Accessorising is one of the best ways to take your outfits to a new level while expressing your personality and personal style at the same time. However, if you don’t really know how to wear jewelry and match it to the rest of your combos, don’t worry at all because we’re here to help you out! Here are four useful tips on how to wear jewelry like a true fashion pro, so check them out and master the art of accessorizing in no time!
Be very careful when layering your bling
Yes, everyone knows that accessorizing is a quite simple task when you’re wearing just one piece of jewelry, and you know what? Things can get much trickier when you decide to layer your bling, so be extra careful and you won’t make a mistake. For example, if you decide to wear a cool statement necklace which is a powerful piece that attracts attention, you should better tone down the rest of your jewelry to achieve a perfect balance. So, instead of choosing a chunky bracelet or a massive ring, pick a thinner, more delicate piece that won’t interfere with the statement one. Even Coco Chanel once said that looking in the mirror and taking one thing off is a must before you leave the house, so bear her wise words in mind and you won’t make a mistake!
Remember that mixing metals is perfectly acceptable…
Did you know that mixing metals has been considered extremely tacky and inappropriate? That’s right, and the truth is that it was one of the most important etiquette rules regarding the jewelry back in the past. However, tables have turned in the modern age, when mixing metals is much more than just allowed – it’s desirable. Even though it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, mixing different kinds of metal is a very stylish and contemporary way to take your combos to a whole new level. This means that mixing white and yellow gold is more than fine, as well as matching, rose gold with yellow or white gold. Of course, balance is important here, too, so be sure to mix multiple pieces of both types of metal instead of combining, for example, only one gold piece with a bunch of silver jewelry.
… As well as mixing fine and costume jewelry
Mixing fine and costume jewelry is another thing that is heavily encouraged these days. This is an amazing trend that allows you to experiment with different styles and come up with authentic combos, so give it a fair shot and you won’t be disappointed. If you don’t know anything about the differences between luxurious fine jewelry and costume pieces, we must say that the first category is made of precious metals, such as gold, silver, and platinum, and then embellished with diamonds, pearls, and other high-quality gemstones. On the other hand, costume jewelry is significantly cheaper simply because it’s made from materials like glass, wood, plastic, copper, and others. Even Jackie Kennedy Onassis used to mix fine jewelry with costume pieces, so try out this technique, too, and keep it elegant and classy no matter what!
Know how to wear jewelry sets
Even though wearing jewelry sets has been all the rage back in the past, just a few decades ago, the truth is that this trend is no longer as popular as it was, and all we have to say is – thank God! Of course, matching your earrings to your ring is still completely fine, but you must know that adding a matching necklace and a bracelet is way too much. Instead of making your outfits more elegant and glamorous, these will make you look silly and probably a bit ridiculous. This is exactly why such jewelry sets should be avoided as much as possible. So, make sure to skip them and choose pieces that complement each other in order to create a stylish yet cohesive look you’re striving for. That’s the key to success if you ask us!
As you can tell, wearing jewelry like a true fashion pro doesn’t have to be as tricky as you probably thought. All you need to do is to forget the old jewelry-matching rules, come up with the brand new, contemporary ones, and you’ll be one step closer to making it happen!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Claire Hastings is a wanderer and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.
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