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 bold neck piece with a V-neck shirt or dress. In fact, this is the best way to complement a dramatic neckline because the V-shape creates a stunning centerpiece that draws the viewer in while highlighting your collar bones.
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. Jeans and a t-shirt can even benefit from a good splash of color. Too much of the same "look" may become too boring, so it’s not a bad idea to mix and match colors in order to create more uniqueness.
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 interesting look and feel. Try to balance out the proportions of gold/silver, bold pieces with simpler ones for an elegant look.
DON'T UNDER DO IT
It is just as easy to go overboard with bold jewelry as it is to not wear enough. Bold jewelry is all about being theatrical, which means you can’t be too timid to really go for it.
Sometimes statement jewelry needs some subtle, helpful accents around it; your makeup, a particular element of an outfit or even hairstyle choice can make the 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. You can always take it off if you feel uncomfortable or too overwhelmed by the choices available.
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.
DO CONSIDER THE OUTFIT
When putting together your wardrobe for a night out, make sure to choose trendy pieces that form a uniform look with your statement jewelry. When it comes to 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. Why not try something else? A new, dynamite necklace or a different one might be exactly what you need to transform your outfit into something spectacular.
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. A large accessory like a dynamite necklace or handbag can balance out a small outfit like a pencil skirt or cute mini dress.
DO MAKE IT YOUR OWN
No matter how many trendy pieces you wear, if you’re not comfortable with them, it won’t feel stylish.
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 or styling your hair in an unexpected way that plays off of a specific piece.
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, then you need to have a good grip on your personal fashion sense first; only then can you confidently select what works for you.
Statement jewelry is all about being bold and making your fashion choices obvious, so don’t be afraid to make a concrete statement. The main point of wearing statement jewelry: have fun and experiment with different out-of-the-box styles!