The Art of Jewelry Accessorizing

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012

We all know someone who never fails to over-accessorize; the one who wears the gargantuan hoop earrings, a flashy necklace, a million and two bangles, and even bolder rings…all at once.

Please ladies, don’t let this be you.

We all love our jewelry and want to show it off whenever we can, but the truth is, it is better to forgo a couple of pieces than look like Miss “Bling Bling Bling.” I know we all have our own personal style, and accessories enable us to show that off. But overdoing it can take your look from hot to hot mess quickly.

Because we have your back, Vixens, here are a few useful tips to ensure that all of your jewelry accessories will complement–not fight–one another.

Statement earrings OR statement necklace
Sounds simple enough, right? If not, I’ll break it down for you. If you are going to wear your new peacock feather earrings that stop at your shoulder, please opt out of rocking the chunky beads and feather bib necklace from the same collection. Wearing the two pieces together will be overkill. The earrings stand on their own, and so does the necklace. However, if you do go for the necklace, try pairing it with stud earrings instead. This rule applies to jewelry on other parts of your body as well. If you’re wearing multiple chunky bracelets, keep the amount and size of your rings to a minimum.

Too cheap, too gaudy!
Oh no! This “accessory don’t” is the most bothersome, so I must address it. I’m a firm believer in being an economical shopper; I find some fabulous inexpensive pieces that you wouldn’t believe cost less that $15.00. And it is very possible to wear all Forever 21 jewelry and still look classy and chic. The problem develops when you pile on cheap metals and shiny plastics all at once. Wearing cheap jewelry-–that actually looks cheap-–is a big no-no.

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