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Jewelry and Outfit Ideas: A Zany&Shy Accessorizing Guide

Are you struggling to think of outfit ideas? The best way to level up any outfit is to learn how to accessorize with jewelry—layering your pieces or mixing and matching metals for a unique look. Using our top tips, we’ve come up with a list of ways you can accessorize with jewelry, whether it’s according to your color scheme, neckline, style, or even your hairdo! Elevate your outfit and enjoy some newfound creativity with our complete accessorizing guide.

1. Accessorize Your Neckline

When thinking of outfit ideas, consider the neckline of your clothing and how you can accentuate it with your jewelry. For example, high neck t-shirts are perfectly paired with layered necklaces of different lengths (also very on-trend this season). You can also use jewelry to highlight the design of a low-cut shirt by using a longer-length pendant. 

2. Style Your Hair

Your hairstyle can be a great focal point when considering outfit ideas and how to accessorize. When wearing your hair down, it’s nice to choose jewelry that is still visible, like a pair of large hoops. This can also elevate a more casual look; maybe you’ve just stepped off the beach, have salty, wavy hair, and are wearing a simple white tee and shorts. 

On the other hand, if your hair is fashioned in a professional updo or tied back in a sleek ponytail, consider wearing a beautiful pair of diamond studs. Doing so adds a little sparkle and draws the eye to the top of your jawline. 

3. Length of Sleeves

Consider the length of your sleeves when thinking of jewelry and outfit ideas. If you’re wearing a long-sleeved top, you won’t be able to see bracelets visibly, so instead, layer up necklaces or add a pair of dangly earrings. 

A bracelet looks great with camis or t-shirts as it shows off your arms. Alternatively, pair it with a long-sleeved shirt, and roll the cuffs up slightly for a chic/casual look. 

4. Layer Jewelry

Layering jewelry is very on-trend right now. It adds a creative feel to any look and is definitely one to add to your list of jewelry ideas. Stack your rings on top of each other, using different sizes and shapes, or layer necklaces with varying chain lengths so you can create depth. This is the perfect way to dress up a simple outfit, for example, if you’re wearing a pair of jeans with a neutral-colored tank top. 

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5. Mix and Match Metals

For a long time, it was seen as a ‘fashion faux pas’  to mix different colored metals. Instead, people chose to play it safe by wearing gold or silver. 

Now it’s finally become trendy to mix and match metals and be a little playful with your look! Layer yellow gold necklaces with white gold or stack a dainty silver ring next to a thicker gold band; it looks great!

6. Accentuating Body Parts

When thinking about how to accessorize, contemplate the part of the body you want to accentuate. For example, those with broader shoulders might choose to wear a long pendant to draw attention downwards. Delicate chains highlight collarbones, whereas chandelier earrings or diamond studs draw attention to your jawline and face structure. 





Accessorizing your outfits with jewelry is an enjoyable and creative process; be playful, experiment, and try new things—you’ll be surprised what can look good! Ignore outdated rules and perceptions (e.g. not mixing metals) because these days, anything goes, and you’ll always find a way to make your outfit look beautiful. 

We hope our sustainable jewelry will become a staple item in your wardrobe—always versatile enough to take looks from day to night. Happy shopping!

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