Style Guide: How to Wear Jewel Tones

Level up your end of year wardrobe with vibrant jewel tones!

Jewel tones are universally flattering and look good on every skin tone making them an easy choice to help you shine bright for any occasion. So, whether you start simple with a neutral pairing or you go full out and create a fun multicolored look, jewel tones will add depth to your everyday style!

Terri is wearing the Selena dress in a size 8.

WHAT ARE JEWEL TONES?

Think ruby red, dark greens, sapphire blue, deep magenta and amethyst purple!

Jewel tones are exactly what they sound like -- colors and hues inspired by the rich colors of jewels. For this collection, we focused on hues of reds, greens and purples that are the perfect palette for Fall and even going into the Holiday season! Stand out with this fashion forward flair that evokes a sense of luxury.

Deep Ruby Reds

Captivate the crowd with a stunning ruby red dress!

While our styles are more subdued compared to a bright red, they are easy to style and perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons. Red tones -- like wine, bordeaux and cabernet -- exude a sense of power, so stand strong and feel great in our new ruby red looks! Feel an extra boost of confidence in pieces like Leona, Lizzie and Gayle.

Nancy is wearing Leona is size 8P.

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Mesmerizing Dark Greens

Feel cool, calm, and collected in a mesmerizing dark green look!

From emeralds to mallards, dark green hues are a jewel tone with a sense of neutrality. Dark greens are easy to style and look great paired with neutral pieces. Green exudes balance and keeps you calm and collected! Feel productive in our dark green favorites like Monica, Jana, and Lisa 2.0.

Jailyn is wearing Lisa 2.0 in a size 6.

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Refined Purple Hues

Add luxury to your look with a purple ensemble!

Purple is a color that represents unity and connection. It is also associated with royalty and adds an extra bit of confidence when worn. Shades of purple look beautiful with any and all skin tones and can be styled so many different ways. Create a standout look when pairing purples with darker tones and even add some flair by mixing up the shades of purple with the accessories. [Shannon](https://connectedapparel.com/collections/all/products/shannon-plum-wrap-dress, Sheryl, and Lisa are our favorite purple hued pieces to take you throughout the seasons.

Kristen is wearing the Sheryl jumpsuit in a size 4.

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Viva Magenta

Magenta, though technically a shade of red, is an uncovnentional hue that, but one that we see more and more in fashion trends of today. A signal of sgtrength, you can balance the bright and vibrant hue of the magenta jewel tone by pairing it with other jewel tones such as amethys, cooling aquamarine and rich ruby reds. Our favorite styles in Panetone's 2023 color of the year are Lisa 2.0 and Selena.

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How do I style Jewel Tones?

It can be done in more ways than one!

While it may seem complicated, styling jewel tone pieces is easy and can be done in more ways than one! Jewel tone dresses and jumpsuits are just like any other pieces in your wardrobe! What’s great is that they match with any metal and pair beautifully with your go-to black or brown shoes. Whether you go simple with dainty accessories or add some flair with a sparkly bag for a night out, you will look and feel your best in jewel toned pieces. Style an outfit perfect for the occasion by staying up to date on all of the dress codes! Read more here to make sure you show up to your next event feeling comfortable and confident.

1. KEEP IT SIMPLE

Since jewel tones are generally bold colors, let them make a statement of their own and keep the accessories simple like dainty necklaces, simple hoops or classic bangles. Add on silver, gold or rose gold accessories that are your usual everyday accessories to allow for the dress or jumpsuit to stand out.

2. TAKE THE LOOK FROM DAY-TO-NIGHT

Since jewel tones are so rich in color, they’re the perfect color palette to take you from day-to-night. Focus on a structured work tote during the week and a casual crossbody bag for the weekend. Grab your fun and sparkly clutches for nighttime and special occasion events.

3. DON’T OVERTHINK IT

It’s easy to be intimidated by the thought of wearing such rich and bold colors, but don’t overthink it! Jewel tones look great on all skin tones and body shapes. Find the perfect jewel toned silhouette for you using our petite and plus style guides. But before you do that, figure out your body shape here to make sure you're dressing for success!

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Woman posing wearing Navy/Lavender Holly Lavender Floral Mesh Mixi Dress from Connected ApparelWoman posing wearing Navy/Lavender Holly Lavender Floral Mesh Mixi Dress from Connected Apparel

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Woman posing wearing Magenta Selena Magenta Knot Dress from Connected ApparelWoman posing wearing Magenta Selena Magenta Knot Dress from Connected Apparel

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Woman posing wearing Periwinkle Lisa Periwinkle Floral Faux Wrap Dress from Connected ApparelWoman posing wearing Periwinkle Lisa Periwinkle Floral Faux Wrap Dress from Connected Apparel

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Woman posing wearing Magenta Lisa 2.0 Magenta Faux Wrap Dress from Connected ApparelWoman posing wearing Magenta Lisa 2.0 Magenta Faux Wrap Dress from Connected Apparel

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Woman posing wearing Black/Rose Lisa 2.0 Rose Floral Faux Wrap Dress from Connected ApparelWoman posing wearing Black/Rose Lisa 2.0 Rose Floral Faux Wrap Dress from Connected Apparel

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