Before we get into what and how to wear jewelry, there are some ‘no-no’s’ that you should be aware of.
- Don’t overdo jewelry. Keep it simple. Wear no more than one big piece such as earrings or necklace
- Don’t wear an ankle bracelet or toe ring with a dressy outfit. It can look trashy
- Limit the number of rings you wear and wear chunky rings alone
- For ‘after hours’ events, replace your basic day jewelry with more festive pieces
- What you can do with jewelry
- It’s takes a confident person to wear bold jewelry. Going bold is great and screams ‘I’m okay with standing out in the crowd and I want everyone to know it!’ What it shouldn’t do is over-accessorise the wrong outfit. Don’t wear prints with big and bold jewelry. Sleek all black or all white outfits are perfect with colourful jewelry.
- Learn to mix metals. It’s no longer taboo to mix gold and silver. Just remember to keep the style of jewelry the same. Stacking square or round bangles in different shades of gold and silver is fine. You can even layer gold and silver necklaces for a modern look.
- Wear the right length necklace. Wearing the wrong necklace can throw any outfit out of kilter. Here are some simple guidelines for getting it right. V-neck, boat-neck and off the shoulder tops look great with collar necklaces. Chokers are great with strapless or plunging necklines. The most common length is between 42.5 and 47.5 cm(17 and 19 inches). This can be worn with most necklines except high ones. Plunging necklines look great with a necklace length of 50 to 60 cm (20 to 24 inches). Very high necklines are perfect for 70 to 85 cm (28 to 34 inches) necklace. This length can also be doubled for a multi-strand look.