I have worked in the jewellery/retail industry for the last 6 years and love everything about it. I for one never used to wear any jewellery. The only stuff I had worn were fashion bits from Sportsgirl or Diva, so when I started working in a luxury jewellery establishment I learnt a lot! I learnt the works from differences and types of gold all the way to Swarovski and more. I still work with jewellery so I’m fortunate enough to own some lovely pieces and of course wear them.
I guess to sum it up, it is safe to say I can tell you a thing or two about how to wear jewellery and today I will be talking specifically about statement pieces.
Less is more
Bold pieces should be allowed to stand out so make sure not to overdo it with more than one statement piece at a time. If you do feel the need to wear more than one piece pair them tastefully. For example if you are wearing a statement necklace, keep the earrings something simple instead of big chandelier earrings.
The key is to keep it chic. Another thing is you don’t have to spend much on statement pieces. Yes, I know I have a Swarovski piece but you can easily find awesome pieces from vintage shops, thrift stores and mix and match using your personal sense of style. Big tip: hand-me-downs can be amazing too!
Keep it simple
When you wear big statement accessories, simple clothes are enough to make an outfit. Stay clear of big embellishments and sequins mixed with bold jewellery. The clashing of styles can also make fashion faux-pas. Remember you want your statement piece to stand out, so match items wisely. You want your piece to be the centre of attention, creating a highlight on one item is enough instead of too many pieces put together. A little black dress is a the perfect blank canvas for key jewellery pieces.
Dress by French Connection
Necklace by Swarovski
3. Create an outfit
Remember that when you style your statement jewellery there should be a cohesive look or it should look good! Style pearls with a frock for a vintage flapper look, or put a chunky ring a wooden bangles with a bohemian skirt for that gypsy look. Colour themes also work well to create an outfit. When you have a similar style or theme your create a story within your outfit and that in itself makes a statement.
4. Have fun with it and show your style spirit!
Just like clothes, jewellery is a form of expression and can reflection your personality. My best recommendation would be to be yourself and have fun with your style spirit. You might have a signature item of jewellery or specific colour of jewellery, regardless there is no boundary to your imagination and creativity!
This necklace has been my latest statement piece purchase of the season and it is from Swarovski. I am a huge fan and collector of this crystal jewellery brand and I am a proud owner of this Eminence Necklace. It was truly love at first sight and I knew I had to own this gorgeous piece. I have already worn this a few times and can’t wait to wear it some more.
Generally I love to style it with simple black and white or neutral colours. I love the colours on this piece and the way it sits on the neckline. Here I have styled it with denim and this can be worn for a casual Sunday lunch.
Lastly big thank you to my gorgeous husband, Brian Heap for taking some of these photos for me and your patience xo.
Do you have a favourite statement jewellery item?
I am always looking forward to your comments and suggestions. Let me know if you liked my post xx
* Disclaimer: All items featured were purchased me.