Accessorizing with jewelry is meant to elevate your outfit and emphasize your personal style. But with an endless roster of styles, metals, and jewels, it's difficult to know where to begin. Choosing jewelry to enhance your appearance can help draw attention away from certain flaws you wish to hide and emphasize your good features. We have compiled a list of things you should consider when choosing jewelry.
Earrings are probably the first things people notice when looking at you, considering how close it is to your face. Its proximity is what can work for or against your facial structure. It is important to have a good understanding of your face shape. The typical shapes are oval, round, square, and heart-shaped.
A good rule of thumb is to go for shapes opposite to your face shape to balance out your features. Oval faces are the luckiest as everything looks good on them, just make sure you don’t go for earrings that can over-elongate your face. Round faces should look for longer, dangling earrings that help draw the eyes down. Square faces would benefit from rounder earrings to help soften features. And heart-shaped faces could try earrings with a wide base as it offsets the shape of the face.
Choosing the right metal finish could also help enhance your appearance. With metals, consider the undertone of your skin and your hair color. Warm undertones go with warmer metals like rose gold, cool undertones go with cooler metals like silver and white gold, and neutral undertones go with everything.
Rings are a great and fun way to accessorize. However, with so many shapes and designs, it's hard to know what works best. Simpler rings can work well if they are not the focus. Rings in the same metal finish and have the same gemstones as a necklace or bracelet you are wearing can help complement each other. You could also play around with stacking rings on your fingers. Use simple rings or more delicate rings when stacking or use midi rings to add more dimension and flare. A good tip is to make sure both hands are balanced when stacking rings.
Your finger length could also be something to consider. Shorter fingers work best with more delicate and thinner bands and rings that have an oval setting as it helps create the illusion of a long finger. While long fingers look great with wider and chunkier bands and round settings.
Necklaces are a fantastic way of playing with the perception of height as it draws attention to the neck and can either lengthen or shorten it. If you wish to elongate your neck, look for longer necklaces that fall at least below the collarbone. Necklaces with a V-shape or Y-shape are also perfect for lengthening. If you wish to draw attention away from your long neck, then shorter and chunkier necklaces are your best bet. Chokers and princess-style necklaces that sit on your collarbone would work best. Again, metal finishes are also important, so remember to consider your undertone when purchasing necklaces.
At the end of the day, the most important thing to remember is that your personal style should always shine through when accessorizing! Choose what makes you feel confident and what you know you will love to wear through the years.