Party planning is always stressful, whether it’s for a big or small event. And the most stressful part of it all is always, and I repeat ALWAYS planning your outfit. Finding the right clothes for the occasion is hard enough, without the impossible decision of what jewelry to pair your outfit with.
Managing to find the perfect pair of pearl earrings for your outfit might seem like a complete fluke, but believe it or not, it’s a fine art and we have all the tips and tricks to make it an easy process.
This article will help you take the guesswork out of pairing the right jewelry with your outfits, with some expert suggestions for how to shop for jewelry pieces that are versatile and perfect for any occasion, so that you’re never left wondering how to choose earrings for a party outfit.
What’s the Occasion?
Before deciding on which earrings to wear, you should first think about exactly what kind of occasion you are dressing for. Is it a formal occasion with a strict dress code? Or is it a casual event where anything goes?
Should your jewelry take center stage, or is it more important to let your outfit shine? What is the intended focal point of your look? These questions are all important things to consider, as it’s essential that your jewelry suits both your outfit and the occasion.
For a black tie event, like weddings and work events, we recommend going for classic jewelry pieces like a silver pair of small hoops or diamond studs, choosing understated pieces that compliment your outfit, rather than drowning it out with bold colors and statement shapes.
For a cocktail party, you can push the boat out more, by choosing more statement pieces, like bold earrings, thick bangles, big earrings, and jewelry with busy patterns. Jewelry like this will instantly elevate a simple little black dress, working hard to draw attention to your whole outfit.
And for casual events, like date night, the most important thing is to make sure that you are choosing earrings that let your personality shine.
Go for whatever makes you feel good, whether that’s a simple necklace, earrings featuring precious stones, or a barbie doll pink bracelet!
Authenticity is key, but for events like this, where you’ll probably choose simple outfits, more likely to feature a t-shirt than a dress, don’t be afraid to step out with a statement piece of jewelry – and remember, there’s no such thing as too much sparkle.
What are You Wearing?
I wish I could say that there was such a thing as the perfect accessory, which could be worn with a bin bag and still look good.
But the truth of it is that it all starts with the outfit, so you should establish what you are going to wear to your even before attempting to choose the jewelry.
There are a couple of rules of thumb that people follow to make matching earrings with outfits a little easier, so don’t worry if there’s one pair of earrings that you’re insistent on wearing.
We can help you find an outfit to work with the earrings – after all when there’s a will, there’s a way.
These rules of thumb cover the colour of your clothes, the outfit’s general feel (whether it’s dressed up or down) and the most important part of your outfit when it comes to pairing it with jewelry – the neckline.
If your dress or top has a high neckline, then you should avoid any kind of dangling earrings that go below this neckline, otherwise the detail of the earrings will be lost against the clothing.
In this case, it’s best to choose stud earrings, small hoop earrings, or drop earrings (ensuring these don’t drop too low).
Conversely, if your outfit features a low, plunge neckline, then you should use this as an opportunity to showcase this area with a pearl necklace.
Depending on the look you are going for, consider long necklaces, layered necklaces, or a simple dainty necklace – anything to draw attention to the chest and add dimension to an otherwise flat look.
Majorica’s Top Tips
Are you still feeling lost for ideas? Here are Majorica’s top tips that you can refer to the next time you can’t decide on what jewelry to pair with your outfit!
Pairing Simple with Statement
The biggest mistake you can make with styling is overdoing it. This tends to happen if you try to over-mix metals, colors, and textures.
It’s hard to style statement earrings with statement outfits, so try and avoid doing so.
Instead, choose either statement earrings or a statement outfit and pair each with a simple look.
For example, a loud dress goes well with simple silver earrings, whereas a plain red dress would benefit from being dressed up with a pair of statement earrings.
Stick to One Colour Scheme
On a similar note, mixing colors is risky. It can be pulled off, but only by those who have a good idea of how a color wheel works.
You can mix colors but only if, according to the color wheel, they are complementary to each other.
Choosing jewellery that is of a vastly different color scheme to your outfit could dramatically alter the overall look that you’re going for, so it’s safer to stick to one color scheme.
Have a Go-To Pair for Every Occasion
For those times when you find yourself pressed for time with no idea what to wear, it’s a good idea to invest in a go-to pair of earrings that are versatile and can elevate any outfit.
For some, that would be a pair of silver hoop earrings, for others it might be a pair of pearl stud earrings. Whatever your preference, pick a pair of go-to earrings and treasure them for life.
Types of Earrings and the Outfits they Suit
Diamond earrings (or any earrings featuring a jewel of some kind) are the perfect accessory for a simple black dress.
Their sparkling elegance dresses up a simple outfit, and a simple background allows the jewels to shine as they were designed to.
Gold Plated Serene Earrings
These subtle and elegant earrings each feature a 12mm organic handmade pearl, in addition to two sparkling zircona gems. Gold plating ties the earrings together for a captivatingly classic look.
As mentioned before, stud earrings are best for a casual look, however they can also be great for dressing down a more statement outfit.
Mabe Silver White Pearl Earrings
You can’t go wrong with a classic. Elevate a simple pair of stud earrings with these stunning Majorica white handmade pearls.
They are timelessly elegant, and with a clasp attachment they can even be worn by those who don’t have pierced ears.
Go for something a little different with a pair of statement earrings. Perfect for dressing up a casual outfit, everyone needs a bold earring in their jewelry collection.
Petra Earrings in Steel
Draw attention in all of the right ways with the Petra Steel earrings. Featuring a totally unique grey Majorica handmade pearl, mounted onto an Inox steel frame, these earrings are 100% one-of-a-kind.
Their iridensent shine make a statement, and you’ll be attracting all the right kind of looks, all night long with these stunning earrings.
Depending on your hair length, drop earrings can seriously change the styling game.
They best suit those with short hair, like a bob or a pixie cut, with the long earrings drawing attention to the jawline in a way that no other earring does.
They also look great with high neck outfits, so long as the earring doesn’t dangle too much.
Clover and Pearl Ayanti Earrings
These earrings feature two suspended 10mm Majorica handmade pearls, mounted onto gold plating and finished off with two gorgeous lucky clovers. They will elevate your personal style and bring you good luck – a win, win situation.
Hoop earrings are arguably one of the most versatile jewelry pieces, matching and elevating almost every style of clothing.
Pair them with simple or elaborate outfits, and dress the outfit up with a big hoop, or down with a small one.
Alba Silver Hoop Earrings
It doesn’t get much better than a simple hoop earring, right? Wrong.
Allow me to introduce you to Majorica’s adorned hoop earrings, the Alba.
Featuring a classic 8mm handmade organic pearl, on a medium sized silver hoop, the Alba earrings make a statement in the most subtle way possible. They’re a contemporary classic.
At the end of the day, you are always in control of the way your outfit turns out.
There are no rules when it comes to expressing yourself, but there are methods for making the decision making process that little bit easier.
Follow the simple steps above and notice how much easier you find it to pair your jewelry with your outfit the next time you have to get ready.
And our most important tip of all is to invest in a couple of classic jewelry pieces that you know go with every outfit.
Majorica is the home of luxurious classics, with a touch of the contemporary, and with new collections on the horizon and a number of old collections to die for, you’re spoiled for choice with Majorica.
See a full list of our newest pieces here.