Picking out clothing that you love and is right for your day or night can be a tough enough task. If you’re like most of us, you’ve got enough clothes to fill the closet to the brim, but they’re never right for your event. You’re not alone in that feeling.
Once you’ve found the perfect outfit, you need the right necklace and accessories to complete your look. Whether you’re going to dinner or an important work function, you’re never fully dressed without the right accessories.
Use these tips to learn more about how to pick them out. They’ll also help guide your next online or in-store shopping trip.
Evaluate Your Look
Before you can really get started choosing accessories, you need to figure out what your total look is trying to tell you. Are you going for a business casual approach for a work meeting? Are you dressed to impress on a date or out with friends? Determining the purpose of your wardrobe and accessory choices will help guide you to the right accessories.
Business events tend to be more understated than evening and personal affairs, so keep that in mind when choosing your necklace and jewelry. In general, small, simple pieces like a necklace or thin bracelet are best for these sorts of events. For something more fun, add a be kind necklace to your attire for day to day wear at work.
Made from high-quality sterling silver, the be kind necklace is the perfect understated touch that can help brighten up work attire. Sold with an 18-inch chain and a charm width of just over one-inch, it’s not a showy piece, but it will make an excellent companion to almost anything in your wardrobe.
Casual Evening Wear
Spending time with friends or going out with a companion can be the perfect time to showcase your unique accessories and jewelry. After all, you’re out to have fun, right? So why not show some of the pieces that you thought were fun enough to buy to the world?
For casual evening wear, you can go for larger, more ornate pieces. Themes can also be lighter than business wear, so fun prints and things that may not be work-appropriate like funky earrings can be perfect for casual evening events.
The classic be kind necklace will also work for casual events. That makes it ideal for work and play — the kind of piece you never have to take off.
Formal events are often the hardest to get dressed for, but once you’ve found the outfit, you’ll likely need at least a few accessories to complete your wardrobe. For formal events, go for one or two bold, striking pieces that are elegant and sophisticated.
Large pearl necklaces, diamond bracelets and drop earrings are perfect for these events. For guys, cufflinks and watches rule the roost when it comes to formal affairs, but don’t be afraid to bring some color to the table with a smart tie or pocket square.
There’s no hard and fast rule that says that you can’t mix metals. In fact, many people do it with great style. However, if you’re struggling to nail down your look and make it pristine, avoiding mixing metals can make the job a whole lot easier.
For example, if you’re wearing a be kind necklace in sterling silveer, you can rule out your gold jewelry right away. Instead, go for other silver pieces that complement that your necklace and create a cohesive look.
If you can’t match all your accessories with metal, look to add color to your wardrobe in other ways. Painted metal in black, or pieces made of different materials like enamel, can enhance your look without clashing with what you’re already wearing.
Make a Statement
Finally, it’s important to remember that jewelry and accessories are non-essential items, and that if you don’t wear them, a well-tailored outfit will still look wonderful. With that in mind, jewelry and accessories can be a statement piece that really stand out in a bold way.
If you do go with a large or bright piece of statement jewelry, keep it simple by only adding one to your look. More than that and you’re just gilding the lily – but probably not in a good way!
Getting dressed isn’t always easy, but with the appropriate accessories, you can look your best every time. Use this guide to find the right ones in your closet or shop for your next piece.