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August 29, 2017

Tips on Styling Statement Jewelry

Styling Statement Pieces
Jewelry is the perfect way to bring life to an outfit and enhance your best features. What better way to do so than to complete your look with a bold, striking and attention-grabbing piece of statement jewelry?
Statement pieces are designed for you to have fun with, but can make all the wrong statements if they are not worn correctly.

The beauty of statement jewelry is that it only takes one piece to make your whole outfit stand out. The key is to keep it simple and either work your outfit around one big eye-catching piece, or to work well-coordinated statement accessories into your look by striking the right balance.
From cocktail rings to cuff bracelets and bib necklaces, statement pieces come in all forms, designs, colors and sizes. They can work wonders to add dazzle to a simple dress or can help to draw attention to parts of yourself that you would like to emphasize.
Either way, make sure you follow these rules to pull off a look that gets people looking at you in awe rather than dismay.

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1. Choose earrings wisely

Statement earrings are beautiful, ornate, and cannot be missed. They will be the first thing that anyone talking to you will notice. To make sure they frame your face, choose a pair that suits your face shape and enhances your features. Choosing the wrong pair can be distracting. So take details such as length, color, shape and outfit coordination into consideration when choosing adornment for your ears.
When wearing dangly statement earrings, it is better to keep your hair sleek and not too big. Remember, it’s all about balance, so while you can pump up the volume with simple earrings, larger ones will balance better with loose waves or poker-straight hair.
Alternatively, pull your hair up into a chic chignon or bun. Also make sure that your make-up balances well with your earrings. If you are wearing a brightly coloured pair, they may look best with clean and simple makeup.

Styling Statement Pieces

2. Keep it simple

Big accessories are best worn with simple clothes. Steer clear of busy patterns and embellishments such as sequins when wearing bold jewelry. Remember, you want your statement piece to stand out, so match items wisely.
A little black dress is the perfect match for one or two attention-grabbing pieces, while jeans and a pure white top will make an ideal backdrop for something big, bright and colorful. Try to stick to neutral and block color items when wearing bright and detailed accessories. Less busy pieces can work very well with patterned items of clothing, however.
Don’t pull the focus away from your bold jewelry. Coordinate smaller accessories with your statement pieces by keeping them to a minimum and sticking to the same colour or metal.

Styling Statement Pieces

Styling Statement Pieces

3. Less is more

Bold pieces should be allowed to stand out; do not over-crowd your look by wearing them within close proximity of each other. It is preferable to wear one at a time, but if you do want to wear more than one statement piece, make sure not to wear statement bracelets and rings together and avoid wearing statement earrings and necklaces at the same time.
Chandelier earrings and a cuff bracelet can look beautiful when worn together, while a long necklace and a cocktail ring can match perfectly. Just make sure to select items that coordinate. Try to stick with the same kind of metal and avoid clashing patterns and charms.
Layered chain necklaces can look extremely charming if worn correctly. Keep your look tasteful by making sure that you do not layer too many strands together and keep tabs on how much sparkle you layer on.
Avoid wearing long chain necklaces, however, if you are wearing a belt, as there will be too much going on around the same area. Wide chokers and bib necklaces can stand to be your sole statement piece, so let such items take center stage and forgo other pieces of jewelry.

Styling Statement Pieces

4. Match the right necklace with the right neckline

The best way to make sure a statement necklace stands out is to wear it with the right neckline. Strapless, off-the shoulder, scoop necked or v-necked dresses and tops are ideal, as they will let your statement piece do the talking.
Collars, halter necks and detailing close to the face should be avoided, as they will clash with bold pieces. A one-color turtleneck sweater can work beautifully with a statement necklace, provided that it is form-fitting and one color throughout.
Make sure to wear a statement necklace next to a simple and preferably one-color top to keep the look chic and to do your necklace justice. You can never go wrong with neutral tones, so wear bright and attention-grabbing necklaces with black, white or nude to keep the look elegant.

Styling Statement Pieces

Styling Statement Pieces

5. Pay attention to your hands

When wearing a bold ring, it is worth remembering that it will draw attention to your hands, and consequently, your nails, so make sure they are perfectly groomed. Go for a simple manicure.
Make sure that the color of your nail polish does not clash with the colors in your ring, and avoid wearing a bold and colorful ring with multi-colored manicures, nail art, or glittery nail polish. While this may look cute on an adolescent, it does not exactly convey a statement of elegance.
These eye-catching rings are the smallest of all the statement pieces, so have as much fun with them as you like. The bigger and brighter, the better. Just remember that balance is key, so it is better to wear one at a time.

Styling Statement Pieces

6. Adorn your arms tastefully

Cuff bracelets are an excellent choice if you want to wear a statement piece. To show yours off, keep your arms bare or wear a cuff over a slim-fitting one color long sleeve top. Stick to one cuff to create a focal point.
Bangles are another great option. Just remember that if you would like to stack a number of bangles together, stick to one arm only. Keep to a maximum of six bangles at a time as a general rule of thumb to avoid overdoing it and make sure that the bangles’ colors and patterns complement each other. When layering bangles, throwing in some gold or silver always looks great.

Styling Statement Pieces

7. Wear pieces that create an outfit

Remember that statement pieces are supposed to make – you guessed it – a statement, so choose pieces that help to create an over-all outfit. If you are going for a prim and polished look, opt for pearls. Vintage or floral pieces will look beautiful with a romantic and feminine outfit, while colorful beads are a must if you are going for a boho look. A bold cuff will compliment a block color mini dress, while chandelier earrings will look gorgeous with a long flowing maxi.

Styling Statement PiecesTop | Earrings | Skirt (sold out), similar here, love this one here | Purse | Shoes (sold out) similar here and here

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I’d LOVE to know how you feel about statement pieces. Do you have other suggestions concerning wearing statement pieces? If so, please do tell.

Thank you so much for reading. And as always, have a beautiful day.

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15 Comments

  • Reply Katie

    This post has made me realize I definitely need more jewellery in my life. I have a few simple pieces that I tend to wear time and time again.

    Thank you for all the tips too. My birthday is coming up in two weeks, i think i now know what i am going to ask for 🙂

    August 29, 2017 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Tanya

    You have a great sense of style. I especially like the mustard-color earrings and top.

    August 29, 2017 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Alicia Trautwein

    I love this whole outfit! I need to start incorporating more jewelry into outfits. These are some great tips!

    August 29, 2017 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Jessica Hughes

    Statement jewelry can definitely make an outfit but it can be difficult at times to know how to style it well. You’ve given really great tips for this, especially keeping it simple and less is more. Loving the look you have shared here!

    August 29, 2017 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Jill Conyers

    I love the whole outfit. The purse is the perfect accessory and the color looks great on you.

    August 29, 2017 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Jen Temcio

    WOW. You are gorgeous! I love statement jewelry as well. I am surprised that the clutch is so reasonably priced!!

    August 29, 2017 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply cynthia

    I was actually looking at a very beautiful statement necklace at the shops over the weekend, and didn’t buy it because I thought I have absolutely no idea how to wear a piece like this! I’d rather wear a statement necklace or rings, I feel that my ears are too weird so I only use small earrings. Thanks for the advice!

    August 30, 2017 at 2:15 am
  • Reply Clarie

    Your advices seems really helpful. What to wear with collar neck? I am always confused

    August 30, 2017 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Kelly

    I’m in love with that clutch!!

    August 30, 2017 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Angela Tolsma

    I love your earrings! I am so boring when it comes to jewelry I have been wearing the same earrings for the last two years! I have lots of statement necklaces and bracelets and it’s fun mixing them together.

    August 30, 2017 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Gayathri

    I am a hoarder of big bold ear rings. I love your ear rings. – especially that color suits you so well.

    Gayathri @ Musings Over Nothing

    August 30, 2017 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Elena

    I love statement jewelry but I always go for the necklace. I have to try with earrings as well.

    August 31, 2017 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply David Elliott

    First of all, I just need to say how incredibly beautiful you are. It is such a great outfit. And the jewelry is beautiful and yet not overstated. You do have great tips here for wearing it.

    September 1, 2017 at 8:30 am
  • Reply Chei Pangan

    Wow! You look so beautiful in your outfit. I love your top and earring. It really fits you.

    September 1, 2017 at 9:50 am
  • Reply Elizabeth O

    This is awesome! I like your tip for wearing a necklace. Everyone who will apply these tips will wear their jewelries in a better or even great way.

    September 5, 2017 at 11:45 am
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