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Using Your Wardrobe as a Guide to Find Your Jewelry Personal Style

Written by Anna Currell
August 14, 2023

Wearing jewelry is such a great way to express your personal style. It can be the perfect complement to your outfit and can make you feel more like yourself.  Finding the perfect jewelry for you can be tricky if you don’t have a solid understanding of your own style, but luckily there’s a simple way to figure it out. In this article, we’ll explore how to find jewelry that fits your personal style using your wardrobe as a guide.

Defining Your Personal Style in Three Words

Finding your personal style is an art. (And maybe a science, too.) Whether your personal style feels inherent to you, or whether you’re still trying to figure it all out, understanding how to define your style is an important part of building your jewelry collection. In a viral TikTok trend, stylist Allison Bornstein laid out the three-word method, a process of understanding your personal style by selecting three main adjectives that describe your vibe. Here’s how it works:

Assess your wardrobe

The first step is to assess your wardrobe. The best approach is to go through your closet (this is a good time to spring clean and donate the clothes you don’t wear so much anymore) and categorize your favorite pieces. Lay them all out in front of you and try to look for any common threads (pun intended). What do you find yourself wearing most often, and what makes you feel most comfortable in your own skin? How would you describe these clothes? What do they have in common?


Browse online

The next step is to spend some time looking around online. Browse your favorite stores and note the pieces you gravitate toward. Spend some time on Pinterest to save outfits, accessories, and color palettes that you love — try to find images that emulate your energy and tone. Spend some time considering what you find yourself drawn to, even if they aren’t the clothes or pieces you normally wear. 

Describe it all in three words

After you have a good idea of both what you already like to wear and what your dream wardrobe would look like, reflect on the three words that summarize your style. This is a creative exercise — there’s no right answer. You might like to start with a longer list of words that feel right and narrow it down from there. Here are just a few examples to get you started:

  • Romantic
  • Bohemian 
  • Modern
  • Chic
  • Cozy
  • Minimalist 
  • Beachy
  • Retro
  • Punk
  • Edgy
  • Dramatic
  • Classic
  • Extravagant
  • Bold
  • Colorful
  • Artistic
  • Whimsical
  • Floral
  • Effortless
  • Organic
  • Eclectic
  • Rugged
  • Delicate

Applying Your Personal Style to Your Jewelry Search

Once you’ve determined your personal style in three words, it’s time to apply this style to your jewelry choices. Use your three words and look for the same vibe and energy of the clothing and accessories you love. Anytime you shop, you can check to see if the jewelry you’re considering matches the three words you’ve chosen. 

As you explore different options, consider how each jewelry piece will complement your three-word wardrobe. Think about the colors, textures, and overall vibe of your clothing and find jewelry that enhances those elements. By consciously considering your overall personal style during your jewelry search, you can create a cohesive and visually appealing look that truly represents who you are.

It’s okay if you don’t plan to wear every piece of jewelry every day; some jewelry is meant for special occasions. It’s a good idea to find a few everyday pieces and a few special statements so you can effortlessly incorporate your personal style into your look and express yourself through your jewelry choices no matter what’s coming up on your calendar.


This pearl ring might fit a classic, elegant, and romantic style


This turquoise snake ring might fit an eclectic, bold, and colorful style

Where to Look for Your Pieces

Thrift stores can be a treasure trove for finding unique and eclectic jewelry that matches your personal style. Take some time to explore local thrift stores and vintage shops; they often carry one-of-a-kind jewelry items that can add a touch of individuality to your collection. Don’t forget to use your three style words to guide your search.

In addition to thrift stores, online retailers can be a great resource for finding jewelry that aligns with your personal style. Many fashion companies and designers offer accessories too, so check out your favorite brands to see if they have jewelry collections that match your aesthetic. By shopping at familiar online stores, you can ensure that your jewelry seamlessly complements your clothing choices. You can also support independent artists by shopping on sites like Etsy.

If you're looking for something truly unique and tailored to your style, consider custom designing your own jewelry. Work with our team at Quick Jewelry Repairs — our bespoke jewelry experts will help you create one-of-a-kind pieces that perfectly reflect your personal style. Whether it's a delicate necklace, statement earrings, or a stack of bracelets, custom designed jewelry ensures that each piece is precisely what you envision and embodies your unique personal style.

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