Most of us find it easy to choose evening jewellery. Anything glamorous will look great with a fancy outfit. However, when it comes to choosing everyday jewellery, many of us struggle. Getting the right combination of plain and eye-catching can be a challenge, and that’s before you take your individual style into account. With so many options out there and all the frequently changing trends, making a decision can be tough, to say the least. Another thing that gets people is the cost. Is everyday jewellery something you should splurge on or is it better to stick to a low budget? Regardless of whether you go for high street or high end, the total quickly adds up once you’ve added a few different items to your basket. Thankfully, we’re here to help. In this article, we explore how to choose everyday jewellery and what areas to consider.
When choosing everyday jewels, the first thing to think about is your style. If you’re unsure of your personal style, consider your wardrobe and the type of accessories that you prefer to wear. What does your personal style represent, and what kind of image do you want to portray? Below, we explore some of the most common options.
If you’ve got a single piece that you wear constantly, your style may be sentimental. If you’re choosing to wear something daily, there’s a good chance that you’re emotionally attached to the item. If this is the case, taking it off and swapping it for something else can be difficult. If you’ve got a sentimental piece that you’d rather keep on, that’s fine! All you need to do is pair it with a few new pieces to mix things up. Often, layered designs that complement your sentimental piece work well. For instance, if you wear a silver pendant on a long chain, add items around it such as a shorter chain or choker. Not only will this refresh your style, but it will also balance out the look.
If you dress up every day, you may have an elegant style. If you fall into this category, your ‘casual’ outfit may be another person’s evening wear. Those with an elegant style enjoy diamonds and pearls, handbags and heels, high-end clothes and fancy hairstyles. While there is nothing wrong with going all out, you may enjoy softening the look from time to time. This can easily be done by replacing diamond jewels with a simple chain, bracelet, or cuff.
Those with a preppy style always seem well put together. Portraying the look of a geeky student, the preppy style is all about being chic and well groomed. If you fall into this category, heart necklaces and monograms may be a great addition to your outfit.
If you want to wear statement pieces, you should be wearing simple, plain clothing without extravagant patterns or colours. Statement pieces are designed to give the wow factor, but to do this they need to really stand out. Wearing simple clothing will allow your statement jewels to pop. Statement pieces come in all varieties and styles, including necklaces, earrings, bangles, and bracelets. If you want to go all out, you could even match two pieces together. However, remember to never overdo it. To avoid looking the same each day, stock up on statement pieces so you can chop and change your look.
Once you’ve decided on your style, the next thing to consider is comfort. If you’re going to be wearing this jewellery every day, you must make sure it’s comfortable. Wearing something for a full day can become uncomfortable if it’s too heavy or has sharp edges, so take these things into account when choosing your piece.
The next thing to consider is your budget. Think about how much you’re willing to spend and then choose jewels that meet that budget. If your budget is high, you can invest in good quality metals that will last forever. If your budget is smaller, opt for high street jewellery in a number of different styles. To ensure your jewels last, go for gold plated or sterling silver items. If your budget is really limited, choose one simple piece that can be paired with all outfits. You can build your collection over time, so don’t panic if you can only afford one or two pieces at this stage. As new styles are coming out every day, building your jewellery box over time may work in your favour. Buying an item each month will allow you to go for the latest styles and remain on-trend.
The next thing to consider is categories. The main categories are bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings. If possible, try to purchase at least one piece from each category.
For a cohesive look, you may want to match the different categories together. For instance, buy a necklace and earrings from the same set. If this isn’t your thing, don’t panic! You don’t have to match the jewels or buy them at the same time. Providing you’ve got a good eye, you can choose separate pieces that complement each other just as well. This is particularly helpful with statement pieces, as mixing things up will really provide the wow factor. To avoid a mismatched look, try to mix the same styles of jewellery; for instance, match gems with gems and monogram pieces with similar styles. If you’re unsure, stick to something fairly plain. If you’ve got a name necklace, pair it with some simple hoop earrings of the same metal. This will ensure the pieces match nicely without overdoing it.
When choosing everyday jewellery, the main things to consider are style, comfort, budget, and categories. Taking these things into account will help you to choose jewels that can be worn time and time again. To remain on trend, make sure to read magazines and the most recent articles about the current fashion. This will also tell you what styles are coming to the runway and allow you to stay ahead of the crowd.