How to Use Jewelry to Inspire Your Outfit

this gorgeous aquamarine tennis bracelet is perfect for church, or everyday with a leather watch

I hear from so many of you that putting together outfits in the morning is stressful, and you just don’t know where to start.

One of the ways that I make it fun and easier for me is to choose a starting point — pick one piece that inspires and let that piece dictate the rest of the outfit.

Today I’m excited to be teaming up with Shane Co. to share their new colored gems collection, and share the looks I put together inspired by their beautiful colored stone pieces.

You might know Shane Co. from their incredible collection of diamonds, but did you know they also have pearls, colored gems, and lots of mixed metals?

I chose five pieces from their spring colored gems collection and used each of these to inspire a look, from a casual everyday look, to the office, date night, and church, to show you how these pieces truly work for any occasion and every season. The pieces can be a statement in a simple outfit, or add just a touch of glamour and sparkle to an everyday outfit.


simple, delicate jewelry makes an outfit
blue earrings to compliment this pale peach ruffle top

Don’t be afraid to add some glam to your everyday

Day to day, I’m a simple jeans and tee/sweater/blouse type of girl. But that doesn’t mean I can’t add a little sparkle to those looks. In fact, accessories are what make those basic outfits and take them from simple to stunning.

Pair your jeans and cozy sweater with some gemstone drop earrings, or dress up your V-neck tee and jeans with a gemstone pendant necklace!


Outfit Details for photos above: 

H&M ruffle top, London Blue Topaz Earrings via Shane Co.

aquamarine tennis bracelet
aquamarine tennis bracelet
a white linen dress is perfectly complimented by soft blue jewelry from Shane Co
Shane Co Jewelry with a white linen dress
round aquamarine pendant necklace from shane co.

Let the jewelry do the talking

For my first look, I paired this aquamarine pendant necklace and bracelet with a simple linen dress. Against a white dress, the blue is able to stand out, and the v-neckline lets the pendant necklace hang perfectly down. If there was any pattern on the dress, the jewelry could get lost, so keep your outfit simple so the jewelry can do the talking!


Outfit details for photos above: 

White linen dress made by meaquamarine pendant necklace via Shane Co., aquamarine bracelet

blue topaz earrings
drop earrings and a turtleneck
turtleneck and pleated skirt for church

Pair drop earrings with a turtleneck

A pair of drop earrings is perfect for church or work. They make a statement, but they don’t get in the way. I wanted the blue gemstone to pop, so I chose a turtleneck top in a navy stripe to draw attention up toward my face. Then I finished the look with a romantic pink skirt that perfectly complements the blue gemstone earrings.

This makes a perfect outfit for church, date night, or work!


Outfit details for photos above: 

Old Navy Turtleneck, Asos Pleated Skirt, London Blue Topaz Earrings via Shane Co.

easy casual work outfit
topaz blue pendant necklace

Add a little sparkle to your button down

Work outfits can get a little dull sometimes, but you also don’t want to go over the top. A simple pendant necklace and stud earrings are the perfect pieces to add that little sparkle to your basic workwear, while still staying work appropriate.


Outfit details for the photos above:

London Blue Topaz Necklace via Shane Co., Lucky Brand Button Down, J.Crew Peacoat, Madewell Jeans, Nordstrom Ankle Boots, 

spring dress with vintage oval earrings
simple earrings with a bold print dress

Even a bold print needs a little sparkle

When you’re wearing something with a large or loud print, like this floral dress, don’t be afraid to add jewelry! It’s always the finishing touch. But you have to make sure you maintain the right balance. To keep thing from being too over the top, I stuck to a pair of stud gemstone earrings for just a hint of sparkle that won’t compete against the print of the dress.


Outfit Details for photos above:

Aquamarine Stud Earrings via Shane Co., Free People Dress, Michael Kors Sandals, Amazon Handbag

I also created a little video so you could see these looks and these jewelry pieces in action! You can see all of Shane Co’s Color Crush collection right here!


Or check out the video here


Thank you to Shane Co. for sponsoring this post


  1. Natali says:

    Right kind of jewellery can elevate any outfit! i love the way you’ve styled all of these looks!


  2. Great Post! Thanks for sharing this article. Jewellery makes you beautiful and adds more grace to your personality. I really like this article and found very helpful. Thanks for sharing and please keep sharing. https://www.hancocks-london.com/vintage-antique/silver.html

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