Wearing statement jewelry can be a bit tricky. You may have heard some people even call it garish or kitsch, but the truth is that, if worn well, it can make you look like you just stepped off the runway.
How To Wear Statement Jewelry
If you’re more adventurous, you can flaunt the old rule saying that any jewelry bigger and less delicate with a gossamer string is kitsch. Fashion statement jewelry can really elevate your style, but it can just as easily turn your fashion outfit into a costume – and not a good one. To help you rock statement jewelry, we prepared some guidelines you can experiment with.
1. Draw Attention with Your Jewelry
Choose a statement piece you want to turn heads with. Is it a necklace, a cocktail ring, a pair of earrings, or maybe a stack of bracelets? This will be the focal point of your outfit that will grab everyone’s attention.
Whatever your statement piece is, the eye will be drawn to it. This means you can style your whole outfit to compliment it. For example, if you want to wear that stack of gorgeous bracelets, wearing a shirt with long sleeves just won’t do it.
2. Keep Everything Else Simple
If you choose an outfit with busy patterns or sequins while wearing a statement piece, you’ll end up being oomph-less. When wearing bold jewelry, it’s best to opt for a simple outfit that will really make the statement piece stand out, like it’s supposed to.
A little black dress is always a good choice. When paired with one or two bold pieces of jewelry, you’ll surely turn a few heads. If you’re up for a more casual outfit, you can try combining jeans and a white top with your jewelry pieces.
The key here is to stick to neutral or monochrome color clothing items in your outfit and to coordinate it (other accessories included!) so that your statement jewelry always stays in the spotlight.
3. Match Your Statement Piece With Your Outfit’s Style
This time, it’s not about colors and patterns, but about cuts. Like we mentioned before, long sleeves won’t work if you want to show off your stylish bracelets.
If you want to show off a cocktail ring, you might want to keep your arms bare. If a necklace is more your thing, try pairing it with an appropriate neckline. A necklace with layer and volume will look great combined with a scoop neckline, while a bib or collar necklaces work with crew neck tops.
4. Can You Still Wear Statement Jewelry If Your Look is Minimal?
Of course, you can, and you should! In case your style is usually minimalistic, the statement you can make with your jewelry will be about its size. However, the jewelry should have refined details like delicate stones or fine gold and silver wires.
You can accentuate your jewelry even more by choosing the outfit that best suits its particular style and shape. For example, if you want a delicate, long necklace to pop, you can choose a monochrome outfit (again, a little back dress would be perfect!) with a deeper neckline, that will keep the necklace on your bare skin. This way, the delicate shape of the necklace will be accentuated, along with your neck and collarbones.
All you need to do now is pick a statement piece! We at Santayana take pride in every piece of jewelry we make, so drop by, and get that perfect piece that will bring your style to a whole new level.