1. The First Rule…
The first rule of jewellery styling is…there are no rules! Do not confine your imagination by any set of arbitrary rules. The rest of the points on this list are mere tips to help you figure out your jewellery styling routine, but at the end of the day you have to identify what your own unique style is.
2. When in doubt, laye
Layering is a fun and exciting way to incorporate multiple pieces into your style statement. Whether it’s necklace, bracelets, rings or even earrings (for those with multiple piercings!), layering jewellery allows you the opportunity to mix and match your pieces and make sure your vast collections get it’s time in the sun.
3. Avoid overkill
While we just recommended layering and wearing multiple pieces, make sure you know when to stop. You don’t want to be a walking jewellery store, displaying a clutter of ornaments with no single piece standing out. Remember: you want to make a statement, not noise!
4. Complement your outfit
Plan your jewellery styling according to your outfit. The colour, the fabric, the neckline…all of these factors should help guide you which piece of jewellery will work the best. Don’t forget to factor in any piece of clothing that you may put on later on…a scarf, a shrug, a jacket. Your jewellery should complement your entire outfit.
5. Experiment with Metal Mixing
Don’t be afraid to experiment a little with mixing of metals. Green onyx earrings on silver mixed with gold stud earrings, stacks of rings featuring handmade silver rings and rose gold bands…the possibilities are endless. A little bit of trial and error and you’re bound to land on a combination that feels like magic!
6. Decide the focal point of your look
Before you begin getting dressed and picking your jewellery pieces, decide what is going to be the focal point of your look. Is it your outfit you want to shine or your jewellery to grab eyeballs? Based on that you can pick either a subtle minimalistic piece or a bold statement piece to complement your outfit.