7 Tips on Choosing Jewelry for Summer Outfits
One way to keep your outfits in the summer looking fresh is by adding the right jewelry. Here are tips on choosing jewelry for summer outfits.
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In the summer, our style can truly shine.
Long gone are bulky coats, boots, and scarves that cover up your outfit and your jewelry.
Now is the time you can choose summer outfits that let your style, accessories, and personality shine through!
In this article, we will be going over our top 7 tips to help you choose the best jewelry to go with your summer outfits.
1. Start by Considering Your Neckline
Have you ever had those nights where you’ve put on the best outfit, buffed your makeup to perfection, styled your hair…? But you have no idea what accessories to add to finish the look?
Have no fear! We’ve all been there. The best place to start is by considering the neckline of your outfit.
Are you wearing a strapless dress? V-neck? A daring one-shoulder?
This is where you will make your first decision.
For V-shaped necklines and heart-shaped necklines, your best option is to go for a simple pendant. This will highlight the neckline, and if paired with a subtle set of earrings, will outline your face perfectly!
For tube tops, go for the whole look with a bold choker necklace. If you are going for an off the shoulder or boat line neckline, try a low-hanging pendant necklace. Don’t be afraid to stack multiple necklaces for a multi-dimensional look.
If you’re going for a high-collared neckline, feel free to go necklace free and focus on your earrings and bracelet instead.
Once you make a choice about your necklace, the other accessories will fall into place.
2. Choose Simple Jewelry for Patterned Outfits
Summer is the season for gorgeous prints! Silky polka-dot shirts, patterned linen, tribal prints, just to name a few.
If you are going bold with your color and print, it is best to go for simple jewelry. Perhaps a necklace with a thin chain and a single pendant. Or, go for a pair of iridescent stud earrings to put the cherry on top of your look.
Think, “busy patterns, simple jewelry” for your summer style.
3. Choose a Statement Piece
Monochrome summer looks are all the rage right now! All black, white, and beige outfits are the things of summer dreams.
If you are going for a monochromatic or understated look with your clothing, feel free to choose a statement piece of jewelry to be the focal point of your look!
You may want to go for a ring with a unique stone such as roman glass or abalone. A statement ring that contains Swarovski crystals is also sure to make a simple outfit sparkle!
When it comes to your statement piece, you want to make sure it says something about your personal style. Try to avoid trendy pieces and fast fashion when it comes to your signature look.
4. Match With Your Skin Tone
Knowing what metals work best with your skin tone is also a great way to build up your summer jewelry collection!
Silver jewelry is excellent if you have fairer skin because it brings out cooler tones.
Gold is great for those that have a darker complexion because it brings out warm tones!
Rose gold is a unique metal because it works for all skin tones. It adds the perfect warm and feminine touch to any skin tone. Even though rose gold has been around for a while, there is still something fresh and alluring about this metal that will attract the eye of those around you.
5. Have Fun with Summer-Only Pieces
For your summer outfits, make sure you have fun with summer-only jewelry pieces!
We all remember wearing anklets and toe rings that were absolutely ridiculous as children. Now is the time to bring back that same sense of youthfulness and fun while investing in quality and timeless summer pieces.
An understated anklet made of high-quality metals is the perfect addition to any summer dress or beach outfit.
While this will certainly make you stand out, you’ll be amazed at how fun and flirtatious you’ll feel when you add in these pieces to your wardrobe. When fall comes around, you’ll be sad to take it off!
6. Learn the Rules, Then Break Them
We have outlined a lot of accessorizing rules above, such as matching a necklace with your neckline and matching jewelry to your skin tone.
If you are first starting out, these rules are an excellent guide to build up your summer jewelry collection.
However, as they say, rules are made to be broken!
As you continue styling your summer outfits, play with breaking the rules to make an even bigger splash. If you’ve worn silver pieces your whole life, try out a pair of gold hoops with your outfit to see how you feel!
If you want to mix a big statement necklace with an even crazier printed shirt, be our guest. We love seeing how people bend the rules of fashion to create show-stopping summer looks.
7. Invest in Staple Pieces
This rule stands for all the seasons: make sure you are investing in your staple pieces!
Do you find yourself wishing for a pendant necklace? A classic pair of hoops? A classic and timeless pearl set? Then now is the time to invest in these pieces!
Many people calculate a fashion investment by the equation of cost vs. the number of wears. For example, many people spend a bit more on jeans because they know they’ll be wearing that denim for seasons to come. You can use this equation when it comes to jewelry!
A quality piece of jewelry might be several hundred dollars, which can seem like a lot upfront. However, jewelry is something you can invest in that will last you a lifetime!
Many of these jewelry styles have been around for decades or more, so you know that investing in quality pieces is going to pay off over time.
Accessorize Your Summer Outfits
Pairing quality pieces of jewelry with your summer outfits is going to give you confidence and allow you to go deeper into your style journey!
Start simple, and grow your jewelry collection from there. If you find a look you love, make sure to let us know! We love seeing your personal style.