Monday, May 2, 2016

how to wear statement jewelry

jewelry is the perfect way to add excitement or a pop of color to your outfit.
whether designer, vintage, or costume-like, it can be used to highlight your features and 
bring life to an otherwise simple look
(i.e. your favorite plain tee, chambray blouse, or shift dress).

combining both bold, statement jewelry and more delicate, feminine pieces
is often the final touch when pulling together my outfit. 
is it possible to wear too many pieces? can you mix silver and gold? 
necklace or earrings (or both?)? 
i've put together a few tips and tricks for selecting jewelry that compliments your outfit!
to accessorize this otherwise all-white look for spring,
i chose two large, statement rings and a dainty midi ring (i can't get enough of my
midi rings as of late, but they take a bit of getting used to -
initially, i always felt like they would slip off my fingers!).
i often wear several bangles or a colorful bracelet, but instead paired my bone
and brass ladder necklace from pryme jewelry. 
the beauty of statement jewelry is that you often only need one piece
to make your outfit stand out! 

1. choose one item to start with (such as the
black ladder necklace in my outfit), and mix and match other pieces to accompany it.

2. less is more. if you're wearing a statement necklace, don't also wear
dangly or chandelier earrings. instead, grab your favorite studs.

3. keep it simple. bold, colorful necklaces are a great way to brighten up
your chambray dress or that solid-color blouse in your closet.

4. consider the neckline. crew neck, off the shoulder, v-neck and strapless tops
and dresses are perfect for shorter, statement necklaces or longer, detailed pieces.
the neckline won't clash with the necklace; rather, the necklace is used to accentuate
the clothing. tops with collars or detail close to the neckline
will often clash with a bold necklace.

5. check your hands. if you're wearing a large ring, remember it will draw
attention to your hands, and subsequently, to your fingernails. 
i am a bit of a manicure addict (shellac, i love you!), but an at-home nail
painting session will do the trick. chipped polish takes away from the beauty of your ring.

6. don't be afraid to mix and match. silver and gold? vibrant colors?
yes, please! mixing colors, with some moderation, will accentuate
and add some fun to your outfit.

blouse & sweater: lika love, jeans: kut from the kloth via lika love (exact here),
rings: lika love, necklace: pryme jewelry via lika love (exact here),
flats: frye thrifted (via goodwill)

some of my favorite places to shop for statement jewelry?
lika lovefrancesca'sold navynordstrom, and of course,
i always make sure to browse the jewelry and accessories when thrifting!
where do you shop for jewelry? do you have any guidelines or rules
for pairing different pieces?
xoxo.