Jewelry You Can't Leave Home Without
In the modern fashionable world of 2012, it’s becoming harder and harder to garner your individual character in public. With every celebrity now opening their own design houses and high street chains adopting the same fashion chains, it’s a tricky topic trying to stay unique.
The key? Jewelry, of course!
Everybody knows that accessorising is often the missing link in a great outfit; it can turn a nice get-up into a stunning ensemble. Even if you’re not able to invest in buckets of gold and silver jewelry, minimalism can work in your favour. There is some jewelry that you just shouldn’t leave home without.
Earrings, particularly on ladies, are a fantastic and simple way to transform formal into elegant. They’re a subtle yet striking addition; try to get the right type of earrings for your face shape and eye colour. Silver jewelry goes particularly well with blue and green eyes, whilst gold earrings will accentuate brown, hazel and darker tones (which explains why I have predominantly gold-toned earrings - and jewelry in general).
Longer, more ‘dangly’ earrings are great with shoulder-less or thin strap dresses. Shorter earrings or studs are more practical and be used to revitalise a tired work outfit.
There is such a wide variety of wrist wear in the fashion world at the moment, that it’s often hard to select a piece. There are a few general rules to follow when it comes to bracelets. As a guideline;
• Gold – Nightwear, Elegance, Cocktail
• Silver – Daywear, Professional, Understated
• Fabric – Casual, Practical, Relaxed
But the fantastic thing about rules is that they exist to be broken. In fashion, if you understand the rules then you can exploit them and combine segments to produce surprisingly unique results.
A necklace is a great way to break up an outfit, and provide a barrier between the body and face of the wearer. Low cut dresses can be made more subtle with a throat necklace, worn at the top of the neck to draw attention away from the cut of your outfit. A long necklace can be used to accentuate the flows of a formal or a maxi dress, and bringing gems and stones into the mix can turn a monotone get-up into stunning elegance.
Don’t forget that necklaces can also be worn casually. Fabric necklaces with pendants or slim chains are great accessories for every day life.
So now I want to know - what's your favorite piece of jewelry? :)