Using Jewelry to Improve Your Look

Using Jewelry to Improve Your Look

June 17, 2015 Off By Jane

Jeans and t-shirts are staples in most wardrobes, but how can you take this simple outfit from something you wear to run errands to something you wear on date night or to brunch with your girlfriends? There are a number of ways to update a basic outfit like jeans and a t-shirt using jewelry to change the mood of an outfit.

Begin with the Shape

According to Houston Gold Exchange (, there are a number of simple ways to dress up a plain outfit, starting with adding jewelry. With so many types of jewelry, the options are nearly endless.

The best option for a scoop neck top is a statement necklace that falls below the neck line so they don’t compete. V-neck shirts look best with a necklace that falls inside the “v.” Both long and short necklaces work with a deep scoop neck line, while boat neck shirts look best without a necklace.

In addition to a great necklace, there are so many jewelry options to choose from, such as earrings, bracelets, and statement watches to dress up a short sleeved t-shirt.

Creating the Right Vibe

Once you have the fundamental shape of a necklace selected to match your neckline, you can get creative with the type of jewelry to dress up your outfit or match the mood of an event. From vintage pieces to ethnic jewelry to statement pieces, each style sets a different tone.

For a more casual event, such as a brunch or tea party, jewelry that is more natural or “earthy” can dress up an outfit without appearing too flashy. A chunky wooden necklace or an amber pendant can brighten up a look without clashing with your outfit.

To take a casual Friday work outfit from casual to girls’ night out, a nice bold, statement necklace or large dangling earrings can dress up a simple outfit. Selecting colors that compliment your wardrobe can add subtle sparkle, or to amp up the look, a contrasting color statement necklace can be eye-catching.

While a necklace may be the go-to piece to take an outfit to the next level, a bold, chunky watch can also make a statement, while a cocktail ring worn in a more casual setting can finish off your look.

Finishing Off the Look

In addition to jewelry, adding the right accessories can also help your basic jeans and t-shirt go from bland to dressy. If you want to focus your jewelry pieces to your ears, wrist, or fingers, you can add a scarf around your neck to add bold color or patterns to your outfit. If you are unsure of how to wear the scarf, websites such as YouTube and Pinterest have tutorials to help make the accessory stand out.

Dressing up a simple outfit like jeans and a t-shirt is a fun and easy way to add some variety to your wardrobe and add personality to your outfit while still feeling comfortable. It isn’t just the clothing that make the look. It takes all of the small details to really make a look go from bland to wow.

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