How to Style Statement Necklaces and Earrings: A Guide to Bold and Bright Accessories. - Calilo Australia

How to Style Statement Necklaces and Earrings: A Guide to Bold and Bright Accessories.

Statement jewelry is not just an add-on to your outfit; it's often the centerpiece that defines your entire look. Big, bold statement earrings and necklaces in vibrant colors can transform even the simplest outfit into something spectacular. However, wearing such eye-catching pieces requires a bit of know-how to ensure they enhance your look rather than overwhelm it. Here are some expert tips on how to style these bold accessories for maximum impact.

1. Balance is Key

When wearing statement jewelry, balance is crucial. If you're opting for a large, colourful necklace, keep your earrings simple or skip them altogether. Conversely, if your earrings are the main attraction, you might want to forego a necklace or choose a very minimal one. This approach ensures that your statement piece gets the attention it deserves without creating a cluttered look.

2. Solid Colours as Your Canvas

Bold jewelry loves a blank canvas. Wearing solid colours with your bright and bold accessories allows them to stand out. Think of a plain white tee or a little black dress; these simple pieces can be dramatically transformed with the right statement necklace or pair of earrings. Solid colours do not compete for attention, making your statement jewelry the focal point of your outfit.

3. Complement Your Neckline

The neckline of your outfit can serve as a guide for what type of necklace to wear. High necklines tend to pair well with longer necklaces, while lower necklines can accommodate something more substantial and closer to the neck. V-necks work beautifully with V-shaped pendants or necklaces that mimic the neckline's shape.

4. Play with Textures

Mixing textures can add depth to your outfit. A chunky, beaded necklace can introduce an exciting element to a smooth, satin blouse. Similarly, metallic earrings with a matte dress can create an intriguing contrast. Textural differences make your statement pieces stand out even more.

5. Mind the Occasion

While statement jewelry can be worn almost anywhere, consider the occasion. Big, bright pieces are perfect for parties, dinners, or as conversation starters at networking events. However, in more conservative settings like formal business meetings, you might want to tone it down a notch.

6. Colour Coordination

Colour coordination doesn’t mean everything needs to match perfectly. Instead, pick up on one colour from your outfit with your jewelry to create a cohesive look. Alternatively, use your statement jewelry to introduce a new colour  for a bold contrast. Remember, complementary colours (those opposite each other on the colour wheel) can make each other pop.

7. Layering and Stacking

Don’t be afraid to layer necklaces or stack earrings (if you have multiple piercings). This can add a personalized touch to your look. Start with your statement piece and layer other, more subdued pieces around it. This technique works best with necklaces of varying lengths and earrings of different sizes but in similar styles or colors.

8. Consider Your Hairstyle

Your hairstyle can affect how your statement jewelry is displayed. Updos or short haircuts highlight bold earrings, while long, loose hair might hide them. Consider pulling your hair back or up to give your earrings some space to shine. For statement necklaces, any hairstyle works, as long as the necklace is visible and not tangled in your locks.

9. Personality Over Trends

While it’s great to be aware of the latest jewelry trends, it’s more important to choose pieces that reflect your personal style. Statement jewelry is an expression of your personality, so pick pieces that you’re drawn to and that make you feel confident.

10. Confidence is Your Best Accessory

The most crucial tip for wearing statement jewelry is to wear it confidently. Bold, bright pieces are meant to be noticed, so embrace the attention they bring. Confidence is contagious and the best complement to any statement piece.

By following these tips, you can master the art of wearing statement necklaces and earrings, turning every outfit into a statement-making ensemble. Whether you're dressing up for a special occasion or just adding some flair to your everyday look, bold jewelry is a surefire way to express your unique style.

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