I love jewellery and how it can finish off your outfit. The same outfit can be given a completely different look just by changing what jewellery you pair it with. I think so many people become focused on rules when it comes to accessorising and with fashion in general. The rules we were told when we were younger no longer apply. I thought I would help you out by busting myths surrounding some of the rules we were told when we were younger.
Accessorising With Jewellery And Busting Myths
Don’t Be Afraid To Have Fun With Jewellery
There are so many rules surrounding jewellery and most of these are completely myths. I think that by rigidly following these rules when it comes to style it can really suck the fun out of things. Fashion should be fun and it is a great way to express yourself. This mentality should also apply to how we dress ourselves with jewellery. Chanel reportedly said “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off”, but I feel like we should be channelling more of Iris Apfel. She once said “There is no road map to style. It’s about self-expression, and above all, attitude”.
You Can Mix Silver and Gold
I remember always being told that you had to pick a metal and stick to it. If you are wearing gold rings then you can only wear a gold necklace. To be honest I only really wear silver toned jewellery because yellow gold doesn’t really suit me, but I can get away with rose gold. By mixing and matching metals you actually end up with a really chic look that definitely adds more interest to your style than if you had just stuck with one.
Don’t Feel Like You Have To Wear The Same Pieces With Every Outfit
We all have those pieces of jewellery that have sentimental value like a ring or necklace given to us by someone special. We often get stuck in a rut of wearing exactly the same jewellery with every single outfit. Don’t be afraid to mix things up and match your favourite items with different things.
Experiment With Layering
Pinterest and Instagram are full of those girls with hands covered in rings and wrists stacked with endless amounts of bracelets. This goes against everything we have always been told to do and yet I think it looks amazing. It is definitely a look I will be striving to create.
Jewellery Isn’t Just For Special Occasions
How many times have you said “it’s too nice to wear everyday”? How much wear will you really get out of these pieces if you just keep saving them for special occasions? If you have invested in an expensive item then show it off and get the wear out of it. It is such a shame to just leave it sitting unworn and unloved in a box.
You Can Wear Real and Costume Jewellery Together
Obviously you want to avoid anything that looks cheap and tacky but there is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing real and costume jewellery together. I think some people frown on costume jewellery but there are so many advantages to it. Aside from being so much cheaper it can also give your outfit extra pizzazz.
All photos were taken at Winsor Bishop in Cambridge at their Halcyon Days event.