Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Wearing Jewelry that Becomes Your Own Style
Consider your own personal style first when choosing your jewelry. Do you love the look of pearls? Maybe you prefer to keep up with the latest trends. Or is sporty or casual more your style? A more formal person can wear a string of pearls or simple chain with post earrings. A person who has a more offbeat personal style may choose vintage jewelry or ethnic jewelry. A casual outdoor type might want to keep her jewelry close fitting and sturdy to work well with her lifestyle.
If it you have blue undertones, you have a cool tone. You probably look better with pink blush and burgundy or plum lipstick. You look best in silver and colors such as pinks, purples, blue red, white, black and blues when it comes to jewelry.
If the undertones of your skin are yellow or warm, your blush would be in tones of peach and your best lipstick colors are brownish tones or corals. You look best in gold, yellow, green, coral, orange red and brown jewelry.
Either skin tone can look good with pieces using both silver and gold. You can also chose pearls with shading that will complement your skin. For blue undertones, a pearl with pinkish or silver shading will be beautiful on you. For a warm toned skin, you might want to look for a coral or golden tone on your pearls.
However, these are just guidelines. Try holding different pieces of jewelry up to your neck and see what looks best on you. Take your time. And remember that you can always find a necklace that combines colors. If you look great in brown but love pink, look for a necklace that combines the two.
One of the most obvious points is that wearing huge jewelry can overwhelm a petite woman and a tiny necklace can be lost on a large woman. However, that petite woman may be able to wear one large piece as a statement if she limits her jewelry to that one piece of accents that huge bracelet with tiny earrings. If she wants a larger look for necklace, the petite woman can wear a series of chains that will give more presence without a chunky or heavy look.
The larger woman may be able to wear a tiny pair of earrings if they are of brilliant design or in a fabulous color or rare gemstone. She would look best in larger pieces or sets, but outrageously large pieces will not necessarily be the best look.
If your face is oval, you can wear a wide range of shapes, sizes and styles of earrings. If you have an oblong, square, triangular or heart shaped face, the combination of your hair style and your earrings can help enhance your face
The width of your face as well as your jaw width can be enhanced or camouflaged by wearing the right earrings. If you have a very wide jaw, having earrings that end just at the jaw will not look good. Your wide square jaw will look good with a longer sleek earring. If your jaw is narrow, you can wear an earring that is a little wider and ends just at the jaw to balance your face.
If your face is very round, you may also want to wear the elongated earring rather than a hoop, which will just make your face look more round. If your forehead is slightly narrow, a larger earring will just bring more weight to the bottom half of your face. You would do better with a button or cluster type of earring.
Costume jewelry is attractive, fun and can be pretty inexpensive. Wearing a certain color or trend that is in style(for example, shells or twist beads) can update an outfit. You do, however need to coordinate the trend with your own personal style as well as your stature. If the trend is toward huge rings and your hands are small or fat, they are not likely to look good on you, so you might want to participate in another of the current styles like a large bracelet or chandelier earrings.
Don’t forget the color of your outfits - One of the joys of jewelry is adding a finishing touch to your wardrobe. Don’t try to match colors, such as a black necklace with a black suit, Instead, consider the season and what looks best on you. Pink paired with black gives a spring or summer look. Red adds a fall or winter touch. And silver or gold is always appropriate. If you’re wearing a multi-colored blouse, look at which color is dominate or what color you’d like to bring out. Try different colors and see what looks best on you.
It is good to work with your body type, current trends and your coloring, but the key is still to chose jewelry you enjoy wearing and jewelry that suits your personal style. You always seem to look best in what you really love to wear.
A Few Extra Tips
If a clasp breaks on a favorite necklace, try using two paperclips(if the necklace has links) and link one into the other.
Be creative with jewelry. Wear an earring clipped onto a chain or ribbon to match an outfit or just create a new look.
Think outside the box - Consider using hair accessories as jewelry. For example, I've found many pretty hair accessories such as a beaded ponytail holder that was able to stretch and fit as a necklace.