What Jewelry Should You Wear With a Black Blazer and Jeans?

Actress Kaley Cuoco styles a black blazer with a simple pendant necklace at an L.A. event in 2013.
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Blazers aren't just for the guys anymore. A black blazer paired with your favorite pair of skinny or bootcut jeans leaves you looking superbly stylish. Adding the right jewelry to your look keeps your outfit youthful and makes it versatile for any occasion, whether you're enjoying a first date with your crush or heading to dinner with friends.

1 Keep It Simple

Your black blazer and jeans are a simple but flattering look, so opt for jewelry that complements this style. Choose a pair of drop pearl earrings or your favorite set of diamond studs for a classy -- not to mention classic -- look. Rock a sterling-silver necklace with your favorite charm -- perhaps a cross, horseshoe or your initial -- to create some added interest without overpowering your outfit.

2 Go Bold

When you want to add a touch of sparkle, your jewelry can dress up your look. With an all-neutral outfit to work with, your accessory options are seemingly endless. Add a fun pop of color with a chunky turquoise bracelet or oversize ring. A bold, bib-style necklace dresses up your simple blazer and jeans combo -- choose a necklace with colorful stones or layer on mixed metal chains for a bit of edge. Get your ears in on the mix with a pair of sparking chandelier earrings -- the festive touch you need for a night out with the girls.

Barbie Carpenter worked as a technical writer and editor in the defense industry for six years. She also served as a newspaper feature page editor and nationally syndicated columnist for the Hearst Corp. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida and a graduate certificate in professional writing from the University of Central Florida.