How your jewellery can help you shine this festive season

The festive season will soon be upon us, with many Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve parties and weddings coming up in the next couple of months. The right jewellery can instantly take an outfit from every day wear to a festive ensemble, so putting some extra thought into your jewellery choices for these events can make all the difference.

Think about jewellery which can take you from a sunny garden party to a dazzling night time event. You shouldn’t be afraid to go bold during party season, everyone could use a bit of festive sparkle!
Just don’t risk being compared to Liberace by donning all types of bold jewellery at the same time, perhaps choose one or two pieces that make a statement.

Rings. When it comes to rings remember large, statement rings don’t like competition, so keep other fingers bling-free.

Necklaces. Layering necklaces can look ‘casual cool’ when done right. Vary the lengths and shapes, and stop at three strands. Otherwise a simple pendant is the perfect addition with almost any outfit, including scoop neck tees, blouses and over high neck dresses. Put simply, you can’t go wrong.

Earrings. Earrings are considered the most important accessory as they are the first piece of jewellery someone will notice, and the choices are endless.

Studs are the easiest to wear day or night to add a dash of sophistication, and they suit all face shapes. Smaller earrings are easy to pair with a larger feature piece such as a bold necklace.

Chandelier earrings and big hoops are best for oval shaped faces. These draw attention to your face and hair, so you want to make sure your make-up and hair style is just how you like it. Remember, with larger earrings it’s best to skip the necklace or opt for something subtle.

Drops, huggies and smaller hoops suit round faces and are a great accompaniment when the dress-code is smart casual, adding a little bit of chic to your look.

A few things to keep in mind…

Each item should attract attention, not blend in to create a cluttered appearance.

You can really show off a treasured holiday jewellery piece by keeping the rest of your outfit simple.
It’s all about balance. As Coco Chanel said, “Once you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” Very wise words indeed.

To find the perfect piece for your next event, come and chat to us and we’ll help you piece together the perfect look.