When it comes to styling jewelry, some people seem to have a natural talent for it. They effortlessly mix and match pieces to create a perfect look for any occasion. But for those who struggle with accessorizing, there is hope. In this article, you will discover practical tips from real people that will help you style your jewelry like a pro.

Whether you tend to stick to minimal pieces or feel overwhelmed by all the options available, these tips will help you elevate your look and feel confident in your jewelry choices. From layering necklaces to mixing metals, you’ll learn how to create a stylish and unique look that reflects your personal style.

Key Takeaways

  • Anyone can learn to style jewelry like a pro with the right tips and tricks.
  • Practical advice from real people can be more helpful than tips from professional stylists.
  • Mixing and matching different pieces can help you create a unique and stylish look.

How to Style Jewelry in Daily Life

1. Styling Tips for Necklaces

When it comes to styling necklaces, it’s important to consider the neckline of the top you’re wearing. If your top already has exciting details for the neckline, it’s best to skip wearing a necklace. Also, if the neckline already has enough going on, it’s recommended to wear your hair back. However, don’t skip earrings.

2. Your Body Shape Determines How Statement Necklaces Look

Body shape plays a significant role in how statement necklaces look. Chunky or heavy statement necklaces are not ideal for petite individuals as they may not look great on them. However, they are great on full-busted or plus-size women. If you have a smaller frame generally, it’s best to stick with simple pendant necklaces.

If you’re tall, delicate and dainty jewelry options may not be the best for you, as they may end up looking ridiculous and pretty much lost on your frame. Chunkier necklaces may not look good on petite individuals, but they will look great on the bustier and taller individuals. Besides chunky necklaces, being tall also means that you will easily get away with big geometric cuff rings and bold earrings rather effortlessly.

3. Everyone Needs Minimalist Jewelry

Regardless of your body shape, minimalist jewelry is a must-have. Minimalist jewelry gives off a stunning classic look that works for everyone.

4. How to Wear and Style Statement Rings

When wearing a statement/cocktail ring and a bracelet, it’s best to think of your hand and wrist as a single unit and dress them together. The statement ring and the bracelet should be on one hand, and the other hand should be left bare. This way, the bare side will draw attention to your accessories.

5. Bracelet Styling Tips

Bracelets are ideally summer or spring accessories that shouldn’t be worn during the colder months. Wearing bracelets over or along with your long-sleeves and sweaters is just off. If you have narrow wrists and arms, it’s best to skip bracelets as they may slide too far down while also exaggerating the narrowness of your wrist.

6. Matching Jewelry

When you have a matching jewelry set, it’s best not to wear these pieces too close together on your body. Instead, you should consider investing in more coordinating or complementing pieces rather than exact matching sets.

7. Less is More

It’s all about balance, and even when you’re going for a statement look, your pieces should be bold, elegant, and quiet, not loud and heavy. After putting on all the pieces of jewelry, take off one thing before you head out.

8. Tips for Earrings and Necklaces

Generally, you should only wear a necklace with earrings if you plan to wear simple earrings like huggie earrings or diamond studs. If you’re wearing dangly, long, loud, or colorful earrings, it’s best to skip the necklace and perhaps throw on bangles or bracelets if you feel too light on jewelry.

9. It’s Okay to Mix Metals

Mixing metals is a trend that you shouldn’t be afraid of breaking. There is no harm in mixing metals; just be intentional about it. The best kind of jewelry that allows you to mix metals seamlessly is bracelets, and you can have a mixture of gold and sterling silver bracelets. However, you cannot mix everything – mixing gold and silver chains, for example, looks and will feel off.

10. The Era of Mixing Materials and Textures is Here

Besides mixing metals, try mixing materials and textures. You can start with stone and cloth mixes, matte and glossy, or mixing soft and hard elements or shapes. The mismatched or asymmetrical look is also trendy and one you could easily pull off.

11. The Classics’ List

There are many jewelry options that fall under the classics list. Here are the pieces that should be in your classic jewelry/accessories list and in your jewelry wardrobe/collection: a gold coin chain, set of slender bangles, at least one pearl necklace or faux pearls, a pair of real or faux diamond earrings, one chunky cocktail ring with a pretty bright colored stone, a pair of wild/statement earrings, a gold/bronze signet ring, a simple metallic watch, a classic leather-strapped watch, one vintage piece, a piece of sparkly link-bracelet/chain-link/tennis bracelet, a brooch, enamel pin.

12. Doubles and Triples

Wearing stuff in doubles or triples makes you look well-put-together and stylish. Think of sets of cuffs, a double-strand pearl necklace, a pair of matching brooches, or three layers of chain necklaces. They just work.

13. Don’t Be Af


Choosing the right jewelry is a personal matter that depends on individual style and preference. The tips provided above are a great starting point, but it is important to remember that not all of them will work for everyone. Comfort should always come first, and one should never force a look that makes them feel uneasy.

Stephanie, a jewelry designer and writer for our website, provides actionable tips for jewelry lovers. With her insights, one can try on different pieces and find what works and what doesn’t work for them. However, it is important to keep in mind that the choice of jewelry ultimately depends on personal taste and style.

In conclusion, the tips provided above can guide one in choosing the right jewelry, but it is important to always prioritize comfort and personal preference. With these considerations in mind, one can confidently wear jewelry that complements their unique style and enhances their overall look.