January 4, 2023
HOW TO WEAR STATEMENT JEWELRY TO LOOK CHIC
Want to know the quickest way to look luxe? Well, the secret can be found in wearing statement jewellery. By dialling up the details with your jewellery, you’ll be able to take simple outfits to stylish new heights! We often think of statement jewellery as lavish and loud but it can be just as eye-catching in more muted tones with elegant embellishments that make maximum impact. Whether you’re a fan of wearing statement necklaces or statement earrings, here are just some ways that you can make an eye-catching, standout look, with statement jewellery pieces.
How to wear statement necklaces
Necklaces are a common jewellery piece for women to wear, and can be worn in a variety of styles and metals. If you’re heading out on a date or to a prestigious evening event, a statement necklace can help create a focal point, and talking point, for your look.
For a simple everyday outfit, you can create a more polished look with a statement necklace. If you favour classic white shirts and cashmere jumpers, a chunky statement necklace can be the main feature of your otherwise toned-down look. Fancy adding a modern edge to your outfit? Statement necklaces in silver, rose gold, or gold, can pair great with plain t-shirts and leather jackets. Since you’re looking for a daytime look, just ensure that your bold necklace isn’t too ‘out there’ as that is best saved for evening looks.
Wear a statement necklace in the evening and you can keep everything else simple. A bare décolletage is the perfect canvas for making an impact with silver statement jewellery. For a whimsical winter look, try a black satin slip dress with pearls or a selection of colourful gemstones. When wearing a dress, you might want to consider the type of neckline you’re wearing and how you can best wear the ideal chain length for the type of style you’re wearing. Recently, Anne Hathaway has been leaving the internet speechless with her impressive style choices in 2022. At the Elle Women in Hollywood 2022 celebration earlier this year, she certainly dressed to impress in a shimmering Ralph Lauren floor-length gown. Hair down, the focus was on her large Bulgari necklace which was the perfect eye-catching piece for the red carpet event.
Key outfit inspiration:
Do: keep your outfit fuss-free and your colours neutral.
Don’t: pair statement necklaces with frills or ruffles.
How to wear statement rings
Another way to dress up any type of outfit is by making a statement with the rings on your fingers. Just like with other jewellery, rings come in a range of metals, styles, and designs. You could opt for wearing several eye-catching ring designs, or just a couple of large statement rings in all. Sometimes less is more when it comes down to selecting how many rings to wear.
Delicate on their own and sensational when layered, stacking rings are the modern way to make a stylish jewellery statement. There are no rules when it comes to stacking; choose complementary metal colours, opt for flowery designs, or discover which minimalist styles you like best. To make a statement with your rings, you could pair delicate simple rings with a couple of bigger more bold ones here and there. You could choose rings with gemstones which match your outfit colour or even get a large ring in a contrasting stand-out colour.
After-dark statement jewellery
For nighttime looks you can really play with the proportions of your rings. If you’re looking for a big statement look for your fingers, there are even rings large enough that all you need is one to wear. Their large design is enough to make a statement on your hand. Especially if you’re out for a cocktail evening, you’ll have a glass in your hand all night – so it’s the perfect opportunity to show your new rings off. Rich jewel shades make the perfect rings, such as with gemstones like emerald, garnet, and iolite. Shades like these can also pair well with a sparkling festive outfit during the Christmas season.
Key outfit inspiration:
Do: get a manicure, because all eyes will be on your hands.
Don’t: wear a statement bracelet at the same time, it will only detract from your rings.
How to wear statement earrings
If you like to wear accessories which are eye-catching, then a great way to do this is by pairing statement earrings with your chosen outfit. When talking to people, your earrings will be right in their eye line so you can easily create a talking point with large statement jewellery. Although minimalism is appreciated by many in fashion, Summer 2022 was the season for maximalist jewellery. Fashion iconics like Rihanna, Bella Hadid, Amal Clooney were photographed earlier this year wearing statement earrings which sparkled next to their outfits. Each ensured that they didn’t pair their big earrings with necklaces, as this would overcrowd their look and take away from the statement they were making with their earrings.
Combine comfy outfits with statement earrings for effortlessly cool fashion that requires no thinking. A striking pair of earrings work wonders with a simple ponytail or messy bun. Looking for a cool-girl edge? Look for statement earrings which are in creative and eye-catching shapes, like moons, stars, and hearts. Large earrings, even in the simplest designs, can capture people’s attention around you. While silver drop earrings can be small and delicate, ones featuring amethyst, opal, and peridot gemstones can give you that low-key look, yet also grab others attention too with their beautiful colours.
The key to wearing statement jewellery is to first choose where you want the focus of attention to be. Select your ears as the main focus and you’re in for a treat with everything from dazzling colours to stunning diamonds. Plunging necklines suit supersized hoops, while updo hairstyles with gorgeous dresses suit thread and drop earrings. If your chosen statement jewellery piece is your earrings, you might also want to consider toning down the rest of your jewellery so that it doesn’t clash.
Key outfit inspiration:
Do: wear your hair half up/half down or all the way up.
Don’t: wear statement earrings and a statement necklace together.