STATEMENT JEWELRY-HOW TO STYLE?

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There are so many questions about this topic buzzing around the internet. What is statement jewelry? How to wear statement jewelry? How to style statement earrings?

Whether you're in the office or brunching on the weekend, let your jewels take center stage with smashing statement pieces. So, what exactly is statement jewelry? Well, just as the name suggests it is a piece of in-your-face jewelry that makes a style declaration. Think of it as an exclamation point for your outfit.

Big, bold statement jewelry has the power to bring life to a simple outfit. It holds irresistible, attention-grabbing power and who doesn't like being the center of attention?

Dynamic jewelry done right can make you feel like a fashion goddess and if done wrong, can make you look like a fashion victim. Let’s explore our jewelry rules for these steal-the-show trinkets.

Statement jewelry, how to style it?

1) MIX & MATCH

It is something of an art form to create a fashion-forward look via fun statement jewelry. Like most things in art, it's typically a good idea to mix and match. Gone are the days of outdated “matchy-matchy” clothing and accessories. Play around with your look by pairing gold alongside silver pieces, infusing long and short necklace lengths together and displaying custom designs with more traditional trinkets. If you are nervous about mixing your many loud statement pieces together, wearing a matching set is never a bad idea, either.

2) KNOW WHEN TO STOP

You know how it is: sometimes too much is, well, too much.

Hey, we understand that big girls need big diamonds but it’s easy to get swept up in the appeal of shining baubles or glittering metal and believe that the more the better. Unless the goal is to make your jewelry the focal point of the outfit, like at a jewelry auction, it’s best to follow the less is more rule. If you’re wearing a lavish outfit then fun statement jewelry can easily verge on overkill.

Believe it or not, too much glitz can sometimes be a negative thing. You don't want to compete with your  large statement jewelry for attention. Less is more and deep down inside, you know that you only need a few pieces of chic jewelry per social event. The strongest statement is often a solo statement piece.

3) DONT BE  SCURRED

Just as it is easy to overdo it with statement jewelry pieces, it is easy to under-do it. Big statement jewelry is all about making a statement, obviously. You don’t want that statement being “I was too scared to take a risk.”

Big statement jewelry sometimes needs the help of small accomplices a.k.a accent pieces. Sometimes the accent piece is the makeup style, an element of your outfit or even a hairstyle idea. Look in the mirror and ask yourself if your statement jewelry piece needs more oomph.  The goal is maximum fashion impact.

4) MIX STATEMENT+CASUAL

Do pair a big chunky statement necklace with a basic tee. Introducing a head-turning necklace to your wardrobe collection can enhance even the most basic articles of clothing. In fact, the more basic the base clothing, the better! Coupling a big chunky statement necklace with a simple T-shirt can do wonders and seamlessly shift your outfit from day to-night. Statement necklaces pair perfectly with v-neck t-shirts or dresses. A bold necklace will follow the shape of the your v-neck t-shirt and fills in the empty space. Plus, it's a perfect excuse to call attention to your décolletage.

5) ADD COLOR

Big, bold statement jewelry in brave, eye-catching colors is a great way to dress up less than spectacular outfits or add a new dramatic touch to your old favorites. It's fun being "extra" and cute statement jewelry in vivid colors is a surefire way to add a touch of daring to every ensemble. Casual jeans and a tee can even benefit from a fashion-forward splash of color.

6) HOW TO STYLE STATEMENT EARRINGS: CHOOSE WISELY

When wearing statement earrings, it is best to keep your hair sleek and not too large. Note, it’s all about balance. With simple earrings, you can pump up the volume while larger pairs demand relaxed waves or pin-straight hair.

Draw your hair up into a chic chignon, as an alternative. Also make sure that your makeup works well with your earrings. If you are wearing brightly colored statement earrings then keep your makeup minimal and neat.

7) DON'T FORGET THE HANDS

Wearing a statement ring will draw attention to your hands and nails, so make sure that you have a fresh, flawless manicure with polish.  

Choose nail polish colors that do not clash with the colors in your statement ring. Avoid wearing a colorful ring with a multi-colored manicure, nail art and micro glittery nail polish. While this may look adorable on a teenager, it translates as unrefined for an adult.

8) ALWAYS ADD CONFIDENCE

As the saying goes, go big or go home! It takes boldness to wear statement jewelry, as it doesn't ask for attention, it demands it. Sometimes the best accessory is confidence.

We hope you enjoyed our statement jewelry rules. Until our next style adventure...