Knowing how to put outfits together is the key to getting the most out of your wardrobe, no matter how limited it may be. So it follows that knowing how to choose jewellery to spruce up an outfit is the secret to stretching your collection of accessories.
The good news is, there are tips to style all kinds of jewellery, from delicate earrings to big statement necklaces Australia based collectors love, from unobtrusive charm bracelets to chunky bangles. So no matter how big your collection, here are the best tips to help you use those cherry-picked pieces to perfection.
Draw Attention to Your Best Feature
Maybe you just had your nails done, or you’re really liking how you did your makeup. Whatever your best feature is, choose one eye-catching piece of jewellery. The rest of the pieces you select shouldn’t compete with it for attention. Remember: less is more applies to jewellery, too – especially in a formal setting.
For example, if you want to draw attention to your face, you could wear tassel earrings and stick with a fine chain necklace and bracelet. Or combine a statement necklace with simple earrings and a bracelet.
Change Your Earrings
Yes, there are earrings that are okay for everyday wear. Simple hoop or stud earrings, for instance, can take you from work to a casual dinner with your friends. However, if you want to dress up a bit without piling on the jewellery, you can achieve this by simply swapping out your earrings for a different pair.
Do you usually wear drop earrings set with your birthstone? Try wearing big hoop earrings to bring some glam to your outfit. Or wear that pair you got for a cocktail party or wedding and haven’t worn since. A dressy pair of earrings may be just what your day-to-day outfits need, as long as the rest of your jewellery is minimal.
Don’t Be A Slave to Fashion
Maybe you feel more comfortable wearing simple metal jewellery, or you like colourful plastic bangles better than beaded ones. That’s perfectly okay! It’s fine to buy the occasional on-trend piece if it already fits into your preferred style of jewellery, but remember that jewellery trends die out eventually, just like clothing trends.
That’s why it’s better to have a collection of pieces that fit your overall style. It will be easier for you to mix and match them to your outfit, after all, compared to if you have several pieces that look trendy but don’t compliment your personality and style.
If you really want to experiment, though, start out small and see if you like how a certain style of jewellery looks on you. If you like it and you’re comfortable enough wearing it, that’s a sign that you can add more pieces in that style to your collection.