January 2012 Lookbook: How to Mix and Match Jewelry

January 25th, 2012

January 2012 Lookbook: How to Mix and Match Jewelry
This look is part of Omiru’s January 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece January 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Choosing the right accessories is key to making a look more than the sum of its parts.  And while a statement necklace or pair of earrings can transform the most basic of looks, sometimes you want to mix and match your accessories to tell a more visually rich story.  The secret to mixing and matching your accessories is to carry a theme throughout.  Maybe it’s a color, maybe it’s texture, maybe it’s shape - but some common element should resonate.  This sparkly sequined number is a standout piece on its own, but it looks just *that* much better when you pair it with the right accessories.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a sequined dress, paired with a coat that balances out the shine factor.
2. Slip on a pair of nude heels - a great color to pair with metallics, or for that matter, any number of brightly colored dresses.
3. Now comes the mixing and matching of the jewelry - a pair of statement earrings and a cocktail ring.  We chose a turquoise theme for the jewelry, which juxtaposes so nicely against the warm gold of the dress.  The earrings feature a turquoise jewel drop, and the ring’s inlaid jewel echoes the hue of the earrings.  We kept the look from being too matchy-matchy by varying the shape of the jewels - a teardrop on the earring, and a rectangle on the ring.
4. Grab your clutch and go.  Don’t you love the red of the bag - and how it makes the turquoise jewelry pop?

How do you mix and match your jewelry?
  Share your style in the comments!

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