It can seem like a never-ending challenge to figure out what jewelry you want to wear for the day. You try picking out different ones to see how they look with your outfit, only to be frustrated and pick another piece of jewelry. You want to put together a look that’s stylish and complements your wardrobe. By considering a few style guidelines, it’s possible to get the exact look that you desire. Try these seven jewelry style tips the next time you’re picking out jewelry to wear when you go out.
1. Create some layers.
Creating layers can be a simple and fun way you can experiment with putting on your jewelry. Try using contrasting colors, lengths, and shapes. Using this contrast can create attractive layers with your rings, bracelets, or necklaces. In the case of necklaces, using different lengths will help to draw people’s eyes toward your face. If you have more than a pair of ear piercings, you can try using multiple earring styles as well. Keep trying on your rings, necklaces, bracelets, or earrings in different combinations until you have one that you like. Once you come up with a combination you like, write it down for future reference, so you won’t have to spend a lot of time figuring out what to put together in the future.
2. Avoid excessive jewelry.
French fashion designer Coco Chanel once said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror, and take one thing off.” As with most things in life, there can be too much of a good thing. Jewelry is no different. You want your combination of jewelry to draw attention to you, but you don’t want to have so much jewelry that it’s distracting. One example is if you’re already wearing layered necklaces that draw attention to your neckline and face, it may not be necessary to wear an armful of bangles. You don’t want all the jewelry you’re wearing to be competing for attention. Another example is if you put on a set of attention-grabbing earrings, maybe you can avoid wearing a necklace, or if you choose to wear one, keep it subtle. In following Coco’s advice, make sure you look in the mirror before you go out, and if you feel like you’re wearing too much jewelry, take one item off until you feel it looks right.
3. Regularly change your earrings.
It’s a common thing for many people to wear the same pair of earrings for many days in a row. Changing your earrings can be a good opportunity to switch up your style throughout the week. When you switch earrings, it’s also a chance for you to clean the ones you’ve been wearing for a while. One day, you could choose to wear hoop earrings, and then the next day, you could choose to wear stud earrings. Be sure that any earring you switch to the next day fits with your outfit. Take time to dive into your jewelry collection and wear some earrings you haven’t worn in a long time. You can also buy some new earrings to add more variety to your collection.
4. Determine the focus.
Your choice of jewelry to wear can depend on what you want to be the main focus of your outfit. From day to day, decide whether you want the clothing you wear to be the focus or the jewelry you wear. Making your jewelry the main attraction can be great for when you’re wearing simple plain clothing. If you choose to wear bold clothing the next day, it’s best to go with small, subtle jewelry and let the clothing stand out.
5. Don’t follow the trends.
While trends can be useful for ideas of what to do with your style, don’t ever feel like you have to do what everyone else is doing. You can put together a style of jewelry that’s unique to whatever you like. Your clothing and your jewelry are supposed to reflect who you are. Whenever you choose jewelry, go with what works with your frame, the colors you’re wearing, and your general style. Feel free to take risks in putting on something you don’t see people wear often. Don’t be afraid to take risks and try out a different jewelry combination you don’t see anyone wear often. One example is mixing different metals. You can try to put on a layer of bracelets or necklaces that have different metal colors, such as gold or silver. You could also look for rings that combine different metal colors. While it may have been fashion advice in the past not to mix metals, more people are choosing to do it these days. Remember to make your own choices in what you think looks best.
6. Diversify your ring selection.
There are so many different kinds of rings you can wear that can bring some style to your look. One example is stacking rings. They’re versatile because of the multiple ways you can mix and match them to change up your look each day. You could also go for a minimalist look by only wearing one or two stacking rings that have a simple look. There’s jewelry for minimalists you could shop for as well. In addition, you can try wearing rings with a mixture of textures and gemstones.
7. Make your neckline and necklace match.
When your neckline and necklace match, it can enhance your outfit. When wearing crew-necked clothing, a long necklace is a great look to go with. If you choose to wear a shirt or blouse with a rounded neckline, go with a rounded necklace. For a low V-necked outfit, a pendant sitting in the V-shape will look best. With some outfits, it’s best to choose not to wear a necklace at all. An example would be an outfit with a high halter neck or a low plunge neckline. Instead of wearing a necklace with this style of outfit, you might be better off wearing bold earrings or rings instead.
All of these jewelry style tips will be helpful in really bringing out a style of your own that looks fashionable for you. The most important thing you can remember is to feel free to break any rules when it comes to fashion. Be confident enough to go with a look that looks best to you.