Spring is here and that means that it’s time for you to refresh your wardrobe. Don’t forget your jewelry box!
Buying jewelry for the new season can be a lot of fun, but if you’re not used to wearing jewelry, you might not know where to start. How can you cultivate your own personal jewelry style?
We’re here to help. Read on for a few quick tips on how to choose and wear jewelry.
1. Make a Statement
Statement jewelry is a great addition to any fashion look. Are you making a statement with your favorite pieces?
You have options here. Most people choose to have one single statement piece as a focal point. If you don’t like to be too adventurous when you’re styling jewelry, this is a good choice for you.
Consider the rest of your outfit when you’re choosing a piece of statement jewelry for the day. You want to balance your outfit with your jewelry.
Are you wearing something fairly monochrome without a lot of bells and whistles? A large statement necklace is the perfect thing to jazz it up and add some visual interest. It would get lost against your clothing if you were wearing something with a busy pattern, however.
If you love the idea of chunky statement earrings, make sure to do your hair accordingly. Leave your ears visible so you can let those earrings shine!
With this in mind, don’t be afraid to be a maximalist with your jewelry. If you want to wear multiple statement pieces, go for it. It’s definitely a kitschier look, but as long as you wear it with confidence, you’ll make it work.
2. Don’t Be Afraid to Layer
Layering jewelry is a great way to amplify your style. You can do it in either a minimalist or a maximalist way, so there’s a layering style for every type of outfit or personal aesthetic.
Let’s start with necklaces.
When you layer necklaces, it’s a good idea to use a variety of lengths so that you’ll be able to see all of them at once. You don’t want one necklace to obstruct another.
Even layering two or three necklaces can be effective. A choker paired with a long necklace that goes to the center of your chest is an elegant look!
When it comes to layering rings, you can either layer multiple rings on one finger or just wear rings on several fingers. Both of these are considered layering.
In this case, it’s a good idea to have one statement ring and keep the rest of them simple. You could also opt for a cohesive collection of simple rings for a more subtle look.
When you’re layering jewelry, try to find a connecting element. That could be the metal tone, an emblem, or a gem.
3. Be Occasion-Appropriate
Not all types of jewelry are appropriate for all situations. Make sure that you’re not going overboard when the situation doesn’t call for it.
When you’re at work, leave your extravagant jewelry at home. Not only will this help you avoid accidentally losing something expensive, but it will also prevent your jewelry from getting in your way and prevent you from displaying poor jewelry ettiquete.
You should also avoid wearing jewelry if you’re at the gym or doing some kind of physical task (work or otherwise). Rings, especially, can get in the way. If you must wear a ring (like your wedding or engagement ring), consider wearing a silicone alternative while you’re busy.
4. Picking Metals: How to Choose (Or Not Choose)
If you’re wearing metal jewelry, you have a wide variety of metal tones to choose from. Silver, yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold are the most popular options, but you can also get titanium anodized in any color under the sun. You also have more affordable metals, like brass or copper, available to you.
So how do you choose?
You could use your skin tone to pick a metal tone. While all metal tones can work with any skin tone, some people find that their skin looks better against a certain color.
If you already have one favorite piece of jewelry, like an engagement ring, you could also match the rest of your jewelry to that piece for a cohesive look.
Mixing metals used to be considered a fashion faux-pas, but that’s a problem of the past. If you like multiple metal tones, don’t limit yourself. Mix and match them.
5. Quality and Quantity: Both Matter
If you have the means, getting an abundance of high-quality expensive pieces is obviously ideal. High-quality jewelry will last far longer than lower-quality or more affordable pieces.
Check secondhand shops for some high-quality vintage pieces to see if you can find something within your price range.
With this in mind, there’s nothing wrong with buying more affordable pieces from an accessories wholesaler if you need to “bulk up” your collection. Adding a few affordable rings alongside your expensive one can give you a neat “stacked” look without breaking the bank, for example.
6. Wear Your Jewelry With Confidence
The most important tip that anyone can give you when it comes to styling various types of jewelry is that you need to wear it with confidence. If you think that your outfit looks great, so will everyone else.
If you want to layer six statement necklaces, so be it. If you only want to wear a single simple metal band and an anklet, that works too.
Whatever you wear, make sure that it makes you feel good. Try out a few different things and don’t worry about what other people will think about your look.
Wearing Jewelry Is Fun
Wearing jewelry isn’t supposed to be complicated and there aren’t any hard and fast rules about it. Wear things that make you feel happy.
Try mixing and matching metals, playing with statement pieces, layering, and more!
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