Love is many things, but it’s not always practical. Sometimes you fall in love with some pieces of jewelry accessories without having any idea of how you’ll wear it. Some might say that you wear jewelry to accessorize your clothes, but if you love a piece of jewelry enough, make it yours and build your outfit around it.
Many pieces of Camille K jewelry fall into the “statement jewelry” category. The right statement piece can transform an ordinary outfit into something special and often times, is the only accessory you need.
Here are some guidelines and inspiration for wearing your statement jewelry:
When wearing a bold piece such as a or a , remember that less is more. They should be allowed to stand out, so don’t overcrowd them. It is best to wear one statement piece at a time, but if you must wear more than one, keep them apart. Don’t wear a and a large cocktail ring together. Unless you’re attending a very formal event, do not wear a bold statement necklace with statement earrings, even if they match.
If you’re going for an attention-getting piece of jewelry, keep your clothing simple. The stunning is best worn with a little black dress or another wardrobe classic. Steer clear of busy patterns and wild prints. You want a statement necklace to really stand out.
Choose your earrings wisely. Statement earrings are beautiful and eye-catching. They will often be the first thing that someone will notice. Choose a pair that suits the shape of your face and enhances your best features. If you really want to show off your earrings, pull your hair back into a ponytail or bun.
Big, unique are trendy right now. You can wear an with a casual outfit or your formal wear. The key is to pay attention to your hands. Keep them moisturized and keep your nails filed and polished. Your nail polish doesn’t have to match your ring, but make sure the colors don’t clash.
Remember, no matter how large a statement ring is, it’s still a ring. These are the smallest of the statement pieces, so it’s OK to have a little fun with them. The bigger and brighter, the better! Just make sure you wear one at a time.
Layer an extra-long necklace with a shorter, simpler necklace, or wear it with a button-down shirt for a fresh vibe. Always wear the right necklace with the right neckline. Strapless or v-neck dresses are ideal for statement necklaces, while a dress with a lot of detailing will do better with a .
So, what about bracelets? Keep them tasteful. The is an excellent choice if you’d like to wear a statement piece. Bare arms are best, but you can also wear it over a slim-fitting long-sleeved top. Stick to wearing one cuff at a time to create a focal point. Keep the rest of your jewelry accessories simple, but don’t forego it entirely. A cuff is one statement piece you can wear with other accessories.
Bangles also make great arm adornments. If you stack your bangles, keep them on one arm only. To avoid overdoing it, limit yourself to six bangles at a time. Layer colored bangles with gold and silver and make sure all the hue complement each other.
So, how do you build an outfit around your jewelry? Follow these steps:
- Pick out the piece of jewelry and observe the colors (even if it’s just gold or silver). Pay attention to the style of the piece.
- Pick out pieces of clothing that either match the colors in the piece or complement them. You don’t want your accessories working against your ensemble. Play around with your wardrobe—you might be surprised by what works.
- Try on other jewelry to see if it works with your chosen piece or if you should leave your outfit as-is.
- Acquire your other accessories: other jewelry, a scarf, your handbag, belt, shoes...whatever will make your outfit complete. Pile them on one piece at a time so you can see if they work with your outfit. If you seem overly accessorized, take one thing off.
Buy the jewelry accessories you’re drawn to. If you love it enough, you’ll always find ways to wear it.