Accessories are a lot of fun to wear. Rings, necklaces, and bracelets; they’re all like the added cherry on top of a stylish outfit. But jewelry doesn’t just have to be an added part of your wardrobe – it can be the main focus of your complete look to make the ultimate statement. With a few helpful guidelines you can start making a statement with your jewelry with stylish ease.
1. Simple is key
The best thing about statement jewelry is that it only takes one piece to make your whole outfit stand out. Whether you opt to wear a bib necklace or a detailed, chunky bracelet, the idea of wearing a bold piece of jewelry is all about how simple you keep it. Try and focus on one part of your outfit to wear the item. If you want your neck to stand-out, then keep your hands and wrists simple by only wearing light bracelets that won’t overpower the main attraction.
2. Get colourful
Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of statement jewelry because it’s a season all about wearing colour! When wearing outstanding jewelry, consider taking cues from the spring/summer 2012 trends for colour inspiration and invest in pieces that are as bright as your wardrobe. A good starting point for anyone who cringes at the idea of wearing any jewelry other than gold or silver is to invest in a small multi-colour piece, like a cocktail ring or a bracelet, and when you become more comfortable wearing bold colours you can gradually start investing in other colourful jewelry.
3. Mix on shapes, styles and sizes
The more outlandish and unique the jewelry is, the better it is when it comes to making a statement. Try different sizes of accessories ranging from small, medium or large pieces (you will be surprised at how even small gems can have a big overwhelming effect). Keep your eyes out for jewelry that has different textures such as rhinestones or bumpy stones.
4. Match to compliment you outfit
Although the jewelry itself doesn’t have to be the same colour as your outfit, it is important that it goes with your look and style. Just remember to wear you like and trust your personal style – and the rest should all fall into place!