As jewelry lovers, we are fascinated by shiny pieces which will bring out the best in us. Most women dream of being surrounded by diamonds and timeless accessories to brighten their outfits and moods every day. But part of being a good jewelry lover is wearing their gorgeous pieces the right way, avoiding unfashionable jewelry mistakes.
There is a reason why “less is more” is the ultimate tip for timeless style. When you wear the right amount of accessories, or choose the right pieces, the overall look is balanced and each element plays a clearly defined part. If we disregard this and go overboard, what we think looks exuberant may look tacky.
Someone once said that “too much is never enough” but, if it were true, why do we cover our eyes when we’re blinded by something too shiny? It’s all about the right amount of shine.
We identified seven jewelry mistakes many of us fall for, either for everyday life or for a big event. Making any of them can ruin your overall look and land you in Fashion Police jail.
Coco Chanel once said “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” Keep this quote in mind while you correct these common jewelry mistakes.
Mistake #1: Wearing the wrong jewelry for the occasion
Planning your outfits doesn’t start when you open your closet, but when you open your schedule for the day. A ZYDO woman never improvises, and by the time she programs an event in her calendar, she already has an idea of what to wear and which accessories to use. This stunning white gold necklace from the Mosaic collection is best for a nighttime gala, not so much for the office. We could say the opposite about this dainty pair of earrings, which are ideal for that big meeting you have scheduled on Monday.
Ask yourself these questions before opening your jewelry box:
- Where are you going?
- What are you going to do?
- What is the dress code? Are there any restrictions you should follow?
- What clothes are you wearing?
Then, choose the best piece (or pieces) suitable for your day, confident that you won’t stand out in the wrong sense.
Mistake #2: Not focusing on a single statement piece
We get it, sometimes it’s hard to choose among our beloved jewelry pieces, and we are tempted to wear all of them at once. Don’t! Pick one piece, like this gorgeous brooch with diamonds and sapphires. Keep the rest of your jewelry subtle, if any.
Mistake #3: A hairdo that outshines your earrings
The best match for a beautiful pair of earrings is a hairstyle which will let them shine. We’re all for big hair and fancy updos, but they shouldn’t steal the attention from your earrings, otherwise, they’ll clash badly.
If you’re wearing a pair like this dangly duo from the Unique collection, it’s best to keep your hair sleek, behind your ears, so that everyone can catch a glimpse of them. Looking to rock bigger hair? Go for small, discreet earrings like these gold earrings with diamonds.
This rule also applies to makeup, since earrings will frame your face. Play up one feature and keep the rest toned down.
Mistake #4: Choosing the wrong pendant for your neckline
When it comes to pendants and necklaces, you have to make sure you’re choosing the right piece for the top you’re wearing. Otherwise, the lines from the top and the chain may look awkward, as if you picked up the piece in a haste before leaving.
Instead, follow these guidelines for the most popular necklines:
- Classic collar shirts, scoop necklines and strapless tops look best with short necklaces like this white gold tennis necklace.
- V-lines are ideal for eye-catching long-chain pendants.
- Turtlenecks and boat necks look great with long chain necklaces, like this one with diamonds and pearls.
Keep these tips in mind when planning your next outfit, for an eye-catching neckline.
Mistake #5: An untidy manicure
If you’re showing off your amazing new ring, or you got engaged recently, all eyes will be on your hands. And there’s nothing more anticlimactic than a beautiful ring surrounded by terrible-looking nails. Regardless if you like a classic French look, or something more extravagant, make sure to schedule regular manicure sessions to keep your hands fresh and young.
Mistake #6: Wearing ALL the rings
Proud of your ring collection? So are we! But that doesn’t mean that it’s time to fill your fingers with them before a big night out. Choose one (yes, one!) and wear it proudly, because every ring deserves to be the center of attention.
If you’re engaged (or married), you may ask yourself if it’s right to wear a second ring for a special occasion, without upstaging the symbol of your eternal love. We give you two sweet options for your look:
- Option 1: Wear a smaller ring like this stretch black and white one in your middle or index finger of your left hand.
- Option 2: If the other ring you want to wear is as show-stopping as this rose gold piece, wear it in your right hand, to keep the bling balanced.
Mistake #7: Not being true to yourself
In the end, the biggest mistake any woman can make when choosing jewelry is to put aside her personality and sense of style. Make sure to pick pieces that speak to your true self. Someone’s favorite piece may be too much for another person, but don’t let that deter you from wearing it proudly. After all, the second most important accessory a woman must wear is her confidence; the first one, a gorgeous piece from ZYDO.
Ready to clean slate and correct your jewelry mistakes? Head out to www.zydo.com now and pick up a new piece for your collection.