jewel colored outfitCan you believe Thanksgiving is this week? I feel like I closed my eyes for a second and suddenly we jumped from September to the end of November – fall absolutely flew by! As much as I love all the colors of fall, the holiday season is one of my favorite times of year and comes with it’s own burst of brights! With Turkey Day later this week, I’m excited that the festivities are soon to be in full flow. With this time of year comes a host of holiday parties and social events so I wanted to share a post with some tips for dressing in jewel colored outfits for the season. Jewel tones are perfect for getting into the holiday spirit but I appreciate they can be a touch daunting for some. So, here’s how to make those jewel colored outfits work for you.jewel colored outfitI centered this jewel colored outfit around my mulberry colored pants, pairing them with a striped yellow shirt to introduce pattern. The yellow shirt works really well with the purple pants because they are complimentary colors. As jewel tones already have a rich and striking color, there’s no need to contrast colors because the tones themselves add visual interest and are strong enough to tell the outfit color story without a contrasting partner. I also keep my accessories simple and classic so as not to compete with the jewel colors. Here, I wore a vintage watch but this one from Timex is a good alternative option for wearing with jewel colored outfits.jewel colored outfitI wore a black Sandro bomber jacket over the striped shirt (similar linked here) as a grounding neutral; it also tied in well with these everyday black sneaks, too. I love how black looks against the rich purple color. Do you like wearing jewel colors? Let me know!jewel colored outfitShop the look:


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Love this look Will and your advice is spot on. Have a great week man!

    • @Dean – Personally I prefer this look with a little pattern but you could go for more of a color blocked look. If you did, definitely wear a jacket with it! 🙂

  2. I need you to be my personal stylist….when I am rich and famous hahahahaha

    😉 one day lmao!!

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.