Know Everything About Your Basic Jewelry Wardrobe
It is not
unusual to plan a basic wardrobe that takes you from day to evening
and from casual to formal occasion and coordinates to extend the
range of use of each piece. Jewelry is, of course a wonderful
accessory to this wardrobe and your basic jewelry wardrobe needs some
planning. Some of these pieces will be chosen to complement your
basic wardrobe, others to fit within your own personal style and
others to be up-to-date statement of fashion. When you buy pieces you
will wear frequently, buy the best quality you can afford.
A classic gold
or gold-filled chain is a lifetime investment that can be worn in
many ways for many years. When you chose a gold or gold-filled chain,
be sure the clasp is strong, properly sized and of the same metal so
it doesnt change colors or wear out early. For a basic
versatile chain, you can find a narrow box-clasp or push-release
clasp that will allow you to use it for pendants with smaller bails.
If a trendy
layered look using different sizes, shapes and metals in your chains
suits your style, a more inexpensive fashion jewelry option may be a
good alternative. These chains can be used singly or in groups and
either braided or twisted for a unique look.
probably cant go wrong with post earrings in diamonds, pearls
or gold balls, you may prefer another option. You might opt for a one
inch simple or decorated hoop earring that is still conservative
enough to wear nearly anywhere, but give you a little more movement
and works within your own style. These conservative earrings will be
appropriate at a job interview, a wedding or a trip to the zoo. You
will get a lot of mileage out of a good classic pair of earrings and
wear them with a variety of outfits..
If you want to
wear some of the new cluster earrings, you might get a fashion
jewelry pair and if you have problems with base metals and your ears,
you can either wear them for a short time or put some non-allergenic
ear wires on them.
a good accent with nearly any outfit. A chain in either silver or
gold (or both) adds a little sparkle. A bangle bracelet is a classic,
but if it is too big, it can make your work awkward. A cuff can be a
stunning accessory when it is wide or a subtle accent if it is
narrow. Layering your chain bracelets with cuff bracelets gives a
more edgy look. An interesting artisan made bracelet can be a great
addition to your jewelry wardrobe if it is in classic rather than
faddish stone choices.
Pearls make a
timeless statement of elegance, and these days cultured fresh water
pearls are an affordable option to salt water pearls. A simple strand
of pearls with pearl studs can be worn for formal and work occasions.
The new floating pearls strung on a thin chain is a youthful but
still elegant look. Fresh water pearls come in colors from
traditional white to black, pink and other colors.
jewelry sets can be a valuable addition to your jewelry wardrobe. Two
matching pieces such as earrings and a bracelet or a necklace and
earrings look great, but more than two is just too much
Once you have
your basic pieces, you can add more pieces that suit your style or
pieces that suit the current trend to your jewelry wardrobe. Mix and
match your jewelry in a wide
variety of ways to create your own look.