You’re going out to dinner. You have your outfit, hair and makeup settled. There is only one task left – accessorizing. Accessorizing can be tricky because they are meant to pull your outfit together.
There is, however, one fail-safe method to accessorize for every occasion and outfit – minimalist jewelry. Too much jewelry can make too loud a statement, so the biggest jewelry trend of the decade can be your saving grace in chinos, little black dresses or biker boots.
So how does one style, accessorize and collect minimalist jewelry? Minimalist jewelry is simpler, smaller pieces like dainty gold chains or raw stone rings. To style them, you need to remember to:
Mix and match
With minimalist jewelry, you can mix and match different textures and colors to create your own signature look. You can mix textures like metals, chains, or gemstones for an eclectic blend of outfits. You can also use colors to make a style statement. You can use complementary tones and shades to highlight your physical features or accentuate your outfit. For a sophisticated business look, you can take rose gold cuff bangles and pair with dainty chain bracelets with small studs in your ears.
To practice minimalism in your jewelry style, you need to look for jewelry in smaller sizes. Make subtler style statements by switching chunky necklaces, statement rings and oversized earrings for small metallic ear cuffs, body chains and dainty necklaces. Chain necklaces can, however, be minimalist even if they are longer.
A rule of thumb with minimalist jewelry styling is to layer pieces. Layering can help add depth, style and intrigue to an outfit. Layering as a styling technique generally warrants creativity. You can layer body chains, different ring sets, or follow the popular trend of layering delicate chains and necklaces. Bracelets can also be layered or worn together in a similar fashion, but too many bracelets can counteract the minimalism intended. If you have multiple piercings, feel free to wear multiple earrings or ear studs.
If you are embodying a minimalist style with jewelry, you must remember to limit pieces when going through your daily life. Multiple layers can be great occasionally and can pull together a bohemian look. However, lesser layers and smaller pieces can be more practical and versatile and can transition easily from day to night outfits. A pair of diamond studs can be worn with a work outfit as well as a late-night dinner dress. Keep in mind the cardinal Coco Chanel rule: before going out, take off one accessory.
Minimalism in your style can add beauty to your outfits, however, minimalist jewelry is also more practical and adaptable. Investing in such pieces can mean you get to wear them out more. The versatility of smaller, minimalist jewelry has been a reason for its popularity in millennials. Sterling silver bracelets or earrings are less expensive and can be worn to work, colleges, dates and can even be worn at home.