Wardrobe Basics- Time To Take A Look At Jewelry

Hello, Darlings!

Today is Friday and we are rounding out this week’s series with Wardrobe Basics- Time To Take A Look At Jewelry. Now that the kids are older, it is time to step up our wardrobe game with jewelry.

Wardrobe Basics- Time To Take A Look At Jewelry

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Wardrobe Basics- Time To Take A Look At Jewelry

Rules of 3 For Accessorizing

Adding at least 3 accessories makes a simple outfit interesting
Adding at least 3 accessories makes a simple outfit interesting

To create a finished look, add at least 3 areas of interest to your outfit (can be more but don’t overdo). It can be jewelry, accessories such as glasses/hats/scarves/handbags or clutch. Printed shoes or a unique wrap/jacket would count. Some tops have unique necklines that don’t need accessorizing and create their own interests. The idea is to practice putting together a complete finished look.

A simple all-black outfit with poncho now becomes a FABULOUS outfit with the addition of accessories and jewelry
A simple all-black outfit with poncho now becomes a FABULOUS outfit with the addition of accessories and jewelry

Something to take into consideration, if one piece is bold such as a statement necklace, don’t let bold earrings compete. Choose a simpler earring and let the necklace be the star. The same thing with a scarf- let it be the star and add simpler earrings/bracelets.

This bold white statement necklace and printed sweater are the stars of the show so I paired it with simple gold hoops.
This bold white statement necklace and printed sweater are the stars of the show so I paired it with simple gold hoops.
I have added earrings/ necklace/ bracelet/ and unique topper to make this a complete look
I have added earrings/ necklace/ bracelet/ and unique topper to make this a complete look

Gold Or Silver

Why not BOTH?? Silver is generally thought of as a cool tone while gold is a warm tone, but you can have cooler and warmer tones in both silver and gold. Did I just blow your mind? Or even better, go for mixed metals. Rose Gold tends to be more of a warmer metal.

I am a cool tone and can wear both silver and gold. When choosing gold, I stay away from “yellow gold”.

Yellow Gold necklace for warm tones
Yellow Gold necklace for warm tones
Cooler Tone Gold necklace for cool tone skin
Cooler Tone Gold necklace for cool tone skin

Don’t know your skin tone? Look at your wrist- cool tones tend to have bluish color veins, warm tones greenish color veins.

Ultimately, you can wear what YOU WANT. This is just a guide to what looks best according to your skin tone.

Kendra Scott Earrings in mixed metals
Kendra Scott Earrings in mixed metals

The same skin tone rules apply to necklaces with color stones. Not only the stones but the metal the necklace is set in. Pearls are better on warmer tone skin. Ever wonder why a necklace you bought just doesn’t seem to go with your outfits? It may be the color tone….hmmm

Earring Style That Looks Best For Your Face Shape

According to your face shape, some earrings may look better than others
  • Round Face Shape- choose drop style earrings for balance
  • Square Face Shape- choose the hoop earring style
  • Oblong Face Shape- choose stud style
  • Diamond Face Shape- choose diamond shape earrings
  • Heart Face Shape- tear drop style earrings for balance
  • Oval Face Shape- any style will look great

This is just a guideline to help you create a balanced look. Ultimately, you can wear whatever YOU WANT.

Basic Earrings For Accessorizing

Simple Sculptural Metal Hoop Earrings From Chicos Off The Rack
These simple hoop earrings are my choice for everyday wear. I have them in both gold and silver
Silver Stud Earrings are a great basic to have in your jewelry box
Silver Stud Earrings are a great basic to have in your jewelry box
Cassie Gold-Tone Earrings is another good option for hoop earrings
Nice BIG Cubic Zirconia earrings are a staple in your jewelry box. For everyday wear with jeans or a formal dress out
Nice BIG Cubic Zirconia earrings are a staple in your jewelry box. For everyday wear with jeans or a formal dress out
Kendra Scott Ellie Stud Earrings is a great basic for your collection.  I comes in 40 different stone colors and different metals for you to choose from
Kendra Scott Ellie Stud Earrings is a great basic for your collection. The earrings come in 40 different stone colors and different metals for you to choose from

Basic Necklaces For Accessorizing

I am a HUGE fan of Kendra Scott Jewelry. Not only can you customize your necklaces and earrings, picking a stone that looks best for your skin color. Most of their longer necklaces come with an adjustable clasp. One day you are wearing a longer pendant, the next and statement necklace.

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Rules For Necklaces

If you want to bring attention up, choose layered necklaces and statement necklaces. If you want to bring attention down towards to waist- the long pendant style is for you.

Ultimately, you can wear what you WANT, but these guides will help you in choosing a figure flattering style of necklace.

 Short Pendant Necklace is a simple everyday style that you can choose from 40 different stones. Wear alone or layer with other necklaces
Elisa Short Pendant Necklace is a simple everyday style that you can choose from 40 different stones. Wear alone or layer with other necklaces
Multi-Layer Necklaces are an excellent choice to bring attention up to your face
Multi-Layer Necklaces are an excellent choice to bring attention up to your face
Kendra Scott Rayne Pendant style necklace is popular because you can choose your metal and your stone.
Kendra Scott Rayne Pendant style necklace is popular because you can choose your metal and your stone.

Best Necklaces For Your Neckline

Add Bracelets To Your Jewelry Selection

Until last year I was not much of a bracelet wearer. Now I love to finish my look with a simple bracelet of small grouping. I do have problems shopping for bracelets, it seems I have a rather large wrist. Bracelets that stretch or are wide bangle shape work best.

Gold-Tone Twist Bracelet From Chico's
Gold-Tone Twist Bracelet From Chico’s
Oval Layer Stretch Bracelet
Oval Layer Stretch Bracelet
Chico’s Off The Rack Cheetah Print Stacked And Stretch Bracelet
Chico's Silver Tone Sparkle Bracelet to add glamour has a magnetic catch
Chico’s Silver Tone Sparkle Bracelet to add glamour has a magnetic catch

Special Occasion Jewelry

You need to have some basic special occasion jewelry in your jewelry box to wear to weddings and social events. These pieces need to have some glamour and shine.

Rehearsal Dinner look included rhinestone necklace, earrings, and bracelet
Rehearsal Dinner look included rhinestone necklace, earrings, and bracelet
Drop style pendant with crystals is the perfect necklace for a v-neck black dress
Drop crystal earrings add glamour and are good choice for round faces
Drop crystal earrings add glamour and are good choice for round faces
Crystal bracelet simple yet elegant adds the finishing touch
Crystal bracelet simple yet elegant adds the finishing touch
 As the Mother Of The Groom, I wore drop crystal earrings and a rhinestone bracelet
As the Mother Of The Groom, I wore drop crystal earrings and a rhinestone bracelet

As we get closer to the holiday season, it is easier to find crystal jewelry. If you have a wedding coming up in the spring/ summer, now is a great time to grab your special occasion jewelry.

Need A More Professional Look?

Link style collar necklaces give a simple but professional look
Link style collar necklaces give a simple but professional look
Longer gold link style necklace for a professional look
Longer gold link style necklace for a professional look

Basic Jewelry Organizing Tools For Home And Travel

Iconic Jewelry Train Case for keeping jewelry separated and organized when you travel
Iconic Jewelry Train Case from Vera Bradley to keep jewelry separated and organized when you travel
Earring Holder to keep your earring collection organized
Earring Holder to keep your earring collection organized
I use basic bulletin boards and pushpins to keep my statement necklaces organized
I use basic bulletin boards and pushpins to keep my statement necklaces organized
Grayson Wall Mounted Jewelry Organizer from Target
Grayson Wall Mounted Jewelry Organizer from Target

With basic pieces of jewelry, I can quickly and easily put together an outfit and add the finishing touches. I have been cleaning out pieces I don’t wear and being selective on what I add to my collection. Knowing your color tone helps tremendously.

About Nifty 50 Fabulous

Embracing and loving the life of an empty nester, I am a fashion and lifestyle blogger currently living in Birmingham, Al. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family including my sweet miniature schnauzers Gracie and Emma.

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