If you’re thinking about making a statement with your style, jewellery is definitely one of the best ways to do it. Whether you’re dressing for day or night, statement jewellery will help you stand out for all the right reasons.
You can use statement jewellery to direct people’s gaze to certain areas of your body or your outfit, effectively allowing you to show off your favourite bits. This can be achieved by colour, size or amount of sparkle; there are so many ways to use jewellery to make a statement.
But how do you know which statement jewellery is best for you? It all depends on the effect you want to create, so here are some great tips to help you create your look:
I want to show off a certain area
If you want to showcase a certain area of your body, you need to choose a statement piece that pulls the eye to that area. You can either wear it next to or on the place you want to be the focus of your outfit, as either will direct people’s gaze.
For example, if you want to show off your lips, wear a pair of chandelier earrings. To showcase your decolletage or shoulders – if you’re wearing a strapless dress – opt for a statement necklace. Bold bracelets can draw attention to your waist, while rings show off your hands and manicure.
Of course, you need the outfit to also help you display these areas, but your jewellery can help make the look even more effective.
I want a colour to pop
For those who want their jewellery to help show off a colour featured in their outfit or makeup, the key is to create a contrast that helps the shade to really pop. You can do this through different coloured gemstones or metals across your jewellery.
For example, if you want to show off the colour red, either on a dress or your lipstick, choose a cool colour that will contrast with the warm, passionate tone. Diamond jewellery is ideal, as the silver-white hues are at the cooler end of the spectrum.
You can use a bracelet to show off a dress, earrings to showcase your lips or a mixture of different pieces to create a really glittering and luxurious outfit.
The colour you use to contrast doesn’t have to be a direct opposite, as just using a cool colour to showcase a warm one will work just as well.
I don’t like big jewellery
If you don’t want to wear oversized pieces, you need to make a statement in different ways. Colour is one option, but you can also use pattern and texture.
Jewellery that uses a lot of texture, which can be created through engraving or the use of different sizes of gemstones, stands out just as well as size. This is because even subtle textural differences allow the jewellery to reflect light differently as you move, and so draw the eye.
Patterns – such as those created through the use of different colours and/or engraving – achieves a similar effect. Even subtle patterns can work in this way and will help to elevate your look without weighing you down with big pieces of statement jewellery.
I want to go big and bold
Of course, if you want to make a statement with size, it’s a case of go big or go home. Large earrings and necklaces, chunky bracelets and huge rings all draw the eye for their sheer size, making them great options.
Larger sizes of jewellery are great fallbacks to have in your jewellery box and work with most styles and colours. While they may not be suited to daytime looks as well as eveningwear, you can’t deny that they always stand out.
Autumn and winter are all about luxury, which ties in perfectly with big jewellery – especially if it also has a lot of bling! So if you’re getting dressed to the nines, make sure you have the perfect piece to act as the finishing touch.
However, it is worth noting that you shouldn’t go overboard with the number of big pieces you wear at once, as it can unbalance your outfit. Avoid large earrings and necklaces together, as well as teaming rings and bracelets in order to be safe.
Following these tips will help you create the perfect statement look.