The first signs of people wearing jewelry dates back 5,000 years ago to ancient Egypt. For thousands of years, people have worn jewelry to enhance their look and show status. Jewelry can help enhance your style and bring out your natural features.
This guide will tell you how to wear jewelry the right way and look like a total fashionista doing it.
How to Wear Jewelry
Do you have a huge collection of jewelry that you are not sure how to wear? If so, you’re not alone. We’ll give you some jewelry tips to help you get the most out of your collection.
Layer your Jewelry
Layering your jewelry can help you create a unique look. Experiment with different lengths, textures, shapes, and colors for a personalized look. Try wearing rings with bangle bracelets, earrings, and different necklaces.
If you are going to wear more than one necklace at once opt for a longer length and a shorter length necklace worn together as a set. This will draw the eye up to your face.
Stack different bracelets together of various sizes that move when you move your arm. Mix and match an interesting combination such as bracelets made from bone beads or gemstones. Don’t be afraid to throw a watch on in between a stack of bracelets for a polished professional look.
If you have more than one hole in your ear lobes for earings you can mix and match your earrings as well. Try small diamond or cubic zirconia studs, pearls, and gold shapes for a classic look. You can always add on an ear cuff of hoops too.
Pro tip:Make a note of your favorite combinations or take a picture of how you wear them so you can easily recreate the look at a later point in time.
Change Your Earrings
It can be really easy to keep the same pair of earrings in for days or weeks at a time. If you want to really rock your jewelry and get the most wear out of each piece remember to change your earings up now and then.
This is an easy way to add interest to your style and have a different look each day of the year. If you prefer small studs mix them up and wear a different pair of studs one day. Add some sparkle and shine with a pair of chandelier earrings for a great going out look.
Some people pick out their jewelry according to their outfit, while others pick out their outfit according to their jewelry. Remember to have fun with your style.
Maybe there is a pair of earrings you haven’t worn in a while. Put them on and find a nice outfit that goes well with their color and style to wear that day.
Pro tip:If your workplace is more conservative it is a good idea to wear small studs or small hoops and leave the sparkly or dangly jewelry for the weekends.
Choose One Focal Point
Too much jewelry is just too much. It can come across as unplanned and cheap looking. Take a bit of jewelry advice and decide to have just one focal point for your outfit.
When you are getting dressed decide what that point will be. Perhaps your dress has a perfect V-neck that is begging for a bracelet, or you may need a broach to hold a shawl in place.
Then find the right piece of jewelry for that specific location.
Even the dullest outfit can be brought to life with a little bit of shine when you wear jewelry. Choose a statement piece if you are going for a bold look or choose subtle jewelry for everyday wear. Do what works best for you.
Pro tip:Jewelry should not be distracting. Use jewelry to draw attention to your features such as your neck or collar bone.
Add a Pop of Color
Your jewelry style can add a pop of color to your outfit. Lots of women go with classic pieces in gold or silver but you can liven up a look by adding something in blue, green, or red.
If you light to go light on accessories look through your collection until you find the perfect piece and then wear it in multiple ways.
Monochromatic looks can be cool too. Your jewelry doesn’t always have to be an accent color. Look for various colors of jewels. Sparkly diamonds will match anything just make sure they are an appropriate size.
If you’re wearing a colorful printed top, pick a bold piece of jewelry like a thick bangle or big earrings in one of the colors from the print. If your print is a neutral color such as a navy stripe of animal print you can even inject a pop of neon for an incredibly cool look.
Pro tip:Look for colors of jewelry that compliment your skin tone. The whole point of jewelry is to show off your personality but also to look great while doing it.
Don’t Become a Fashion Slave
Look, it’s not cool to wear something simply because it is trendy. Trends come and go but your personal style will always remain. Be true to yourself to avoid becoming a slave to trends.
Trends can influence a lot of what we wear and that is fine. But blindly following whatever is sold in stores or coming down the runway will be expensive and eventually, you won’t recognize yourself.
This goes for your jewelry too. Try to figure out your own jewelry style that suits you and makes you feel special and confident. Even if it isn’t particularly trendy right now it always could be later on.
Jewelry helps your personality shine through so remember yourself when choosing what accessories to wear.
Pro tip:Ignore the fashion rules and wear what you want.
Don’t Be Afraid of a Little Sparkle
This article demonstrated how to wear jewelry, perhaps in a different way than you are used to. Have fun trying out different styles and arrangements of your jewelry.
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