How to Choose the Right Cufflinks for Your Personal Style

For the smartly dressed and fashionable man, luxury cufflinks are a staple accent. Whether you’re picking one out for yourself or sending one to a friend as a gift, you’ll notice that there are hundreds of options nowadays.

Take a look at these factors to consider when picking out the perfect cufflinks.

What’s the Occasion?

Most people shop for cufflinks to go with an outfit meant for a specific occasion. Though a great way to enhance the look of your dress shirt, not every cufflink is appropriate for events that you attend.

If you’re heading to a wedding, for example, you’ll want to choose a pair of designer cufflinks that match the theme of the ceremony and reception. You’ll want to stray from cufflinks that are too loud or flamboyant and instead consider something more refined or elegant. After all, the general unspoken rule is that you never want to upstage the groom on their special day!

If you’re attending a holiday party or more casual celebration, on the other hand, you might want to purchase a pair of cufflinks that best reflect your fun and festive spirit. 

Exhibit Your Interests and Hobbies

Flashy cufflinks aren’t for everyone. However, there are a plethora of designs that you can use to reinforce your interests and hobbies. If you’re a sports fanatic, for example, you might want to use cufflinks that feature sports apparatus. If you’re an environmentalist, you can feature cufflinks in the shape of your favourite animal. If anything, cufflinks are a great way to make a statement wherever you go.

Pick the Right Colour and Materials

Remember that cufflinks come in various colours, of which silver, white, black, and gold are easiest to match with any outfit. For men who love to stand out, cufflinks also come in reds, blues, pinks, and purples. Classic, more luxury styles come in many crystals and gemstones that you can wear to formal and major events. 

Prioritise Matching Your Shirt

Your shirt always needs to match your cufflink. If you’re wearing a black or white shirt, you’re often free to play with shapes and colours depending on the occasion.

You’re often best matching a solid-coloured shirt with cufflinks that have some of that colour in them. A monochromatic will always make your outfit smart and sophisticated. That said, modern times make matching a wider variety of colours more socially acceptable and, in any event, make for a really fun outfit that can say a lot about your personality.

Patterned shirts may be a challenge for some, but can actually be fairly simple to match by sticking to a single-coloured cufflink that is also present in your outfit. Stick to the dominant colour of your outfit. If you’re wearing a blue, white, and grey pinstriped shirt that is mostly blue, go for blue cufflinks. Most of the time, you’ll find silver and gold to be your safest options and give you room to be more adventurous with your design.


For any man of class, cufflinks are an excellent way to display your personal style.

At Sam and Qualis, we offer a luxury selection of designer cufflinks online in Australia that are made with semi-precious materials such as onyx, opal, stingray, tiger-eye, and sterling silver. Whatever the occasion, we’re sure to have the best pieces to suit any occasion!