By incorporating statement accessories into your personal style, you can completely transform an outfit: take a blouse from basic to bombshell. Or use accessories to inspire yourself on a day when you just can’t be bothered with complicated beauty and fashion rituals. Sweep up your hair and let the earrings do the talking!
At the same time, you don’t want your bold accessories to compete with your clothing, makeup, or hairstyle. How can you find the appropriate balance?
We have three tips:
Plan your day’s look around an accessory.
Fashion designer Coco Chanel once said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.”
What exactly did she mean? Compare your look to a too-long e-mail or text message, which no one wants to read. Instead, edit, edit, edit! Mystery and minimalism boost sexiness, and you don’t want your unique jewelry to overwhelm you.
When you choose one bold necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings, you increase its value by telling the world: I like this enough to make it the centerpiece of today’s style.
Furthermore, this strategy invites simplicity into your life! One and done.
Complement jewelry colors with fabrics.
A piece of Sumaris jewelry is for lovers of color. Maybe your color preferences change seasonally or daily. Maybe you like all the colors and shift preferences depending on your mood. No matter what your favorite hue, we have a handmade piece of jewelry that will delight you!
We love the idea of wearing complementary colors. Pair our amber-orange Smoke earrings with a cobalt-blue cashmere and silk scarf like this one from Net-a-Porter. Or wear our green Bouquet Amore necklace with this red Nanette Lepore Yacht Party Shift Dress from Saks Fifth Avenue.
In fact, you can even turn color pairing into a creative exercise. Want to spend some time playing and creating your own color palettes? Check out the Adobe Kuler tool, which allows you to name and save your combinations.
Pair statement jewelry with one bold makeup choice.
A beautiful piece of handmade jewelry should function like the best, most effective cosmetics: it will light up your face and not distract from your best features. That being said, your makeup should support your jewelry and not work against it.
Following this strategy can even save you time during your morning makeup routine! Clasp Crystal Hearts around your neck and swipe your lips with NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte, an “oxblood burgundy”. Or embrace black and white thinking by wearing our Black Widow necklace and lining your eyes with a black, cat-eye look.
Do you have any special tips for wearing your special, bold jewelry? And what's your favorite way of choosing the jewelry you’ll wear on any given day? We'd love to hear your thoughts.
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