Party or meeting, formal or casual, match your jewellery right
Jewellery is a great way to enhance your wardrobe and make a unique style statement of your own. It allows you to dress up an outfit and make it suitable to the occasion. It can help you complete that formal look, give your evening wear the pizzazz it needs or quite simply give a casual dress a lovely twist.
If you have a large collection of jewellery and are generally unsure of how best to pair it with your outfits, then start with the occasion you are dressing up for. Based on this, you will be able to narrow down on the right kind of pieces, and get the right effect.
A formal meeting: Formal work-based situations don’t really demand the use of jewellery. That said, there is no harm in wearing a nice piece. A solitaire, or a string of pearls with earring studs is just about all you need to complete your look.
An evening party: Sparkling jewellery is quite suitable for casual evening parties. A necklace with large gemstones in a single tone, a layered chain, or intricately designed precious metal jewellery in gold or silver would be ideal. The key here is to lay emphasis on a single accessory. If you have a heavy necklace, go with discreet earrings, if at all.
Should the parties be around the holidays, then you could consider wearing themed jewellery in holiday shapes. Of course, it is important to remember not to go overboard—a single chain, charm bracelet or hair band at a time is the most, else you may end up looking tacky.
Casual outing: If you are out with friends, let your jewellery accent your clothes. There are a few basics to keep in mind—plain linear jewellery goes well with busy prints. Chunky jewellery pairs well with plain coloured clothes. Always emphasise on just one accessory. If you go heavy with bracelets, avoid finger rings. Go easy on the necklace and wear a pair of great chandelier earrings. The trick is to balance out your whole look.
A formal party: A wedding or another such formal function will require you to be classy and well made up. Antique jewellery may be a good idea in such cases. It teams up well with ethnic as well as western wear. If you are aiming to blend two fashion lines, then contrasting an ethnic piece of jewellery with western wear can work well.
Always keep your jewellery well organised so that you can instantly see what pieces you have. This will help you match your trinkets well. It will also ensure that you use all the pieces you have at some point in time.