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What Jewelry to Wear for Every Occasion

Updated on February 1, 2017

Most women like to wear jewelry everywhere. Unless they're running a marathon, they'll find some way to sport that bling. My little sister once told me that her favorite color was "sparkle". I think that perfectly summarizes my point, that there is jewelry for every occasion and outfit. You just have to know what works. And as a man, that means you have to know what to get her to compliment her lifestyle, wardrobe, and activities.

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What's the Occasion?

So the first question you need to ask is: Are there any special occasions coming up and does she already know what she's wearing to said event? If not, it might be better to get her something more for her everyday life. Take a look at what she already has and try to notice what jewelry she wears to different things. Will the piece fit around the home, the office, dinner parties, parent-teacher conference, date night, birthday parties, vacation? The list goes on. Have some forethought as to what she'll be doing in the coming weeks and months. There are pieces that go well with most things, but there is definitely an art to matching the jewelry to the outfit and event. So we'll cover some basic principles to help you out.

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A lot of jewelry matching is about balance. The biggest and easiest mistake you can make is to overdo it. When it comes to bling, a little goes a long way. So if you have a lot of jewelry on one arm, like stack bracelets or a complex fancy watch, it'd be best not to weigh down that same hand with a ton of rings as well. If you're wearing big, dangly earrings or large hoops, then you probably want to keep the necklace (if you wear one) smaller and more simple. You want the eye to naturally be able to catch the focal points and not be overloaded. You're not a jewelry rack. The shiny adornments you wear are meant to be accessories to you and your whole ensemble. So unless you're wearing some priceless museum piece or something of the sort, don't let your ice drown out the rest of you. Men, keep this in mind when purchasing for your woman. When in doubt, keep it simple.

Audrey Hepburn's Little Black Dress and Pearl Necklace
Audrey Hepburn's Little Black Dress and Pearl Necklace | Source


Sometimes the best way to make jewelry stand out in a good way is to contrast with the outfit. Important note: contrast does not mean clash. If in doubt, ask someone whose fashion sense you trust. So if you’re wearing something with primarily neutral colors, accent it with something with color. The opposite holds true. If your outfit is bright or full of color, go with the subtle and simple piece to allow it to stand out with class. This is why you see a lot of the classy movie stars wearing a pearl necklace with matching pearl earrings or a white diamond pendant with that little black dress. That look has continued through today. It just works.



Just like giving a speech, it’s very important that you know your audience. What you wear communicates to others around you. Don’t put on the crown jewels (of your collection) if you’re going to a wedding or funeral. You don’t want to upstage the bride nor the recently departed. If the occasion is respectful, so should be your accessories. If you’re going out to a banquet or black tie affair, bust out the shiny necklace that throws to perfect exclamation mark on your outfit. A great or interesting piece of jewelry is great for starting conversations. You can talk about where you got it, who made it, and any other story that goes with it. At the same time, you don’t want to be a distraction in the conference room during a meeting. If your neckline is lower at all, avoid any necklace that dangles down in cleavage valley. Unless you’re trying to get attention for all the wrong reasons, it’s just a big no-no. You want to communicate that you’re competent, professional, and focused. Jewelry that outshines your work performance or distracts from why you’re really there is never a good thing. A good rule of thumb when working is to keep it classy and error on the side of caution.

Once you’re out and about, wear it with confidence. If you wear something different or from a foreign country that doesn’t exactly fit what everyone else is wearing, be proud of it and tell your story of the piece with pride. Unless you are breaking one of the rules that we mentioned above, own it. That’s how you become a trendsetter.

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