Many of us have got an extensive selection of jewelry, but a girl can never have too many jewels, right? The beauty of buying new pieces is that you can use accessories to produce a diverse range of looks. Whether you’re going to a wedding, a ball or you’re just hanging out with friends, jewelry can make all the difference. If you’re unsure about how to use different pieces or you’re keen to make the most of your collection or celebrate new trends with additional items, here are some tips to help you sparkle, whatever the occasion.
If you’re going to a wedding, a day at the races, a charity event or a corporate gathering, it’s always a good idea to consider what you’re wearing and how you can use jewelry and accessories to finish off your outfit. If you’ve got a floor-length gown or you’ve opted for a skirt and top with intricate detailing or a bold pattern, it’s best to keep things simple when it comes to your jewelry. The neckline is important when looking at accessories that will complement the dress. If you’ve got a strapless dress, necklaces and drop earrings work brilliantly. If you’ve got a high neck, opt for simple studs or a bracelet. If you already have pieces that you wear all the time, for example, you have an engagement ring or a wedding band or a chain that has sentimental value, look for pieces that will complement them. Have a look in stores or search online on sites like 77 Diamonds for inspiration. If you’ve gone for a simple outfit, you can be more daring with your accessories. You may decide to swap a delicate necklace for a statement collar or a simple bangle for an embellished cuff, for example.
When you go to work, often there’s a dress code to abide by. If you tend to wear skirts, dresses or trousers, rather than jeans and t-shirts, it’s probably best to stick to low-key pieces of jewelry. Opt for stud earrings, chic pendant necklaces, and a sophisticated watch. If you’re going from the office to a bar, the theater or a dinner date, you can always swap pared-down jewelry for more eye-catching pieces. Add a pair of chandelier earrings to a tailored shift dress, for example.
Festival season is upon us. If you’re going to a festival, an al fresco gig or any kind of outdoor gathering that involves dancing around and soaking up the sun with your friends, there are all kinds of cool options to choose from. Channel your inner Boho queen with stacking rings, bangles and arm cuffs or opt for an ear cuff, mismatched earrings or a nose stud. Alternatively, you could go for a more gothic look with studded bracelets and chokers, or you could plump for an Indie vibe with a retro watch and hoop earrings.
Have you got events planned this summer or are you looking to liven up your jewelry collection? Whatever the occasion, jewels can enhance any outfit.