Tuesday, 23 August 2011

How to Wear Jewelry: Part 1. Go for the Color

When we decide to wear jewelry we usually tend to forget just how many ways it can be worn. The supply is huge, the styles are countless, materials vary from plastic to diamonds, so it is not always easy to decide in the morning rush what would best go with the clothes we plan to wear.

I will try to guide my dear readers through the several styles and ways of wearing jewelry - from the most simple to the most creative ways.

The message of the first chapter in this series is: Go for the Color!

This is the easiest way to get those pieces actually dress you up and to get the most out of them. No big secret: just match them to the color of your outfit, accessories, or sometimes even to your skin tone or hair color. Manageable, right?

The best example is the style you see on the far right (dress by Pucci): the turquoise color of the bracelet just repeats the color of the dress.

Same story on the next photo: have fun and put on a pair of earrings in exactly the same color of the dress but play with the style.

Be careful, this needs a bit more experienced hand, don't go too far from the style of the dress, just make it all funny or eye-catching (dress by Nina Ricci).

You can do the same with the necklace. Even a formal dress can get a bit lighter if you spice it up with a playful necklace in matching color.

Make sure that one of these is matching: color or style. If both are exactly the same, you can get a boring result but if neither of them is really matching, you can end up looking like a joke (dress by Nina Ricci again).

Easy to know why it works again (dress by Prada): same color and a spoonful of fun. Look at the shoes that break up the monotony of purple. You don't want to dress up in purple from head to toe either, do you?

Wonderful texture, rich materials, necklace exactly in place on the neckline. This is how the perfect statement jewelry looks when it is chosen based on the color.

Can you imagine the same dress with a simple silver necklace? Boring! But this piece brings out all of the simple dress and makes it even more special (dress by Oscar de la Renta). If you also have a piece like this in your collection, don't overuse it, but save it for the best occasions when they can work with all their power.

Now, let's move forward as you can not only match your jewelry to the main part of the outfit but also to the accessories. Easy, if you have a webshop like Csinicsomag in your internet bookmarks where smart angels make the composition for you. With a jewelry collection wisely expanded, you will also have this option at home.

But have you ever seen anything as lovely as matching the jewelry with the color and the shape of the ornaments on the dress (and do you recognize Natalie Portman here)? Looks easy but can get just too much so think twice before you throw anything circular on you when you wear a dotted skirt. The pieces really need to match. Choose only one piece of jewelry and even if you put on some more, refrain from repeating the ornaments all the time. For an ordinary weekday one such perfect match is perfectly enough.

However, for the sophisticated, here is the ultimate matching worn by Naomi. And now we have arrived to the next theme in this series which I will tell you about in the next chapter very soon - you can hardly go wrong if you go tribal with your jewelry.

Coming soon...

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