How to wear Statement Jewelry

The beauty of accessories is their ability to elevate an outfit, but just as Trace Barnhill of Vogue describes, jewelry is more often billed as “timeless” rather than “big and bold.” However, this year’s fashion shows proved that ensembles spoke louder than words because of the wide choker necklaces and single earring trend the models were showcasing. As always, it was the jewelry that styled them to perfection.

As you can see on the online fashion store Lyst, statement pieces come in all shapes and patterns, from colorful gemstones to boho-inspired beaded styles, all crafted to add some extra interest to your outfit.

I’ve done the hard work for you and put together 4 ways in which you can pull off statement jewelry:

Wearing the statement necklace
Sparkly, neon, and colorful necklaces are a great addition to an LBD or a simple outfit. A statement necklace even works in dressing up casual graphic tee and jeans ensemble, but there are still certain things to remember when wearing a chunky piece around your neck. For starters, the neckline is an important feature that needs to highlight the necklace and not serve as a distraction. Tops with detailing close to the face, a collar or halter neck should be avoided. Focus on V-necks, scoop necks, strapless and off-the shoulder blouses and dresses. Although it’s usually safe to pair your statement necklace with a solid colored top, don’t be afraid to wear a bold neckpiece with a bold pattern. Jessica Booth from says that the key to this particular look is keeping the rest of your outfit simple.

Masculine-White-Blazer-and-Vintage-EarringsWearing the statement earrings
The definitive party staple can often look overdone because of the wrong hairstyle and design that fails to complement your face shape. Just as you would with a pair of sunglasses or a new hairdo, you need to find earrings that frame your face. Pull your hair back to attract attention to the earrings, or wear your hair straight or in waves for the dangly pieces. Another tip for statement earrings is to make them the star; Amber Desilets of Canadian Fashionista explains that if you’re planning on wearing other jewelry with them, make sure that they are less dramatic than your danglers.

Wearing the statement ring
When you’ve got gemstones or other adornments on your fingers, you’re immediately drawing attention to your hands. A statement ring can look dreadful on an ill-groomed hand, so go with a simple manicure while avoiding any nail art or glittery polishes so that the focus is mainly on the ring itself. As a contributor for You Queen indicates, it’s vital that you find the perfect balance between your ring and nail design.

Wearing the statement bracelet
If you’re planning on having some arm candy instead of wearing a statement ring, there are several ways to do it. Advice from a Twenty Something shares that the simplest way to wear the statement bracelet is by pairing it with a small, dainty one. If you’ve got two similar looking bracelets, you can also stack them so that they appear to be a single statement bracelet. You can pile on more bracelets if you wish, but keep in mind that the additional wristlets should be smaller and not as bold as your main one.

Hope this was helpful!