How to Wear Jewel Tones

Jewel tones are rich colors which resemble gemstones with a high level of color saturation that makes them very dynamic and distinctive. Some of the luxurious jewel tones include ruby red, emerald green, amethyst purple, sapphire blue, topaz yellow and so on. Since jewel tones are bold and classic, keep on reading for our ways of wearing them.

Spice up your classic outfit with jewel toned accessories.



If you’re living in black and white, introduce rich jewel tones to your outfit to make your style vibrant yet elegant. One of the easy ways to stay trendy and keep your budget is to incorporate the jewel tones with your accessories. Shoes, bags, scarves, belts, and purses are cheap and easy ways to throw these rich splashes of color into your everyday style. Like fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur, make your all-black outfit edgy at the same time luxurious with a sapphire blue bag, making your outfit more creative. The best part about it is that you’ll get your money’s worth out of these accessories because you’ll be able to wear them with so many different outfits. So, if the depth and intensity of jewel tones scare you, try wearing their accents on your accessories for your next night out.

Wear jewel tones with neutrals.

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Pairing a jewel tone item with a nude or neutral item allows for the jewel tone item to stand out. Black is a highly sophisticated shade that makes any woman look slimmer if the stitching and fitting are perfect. When the rest of the outfit is downplayed, the jewel tone piece helps enhance your features. Like fashion blogger Darya Kamalova, think of topping your black dress with a sapphire blue coat that looks elegant at the same time slimming.

Let your jewel-toned outfit make a bold statement itself.

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Many designers take advantage of the rich look of jewel tones in their designs since these colors are so lush and dynamic as opposed to pastels or earth tones, which could look dull and lifeless. For example, although rubies come in a range of colors and saturations, ruby red is a very distinctive, rich, heavy red. Rich, luxurious colors like amethyst, oxblood, emerald, topaz, and sapphire blue are just a few tones seen on the runways that will make their way to your local department store. Wearing jewel tones is a perfect way to dress up your fall style.

Make a trendy statement by teaming two or more jewel tones in your outfit.

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Jewel tones can create a very lush look, especially when they are layered or paired with other jewel tones. It is possible to overdo jewel tones as it would feel heavy and overwhelming to wear an entire jewel toned outfit. Though you may mix different shades of amethyst purple in your outfit like Darya Kamalova did, making a monochromatic look elegant and luxurious. Complimentary jewel tones like amethyst purple with topaz yellow, and emerald green with topaz can be used for a particularly vibrant effect.

Indeed, wearing jewel tones is a great way to look trendy on your street style while keeping that sophisticated and luxurious vibe.

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