How to Accessorize a Sapphire Blue Dress

Go for gunmetal accessories with your sapphire blue dress, like the look Lisa Edelstein wore in Los Angeles.

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Sapphire blue dresses are bold and make a statement on their own. You may have noticed that this can cause some confusion for accessorizing. While you may feel like your dress doesn't need any help in the style department, shoes and a handbag are a definite must. Rest easy -- whether you're a fan of pops of color or more demure additions to your ensemble, you have a ton of options that will only enhance the beauty of your dress.

Green Jewels

Add an unexpected hint of color to your outfit when you're accessorizing a sapphire blue dress. Imagine you're wearing a floor-length gown with a round neckline and cap sleeves. Rather than pulling on sapphires or rubies, opt for a vibrant green hue with bold emerald earrings or a chrysophrase necklace. The green hue will dazzle onlookers without creating a super-intense, in-your-face appearance. Slide your feet into a pair of nude pumps and you're done.

A Pop of Orange

A pop of color is a sure way to get your dress noticed. The most vibrant color pairing out there is complementary colors -- these hues are across from each other on the color wheel and create a ton of visual energy when placed next to one another. Visualize yourself in a sapphire blue sleeveless, flowing sundress that falls just above your knees. Wrap a lightweight, bright orange, oversize scarf around your neck a couple times -- blue and orange are complements -- and enjoy your dynamic color pairing. Step into pale gray gladiator sandals for a neutral finish.

Gunmetal Shoes

Stepping into a pair of beautiful heels is the icing on the cake when you're completing an evening look. Imagine you're on your way to a cocktail party, donning a sapphire minidress with spaghetti straps and a plunging V neckline. Skip the black or silver satin pumps and opt for a meeting of the two with a pair of gunmetal pumps. This metallic dark gray hue is not your run-of-the-mill choice, yet it accentuates the deep vibrancy of your dress's hue. Perfect.

Hot Pink Bag

Ignore your desire to pull out a metallic gold bag and go for a more exciting option ... like hot pink. Your sapphire blue dress is a bit deeper and more vibrant than primary blue. Hot pink is a more vibrant, lighter tint of red. When you bring these two colors together, they balance beautifully with one another. Envision yourself in a strapless sapphire midi dress. Carry a hot pink suede clutch and pop your feet into black pumps.

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