Statement jewellery elevates your look by adding some extra colour and sparkle- and some individual style. If you're unsure on how to wear statement pieces of jewellery or how you can use it to dress up an outfit, our guide on 7 Rules for Wearing Statement Jewellery is the perfect place to start.
Choose your focal point
This is a good place to start if you are feeling unsure. Choose one piece as the focal point of your accessories. An interesting necklace or a stack of bracelets? How about statement earrings.
Once you've got your jewellery in mind you can coordinate your outfit colour, sleeve lengths and necklines (more about this later) accordingly.
Remember that wherever you place your statement jewellery is where the eye will be drawn to. So if you’ve just had your hair done, go for some great statement earrings!
Consider your outfit style
A sleeveless outfit works beautifully with stacking bracelets. Scooped necklines, off-the-shoulder, v-neck or strapless work best for an interesting necklace set like our Thea Triple Layer Pendant & Necklace Set.
You can also lay this necklace or any of our chunky chain necklaces over a crew neck, particularly if you’re wearing a neutral or block colour on your top half.
- Choosing earrings
Larger earrings are the first thing people notice when they approach you. So if earrings are your statement jewellery item then why not consider keeping your hairstyle quite simple?
Alternatively an up-do will draw all the attention to your face and subsequently those ear lobes. If you're not in the mood for something oversized, why not go for some understated glam, in the form of ear climbers?
4. Ideas for Necklaces
Statement chain necklaces or dainty layered pendants? Both are equally on-trend right now. And a great necklace look will instantly update your outfit.
Chain jewellery is not just a trend at the moment, it is going to become a jewellery staple. In fact the chain detail is also spilling over into bags and shoes, that’s how important it’s become. So invest in a great quality chain necklace- we've just launched a whole range of statement chain necklaces.
Layered necklaces are a super simple and versatile jewellery look. It's also totally unique- no one else will create your combination.
Combine different shapes like adding your favourite pendant to a long-line necklace that sits below the bust. Or layer two of your favourite pendants together- just make sure one sits slightly lower than the other.
5. Arm Candy
There are so many options for dressing bare arms.
Mix together a stack of interesting bracelets. Or be adventurous and mix bangle bracelets with charm bracelets.
Add in a couple of charm bracelets with some bangle bracelets for a really interesting boho look. (Our Sentiment Bracelets are a good base for this look). There are also some really lovely cuffs (like our Athena Cuff Bracelet) which work beautifully as one statement piece on it's own.
Keep arm jewellery bold and interesting, and it will still make a statement which cannot be missed.
Rings, nails, and colours
Samantha Jones in Sex and the City was never without a cocktail ring (and why not?!) Statement rings and rings on multiple fingers is coming back in trend in a big way.
Do remember to get a manicure or even just tidy up your nails if you’re short for time. While a neutral coloured polish would undoubtedly work the best with a colourful cocktail ring, there’s no reason why brightly coloured nails wouldn’t also look great- just make sure not to clash colours.
Less is always more
You’ll never fail with this rule as your statement jewellery will be able to shine. And if you need any more convincing of this, bear in mind the words of Coco Chanel. She famously said: "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove the one accessory."
So go create some drama with your statement jewellery. And have fun!