There is nothing that brings a smile to our face like a pretty ring, a jangly necklace, or some sparkly earrings. Big or small, real or fake, understated or over-the-top, jewelry lifts the spirits. It also lifts a look. Colorful beads or chandelier earrings could be just the thing to make anordinary outfit outstanding. Read on for tips on how to best use jewelry to your fashion advantage.
1. Show your style spirit
While jewelry is a very personal thing - gifts from your significant other, family heirlooms, purchases to mark milestones - it can also be a reflection of your style spirit. Some people can't go out of the house without loading up necklaces, while for others simple studs will do. Some women prefer an armful of bangles, and some load up on brooches. No matter your preference, bits of baubles are all about adding joy to your look - so don't stress, have fun with it.
2. Keep it chic and cheap
In some instances, loading up on the sparklies is an exciting way to accent. But know when to stop. An armful of bangles, for example, means you should think minimal with your necklaces and earrings. Tone it down when your clothes have a lot going on. A ruffle-front blouse can look sweet with a thin chain in the mix, but not with a big, ornate number. <b>You don't have to spend a lot on your baubles. Costume jewelry adds pizzazz. Beware of anything too cheap, and avoid pieces that are just poor imitations of the real deal.
3. Bring life to outfits with necklaces
There are so many directions you can go when it comes to necklaces, from subtle (a simple gold chain or a strand of pearls) to bold (a wide bib or colorful beads) and lots of places in between.
4. Face- framing with earrings
Whether you prefer simple studs every day or dangly drops, earrings have a big impact on your outfit. Yes, they are relatively small, but they are in the direct line of vision of anyone you talk to, so they should be well considered.
5.Up the glam factor with rings
You don't have to have a major rock to indulge in an eye-catching ring. From classic gold bands to exotic stones, there are styles to suit all tastes and budgets. Use rings to make an even bigger statement every time you talk with your hands.
6. Accent your arms
Bracelets can be exotic, simple, or just exciting. They're all about adding extra oomph. Whether you stack them, opt for one wide cuff, or pick one filled with trinkets, they give your style personality.
You may think brooches are an outdated, fuddy-duddy take on jewelry, but a glamorous pin can enrich and enliven the most basic of clothes - and there are even edgy options like this tarantula brooch from Giorgio Armani.