How to Wear Statement Jewelry: Earrings, Necklaces, Rings, and More

How to Wear Statement Jewelry: Earrings, Necklaces, Rings, and More

When it comes to accessorizing, statement jewelry holds the key to elevating your personal style. From bold necklaces to eye-catching earrings, statement pieces have the power to transform a simple outfit into a fashion statement.

In this guide, we'll explore the art of wearing and styling statement necklaces, earrings, and rings with confidence. Whether you're a jewelry enthusiast or new to the world of statement pieces, these expert tips will help you unlock the potential of your accessories and create stunning looks.

What is Statement Jewelry?

Statement jewelry sets itself apart with its distinctiveness and ability to draw attention. It goes beyond the realm of subtle, delicate pieces, making a bold impact with its design, size, and visual appeal. These accessories act as focal points, allowing you to express your personality and style effortlessly.

 Statement jewelry comes in various forms, including:

  • Necklaces
  • Earrings
  • Bracelets
  • Rings

How to Wear a Statement Necklace

Pairing with Necklines

Different necklines call for specific approaches when styling necklaces. Avoid necklaces that fall in a way that clashes with your neckline or get lost in the colors and folds of the shirt. Ideally, a statement necklace will either lay on the chest or on top of the shirt or dress, but not in between.

Layering and Stacking Techniques

Experiment with layering and stacking techniques to add depth and visual interest to your outfit. Mix and match different necklace lengths and styles, keeping proportions in mind to achieve a balanced and stylish look. Combining short chains with a pendant necklace is a classic way to create a focal point in an otherwise plain outfit. Necklace layering can turn a few simple pieces into one cohesive, bold look.

Less is More

To rock a statement necklace with confidence, keep the rest of your outfit simple to allow the accessory to shine. The point of wearing the statement piece is to draw eyes there, so don't ambush it with busy or flashy patterns. Stick with simple clothes and subdued colors.

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How to Wear Statement Earrings

Selecting Statement Earrings for Your Face Shape

Different face shapes call for specific earring styles to enhance your features. Discover the best statement earring choices for round, oval, square, and heart-shaped faces, allowing you to create a harmonious and flattering overall look.

Round faces pair well with long earrings that elongate the face. Oval face shapes look best with teardrop or oval-shaped dangling pieces. Don't feel confined by these rules; wearing statement jewelry is all about feeling comfortable and proud enough to attract attention.

Matching Statement Earrings with Hairstyles

Consider your hairstyle when choosing statement earrings. Up-dos like buns and ponytails allow statement jewelry to stand out without being blocked by loose hair. Want to leave your hair down? Break out the rings and bracelets and stick with studs up top.

Coordinating with Other Pieces

Consider colors, styles, and proportions to create a harmonious jewelry ensemble. Will you be mixing and matching metals or sticking with one theme? Are your earrings one color and necklaces another? Remember, most statement pieces are designed to steal the show of an outfit, so you don't have to wear more than one.

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Wearing Statement Rings

Statement rings are large and chunky, and often cover the entire knuckle portion of the finger. Whether they have diamonds, gemstones, or colored jewels, statement rings are absolutely stunning when styled correctly.

Choose One Favorite

In most cases, you don't need to wear other rings on the same hand as your statement ring. One or two should suffice, and the last thing you want is for your favorite piece to get lost in the chaos. As you find your style, you'll learn how to wear more than one in a ring stack while maintaining a sophisticated look.

Color Coordinate

Whereas you can build an outfit around a bold necklace or pair of earrings, you'll likely put on that statement ring to spice up a simple outfit. If it's a casual outfit lacking color, choose a ring with colored gemstones or shiny jewels.

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Mastering Statement Bracelets

A statement bracelet can take an outfit from casual to bohemian or from plain to glamorous. 

Choosing the Right Statement Bracelet for Your Outfit

For casual looks, choose bracelets with vibrant colors or unique textures that add a pop of interest. For formal occasions, select bracelets adorned with sparkling gemstones or elegant metallic finishes for a touch of sophistication. 

Stack and Layer with Confidence

One of the most exciting aspects of statement bracelets is the ability to stack and layer them for a more impactful focal point. Experiment with different bracelet widths, textures, and styles to create a unique combination that reflects your personal style.

Mix and match bangles, cuffs, and charm bracelets to achieve a dynamic and eye-catching stack. Be mindful of balancing proportions and choosing complementary colors and materials to ensure a cohesive and harmonious ensemble.

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Shop Statement Jewelry from Shana Gulati

While these tips are safe guidelines to follow, we urge you to remember: some rules are meant to be broken. Feeling confident in your own, unique style is what matters, and what radiates beauty more than any chunky necklace, cuff bracelet, or chandelier earrings.

Our sustainable jewelry collection contains a number of statement pieces as well as simple, more understated ones. We use upcycled diamonds and reclaimed gemstones, ensuring neither the Earth nor our artisans are exploited in the process. Shop today and enjoy the pleasure of knowing your accessories are one of a kind, just like you.