Monday, October 28, 2013

Jewelry Overload

Multiple strands of pearls are attractive, just keep the rest simple

I went to the post office the other day but I would have sworn that I had been teleported to Walmart. There in front of me in line was a short little woman wearing leopard patterned leggings, a green t-shirt and more baubles than a Kardashian. I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt by thinking that maybe this was a costume, it is October after all. She had rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, or so the poem goes.

This might be a few too many rings

This got me to thinking that there is probably some fashion faux pas which I like to describe as jewelry overload. This is where someone has adorned themselves in miles of multicolored beads, stacks of bracelets, sparkly hair clips and rings on every finger. This kind of describes the woman in front of me in line. She had her hair in a clip or should I say several, large dangly earrings and a multitude of necklaces, she had baubles to spare. Man I hope this was a costume.

Go for a subtle elegant look

The sad thing about this jewelry overload is we have all done it from time to time. We all have pieces we love and we love to wear them. It becomes iffy when we try and wear too much together at one time. I was once told that before you go out, if you think your outfit and accessory selection is perfect, take one thing off. The idea is to keep things subtle, but subtle doesn’t mean scant. Try wearing multiples but in the same color. This means layered necklaces but keep the colors similar.

This is an ad, you're not supposed to wear all your bracelets at once

You can also bulk up in areas. Try wearing layered necklaces but keep your hands free. If you go with layered bracelets, keep your neck area minimal. You want to emphasize one area of your body at a time. Lots of rings mean subtly at the neckline, although you can probably indulge a little on your wrists. Massive earrings don’t require complicated necklines or clothing on your upper body. Basically you don’t want your jewelry and clothes to be in competition with each other. There is a time and place for everything, just remember to take one thing off before you leave the house otherwise someone might think it’s a costume.

If wearing a lot of rings and bracelets, keep the background solid colored and subtle

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