You probably know someone who effortlessly yet beautifully combines any outfit with different jewellery pieces. But the story may be different for you. Perhaps you want to start wearing jewellery but don't know where to start.
The truth is, you too can become a pro at picking jewellery for your look. It may feel odd at first, but you will get better with time. Here is a guide to help you learn how to accessorise with jewellery.
Find What Works for You
Since you are new to wearing jewellery, it’s best to find your comfort zone first. Pick a category that feels comfortable for you: earrings, bracelets, rings, or necklaces. And go for neutral colours that would work with virtually any outfit, such as gold, rose gold, silver, or gunmetal.
After picking a category or two, you want to begin with small and subtle pieces. For instance, try wearing an adjustable thin ring on different fingers or a thin pair of hoop earrings or studs. The idea here is to find the size range that works for you.
Make it Your New Habit
When you start wearing jewellery, it's normal to feel strange at first. During this adjustment period, you will pay more attention to your body than you did before. You will notice the weight of your earrings, how your bracelet moves on your skin, or the ring on your finger might feel cumbersome.
The secret is to keep at it for long enough and make wearing jewellery your new habit. Studies show that the minimum number of days to form a new habit is 21 days. So, if you can keep your pieces on for this long, wearing them will become your second nature.
Add Layers When You’re Ready
Gradually add layers of jewellery when you feel ready - when you have found your size and style comfort zones. For instance, besides earrings, experiment with one or two bracelets. If you're finally comfortable with your necklaces, see how you'd feel with rings too.
Like before, the new jewellery category may feel uncomfortable at first. Keep it on for at least 21 days, and you'll know what works for you. But don’t limit yourself. Make it fun and keep adding more and more layers.
Organize Your Jewellery
Keeping your jewellery pieces arranged neatly and easily accessible is relevant when you start wearing jewellery. This discipline will encourage you to wear your jewellery every day. Besides, you wouldn’t want to misplace your expensive accessories.
Many beginners overlook the importance of a central storage space for their jewellery. Before long, they lose their motivation. You could use a jewellery box, an empty shoebox, or separate plastic zip-lock bags.
Considerations Before You Start Wearing Jewellery
Work with a budget to guide your expenditure when buying jewellery. The prices vary significantly, and so does quality. Most cheap pieces tarnish with time but could be ideal when experimenting with different combinations before settling for quality, long-lasting jewellery.
Your outfit will almost always determine the jewellery you wear. This covers everything, including the colours, textures, length, cut, neckline, pattern, and other accessories. When looking for the best outfit-jewellery combination, think of it as painting a picture. Balance is fundamental.
Can You Mix Metals?
For a long time, the idea of mixing metals was considered improper. The classic woman preferred sticking to the same tone when wearing jewellery. For example, if she wore a silver necklace, all other pieces of jewellery on her would be silver.
However, the modern woman has a more electric style – she wants to challenge the norm. If you want to mix metals, the rule of thumb is to ensure symmetry.
For example, wear a gold necklace with silver and gold earrings. If you have rose gold earrings and a silver bracelet, add a rose gold ring to complete the look.
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