How to Wear Jewel Tones This Winter
Although winter is a distant memory now that the warmer days are coming, you can never be too prepared for next season’s trends, and looking to winter 2019 it’s jewel tones all the way.
But what are jewel tones and how can they freshen up your winter wardrobe? Well, plainly speaking, jewel tones refer to the deep intense colours of precious stones and gems – think ruby red, emerald green and sapphire blue. These rich and striking colours are thought to be in keeping with the ambience of the winter months and can be worn in block coloured outfits or alongside neutral shades to make your outfit stand out against the backdrop of snow, ice and storms.
And best of all, they are so versatile and can be worn by anyone, with an article in Oprah stating that while certain shades can wash people out, jewel tones will make anyone look ‘glowy’.
Here is your introduction to the nature of jewel tones and the best way to incorporate them into your winter wardrobe.
Firstly, it’s important to establish what type of jewel tone colours are out there and how to wear them. Sapphire blue is a deep, dark colour that provokes a sense of serenity. In terms of styling, you could add layered clothing or texture to a sapphire blue dress or top (think a velvet jacket or fluffy gillet) to add a luxurious feel to this rich colour. For a formal elegant look try teaming an AX Paris purple maxi dress with a long fur coat.
Green is a colour that evokes feelings of tranquillity due to its connotations of nature. This can be further enhanced by teaming green with beige or brown accessories. Animal print can also lend itself well to green for the same reason.
Purple is a sumptuous shade often associated with royalty. A purple maxi dress teamed with a leather jacket and black boots could be a great dress-down outfit for a winter wedding.
Red is a striking and powerful colour, so for the full effect try to pair it with dark accessories like black-wash jeans or black ankle boots. Gold jewellery also sets off well against red, so opt a statement watch or earrings for a splash of glamour.Tags: Wear