June 2, 2011 – Many different types of clothing and jewellery exist. Everyone has a unique style, and a slightly different take on the ways that jewellery and clothing should be put together.
An old rule regarding the matching of the two items is that the colour of the clothing should at the very least be similar to the colour of the jewellery. While this can still work it doesn’t have to restrict your style. Mix and match is in and the more the variety the better.
It is great to have an outfit that goes together, but don’t always go monochrome. A colourful, vibrant outfit may require no jewellery, or minimal jewellery.
Your clothes and jewellery should match, but make sure that pieces should also match with the rest of the batch of jewellery. For instance, if one wears pearls, they should go with other classy types of jewellery. It’s very tricky to mix expensive classic pieces with baubles. Keep in mind that the event you are attending also informs your choice.
The rule is to generally dress up a simple outfit, dress down a vivid or colourful patterned one or go with a few classic pieces. Another crucial consideration with clothes is the neckline.
A V-Neck allows you to go heavy with the neck jewellery since there is a lot of bare skin. However make sure earpieces are not as heavy as they will clash and distract the look.
With a top or dress that has a high neckline you can go with bold, detailed pieces that define the look especially if the colours are monochrome; it looks beautifully put together. With prints and patterns it is trickier but it works fabulously if you identify a colour in the prints to match your jewellery with.
With a round top you can be adventurous and work with both detailed but not too bold neck and ear jewellery. An interesting design is the earring and necklace that is very stunning but needs one to be able to carry off with poise. It will definitely have heads turning.
As you decide on your wardrobe learn to pick out your jewellery with the same care, keeping entire look in mind.