How do you select and style jewellery to complement your appearance and wardrobe? And how do you make the most of your jewellery collection without becoming monotonous? The solutions aren't always evident. The good news is that we've compiled a list of useful jewellery style and fashion tips and hacks to assist you in wearing fine, fashion, and costume jewellery that complements your sense of style, personality, and clothing.
1. Use rings, necklaces, or bangles to create layers.
2. Consider your earrings
Earrings are frequently in the line of sight for anyone speaking to you, thus they are very vital. Earrings should be chosen to frame your face and suit your hair, eye colour, and skin tone. If you have long hair, a nice idea is to choose a colour or metal finish that will be more noticeable, based on your hair colour. You may find yourself wearing the same pair of stud earrings for weeks on end. Or perhaps you hardly ever switch them. However, remembering to switch your earrings on a daily basis is a terrific way to add interest and style to your ensemble. It's also an excellent opportunity to clean your favourite pair of earrings! You may fine-tune your look by wearing a variety of little stud earrings, hoop earrings or ear cuffs on a daily basis. Depending on your attire, you can also add some shine and movement with dangling earrings. Digging through your jewellery collection to identify items you haven't worn in a while is a fantastic place to start. You can also buy new pairs of earrings that capture your eye and offer diversity and interest to your jewellery collection.
3. Accessorise to complement your clothing
Before you begin dressing, consider which item you'd most like to wear to wherever you're going. You may decide that you want to wear a specific piece of jewellery to an occasion, in which case you should select your outfit and other accessories to complement it. Alternatively, you might choose the dress first and then match the jewellery and accessories to it. Either way is OK. If you spend some time perfecting the mix, you should look stylish and well-dressed.
4. Know when to stop
If you're bringing attention to your face and neckline with standout necklace or layered necklaces, you may not require an armful of bracelets to compete. If you're wearing a strong pair of statement earrings, your necklace could be more understated or even absent entirely (on the other hand, a bold pair of gold huggie earrings with a matching necklace can sometimes work beautifully). If you've accessorised with many pieces, consider following Coco Chanel's advice: "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory". Or not, if that's the case: do what suits you and the occasion for which you dress.
5. Explore mixing metals
Necklaces with pendants made of mixed metals, such as a gold pendant on a silver chain. There is no need to commit to all silver jewellery, all gold jewellery, or all rose gold jewellery. Consider necklaces with pendants that contrast with the colour of the chain, rings that blend multiple metal colours, or layered necklaces or bangles in different metals to give lively intrigue and colour to your ensemble.
6. Decide the focus of your overall outfit
Another decision to make while getting ready is what you want the focal point of your outfit to be. With the correct jewellery and accessories, simple – even dull – clothing can almost always be converted into something extraordinary. You can select statement jewellery to bring a dull outfit to life, or you can mix and match your jewellery for a more layered style. However, if you're wearing bold apparel, it's generally a smart idea to opt with smaller, more discreet jewellery pieces as accents. The best suggestion is to decide what works best for you and stick with it. Your goal should always be to dress like yourself so that you feel at ease and confident.
7. Expand your wardrobe by experimenting
This might be a nice activity to do whenever you have some free time. Simply try basic clothing and explore with different pieces of jewellery and other accessories from your collection in front of a mirror. Experiment with unusual combinations of jewellery designs that you might not ordinarily think of putting together, as well as diverse accessories such as scarves, bags, or watches. Start with a single focal point, such as a statement piece, and then experiment with mixing, matching, stacking, and layering. Continue to experiment with different combinations and focal points.
You'll be surprised at what you can do to change up the look of even the most basic outfit. And when you're done wearing one outfit, put on another and start over. If you don't have a lot of jewellery or your collection isn't extremely broad, think about the types of jewellery items that will add interest and depth to your wardrobe and go shopping. Isn't it wonderful to have an excuse to get oneself some sparkly things? You're really welcome.
8. Select the focal point for your jewellery
If you're dressing up for something spectacular, where do you want people's attention to be drawn? If you're wearing jewellery that's meant to capture the eye, it's usually better to centre the visual attention on one body part, such as the neck, ears, or hands. For example, if you're wearing a statement necklace, opt for more muted rings and earrings. You might also consider leaving them out entirely. Determine the focal focus and ensure that other items and apparel do not detract from it.
9. Don’t be a slave to trends
Following fashion slavishly at the expense of your own taste and personality is never a wise idea. You'll eventually lose yourself. Oh, and it's also quite pricey! Instead, attempt to discover and develop your own personal style that complements you and makes you feel confident. That may become unfashionable at some point in the future, but if you own it, I'm sure you'll be alright. When selecting jewellery to wear, consider what complements your skin tone, frame, and overall sense of style. When accessorising, consider all of these factors. And don't forget about your personality: we're all unique, and your individuality should be allowed to shine through the jewellery you wear and the way you express yourself in general.
10. Wear rings with panache
Stacking rings, specifically, can give a touch of multiplicity to your attire since you can mix and match them to have a bit different appearance every day. On other days, you can even wear just one or two plain stacking rings for a more minimalist style. Consider wearing a set of matching rings or a variety of colours, textures, and jewels. If you're going to wear many rings, the general rule seems to be to wear no more than one cocktail ring on each hand. Wearing an odd number of rings on one hand and an even number of rings on the other works nicely as well. But why not break the rules as you please? After all, that's why they're around!
11. You don't always need a necklace
If you're wearing a statement pair of earrings, skipping the necklace can be a nice way to go, depending on your outfit. Also, if you're wearing a particularly low cut or high-necked outfit, going without a necklace can look great.
12. Match your necklace to your neckline
Unless it's a meaningful accessory that you'd rather hide under clothing, your pendant or necklace should be visible and complement your outfit. For example, if you have a low V-necked dress, a pendant sitting in the V above your cleavage will look fantastic. Long necklaces look excellent with high-necked and crew-necked tops. A circular necklace complements a scoop or other rounded necklines.
13. Consider your sentimental jewellery
You don't have to wear something sentimental every day just because it's sentimental (wedding and engagement rings aside, generally). Consider how you'd feel if you didn't have to wear a certain piece every day, and whether or not that's an option for you. If you do decide to wear a sentimental piece of jewellery all the time, consider how you may layer it with other pieces to provide interest and variety to your outfit.
14. The most important rule: ignore the rules!
Dressing up should be enjoyable and unique to you. Your style reflects who you are and how you want to be perceived by others. It doesn't need to be all twin sets and pearls, or even all free-flowing and boho style. If doing anything you want, breaking all fashion rules, and creating a chaotic clash of items you love to wear works for you, then go for it.
15. Bonus tip: clean your jewellery
It will make a significant impact on the appearance of your jewellery and your overall appearance. If you look closely at the jewellery, you wear frequently or that has been sitting unworn for a while, you'll find that it's dirty, dull, and far from shining. You wouldn't skip cleaning your clothes, so why should you skip cleaning your jewellery, which is just as 'up close and personal?