If you are into fashion, jewelry serves as one of the most important accessories you could have. There are endless styles and colors to choose from, so how do you know what are the popular jewelry trends, what works for your skin tone, and what to wear for different occasions? Luckily, there are guidelines you can follow to always look your best.
When deciding between silver or gold, the first step is to figure out your skin tone. Do you have blueish veins and pink undertones to your skin? If so, you have a cool skin tone. Metals like platinum, white gold, and silver compliment your skin best. If you have a warm skin tone, you’ll have more greenish veins and golden undertones in your skin. If you’re a natural redhead, you likely have warm skin, since those two features tend to go together. Gold metal jewelry suits you best.
So, how do you match jewelry to your outfit? It’s pretty easy to remember what to do: if your outfit is dramatic, like a dress with cutouts or embellishment, your jewelry should be more subdued and minimal. You don’t want your outfit and jewelry to be fighting each other for control. If your outfit is simple, like a black cocktail dress, bigger and bolder jewelry is a great fit. In terms of color, you want gold to go with cool outfit colors, like blues, grays, purples, greens, and so on. Unlike with your skin tone, you don’t want your jewelry to match your outfit too closely, or everything will blend together. Silver is best for bright, warm colors like yellow, red, and orange. If you’re wearing black and/or white, gold and silver both work.
Current trends can be tricky with jewelry since everyone has a different opinion. In general, gold has been getting less and less popular, specifically chunky gold. It has the tendency to look old-fashioned, though many people are able to pull it off, and dainty gold as well as white gold can still be seen on fashion icons. According to Vogue, 2015’s hot new look is bold silver jewelry inspired by the American West. This includes silver paired with turquoise, chunky silver rings, and nature-inspired shapes.