For the second installment of Style 101 post, after discussing The Basics, I thought I'd cover the essentials of accessorizing with jewelry.
- With high, round, or boatneck necklines, you can afford to wear a big, statement necklace that is longer than your standard 16". This is especially true with plain t-shirts!
- With v-neck shirts, I love to accent with a necklace that mimics the shape of the neckline.
- With a dress or top that has a lot of detail, I would avoid necklaces altogether. Anything on the neck would distract from the gorgeous embellishments and details that's in the clothing, so here I would opt for beautiful earrings to balance the detail on the shirt/dress and add something closer to your face. (How gorgeous would those earrings look with that dress? And especially with the model's hair like that?)
- Anytime your sleeves are rolled up or you're wearing a 3/4 sleeve, put something on your wrists! Don't be afraid to mix metals either, no matter what metal your watch is! (If you wear one.) Image (faux leather jacket): Free People | Bracelets: BaubleBar
- When to wear a statement ring vs daintier rings? I would say if your sleeves are long, or your wrists bare, feel free to wear a statement ring. However, keep your outfit simple by keeping the rest of your accessories smaller - one statement piece of jewelry per outfit is enough! If you're wearing statement earrings, a statement necklace, or a stack of bracelets/cuff, however, adorn your fingers with dainty rings if your heart desires it!
In general, wherever there's some bare skin is the perfect opportunity to add a piece of jewelry, and jewelry is the perfect accessory to add some sparkle, some edge, or some color to your outfit.
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