Wearing Statement Earrings to Make an Impression
Statement jewelry of any sort refers to pieces that are big and bold, sometimes colorful, and which are designed to stand out. You may see statement pieces on the red carpet when celebrities need to look their best, and bold pieces are a great choice for adding color and life to your little black dress or to a drab business outfit. Statement earrings can draw the eyes up and add dimension and character to your face, but they need to be chosen correctly so they don’t look overdone.
Because statement earrings are so big and bold, it’s good to first consider the outfit you’re wearing. A dress with a strong print may be busy enough so that you don’t need statement earrings, and they can clash. It’s better to wear your statement earrings with a solid dress or one with a more subtle print. If you try your statement earrings and they don’t complement your dress or outfit, it’s best to change them out.
You don’t always need to match color when it comes to your statement earrings and your dress or outfit, and it’s often better to find something that complements rather than matches. If you’re wearing a brown dress, large gold earrings or orange earrings can coordinate nicely. If you’re wearing a red dress, try oversized gold earrings or silver with garnets, or black. These colors complement each other and the earrings won’t seem out of place.
If you’re wearing a black or white dress, then it’s time to have fun with your statement earrings. Try just about any color or style you want, in order to bring personality to your look. Crystals, beads, hoops, and any other embellishment can work with a neutral dress or outfit. You might even try bold feathers or earrings that ladder up the side of your ears.
Statement earrings are usually best when worn on their own; a necklace with statement earrings can be too much jewelry in one area of the face. You might instead opt for just a bracelet or large cocktail ring with your statement earrings, and keep your other pieces neutral so you don’t look overdone.
Pulling your hair up or back is also a good idea when wearing big and bold earrings, so they can easily be seen. If you wear your hair down the earrings might get lost in your hair and they won’t be noticed. A loose chignon is a great choice for a dressy occasion, or you might try a sleek ponytail. If you have very long hair, you might even try a deep side part and a braid that goes over one shoulder.
Keep these tips in mind when wearing statement earrings. They’ll add just the right touch to any outfit your choose and will make a statement with your wardrobe.