Ladies, I’m speaking for everyone in saying that we all have that one piece of jewellery we very much adore. I own a pair of inexpensive pearl earrings that I wear with almost everything. Whether I’m in a low-cut dress or clad in a t-shirt, a pair of jeans, and sneakers, they are always a part of my day's ensemble.
But I know many of us tend to struggle with finding that perfect trinket. I grew up a little bit on the boyish side, utterly unaware about matching jewellery with outfits until I was in my late teens. And to be frank with you, I still find myself stumped when it comes to buying jewellery for myself.
But I did pick up sound pieces of advice from friends and valuable information through my research, which I will be sharing with you in this article.
Find your own jewellery style
Whether you intend to dress like Cher Horowitz or Susanna Kaysen will be entirely up to you. Whatever your style, your jewellery should match. It will take a lot of mixing and matching until you find the right combination that suits you the most.
Don’t be afraid to experiment. I know it took a while for me to define my personal style, which entailed a lot browsing through Elle magazine and hours on end glued to America’s Next Top Model. Just remember to have fun in the process, and you’ll get there eventually.
Have a statement jewellery piece
This goes back to my point of having that go-to piece of jewellery that many of us will stand by with. In the same manner, this also relates to defining your chosen style.
This statement piece, however, should be the one that stands out in your overall outfit. So if you’ve established that gold necklace to be just that, all your other trinkets should not overpower its presence.
Looking elegant and stylish is one thing, but being a bit too flashy is an entirely different story.
What jewellery goes with different skin tone ?
It is one thing to mix-and-match with your chosen outfit, but picking out jewellery according to your skin tone equally matters. Lighter, cooler skin tones, for example, are best paired with colourful jewellery like blue or purple.
Here’s a pro-tip I got from my research: Silver helps accent a more natural skin tone, while anything gold matches well with matte skin and dark hair. Yellow, green, and orange jewellery, on the other hand, goes well with a warmer skin tone.
A look at the Melanie Woods jewellery collection
I recently stumbled upon this gem of a website showcasing some of the best matte and brass trinkets I’ve seen in a long while. I’m a big fan of hoop earrings, and its gold slim variant caught my eye.