Jewelry can often be the finishing touch to many different outfits. One minute you’ll be hating the outfit you’ve picked out, but then you try adding some hoop earrings or a statement necklace, and your entire style is transformed! But accessorizing with jewelry can be a bit of a hassle and quite difficult when you’re new to it, so here are some tips on how to become a pro.
Buy Versatile Jewelry
Versatile jewelry allows you to adapt to different situations without having to purchase new pieces. Using rings as an example. stylists at Figueira suggest investing in minimalistic rings that can look elegant on their own or can be stacked if you want to create a complex and bold look. This is why making sure you have versatile jewelry is so important because it can give you more options without having to switch out pieces all the time. And if that doesn’t convince you, then just think how much more cost-effective versatile jewelry can be as it is worn with a variety of outfits and for different occasions.
Keep It Balanced
Accessorizing is a balancing act and without considering each aspect of your outfit, you can quickly overwhelm your desired look. Make sure you stick to one statement piece, such as a chunk bracelet, whilst keeping the rest of your jewelry minimal; or you can wear multiple delicate pieces that are stacked for an intricate look.
Consider Your Skin Tone
You can try to pick jewelry that has colors that complement your skin tone. Generally, warm skin tones (yellow or olive undertones) pair well with gold, brass, and earthy gemstones like amber or turquoise. Cooler skin tones (pink or blue undertones) tend to look great with silver, platinum, and gemstones like amethyst or sapphire. However, personal preference should always be the primary factor in choosing jewelry.
Pay Attention To Proportions
When it comes to layering necklaces or bracelets, paying attention to proportions is essential. Mixing varying lengths creates a sense of depth and interest in your overall look. For example, you can pair a choker with a longer pendant necklace to add dimension to your neckline. When stacking bracelets, consider combining pieces of different widths and textures to create a visually captivating effect on your wrist.
Accessorizing is all about showcasing your unique style and personality, and the only way to find out what works for you is to experiment. Different colors, combinations, layers, materials, and types of jewelry can draw focus to certain areas of your body that you want to show off. You may also find that your style changes with the seasons, meaning your accessories do too, so accessorizing in summer compared to winter will change – so experimenting is a continuous process!
In summary, remember, the most important aspect of accessorizing with jewelry is to wear pieces that make you feel confident and reflect your personal style. Whilst doing this you can bear in mind the versatility of your pieces, how balanced your look is, how the pieces complement your skin tone, and whether your outfit is proportionate or not. And don’t be afraid to experiment to find what works!