Often the hardest part about getting ready to go out is picking your accessories. Planning your outfit is easier because we all have our favorites, depending on the season. Accessories can be substantially harder to match to our outfits because the trends are always changing – the choice of style is always in your hands (literally…) and that can be intimidating. Picking jewelry is a lot easier once you know how to best match it to your complexion. Here are 5 tips to do that without breaking out in anxious sweats…
Identify Your Skin’s Tone
Your skin’s tone is what makes up your complexion. Have a look at your skin color and see how it reacts to the environment around you. Your ethnicity and hair color will also play a large part in helping you to determine what your skin tone is. There are 3 possible skin tones that you could have: warm, cool, or neutral.
Shop The Jewelry Colors
By now you should know what jewelry best suits your skin tone and complexion and you can shop sterling silver necklaces and gorgeous bracelets with confidence. Shop the colors that best suit you by browsing the thousands of options you will find online until you find the ones you love the most. Silver is the perfect choice for the cooler skin tones amongst us because it highlights the best parts of that complexion.
Determine Your Skin’s Undertone
Another easier way to help you choose the right earrings jewelry for your complexion is to determine what your skin’s undertones are. The quickest way to do this is to look at the veins under your wrist, this is best done in natural lighting to get a more accurate result. If your veins have a greenish tinge to them then you are warm, if they are blue or slightly purple, then you are cool and if you have a mix of both then your skin has neutral undertones.
Pick The Right Metals
Yellow gold is best suited to warmer skin tones and silver and white gold are well suited to those of us with cooler skin tones. Warm complexions look fantastic when paired with earthy-colored gems and stones like turquoise and emeralds. Cool complexions pair perfectly with more vibrant colors like blues, purples, and reds. Those lucky individuals who have neutral tones can gracefully pull off all these bracelet combinations with no problems. Pink stones look great on both warm and cool skin tones so feel free to mix and match until you find the ones that suit you best.
The most important thing to remember when you are choosing jewelry is to make sure that you have fun. Mix and match metals, designs, and stones until you are happy with your choices. There are no steadfast rules to color matching though, these are only guidelines so if you have your heart set on silver and you have a warm skin tone then by all means choose the silver – the only person you need to please is yourself.