Styling jewellery is something that takes a bit of practice, especially if you’re not accustomed to wearing different types of jewellery.
Here’s a few things to bear in mind when wanting to understand how to properly style up jewellery, and ‘pull off’ wearing it.
1. Match your stones
Whether you’re wearing a clear diamond ring or earrings with emeralds, remember that your stones are coloured and will need to compliment the rest of your clothes.
Wearing five different types of gemstones is going to give you a unique multi-coloured look, but mix too many tones and it might be a little too overwhelming. Also, remember to match your metals, too. So if you have gold zips or button detail on your clothes, try to match with gold jewellery. The same for silver and rose gold too.
2. Pick between clothing or jewellery
It’s important to balance your clothing and jewellery, but you should also pick one or the other as your focal point. If your focus is on your clothing, your jewellery should complement it.
If your focus is jewellery, then have unique pieces that stand out. Wear simple, understated clothes so that jewellery can be the ‘wow’ feature.
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3. Understand basic colour theory
Basic colour theory is essential if you want to radiate different vibes through your clothing and accessories. It’s very useful advice for putting together outfits in general, so make sure you put some time into studying it and understanding the emotions that each colour evokes.
4. Remember jewellery is worn to be seen
If you wear jewellery, make sure it can be seen. Earrings that hide behind your hair are a little useless and rings bangles hidden inside sleeves will only make you uncomfortable.
Be confident and show off your jewellery instead of hiding it from plain sight.
5. There’s such a thing as too much
Too much jewellery can be a problem. Not only can it add a lot of weight to your costumes, but it can also look a little tasteless and gaudy if you’re not matching your jewellery and putting thought into how you style it. Of course, a large amount of jewellery can work, but you need to style it correctly for it to look good.
Try not to ‘clash’ when it comes to jewellery. Sure, stacking rings and bangles look fabulous, but if this is the case, don’t layer up your necklaces as you’ll risk overkill.
6. Learning to layer jewellery
Layering jewellery is a great way to mix rather tame jewellery pieces to create something unique and interesting to the eye. If you have rather basic accessories , then layering them together can be a fantastic way to create a unique look.
7. Wear jewellery for the season
Jewellery can be worn to go with seasons and events. For instance, Valentine’s jewellery usually means lots of red colours and heart-shaped accessories. On the other hand, winter jewellery can have snowflake patterns and cooler tones.
8. Don’t just follow trends
It’s easy to follow trends and just copy what others are doing, but if you want to stand out then go with what makes you comfortable. Trying to copy someone else’s fashion doesn’t always go well and it’ll feel like trying to squeeze into a mould that just doesn’t fit. Experiment with different styles and create something personal and unique to you.