When planning an outfit it’s important to consider comfort, appropriateness of clothes to the occasion, and what accessories to embellish with as well.
Here are three tips for choosing the right jewelry for the look you need to achieve.
Make a Statement
Stunning statement jewelry can say many things: “I’m artistic,” “I’m beautiful,” “I’m bold.” The pieces can be colorful, funky, artsy, unique, chunky or oversized. Your statement jewelry is a place for the wilder side of your fashion sense to shine through – no shrinking violets or demure and delicate anklets here!
Colored gemstones, like rubies and emeralds, easily achieve just this – their rich colors glowing and sparkling in the sunlight are sure to attract attention and admirers. As a bold accent emeralds are both daring and timeless.
Contrast With Color
If your outfit is monochrome (meaning all in the same color family) you can add pops of contrasting or complementary colors to the outfit to really make the accessories stand apart:
And donning a brightly colored teal- or pink-colored classic enamel bangle with a simple white top is a simple, yet bold, pairing.
While amazing statement jewelry can be found in large retail stores, I also encourage you to think outside the box and shop for absolutely stunning and unique pieces on Etsy and Handmade at Amazon to complement your core work-and casual-wear wardrobe pieces, and add truly unique, one-of-a-kind flair.
Let the Outfit take Center Stage
It’s easy to dress up a casual-wear outfit with bold jewelry, handbags, shoes, and other accessories, but sometimes the outfit needs to get all the attention while other accessories are best kept to a minimum. This includes heavily embellished garments – whether with intricate beadwork, sequins, jewels, pearls, or embroidery. If the outfit is already multicolored, adding additional jewelry into the mix will make the ensemble look overdone. Remember, if your outfit is bold on its own it’s best to keep jewelry to a minimum – with simple cleanly designed pieces – or no jewelry at all!
Daring accessories like exquisite gemstones and bold accent necklaces make you stand out from the crowd. Be brave, be bold, be unique – and let your jewelry hint to your wild side and set you apart.