jewelry Step Up
Jewelry will always
be the best way to
wardrobes for any
occasion, from the
casual and conﬁdent
to the luxurious
othing brings a smile to our faces
like a beautiful ring, a jangly neck-
lace, or some elegant earrings. Whether
it’s real or fake, big or small, understated
or over-the-top, jewelry elevates our spir-
its... and it can also elevate your look. Colorful accents and ac-
cessories can be just what the fashion doctor ordered to make
any plain or ordinary outﬁt outstanding.
While jewelry can be of very emotional signiﬁcance—an en-
gagement ring, your grandmother’s pearl necklace, a Pandora
bracelet signifying the birth of your ﬁrst child—it is also a reﬂec-
tion of your personal style. Some people can’t leave the house with-
out loading up on bracelets, while for others simple stud earrings
will do. No matter your preference, bits of bling are all about
adding personal expression to your look—so don’t fret and have
some fun with it.
Follow these ﬁve simple tips and you’ll be on your way to ﬂashy
style in no time.
N SIMPLE SAYS IT ALL
In some instances, piling on the sparkles is a sweet way to ac-
cent your look, but knowing when to stop is chic. An armful of
bangles, for example, means you should really think minimal with
your necklaces and earrings. Sometimes less really is more. And,
tone it down when your clothes have a lot going on. A rufﬂe-front
blouse can look stylish with a thin chain draped at the nape of
your neck, but can look absolutely atrocious with a thick, multi-
A wide choker or bib necklace demands individual attention
and should be your sole statement maker. Ditch the other jewelry
when wearing such a scene stealing item.
YOU’VE BEEN FRAMED
Yes, earrings can be relatively small, but they are in the direct
line of vision of anyone you talk to, so they should be well consid-
ered. Whether you prefer simple studs every day or dangly drops,
earrings can have a huge impact on your look.
Small studs are perfect if you like a little bit of glitz and don’t
like to change your earrings every day. Diamonds are ultimately
complementary to any outﬁt, but pearls or gold or silver studs are
just as versatile.
Chandelier earrings draw attention. Keep your accoutrements
limited with these stunners and do not overly distract with neck-
laces, brooches, or bangle bracelets.
TIME TO GLAM IT UP
You don’t have to have a massive rock to indulge in an eye-