If you’re like most people, you probably have a jewelry box full of pieces you love (or have forgotten you love), but you’re not using them to their full potential because you don’t know how to make the most of them. Perhaps you’re not sure what would look well together, or you’re uncertain as to which items will best meet your taste.
Well, you’re in luck since we’ve compiled a list of helpful jewelry styles and fashion tips and techniques to ensure that your stylish and beautiful jewelry always looks its best and fits your sense of style, personality, and outfit.
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Layer and Stack Rings, Necklaces, or Bangles
Start with something fun: layer or stack your jewelry (rings, necklaces, bangles, and even earrings) in a variety of interesting ways by experimenting with different lengths, forms, textures, and colors.
To bring attention to your face, add necklaces of varying lengths. For example, layer a gorgeous real pearl necklace with a tighter neckline and a longer gold or silver chain underneath. Different forms, colors, and textures will often work well.
When it comes to bracelets and bangles, the options are almost endless, allowing you to create a dazzling arm party as you move. If you wish to mix ear cuffs with other earrings or if you have more than one set of ear piercings, you may even try experimenting with wearing different designs of earrings at the same time.
Layering and stacking are simple; just acquire a variety of necklaces and pendants of all lengths, textures, and styles and put them on in various combinations to see what works. It’s a good idea to write down your favorite combinations so you can go back to them later. The key to successful layering is to keep adding new pieces of jewelry.
Learn When to Stop
Occasionally, too much of a good thing is just that—too much.
If you are attempting to bring attention to your face and neckline by wearing layered necklaces or a statement necklace, you probably don’t need to wear an armful of bangles that are also drawing attention to the arms.
The same goes for necklaces. If you’re sporting a set of statement earrings, it may be best to keep it simple or perhaps skip it altogether. On the other hand, a bold pair of earrings with a matching necklace can sometimes look stunning.
Coco Chanel once said, “Before you leave the house look in the mirror and remove one accessory,” which is good advice if you’ve accessorized excessively. Or not, depending on your preference and the event you’re attending.
Don’t Forget to Wear Earrings
Sometimes, it’s easy to forget to put on a pair of earrings. While they may seem insignificant, they are always visible to the person with whom you are conversing. Selecting earrings that frame your face and play off your hair, eye, and skin color is a must.
If your hair is long, choosing an accessory color or metal finish that will stand out against your hair color is a good idea.
Try Combining Different Metals
Mixing metal colors was formerly considered a fashion faux pas, although it made no logical sense at all.
Fortunately, it is no longer the case, even in the eyes of the fashion police. There is no longer any need to wear only jewelry made of silver, gold, or rose gold. To get this effect, combine necklaces and bangles of contrasting metals, or wear a necklace with a pendant whose color contrasts with the chain it hangs from.
Pick the Centerpiece of Your Jewelry
If you’re getting dressed up for a major occasion, how will you draw people’s attention? Take into consideration concentrating the eye’s attention on the part of your body that you wish to highlight using jewelry designed to do so (such as your neck, ears, hands, etc.).
Wear simple rings and earrings, for instance, if your necklace is a statement piece. Or, you could just skip them entirely if that’s easier. Figure out what you want to be the focus, and make sure your attire and accessories don’t take away from it.