Most people say that “Clothes make a woman”. True. But I say her accessories complete her.
Many of us are used to sticking to that one simple pendant and ear studs for every occasion. And while I’m sure they’re very pretty, it couldn't hurt to change things up a bit. You’d be surprised at how much you can accentuate that pretty dress, just by adding the right kind of jewellery.
Key word: RIGHT. Yes, there are certain rules you have to follow when it comes to accessorising. But don’t worry, they’re actually quite simple to follow.
1. DO go bold.
Like I said, a simple pendant is nice enough. But if you really want to take your look to the next level, don’t be afraid to try something a little bit out of your comfort zone. What’s the point of having bling when people can barely even notice it? After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
2. DON’T go overboard.
Okay, I’m going to sound a bit contradictory. But hear me out. Yes, boldly showing off your bling is good, but there is such a thing as having too much of a good thing.
Because you might end up looking like a pimp. If you’re wearing a loud printed piece of clothing, do not, under any circumstances, over accessorise.
Bonus Tip: If you’re planning on wearing huge extravagant earrings, refrain from pairing them with huge extravagant necklaces. Wear that pendant of yours, if you must. It’s either or. Bracelets on the wrists are fine, but be mindful of the occasion you’re heading to. Less is usually more in a sophisticated event.
3. DO consider your body type.
Jewellery, like clothing, is sometimes designed to complement certain features. They can either draw attention to the positive or the negative.
For example, if you have a short and thick neck, refrain from chokers as they tend to emphasise on that particular area. Instead, try a graduated necklace to lengthen it.
You should also be sure to note the types of earring that would go well with your face shape. Women with slender wrists may be able to carry off chunky bracelets well, but be careful not to overload them – they’ll drown you.
4. DON’T mix metals
Half true. You can mix them. Just be smart about it. Silver on silver (or any other type of metal) are very well coordinated together, and there’s nothing wrong with adding a gold or bronze.
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But that depends on the style that you use when putting it together – you cannot wear an antique necklace paired with a modern lightning bolt charm bracelets and expect it to look good. Like I said, be smart about it. If you want to mix it up, make sure that there’s a bit of synchronisation in the combo.
5. DO mind the necklines
Have you ever seen those girls who seem to be immaculately dressed, yet something just seemed completely off?
It could be the necklaces they paired with the neckline of their outfits. This is one of the most common fashion mistakes women can make when putting on jewellery. Just make sure you’re not one of them.
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