No, we won’t tell you not to mix silver tones with gold. We also won’t tell you to skip the necklace if you are wearing earrings. These are the new rules of how to accessorize. Because accessorizing is an art.
Use accessories as a tool to update your look (yes, we are talking to you chokers!) Accessories make it possible to be on-trend without changing your entire wardrobe or breaking the bank. Not sure if you want to invest in a leopard overcoat this winter but don’t mind trying out the big celestial jewelry trend? Or why don’t you mix up your silver staples with some trendy rose gold studs?
Plan your Statement Piece
In the mood to incorporate a statement piece? Build the rest of your look around it. If you plan to wear a chunky statement necklace or pendant chain, it’s probably a good idea to stay away from the busy printed dress with an embellished collar. Paint your nails when you want to show off your cuff . Don’t make your statement piece jostle for attention.
Mix gold with silver with copper in a bracelet; combine precious with plastic; throw in real pieces with your costume collection. You will be surprised how well the beaded bracelet you bought from the flea market complements the engraved bangle you inherited from grandma.
Don’t be afraid to layer
Accessories have the power to alter the look and proportions of your outfit if done thoughtfully. Don’t be afraid to layer. If the summer was spent in your arm party, it’s time to shift your focus to the neck this fall. Just start by wearing different layer necklaces — start with a choker, go on to a longer necklace and finish the look with even a longer chain. (Try these lazy layers if you want a starting point). While you mix and match, try to incorporate at least one piece of signature jewelry every day, something that is meaningful to you.
Don’t Overdo it
And as Coco Chanel said: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.”