THE DOS AND DON’TS OF STATEMENT JEWELRY

 

The powerful statement piece makes all the difference between a good and bad outfit. It needs careful selection – just like any other jewelry, but more so since its job is to accentuate your look rather than compliment it. Check out our list of do’s and don’ts below for more helpful tips on rocking statement jewelry.

 

DO PAIR A STATEMENT NECKLACE WITH A BASIC TEE

A jewelled statement necklace can give any basic outfit a little extra bit of flair. The less flashy the outfit, the better! Paired with a simple T-shirt, a shimmery, jewelled statement necklace can take your entire outfit from daytime to nighttime in a flash.

You can also wear a bling statement necklace with a button-down shirt for a chic, sophisticated look. Or, pair a bling statement necklace with a solid-color dress for a pop of color and fun. Be sure to keep the rest of your jewelry to a minimum, though, as you don’t want to overdo it.

 

DO EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT COLORS & STYLES

Statement piece jewelry in a bold color can bring new life to an old outfit or add excitement to a new one.

Too much of the same "look" may become too dull, so it's not a bad idea to mix and match colors to create more uniqueness. So if you have a favorite color, use it as your jumping off point and experiment with mixing and matching different shades.

Try statement piece jewelry in a style you usually wouldn't go for. For example, if you tend to wear more delicate jewelry, try something with more chunk to it. You might be surprised at how much you like the new look!

 

DON'T GET CARRIED AWAY

Bold statement jewelry is an easy way to brighten up your outfit, but too much is overwhelming. To avoid cluttering up your look, it’s best to limit the number of statement pieces you wear. Stick to one or two statement pieces that complement each other. Throwing a lot of jewelry at an otherwise drab outfit won’t make it any more interesting. It will only add to the visual confusion and end up looking messy.

 

DO MIX & MATCH

Mixing different metals when selecting your jewelry creates a more exciting look and feel. Try to balance out the proportions of gold/silver, bold pieces with simpler ones for an elegant look.

All gold statement jewelry is not created equal. While some pieces may be pretty simple, others may be more ornate with intricate details. When selecting your statement jewelry, it’s important to find a balance that works well. For example, if you’re wearing a lot of gold accessories, try opting for a simpler gold statement piece. Vice versa, if you’re wearing mainly silver accessories, go for a bolder silver statement piece.
Gold statement jewelry looks best when paired with outfits in similar colors, such as shades of brown, black, or navy because gold is a very bright and flashy color and can quickly overshadow an outfit if not paired with the right colors.

While silver statement jewelry looks great paired with a wide range of colors, it also looks best when paired with darker colors such as black, grey, or deep purple.

When in doubt, mix and match different colors and metals to create an interesting and unique look that is all your own.

 

DON'T UNDER DO IT

It is just as easy to go overboard with bold jewelry as not wearing enough. Bold jewelry is all about being theatrical, so you can't be too timid to go for it.

Sometimes statement jewelry needs some subtle, helpful accents around it; your makeup, a particular element of an outfit, or even a hairstyle choice can make a wardrobe statement more intentional. Looking in the mirror, ask yourself if your statement pieces need something else to make them pop, such as a bold red lip or cocktail ring. Don't be afraid to try on different jewelry when you're out shopping.

 

DON'T BE AFRAID TO ADD LAYERS

For a bolder statement, layer multiple necklaces. Balance out a dainty necklace style with a statement piece for an even better look. For even more attention and depth, pile on two chunky necklaces together.

Yes, chunky statement jewelry can be layered and add the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. But it's important to know how to wear it well. Chunky statement jewelry can be tricky to style. The key is to mix different textures and colors to add interest to your look without looking overdone.

 

DO CONSIDER THE OUTFIT

When putting together your wardrobe for a night out, choose trendy pieces that form a uniform look with your statement jewelry. When selecting bold statement jewelry for your outfit, the advice is straightforward: don’t go with something that doesn’t work for what you’re wearing. So why not try something else? You want all the elements of your outfit to come together and make a statement, not just the jewelry.

 

DON'T BE AFRAID TO GO BIG

It’s all about balance. If your statement piece is small, the rest of the outfit looks best big, like large ruffles, big sleeves, etc. So if your statement piece is big, keep your ensemble sleek and simple, like a pencil skirt or cute mini dress.

Large statement jewelry can quickly take over an outfit, so be mindful of the other details you’re wearing. If everything is big, nothing stands out, and your look becomes overwhelming. The key is to choose one focal point and build the rest of the outfit around it.

 

DO MAKE IT YOUR OWN

No matter how many trendy pieces you wear, it won't feel stylish if you're not comfortable with them.

Cut through the style clutter by injecting your personal touch into every trend. The more original you are, the better. You can do your own spin on a trend by wearing your earrings a little higher up the ear or styling your hair in an unexpected way that plays off of a specific piece. Be confident and own your style!

 

DON’T BE A FASHION IMITATOR

A strong sense of style develops over time through experience and experimentation. If you want to wear statement looks with confidence, you need to have a good grip on your personal fashion sense first; only then can you confidently select what works for you.

A perfect example of this is Iris Arpel, who always found the most unique statement jewelry and accessories to make her stand out. Unique statement jewelry is all about being different and having the confidence to pull it off. If you don’t have that confidence, you won’t be able to carry off the look.

 

In conclusion, statement jewelry is all about being bold and making your fashion choices obvious, so don’t be afraid to make a concrete statement. Be unique, be yourself, and most importantly, have fun with it! The best way to get started is to experiment with different pieces and find what looks good on you. Whether you’re layering multiple necklaces or wearing a big, chunky ring, the key is to make sure that your statement jewelry reflects your personal style.