I’ll be the first to admit that most of the time I forget to wear any sort of jewellery on a day to day basis. I’m usually rushing out of the door and I’d much rather remember my shoes and handbag than something to pull my outfit together. However, since getting engaged, I’ve noticed how much having jewellery on makes me feel like I really have my shit together so I’ve started to put a bit more effort in.
Because I’m usually quite bleary-eyed in the morning whilst I’m getting ready, I’d rather go for one statement piece when I’m heading to work rather than loads of little bits. However, it might be easier said than done. I’m lucky that my office are quite relaxed when it comes to our dress code, and we can usually get away with most things, but I know that some workplaces may be more restrictive when it comes to what you can and can’t wear.
Many office environments enforce a “strictly business” approach to your clothes and accessories while the new breed of start-ups may be a bit more casual in their practices. So long as your look doesn’t distract the developers from their Objective-C and all that jazz, chance are, you’re golden – pardon the pun! Whatever you feel comfortable wearing jewellery-wise, it can help you to make a big impression in an otherwise mundane office situation.
Today I’ve rounded up some of my tips for making your statement at work.
Keep it classy, and you can afford to be bold
When it comes to making a statement with your jewellery, it’s a good idea to opt for the classy and elegant. Paradoxically, the simpler and more elegant your jewellery, the bolder you can afford to be. If you’re going to buy a nose ring online, opt for something that’s eye-catching yet elegant like a small diamond stud. If you want to make a statement with your neckline, a bib necklace or choker may be the best way to do this.
Less is more
The age-old saying right?
A single statement piece can say a lot about you without compromising the professionalism of your appearance. However, going for several statement pieces at once will give you a crowded look that doesn’t give your jewellery room to breathe. Plus, as expensive and exquisite as the pieces may be, it runs the risk of looking tacky.
Speaking of minimalism, remember to keep your clothing subtle and modest when wearing statement jewellery to accentuate it. Moreover, your makeup should be flawless but simple, especially if you’re wearing chandelier style statement earrings.
Talk with your hands
Aside from the face and neck, your hands are one of the easiest parts of your body to accessorize, but no one wants to be the girl who clunks every time they type. Also, if you will likely be shaking a lot of hands or doing a lot of typing throughout your day, you should be as minimal as possible in your bracelets: This means your jewellery needs to be functional.
Make sure that any statement bracelets you choose don’t clash with your choice of nail polish or your wedding or engagement rings. Try to limit your uses of bold colours as these can easily clash on the relatively small surface area of your hands and go for a more neutral gold or silver (or rose gold if you’re basic AF).
Do you have any tips yourself?