Everyone loves a good statement piece, but not everyone knows how to really make them pop. A general rule of thumb for anyone who wants to wear statement jewelry that actually makes a statement is to make sure all other accessories are simple and minimalistic. In doing so, this allows bold pieces to stand out without getting lost in the mishmash of trying too hard. The key to making it work lies in combining one (maybe two) eye-catching accessories with a totally effortless outfit.
Let’s take a look at some of the most important “do’s and don’ts” of wearingstatement jewelry:
DO wear statement necklaces like chokers or gemstones with tops that show off your neck, such as an off-the-shoulder top or a solid plunge-neck dress. In the case of extra-long necklaces like pendant chains or layered pearls, a solid color tee or form-fitting midi dress is all you really need.
DON’T combine statement necklaces with busy or flashy patterns. It is also best to avoid anything where a top’s fabric is already accentuating the neck such as halters or embellished collars.
DO feel free to layer multiple necklaces together for creating extra dimension.
DON’T select too many chunky pieces. Let chunky pieces be the statement while allowing thinner necklaces to be complementary in comparison.
DO color-coordinate statement jewelry with outfits that feature prints. Find a balance between the print and jewelry to ensure one piece is never overpowering the other. For example, a predominantly blue geometric dress would look more alluring with solid color jewelry featuring a cool hue that fits into the overall color scheme.
DON’T aim for stark contrast when pairing statement jewelry with outfits that include heavy graphics or patterns. Contrast works best with solid or colorblocked neutrals, in which case, colorful jewelry can be an awesome addition for that particular scenario.
DO keep in mind jewelry proportions and sizes. Wear big earrings, but only with smaller necklaces. Vice versa, large necklaces usually call for smaller earrings.
DON’T combine statement earrings with accessories that distract from their beauty, as other people’s attention will be naturally drawn to the face when socializing. If your earrings are making the statement, it’s important to avoid letting other pieces overshadow them.
DO remember to wear your hair in a style that allows for showcasing memorable pieces. After all, what good are diamond earrings if nobody can see them? It’s easy to up the elegance with a cute updo that allows your stones to shine and sparkle.
DON’T forget to check the weather. Whether it’s a wildly windy day or perhaps you’re just going for a cruise in the back of a convertible, having twists and tangles of hair stuck in your jewelry is never a good time.
DO take a holistic approach to building an outfit around statement jewelry. Always be sure to accessorize carefully in a way that is integrative, so each piece plays off the other, while allowing the primary statement to stand out the brightest.
DON’T wear too many crazy things at once. Outlandish fashion is fun, but ultimately works best with subtle pairings. We usually recommend wearing only one crazy thing per outfit.
DO take risks from time to time. For formal events, opt for something a little extravagant or even avant-garde. This type of statement jewelry can be a great icebreaker or conversation starter for meeting new people. Just let the piece do the talking and keep everything else simple and sophisticated.
DON’T be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Sometimes it’s easy to shy away from standing out because it feels more comfortable or familiar just blending in. The purpose of statement jewelry is to be noticed, which can be an excellent opportunity for opening new doors you may have previously never thought possible.
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Get The Look: Dainty Block Necklace; Natural Truzy Agate Bangle; Braided Tassel Necklace;
Heading out to the lake house? Or a weekend at the beach? Whatever summer adventure you're looking forward to, we've got an outfit starting from the shoes up.
1. The Leather d'Orsay: Luxuriously low and woven flats that truly go with any outfit like cargo shorts and a white lace top. Plus, the back zipper makes it easy to step out of and into any large body of water.
2. The Mini But Mighty Bag: A hands-free and carefree bag that fits just the necessities. Perfect for those morning trips into town for iced coffee and pastries or sunset dinners.
3. The Tribal Bracelet: A lightweight cuff that looks amazing on its own or stacked up with the rest of your bracelets.
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On Model: Shop Layered Chain and Stone Necklace, Shop Cutout Chevron Bangle, Shop Open Metal Ring,
Still looking for the perfect gift for Mom? Prepare to spoil her with these picks. Don't forget to check out our Mothers's Day Shop.
For The World-Traveling Mom: She loves an adventure, especially collecting unique items while scouring the globe. Cue this natural turquoise stone ring that looks like a treasure found on the Amazon.
For The Artsy Mom: With an eye for the extraordinary, she's naturally drawn to prints. We have a feeling this lightweight aztec-printed scarf will bring on lots of oohs after she unwraps it.
For The New Mom: She's on her feet a lot, so comfortable and stylish shoes that can keep up with her are crucial – like these perforated loafers with an extra padded sole.
For The Mom On-The-Go: From her office desk to dinner table, she's always go, go, go! What better way to keep her organized than with this versatile (and reversible!) carryall?
Wedding season is just about in full swing and finding the perfect pair and accessories can sometimes seem like a dubious task. That's why we're taking the what-to-wear problem out of the equation with this easy outfit-specific approach that all starts with one versatile mid heel.
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Vineyard: Dial up the bohemian glamour with a crisp white top, printed skirt. Add a vibrant cluster stone stud earrings and a sleek flat clutch. Also a perfect bridal shower ensemble.
Museum: Take in the spectacular scene with a sleek fishtail braid along with an elegantly embroidered dress, a sequined clutch and a natural stone ring.
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Sure, a single necklace is great. But a couple artfully layered strands? Beyond obsessed. Read on for 2 ways to master the look.
1. SHORT & SWEET: Layer 2-3 short necklaces under the collar of a button up for an easy way to dress up your office top. Get The Look: Hammered Collar, Floral Tortoise Collar
2. GO LONG: Elevate your basic tee with some gleaming strands. Don’t be afraid to mix textures and lengths. Get The Look: Mini Tassel Necklace, Rope And Chain Metal Necklace