Are you looking for ways to use your August birthstone color to complement your outfit and enhance your appearance? Keep reading for more information as Barbie’s Beauty Bits, shares “Six styling tips to compliment your August birthstone color.”
If you are the proud owner of a peridot or sardonyx gemstone, now is the time to find out how to style it. As one of the most beautifully colored stones, peridot can look fantastic when showcased in a ring or necklace.
You could even opt for a beautiful pair of earrings to flaunt your August birthstone color. While peridot goes well with pastels, the brown color of sardonyx is an ideal match for earthy hues.
But what about your clothes? You can style your August gemstones to compliment your outfit with a few simple tips and tricks.
Styling Your August Birthstone
In this guide, Barbie’s Beauty Bits will share a few handy tips to help you make the most of your August birthstone color while planning your outfits. Let’s jump right in.
Pair It With Neutrals
In terms of
clothing and makeup, you can match the peridot’s color perfectly with
light and dark neutrals, including pastels. A dark neutral like brown
will create a classic contrast, but you can also match it to soft hues
like gray, white, or even peach. Pastel pinks are among my favorite
choices to pair with the August birthstone.
Also, don’t be afraid
to mix and max more than one color at once. For instance, if you’re
wearing a maxi dress in mint green—which is close to peridot’s color—you
can add accents of gold jewelry and shoes in different shades of pink (light pink for heels and darker pink for a statement hat or bag).
Add Sparkle With a Peridot Watch
The bright, warm hue of peridot will look great with a wide range of skin tones. Don’t be afraid to add a little bit of sparkle and interest to your everyday look—it’s easy with the addition of an eye-catching watch.
There are so many fabulous styles, from elaborate and oversized to minimalistic. You’ll find something that fits your personality in no time.
Pretty much any outfit can handle the pop of peridot’s color, whether jeans and a t-shirt or a cocktail dress. I’d recommend using this accessory to dress up your look rather than dressing it down—if you’re wearing pearls and diamonds, you probably don’t need some shinier rings and earrings on top of that.
Consider A Peridot Statement Necklace
A statement peridot necklace is a must-have if you’re looking to amp up your jewelry collection.
Complimenting your birthstone’s color is an easy way to incorporate
green into your outfit, and a statement necklace can be the ticket. It’s
ideal for occasions where you want to grab the spotlight without trying
If you opt for a statement peridot necklace, make sure
your pair it with a minimalist and subtle outfit. Choose a dress or
blouse with a plunging neckline to enhance the necklace’s appeal. Also,
pair it with dainty studs or hoops to ensure that your necklace is the
focal point of your outfit.
Make Sure It Pops
First, the easy stuff. Avoid the temptation to go overboard with extra colors and accessories. A common mistake is layering various colors without giving a single color space to breathe.
It can make you look like you lost a fight with your closet in the dark. Instead, opt for understated makeup and jewelry so that your clothing/accessories/etc. can be the only real pop of color in your ensemble.
Next, let’s talk about how to actually make sure your birthstone’s color pops out loud and proud. Start by selecting a lighter version of it—perhaps a pale green if you’re going with peridot—and wear it as your base layer.
You might also try wearing multiple shades of green together, such as a dark green skirt or linen pants paired with a mint green blouse and peridot jewelry. It creates an eye-catching monochromatic sense of style that really makes those key pieces stand out.
Find Shoes To Compliment Your Birthstone
It can be challenging to decide what to wear when dressing for an occasion. The easiest thing to do is to focus on building an outfit around a pair of shoes.
An excellent way to feel confident is to start is choosing a shoe that complements your birthstone jewelry and the rest of the outfit. With the August birthstone being peridot, there are many options for you to coordinate with.
One option is natural colors, like neutral-colored shoes, like suede pumps, or leather ballet flats. Another option could be a more bold and colorful shoe, such as this pair of yellow satin slingback heels or pointy toe magenta heels.
Don’t Forget Sardonyx
When you think of the August birthstone, peridot is the first gem that’ll come to mind. What most people forget is August is also associated with sardonyx. It is the ideal gemstone for those who prefer a more “masculine” look. It’s a type of onyx with alternating red and white bands.
People have used the striking tone to adorn cameos, signet rings, and carved sculptures for thousands of years. The ancient Romans associated it with strength and protection, and that’s why it became popular as a talisman in war. It also symbolizes integrity, happiness, and courage, making it an excellent gift for your guy.
If you have sardonyx jewelry, make sure to add it to your summer wardrobe. For example:
- Shimmering metallics like silver or gold pair nicely with the subtle contrast of black-and-white sardonyx.
- If you want to draw attention to sardonyx beads or buttons, try layering them over bright colors like hot pink or turquoise blue.
- You can also use sardonyx beads as a color accent against pastels like mint green or lavender purple. These softer hues will help soften the bold gemstone while still highlighting its unique appearance.
When you think about how you want to style the August birthstone color, keep in mind its complementary colors, which can be found in nature around it. Instead of going overboard with too many accessories, choose a piece that can be the focal point of your ensemble.
Pair your peridot jewelry with neutral shades and pastel pinks. You can opt for a statement necklace, stunning watch, or dainty rose gold earrings. When it comes to sardonyx, pair your jewelry with shimmering metallic colors to enhance its earthy brown hue.