Not everyone has the same sense of style when it comes to jewellery. This is good because, when it comes down to it, everyone has individual preferences and tastes. That said, there are some style trends and norms that are worth knowing about – even if you decide to break the rules. Here at Bonds of Brentwood, we have put together our top ten jewellery style ideas. Read on to find out more.
Don’t Wear All Your Jewellery at Once
Sometimes, less is most definitely more. If you are in the habit of wearing all of your jewellery because you love every item, then fine. However, it is often worth rotating it for different occasions so that you can achieve different looks.
Accessorise to Complement Your Outfit
Think about the rest of your appearance when choosing which items of jewellery to wear. Sometimes a well-placed brooch will be more effective than a necklace or rings if you are going to be outside wearing a coat, scarf and gloves, for example.
Earrings Can Make a Statement
If you want to make a colourful statement with your choice of jewellery but are unsure which piece to go with, then choose your earrings. This is the best place to add a ‘pop’ of individual vibrancy if the rest of your outfit is more sombre or businesslike in appearance.
Some people love to mix yellow gold with platinum or rose gold and white gold together. If this is your sense of style, then don’t change. For the rest of us, however, coordinated looks are much easier to pull off when wearing multiple pieces.
Consider Your Neckline
When you choose a necklace to wear, think about how it will sit with your outfit’s neckline. Of course, you can drape a necklace over your top or tuck it inside. However, the shape of the necklace should work well with whatever you are wearing so that your throat and upper chest become the true setting.
Wear Something Sentimental
Sometimes, it is best to choose a piece of jewellery to wear from your collection not because of its aesthetic appearance but because of the way it makes you feel. Items given by a loved one or those that have been handed down can help us through difficult moments or simply make us feel happy inside. If that’s the case for you, then don’t worry about the look so much.
Cut Down When Wearing Patterns
If you have a floral frock on or a geometric pattern on your clothing, then jewellery can get obliterated. To overcome this, keep to one or two statement items of jewellery only.
Go For Layered Necklaces
Many people wouldn’t consider wearing more than one necklace at a time. Although this isn’t for everyone, layering with three or more necklaces affords a very modern look.
Clean Your Jewellery
Many people simply don’t look after their jewellery as much as they should. Even precious metals begin to dull after a while. If you don’t like this sort of work, then have your jewellery professionally cleaned for you instead.
Think About Your Watch
Coordinated jewellery looks must take into account wristwatches, too. This is as true for men as it is for women so choose jewellery that will set your luxury watch off with similar tones and use of gemstones.