As the fall season approaches, it's time to take another look at your wardrobe. The switch from tank tops to turtlenecks means adjusting our jewelry selection as well.
Do you have some favorite, timeless jewelry that you want to transition to the new season? If so, there are some tips you can use to ensure you look chic all year long.
Start with these six simple steps.
1. Choose Quality Pieces
The beauty of high-quality jewelry is that it lasts a lifetime and is often passed down to future generations. Timeless jewelry never goes out of style, unlike fashion fads and decor trends.
Cheap costume jewelry can break after a year or two, proving a waste of money. It's best to invest in a few quality pieces that transition through the seasons, accurately reflect your personal style, and last.
2. Start With the Basics
Many pieces stand the test of time, lasting for years and remaining in style. These transitional pieces of timeless jewelry will suit you well from fall through summer again.
Here are some basic pieces to invest in.
Regardless of the style, stud earrings add a touch of interest to any outfit and go well with your fall and winter wardrobe. Pearl or gemstone studs are some of the most popular options. Also, cubic zirconia adds flair and sparkle without the higher price tag that diamonds have.
High-quality bangle bracelets allow professionals to add interest to their work wardrobe. An elegant gold or silver bangle looks sophisticated all year long and will be one of your go-to options for years to come.
If you're often on the computer, you may find a delicate chain bracelet works better for your personal style, so it doesn't clank around. Opting for an adjustable chain allows you to find the perfect fit.
A pendant necklace not only looks lovely paired with low-cut summer tops, but it also works well over scoop-neck, long-sleeved shirts, or sweaters. It's one piece that transitions through the seasons.
Plus, investing in a pendant necklace or two allows you to showcase your personal brand and style. For instance, you might choose a silver charm with a moon and stars to indicate a love of astrology. Maybe you choose a pendant with your birthstone or an engraved message.
Whatever the case, you have limitless possibilities.
3. Stick With High-Quality Metals
Many women make the mistake of buying cheap jewelry rather than investing in high-quality metals. Costume jewelry is often made from non-precious metals such as copper, brass, nickel, etc.
The problem with these metals is that the jewelry doesn't last and can even cause allergic reactions. For instance, nickel is a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis.
Investing in various types of jewelry made from sterling silver and gold not only lasts longer but is less likely to create reactions. Plus, jewelry made from precious metals looks far more sophisticated, allowing you to appear stylish and chic.
4. Blend Fall Colors
Common fall colors are red, orange, brown, dark green, dark blue, gray, yellow, and similar hues. Think of the vibrant colors of autumn leaves, gray skies, pumpkins, sunflowers, and other iconic aspects of the season. Try to pick pieces with these colors for fall.
Incorporating trend colors for the season is a great way to show off how fashion-forward you are. This fall, some of Pantone's trendy fall and winter colors include:
- Orange Tiger
- Lava Falls
- Samoan Sun
- Rose Violet
- Martini Olive
The warmth of gold makes it an excellent choice for fall. Gold also pairs well with traditional autumn colors, such as red, yellow, orange, and green.
That said, silver also looks lovely with many of these colors. If silver is your metal of choice, don't be afraid to stick with it this season.
5. Choose Metal to Complement Your Skin Tone
Buying jewelry to complement your skin tone makes a huge difference in how it looks. If you're not sure what type of skin tone you have, use these tips.
For instance, if your veins look bluer, you have a cool skin tone. Green veins indicate warm-toned skin. Having both blue and green tones indicates a neutral skin color.
Your skin tone determines whether you look better in gold, silver, or rose gold jewelry. Those with cool undertones look lovely with silver jewelry, while gold complements warmer skin tones. Women with a neutral undertone can wear either and rose gold jewelry as well.
6. Dress for the Occasion
Regardless of the season, it's important to know how to dress for the occasion. From weddings to funerals to the office, knowing how to pick and pair your jewelry will serve you well.
At work and on occasions where formal wear is the dress code, a minimalist style works well. Dainty, feminine necklaces, adjustable pieces, and multi-tier chains are all good examples. These pieces are chic without being too obtrusive.
However, when you get a chance to go big and bold, don't be afraid to express yourself! A chunky necklace creates a confident look and works perfectly for date night. This is a great time to incorporate those fall colors.
When matching jewelry, feel free to layer and create a stacked effect. That said, there are times when less can be more. Let your statement piece do the talking, and only put on what you're comfortable wearing.
Timeless Jewelry for All Seasons
Picking timeless jewelry to transition through the seasons is easier than you might think. Follow these rules to make your jewelry blend well with your fall wardrobe.
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