Once upon a time, accessorising oneself in copious luxury jewellery reflected the need to impress through sheer extravagance. Thankfully, we’ve moved on from that. In fact, putting on every bit of bling you own is now frowned upon and is seen as distasteful. Today, getting jewellery right is crucial, for your choice can make or break an outfit. In fact, it became such a subtle art many people find accessorising more frustrating than picking out clothing.
Styling with an outfit
The unwritten rule of wearing luxury jewellery in the 21st century states the following: less is more. All you need to shine brighter than the stars is a single statement piece, as opposed to half of the jewellery box. Turn an all-black outfit into the definition of timeless elegance by pairing it with a single, much louder piece of jewellery. Nothing speaks of luxury and prestige as audibly as a chic diamond pendant complimenting a simple, minimalist attire.
A casual outfit can be elevated with more than just a necklace. A few fine metal bangles can add just as much structure to the look as a statement neck piece, adding a powerful kick to even the plainest of clothing combination.
The secret is establishing the focal point of the look. Always keep in mind the neckline, for this is your guideline when styling luxury jewellery. For example, plunging necklines are perfect with long necklaces, whereas strapless and off-shoulder outfits work best with flaunting bold pieces and chokers. When the neck is fully hidden by outfits like a turtleneck, you should shift the focus and instead emphasize your ears: big golden loops go hand-in-hand with high necklines.
Sometimes you can make a powerful statement with a subtle, minimalistic piece. Black or gold jewellery carries a lot of power within themselves, and therefore they are capable of giving a whole new feel to any outfit. As a rule, gold goes best with warm and neutral colours like pastel pink, camel and beige. White gold on the other hand, alongside silver, looks better in combos with colder hues such as blue, violet or green.
Despite a strong belief in the very recent past, there is no shame in mixing different kinds of metals. In fact, mixing copper with white gold is deemed highly stylish in fashion today. Having two or more metals of different colours gives an outfit a whole new dimension, as long as they are set to complement one another. For example, warm-toned luxury jewellery, that usually is a mere accent, pop when paired with bold cool statement pieces, creating a brand new look.
If you prefer bright colours and have a soft spot for gemstones and beads, you can still look as prestige as ever. Simply pair them with neutral or block colour clothes. This way the jewellery pieces will stand out, complementing and being complemented by the outfit.
Enhance your natural beauty
When it comes to selecting and styling with luxury jewellery, there are many risks. But there are equally as many rewards. Not only can well-styled jewellery take your dress game to a new level: it can also enhance your complexion. A pair of glittery statement earrings are guaranteed to highlight your eyes. Give them a boost too: put your hair up.
If you have a heart-shaped face, you would look stunning with drop earrings. Alternatively, if you’re an owner of an oval face, you might consider studs and triangular earrings - these do miracles in giving your cheekbones some extra exposure. Even height has a role to play when choosing jewellery. A taller person is recommended to wear chokers and overall shorter necklaces, whereas shorter women are more suited to long and V-shaped neck pieces. Petite ladies are a category of their own: elegant, slender pieces will surely emphasise their smaller frame. If you’re more curvaceous, we suggest going for chunky pieces to radiate undeniable beauty.
A well-selected piece of jewellery can even compliment one’s skin colour. Warmer skin tones are a perfect match with yellow, orange and green stones, as well as yellow metals. The best gemstones for fair skin are purple, red and blue, best combined with white gold.
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