Matchy-Matchy Mistake: Jewelry Judge

Well clearly not everyone in the world read my article about 7 Jewelry Don’ts a couple months back. And not only that, but I guess I need to add a qualifier to “don’t #2,” about matchy-matchy jewelry. So here goes…not only is wearing totally matchy-matchy jewelry a “don’t,” but so is wearing jewelry that identically matches your outfit! Red striped t-shirt + red striped earrings = not so fashionable.

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Now let me preface this by saying I have no problem whatsoever with the striped t-shirt or the striped earrings that this woman was wearing. What I do find boring, and quite frankly lacking originality, is wearing them together. How much more fun would it have been to wear the striped earrings with a polka-dot or floral shirt? The fact that she owns these items, and paints her nails blue shows me that she must be a fun, vibrant person. If she took the time to mix it up a little more, the result would have been much better.

What’s your opinion? Do you agree with the Jewelry Judge on this one? Don’t worry if your opinion differs from mine — I’d love to hear from you regardless!

9 thoughts on “Matchy-Matchy Mistake: Jewelry Judge”

  1. I agree that she could have been more adventuresome but if she feels pretty in them, that’s important.

    1. I totally agree with you about her feeling pretty. I guess I just want even more for her. đŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment!

  2. I total agree. “matching”, whether it’s fashion or interior design is passe. I love to experiment, especially when I make jewelry. I think some people play it safe because they just don’t know how to put things together. “Matching”, is not something I would call the fashion police for but it would be more interesting for people to take chances.

  3. I agree with you! Specially because the earrings match her striped blouse. That’s no no. Having said that she seem to be from a generation where Matchy-Matchy was the rule. Some people will remain in an era in time where they were the happiest, they continue to dress and behave in the manner they did back than, at least she is not wearing shoulder pads.

    1. I agree with you, Elliane, that she likely comes from a generation where matchy-matchy was the way to go. But here’s hoping that she branches out a bit in the future and enjoys it!

  4. Was this someone you just photographed in the street? Blanking out her eyes doesn’t hide her identity; if you’re going to publish someone’s photo online (presumably without her consent, which, although not illegal, is unethical and morally dubious), then you should at least blank out her entire face.

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