Wearing jewelry is an art that you can master. How you wear your jewelry is greatly influenced by your personal style. If you don’t yet, but want to wear jewelry, then you are in the right place. These 10 tips will help you develop your own jewelry style.
- Wear jewelry that you love. If you don’t have a box of jewelry on your dresser or in your wardrobe, it’s time to get collecting. Follow your heart. If you like a specific chain style or length, then wear it. You know what feels good, and if it feels good, it makes you look good.
- Layers are your best friend. In today’s fashion circles, layers of gold jewelry (or gold-filled or gold-plated) are the way to go. Wear three chains, in different lengths, that stack your style. Pendants can freshen up your look and accent the chains you love.
- Mix and match new and old pieces. In the 20th century, fashion was rigid. Trends demarcated one decade from the next, but the internet changed all that. In the 21st century, there is a niche for everyone, and for every look. Wearing your 1990’s locket with your 2020 celestial-themed pendant (Victoire de Castellane – DIOR), and a vintage coin pendant is perfect in this interconnected world.
- Keep your jewelry clean. It only takes a minute to make your jewelry sparkle.
- Coordinate your jewelry with your clothes. Casual clothes look best with fewer pieces – keep it casual. Work clothes require either one statement piece or a few subtle and refined pieces of jewelry. Formal outfits require elegance and grace, so choose a showstopper when it comes to jewelry. Make sure your formal jewelry compliments your look and does not steal attention from your face. You are the main attraction!
- Think about triangles. Pick three places to wear jewelry to avoid looking like a mannequin in a jewelry store. Earrings, necklaces, and a bracelet make a triangle. An anklet, a belly chain, and big earrings make a triangle. A cocktail ring, a tiara, and a tennis bracelet make a triangle. A large watch, a set of chains, and a ring make a triangle.
- Distribute the jewelry evenly on your body. In the examples given in tip six, notice how the jewelry was spread out over the body. Keeping all the jewelry in one place makes people look lopsided. Wear your watch on your left wrist and your ring on your right hand. If you wear large necklaces, wear small earrings, or the reverse.
- Try new things. As you get more comfortable wearing jewelry, try out different types or different combinations of jewelry. You might discover something new to love!
- Mimic the movie stars. If you see a look you like – take it and make it your own.
- Mix the metals! Gone are the days when gold and silver were enemies. Mix and match your silver and gold in any way you like.
Follow your heart.
Wear what speaks to you. Confidence is what makes us look good, so wear what makes you feel confident. See you next time on Pendant and Ring.