

No winter wardrobe is complete without a stylish polo neck and just because your neckline is covered, doesn’t mean that you can’t wear your favourite necklaces. Polo necks will always give you an air of sophistication, so wearing a minimal pendant necklace will complement this style. A small coin necklace or an initial pendant on a delicate chain will look great and when your neckwear is minimal you can always wear a pair of statement earrings to bring your outfit to life. Statement drop earrings or sculptural earrings will add personality to your look, or maybe try an earring stack of hoops and studs if you have multiple piercings. If you don’t have multiple piercings we love wearing multiple ear cuffs.

6. Pinafore Dress:

A cute pinafore dress gives you endless options when it comes to accessorize your outfit. A pinafore dress is often worn with a shirt, blouse, jumper or t-shirt underneath it. This casual layered look particularly suits bold statement necklaces. Try experimenting with your favourite vintage inspired jewellery because with this outfit, the size, visibility and impact of your jewellery is key. Try a multi-stranded choker or a gold plated, chunky link chain necklace to finish this look perfectly.

7. A Leather Jacket:

A leather jacket is the perfect way to add a bit of attitude to your outfit. We love the short biker style jackets which pair up beautifully with a simple white t- shirt and a faded pair of jeans. Whatever style of jacket you have, this look is all about not trying too hard, so try layering a few minimalist necklaces or a single statement ring. This look is all about functionality so don’t choose jewellery that is too dainty or delicate. All precious metals complement this look but we particularly love the striking contrast of sterling silver and black leather. Whatever metal you opt for, plain jewellery is essential and avoid the use of subtle gemstones which will reduce the impact of your outfit.

8. Wrap Dress:

A wrap dress is an essential part of your summer wardrobe. Whether you’re popping out for brunch or having early evening cocktails with the girls, your jewellery needs to be uncomplicated and effortlessly chic. It’s important to not go overboard with accessories, so we recommend a simple pair of studs and a single sentimental everyday necklace. For a bohemian look add a few woven friendship bracelets or an anklet if you’re wearing sandals.

9. Printed Dress:

Now the same principle applies to any type of print, be it a floral print, geometric print or stripes. Whatever print you’re wearing, be sure to tone down your jewellery to the bare essentials as excessive jewellery will confuse your style. When it comes to cute printed dresses we can’t resist a small amount of accessorising, so make sure that you coordinate your floral dresses with a longer length necklace with a larger size pendant. Pair with stud earrings or small hoops to complete the look.

10. Animal Prints:

Animal prints have been all over the catwalks. They’re easy to wear and give your look an instant update! Whether it’s leopard print, zebra print or tiger print, wearing these will make you feel ultra-feminine and confident so you will need the accessories to match. If you are going for an all over animal print look, such as a long flowing dress or co-ord, we recommend layering a few minimalist necklaces, an arm cuff and a classic pair of hoop or drop earrings in either polished gold or silver. If your outfit features a smaller accents of leopard print, such as a leopard print cami or a pair of leopard print pumps, try pairing with feminine jewellery pieces like a collar necklace or a choker necklace that show your playful, sexy side. Don’t forget red lipstick to really make this look pop!

11. White Shirt:

An oversized crisp white shirt and pair of casual mom jeans is the it-girls go to uniform. It’s the understated outfit that suits so many occasions and is effortlessly chic. This simple look always requires jewellery and accessories to bring it to life. This essential outfit is the ideal base to mix and match your metals so we love layering up gold and silver necklaces and stacking up our rings. Team with a simple chain bracelet and a chunky pair of huggie earrings.

12. Playsuit or Jumpsuit:

This all-in-one piece is a versatile wardrobe essential for when you need to make an elegant style statement. The sleek look of a jumpsuit requires carefully coordinated jewellery to complete your look. Because the overall aesthetic of an all-in-one is elegant and simple, go for minimal or sculptural jewellery designs like a wide wrist cuff or a bib necklace. Complete with a pair of drop earrings to frame your face.

13. Wedding Guest Dress:

When you’re picking your accessories for a special occasion, make sure to always choose them once you’ve found the perfect outfit. It’s best to keep the jewellery low-key so it fits in beautifully with your outfit without outshining your dress (or the bride!).  For lower necklines, a simple semi-precious gemstone necklace or a pave-set diamond pendant will perfectly suit the clean aesthetic of a special occasion dress. If you’re going for a high neckline, you will want to avoid necklaces altogether and focus on a sparking pair of chandelier earrings and a simple gem set tennis bracelet.

14. Body or Leotard:

If you’re going on a girls night out and want to wear a simple body with either a skirt, shorts or jeans, jewellery is sure to take this casual look to the next level. For a really unique look, try wearing a body chain. This will usually go round your neck and cross round your waist. If you wear this stand out piece it’s best to wear minimal stud earrings and simple band rings. Remember, you still want the focus to be on you and not your outfit!

15. Festival Outfit:

Whatever your festival style is, the sky’s the limit when it comes to what jewellery to wear – in this case, more is more! Try mixing different materials like chain bracelets and woven bracelets, fabric chokers and antique style layered necklaces, anklets and hoop earrings. Hair jewellery and accessories are going to be a huge trend in 2019 so make sure you give your style a 90s edge with hair slides, slogan barrettes and clips!

16. The Little Black Dress: 

A chic little black dress can be perfect for every occasion, you can dress it down in the day and dress it up in the night with just a change of shoes and accessories! An LBD is the perfect canvas to be really playful with your accessories, from tassel earrings, your favourite gold jewellery or rose gold statement necklaces can really stand out with this look! Make sure to wear both earrings and a necklace as well as bracelets and rings to get the full potential out of this look.

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Munira Saleh

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