Whether you are a Bakelite queen, a real magpie for sparkly diamantes, or a strictly pearl girl; chances are you’ve been stuck about how to give your look the sort of polish only a spot of bling can provide.
‘Minimums and maximums.’
Matching accessories in the same collection is a fantastic way to add a level of sophistication and detail to a simple outfit.
Subtle mis-matching is workable for those that fear the coordinating pieces. If you have a stunning brooch with one or two colours in, pick simple studs and a bracelet in one of them. I recommend not wearing more than 3 colours in your jewellery as otherwise it may detract from your outfit.
‘Walk the line’
Let your neckline dictate your necklace. If it doesn’t feel like it sits right with your dress or top, and that you’ll be fiddling with it while you wear it, then just don’t. Nope. Take it off, put it back in the jewellery box and pick something else. Yes, I know it’s a gorgeous necklace, but today is not its’ day.
‘Draw The Eye’
Forgive me for stating the obvious, but have you ever considered using sparkle to highlight your favourite body parts? Finally perfected perfect eyeliner flicks? Draw admirers’ eyes up with sparkly studs. Just had a manicure? Hello, cocktail ring! Feeling a bit bottom-heavy in your silhouette? Pop a statement brooch at a jaunty angle on your cardigan or at the collar of your shirt. By catching the with a little something-something, you help draw attention away from your less favoured bit.
Necklaces that finish in the line of your cleavage will almost guarantee that people will struggle to make eye contact with you. If you are blessed with a bigger bust, don’t be afraid to wear something that would look like more of a statement piece on a less curvaceous lady- it will help balance you out. Lots of vintage inspired jewellery has an adjustable length incorporated into the design, so make sure you play around with lengths until you find the right one for you. Ladies who feel like they would like a little but more up top will find Y-shaped necklaces help create shape and drama.
It’s true that some rules are made to be broken. Ultimately, jewellery should make you feel good, but not like a Christmas tree, no matter what time of year it is.