It can be very confusing to get your jewellery right with an outfit – especially when you want it to be contrasting. Yes, at first, it’s a little tricky but once you get the hang of it, it’ll change your life! Here are a few tips on how to match contrasting jewellery with your outfit and getting it spot on!
Colour blocking is simple. All you need to remember is to choose your jewellery such that it isn’t in the same colour family as that of your ensemble. You could go for emerald jewellery with a peach outfit, blue sapphire with a green outfit, ruby with yellow – the options are infinite and you never really know until you try it out, so don’t be afraid!
- Keep it a few shades lighter or darker
Contrasting jewellery looks gorgeous when it belongs to the same colour family as that of your outfit. Just make sure that it’s a few shades lighter or darker than your clothes. You could wear jewellery set in rubies with a light pink outfit, emerald or turquoise with a mint green emsemble.
- Brighten those neutrals
If you’re wearing neutral colours such as gold or off-white or beige, go wild with your jewellery because there is no colour that won’t go with neutrals. It’ll also brighten up your ensemble by giving it that ‘POP’ of colour!
- A striking contrast
If you’re wearing light, dull colours such as grey or white, work the contrast with jewellery set in dark stones like emerald, blue sapphire or dark rubies. If you’re wearing dark colours like a slate grey or black, you can go for jewellery based in yellow quartz or pearls to get a striking contrast!
- Pick an insignificant shade from your outfit
Another way to contrast your jewellery is by picking a shade that isn’t the main colour of your outfit. It pulls the whole ensemble together and completes your look to perfection!
- Break the monotony – make the contrast unusual
Don’t go mainstream, experiment with different hues! Go bold, like turquoise jewellery with maroon or carrot red, rubies or emerald with a royal blue outfit.
- Play safe!
If you’re not too sure about wearing contrasting jewellery or are not a fan of too much colour in jewellery, you can play safe by wearing jewellery with pearls. Sometimes all you need to bring out the outfit is adding a minimalistic touch of white.
- Go sparkly!
Yes, you can wear contrasting diamond jewellery with outfits set in gold. But only try it out if your ensemble has sequined, gota or stone work.
- Polar Opposites
Wondering when it’s okay to wear two-toned jewellery? Layer jewellery – both gold and silver, when you have elements that match with either – such as stone/gota/sequin with silver or zardozi with the gold. This works best with mirror work.
- Or you could just two contrasting colours in the jewellery itself!