The right accessories can elevate any outfit. But not everyone knows how to choose the most flattering pieces or how to put them all together to create a cohesive and polished look.

So, before you drop everything, declare you have ‘nothing to wear,’ and start splurging for new pieces, here’s something you should know. Learning timeless accessorising hacks such as how to wear a scarf with a dress can add character, glamour, and new life to any ensemble. 

In this article, we'll go over how you can create a cohesive and stylish look that complements your skin tone, highlights your best features, and adds the perfect amount of sparkle to any outfit. Let's begin!

Clothes and Jewellery

Featuring Our Harper Necklace - Rose Gold

Unsure how to match jewellery with your outfit? We can't blame you! Finding the right set of accessories is about more than picking what's on trend based on social media. It's about investing in key pieces that complement your skin tone, achieve balance, and match your personal style. After all, you don't want to look like a Christmas tree overloaded with mismatched ornaments, right?

How To Match Jewellery With Your Outfit

Featuring Our Gemma Necklace - Silver

Will this necklace, ring, or earring work with my outfit? Contrary to common belief, there is jewellery that goes with everything. It's just a matter of determining which one will look best on your skin tone. 

Generally speaking, skin tones fall into four broad categories: light, fair, medium, and deep. The first step to finding which one you have is to check out the tone of your jawline under natural light. Second, determine your skin tone by how it reacts to the sun. If you burn easily but never tan, you likely have a light to fair skin tone. If you rarely burn, but tan easily, your skin tone is medium. And if you never burn and tan easily, your skin tone is likely deep.

Now that you know your skin tone, let's draw our attention to the types of jewellery that will complement your look the best.


A popular choice and for good reason! Gold offers an elegant warmth and is super versatile that you can wear with dresses, blouses, and solid-coloured shirts. If you decide to wear one, the rule of thumb is to go easy with it since it has this overpowering effect that can make your look too cluttered.

Additionally, gold is mostly recommended for those with medium to dark skin. If you are on the lighter end of the spectrum, you can opt for white or rose gold instead. 


Featuring Our Stasi Necklace - Silver

Silver is the type of jewellery that goes with everything and is considered a more flattering option compared to gold. Since it boasts a cooler tone, it's perfect for those with light to medium skin and anyone looking for a more affordable metallic. The best thing about it is that you can easily make it shine when you match it with dark-hued tops and dresses with simple patterns. You can also layer it with other silvery pieces for fancy events for added drama!

Strong Colours

Layering accessories with vibrant colours and festive patterns can add an exciting and eye-catching dimension to any outfit - as long as you don’t overdo it. For instance, try to pick shades that complement each other by looking at the opposite side of the colour wheel. If you are more into stacking rings or necklaces, always choose dainty and minimal ones to pull off that effortlessly chic look. 

Muted Colours

When it comes to clothes and jewellery, contrast plays a huge role! Instead of sticking with a monochrome ensemble, you can achieve a more balanced look when you pair neutral and muted accessories with louder colours.

One of our favourite examples is to pair a bright orange dress with a delicate silver necklace and earrings. The subtle jewellery allows the dress to be the focal point while adding a touch of elegance. Another fun way to mix and match is by pairing aquamarine tops with wooden jewellery, such as bracelets or necklaces made with wooden beads.

Making Things Pop

Weight should be considered when it comes to how much jewellery to wear. Too much can overwhelm your outfit and detract from your natural beauty. Instead, choose one statement piece, such as a bold necklace or statement earrings, and keep the rest simple. If you decide to wear a statement necklace, skip the earrings or choose small studs.

Clothes and Scarves

Featuring Our Border Print Scarf - Black/Border

Scarves are versatile accessories that can complete any outfit. They can add a pop of colour or texture, create a focal point, and even tie an entire look together.

The best part? There are endless ways to wear scarf with a dress. For example, you can drape it over your shoulders for a casual and effortless look. You can also wrap it around your neck in a loose knot for a chic and elegant style. Want to give a subtle flair? You can also turn it into a belt to accentuate your waist.

What To Wear With A Scarf

Featuring Our Print Scarf - Multi

Pairing a mono-colour scarf with an outfit is a breeze. The key is to choose a colour that complements the rest of your outfit. For example, a black or white scarf can add a classic and elegant touch to any outfit.

Want to play with prints? You can easily style up using a patterned scarf to add texture and depth to any plain outfit. Alternatively, you can mix and match prints to create a fun and playful look.

How To Wear A Scarf and a Dress

Featuring Our Print Scarf - Cream/Tan

When you flip through fashion magazines, one thing you'll always see recommended to be partnered with a dress is a scarf. Scarves can be your go-to item since you can wear them in different ways. Beach party? Drape it over your shoulders as a cover-up. Formal event? Wrap loosely around your neck for a glam look.

Adding some jewellery can be the perfect finishing touch if you want to turn your fashion notch even higher. The trick is to pick something that'll complement the size and texture of the scarf to keep it balanced. For instance, a dainty bracelet or pair of earrings can add a touch of elegance to a patterned dress and scarf combination. 

Try Out These Killer Combos From Freez

Creating killer outfits doesn't have to be challenging. With a few simple tricks and strategically placed accessories to glow up your look, you can create a variety of chic looks that reflect your personality.

Ready to snag your first set of stylish additions? 

Check out our collection here at Freez, where you can find the perfect set of stylish additions to take your outfit from drab to fab. Shop now and start experimenting with a range of trendy jewellery, bags, and accessories today! To start, here’s an easy shopping list you can follow: 

✅For brunch with babes: Batwing Knit + Animal Print Scarf
✅For out of town trip: Matilda Tee + Animal Print Scarf
✅For music festivals: Star Sequin Tee + Animal Print Scarf

April 28, 2023 — Freez Clothing