With the holidays right around the corner, you may already be thinking about what to wear to this year’s holiday party or family gathering. Holiday parties, in general, are all about choosing a Xmas look that is festive, sparkly, and outside of the norm of your daily outfit choices.
Whether you’re dressing up for a work Christmas party or you're putting together the perfect outfit for this year’s family Christmas Eve celebration, adding earrings that match your outfit is a simple, elegant, and chic way to tie everything together.
Because earrings come in such a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes, finding a pair that perfectly complements your outfit and adds that extra touch can significantly increase your confidence. Plus, wearing a festive outfit and decadent accessories will help increase your confidence, too. So, how to pair earrings with your outfit?
How to Match Earrings with Your Christmas Eve Outfit?
With so many factors in play when putting your holiday outfit together, you may feel overwhelmed with how to pair earrings with your outfit. After all, you want your earring selection to add to your outfit, not take away from it.
As jewelry design experts, our team at SAISO has put together some basic guidelines to follow when picking out your holiday earrings.
Consider Your Style
Your style will automatically be a large factor in determining what earrings pair well with your outfit. If you’ve already picked out an extravagant outfit that has tons of sequins, glitter, or sparkles throughout, you may not need to choose a pair of earrings that have bling.
Use what you’re planning on wearing as a guideline on the type of earring you choose. As a general rule of thumb, try to find a balance between bold and understated to find the perfect outfit and earring combination.
The Type of Event
Fancier events may require jewelry that is a bit more dramatic and makes a statement. If the event is going to be formal, you can choose an elegant drop earring, chandelier earrings, diamond studs, or an understated pair of gold hoops.
For more casual Christmas party themes or holiday gatherings, you can choose a stunning pair of gemstone studs, simple pearl drop earrings, or even small huggie earrings.
Keep in mind that nearly any earring can be dressed up or down depending on the outfit with which it is paired.
Use your skin tone to determine what color earrings will look the best with your outfit. If you have olive coloring, opt for gold, rosy pink, emerald green, blue, grey, or black earrings to tie your look together.
Those with fairer skin may opt for earrings with an earthy shade such as brown, moss, ivory, navy, or grey. And those with dark complexions typically look stunning in burgundy, royal blue, orange, lilac, or deep purple.
The wrong earring color can make you look washed out if it doesn’t contrast enough against your skin tone. You can always try on multiple options first to see what looks best.
Are you more of a romantic who prefers a feminine style? In this case, choose a pair of earrings that have lots of curvy details and beautiful embellishments.
Or maybe you are a minimalist who likes to keep your outfit and earring choices as simple as possible. In this case, choosing a simple stud, hoop or huggie is the perfect touch to your Christmas look.
Your personality should always be a driving force when picking out both outfits and jewelry. This will ensure that you feel confident in whatever you choose, and as long as you feel beautiful, that’s all that matters.
Current Winter Earring Trends
You can also choose earrings to pull your outfit together based on what styles are currently trending. This year’s popular earring trends include designs that feature chunky gold chains, lots of pearls, and simple pendants.
Show off your more fashionable side by choosing an earring trend straight from the runway.
Your Face Shape
Believe it or not, your face shape also factors in when deciding how to match your earrings with your outfit. Earrings can make your face look wider, thinner, longer, or rounder depending on your face shape.
Here are some examples of different face shapes and what earrings look the best on them:
- Inverted triangle shape:Your forehead may be the widest part of your face, narrowing down to a pointier chin. To help balance out this face shape, choose a pair of earrings that will balance out your jawline.
- Oval shape: If your face is ovular like an egg, you can wear nearly any style of earrings, but in particular, both triangular earrings or simple studs are ideal for showing off your cheekbones.
- Round shape: If the widest part of your face is your cheeks and there’s no taper to the chin, your face shape is likely classified as round. To help make your face look slimmer, avoid large, wide earrings, and stick to long earrings that will make your face look narrower. It’s also ideal to avoid drop earrings that have round pendants or disks, as this could result in your face looking even rounder.
- Heart-shaped face: If the lower half of your face is narrow but the upper half is wider than your cheeks, you have a heart-shaped face. To pull your Christmas Eve outfit together, choose a pair of teardrop earrings to help balance out the lower portion of your face.
Remember: More Isn’t Always Better
Because it’s the holiday season, it can be tempting to go overboard by making too many fashion statements at once. If your outfit is already extravagant and eye-catching on its own, adding a bold earring can take away from your overall look.
If your outfit is somewhat plain and simple and if you’re hoping to match your earrings with your clothes, you can opt for a bolder statement earring to create a well-balanced look.
Where to Buy Christmas Earrings?
Finding jewelry that is high-quality, well-made, and reasonably priced can be a challenge for many, and holiday stress can make this task even more complicated.
At SAISO, our female-owned jewelry brand is the ideal hybrid of luxury and affordability. With a wide variety of earring styles, colors, and price points, you’ll be sure to find the perfect pair to enhance this year’s holiday outfit.
Be sure to browse our online selection of women’s Christmas earrings to see our current inventory!