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Fashion is a multi-billion-dollar industry, and it is loved by women all over the world. Women take great pride out of putting outfits together for different occasions. Fortunately, women have many different options when it comes to style. Not only do they have clothing options, but there are many accessories to choose from as well. Accessories are amazing for dressing up any outfit or dressing it down. One of the most popular accessories to do this with is jewelry. Below is a closer look at the various types of jewelry and styling tips.
The Difference Between Jewelry
Jewelry comes in various metals, gemstones, colors, and price ranges. For example, if you are shopping for 14k gold jewelry or sterling silver, the gold will cost a lot more than the sterling silver. However, buying gold is definitely an investment, and you will have the piece of jewelry to pass down to for many years to come.
When purchasing jewelry, consider your budget and prioritize which pieces are more valuable to you. Then, determine if the pieces are worth the money spent on them. For example, new trends come and go each season. If you are on a budget, then it is probably not a great idea to spend so much money on jewelry you will only wear for a season or two.
On the other hand, gold and gemstones will never lose their value. If anything, their value will increase. Because of this, you can justify buying real jewelry pieces, especially if they are classic pieces that will not go out of style. Such pieces can be handed down from one generation to the next. Examples of this include gold bangle bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces.
If you cannot afford gold pieces all the time, do not worry. The jewelry industry recognizes this and offers customers a variety of metals and designs to choose from. Every woman can feel confident wearing beautiful jewelry no matter what her budget is. Now that we have discussed the differences in prices when it comes to jewelry, let’s take a look at a few pieces, how they can be styled, and when to wear them.
Statement pieces of jewelry are larger ones that are bolder in color. Just like the name implies, these pieces will grab the attention of others around you. A great rule of thumb to keep in mind when wearing such pieces is not to overdo it. For instance, if you are wearing a statement necklace, opt for subtle earrings and a bracelet. Do not wear statement earrings, necklace, and a bracelet at the same time.
It is important to remember that your look should be effortless. Do not combine a lot of things to cause distraction. Pick a piece of jewelry you want to showcase and pair other pieces around it. If you really want to wear a statement necklace with your outfit, choose a couple of thin bangle bracelets and stud earrings to complete your look.
Statement pieces of jewelry are beautiful pieces to elevate any outfit. Such pieces are great for formal events, such as weddings or black-tie events. This is because women often wear long dresses that are usually solid colors. Statement pieces will give the outfit some sparkle and shine. This will elevate the look dramatically.
Pieces to Wear to Work
When it comes to the workplace, women tend to dress more on the conservative side. Because of this, their jewelry should also be conservative. This includes stud or thin earrings, a bracelet, and pendant necklaces. If you think you are wearing too much jewelry, take one thing off before you leave the house in the morning.
Jewelry in the workplace should not be distracting. Always keep it to a minimal. If you are going out to dinner right after work, you can always pack different jewelry items to change into as soon as you are done with work.
Most women dress casually more often on a daily basis. This may include ripped jeans or leggings with a plain white tee-shirt (or another basis top). Such an outfit can still be accessorized with jewelry, just maybe not rhinestone-studded statement pieces. An example of jewelry to wear with this kind of outfit would be hoop earrings, leather wrap around bracelets or a casual ring. These pieces paired with a denim jacket and sneakers can be worn to run errands or grab a quick lunch with a friend. Who says you can’t be stylish when running errands?
Tips to Consider When Wearing Jewelry
Jewelry is an accessory meant to bring some life to your outfit. Regardless of what the fashion experts say or recommend, at the end of the day, deciding which jewelry to wear it is your call. You should determine what looks good on you and what does not. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different metals or to layer various necklaces with one another.
When it comes to a necklace, consider the neckline your outfit has. If it is a turtleneck, then choose a long necklace. If you are wearing a rounded neckline, your necklace should also be round and should not be longer than the neck on your top.
If you are wearing earrings, consider your hair length and how you are styling your hair. For example, if your hair is covering your ears, wearing stud earrings is pointless because they will not be seen. In this situation, it is best to wear larger earrings so they can be seen to some extent.
Fashion experts will always have tips and fashion faux pas to avoid when it comes to getting dressed and properly accessorizing your outfit. But, as stated before, it is up to you what you find looks great and what does not. Accessorizing with jewelry is no exception. Women have a lot of great options when it comes to jewelry and should not be afraid to think and try things that are considered different or daring.