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Modern Jewelry: How to Accessorize Outfits

Learning how to accessorize an outfit is a matter of pairing the right jewelry pieces together for a chic, polished look. When accessorizing with jewelry, a few simple guidelines can help you achieve the look you're trying to create: 

Model wearing pearl earrings

Consider the Occasion

Where you're going is just as important as what you're wearing when considering how to accessorize outfits with jewelry. If you're heading to the office, an eye-catching necklace may be all you need to accent your outfit. Choose from strand necklaces, pendant necklaces and rope necklaces to suit your preferred style.

For a more formal occasion, look for pieces with a glitzy touch. Opt for jewelry enhanced with sparkles, like elegant Swarovski crystals, for a dazzling effect.

When prepping for a casual event, like a weekend coffee date or an afternoon movie, you can still wear bold, sparkling jewelry – just keep it to one piece for simplicity. 

Gold metal twist cuff
Pearl earrings

Make a Statement with Earrings

Sometimes all you need to create a gorgeous look is a pair of statement earrings. A touch of glam at your ears accentuates the curves of your neck and brings out your eyes. Take the shape of your face into consideration when selecting earrings. For example, long, narrow earrings elongate round face shapes while chandelier or fan-style earrings that are wider at the bottom help balance heart-shaped faces. 

Coordinate with Your Skin Tone

When selecting jewelry pieces, think about your skin tone as well as the colors in your outfit. Gold-tone jewelry is an excellent choice for warm skin tones with a yellow undertone, while silver works for cool skin tones with undertones of pink. Neutral skin tones coordinate with both silver and gold.

The same guidelines can be applied to your outfit colors; silver is great for cool colors like gray and ice blue, while gold offsets warm colors, such as yellow and orange. If you're wearing neutral colors, such as black and white, the tone of your jewelry is a matter of preference since neutrals go with anything. 

Navy nuda t-neck shell
Bella double weave legging

Pick the Right Combination of Pieces

In most cases, one or two pieces of jewelry may be all you need to create an effortlessly stylish look. A bold ring is a great way to accentuate your manicure while complementing what you're wearing. Consider a modern metal ring, which looks great on its own with a casual outfit like jeans and a T-shirt.

If you want something a bit dressier, coordinate your ring with a cuff bracelet in the same metal tone. The dramatic look of a cuff bracelet adds polish to everything from a blazer and skirt to knit pants and a cashmere top. Another way to impart upscale style to your look is with a brooch, which looks great pinned on a tailored jacket.

Whether your preferred style is demure or dramatic, there's jewelry to complement every outfit and occasion at St. John Knits.

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