Proper jewellery etiquette for everyday life

People have been wearing jewellery for over the centuries to enhance their overall look or to make a fashion statement. While trends come and go, there are still some basic guidelines which are timeless. One of the most important things to remember is that you need to be aware of what is considered perfection for each situation and choose your jewellery accordingly.

Fashionistas know that accessorizing with jewellery can take an outfit from boring to one that will catch everyone’s eye. Just to make sure that the attention you’re getting is positive. The right accessories will always enhance your overall look and provide the fashion statement you want to project, but if you aren’t careful, you might destroy your appearance or distract from your wonderful personality. 

Many people may claim that “less is more,” but it isn’t always correct. There is some times when you should wear accessories which sparkle and shine; the key element is to know when that perfect time is.

Everyday Jewellery

Some jewellery is perfectly acceptable to wear all the time. For married women, one such item is the wedding band or the ring. If you like to keep track of time, and you prefer not to use mobile for that purpose, a wristwatch is always acceptable. A simple keepsake necklace or a pendant is another jewellery piece like toe ring  that can be worn most of the time.

Office Jewellery

When you choose women jewellery to wear to work, you should be careful. One should choose or select pieces that aren’t distracting or noisy. You can still show your individuality, but don’t wear anything which might offend the higher-ups or clients. Never wear heavy jewellery to your workplace.

Here are some dos and don’ts for office jewellery:

  • In a conservative office, it’s a good idea to stick to stud earrings and a simple necklace that matches your outfit.
  • In a less conservative office, you can wear stud earrings or small hoops, but be careful that they don’t sparkle too brightly or make noise when you move.
  • In a more creative environment, larger earrings are acceptable, but it’s still a good idea to select those that aren’t noisy and shiny or you’ll distract others. You never want to be that annoying person who jingles and jangles when they walk down the hall.
  • Don’t blind your colleagues with extra-large rhinestones. Save the flash for party hours.
  • Don’t wear noisy bracelets to the office. Stacking bangles or bracelets which clang against your desk when you’re at the keyboard can annoy your colleagues or boss. 
  • When you’re not sure if you’re wearing too much jewellery to the office, go with the minimal pieces possible. The perfect guide of office jewellery is that it’s okay to wear  a anklet bracelet, a ring, a pair of earrings, and a necklace. Anything more than that will be too much for most work environments.

Party Jewellery

When your office hour’s end and you’re going to a friend’s party on a Friday night, almost anything goes. If you enjoy clanging bangles and blinding bling, this is the time to wear it. Party doesn’t have any specific rules so go for what you want to wear.

Can You Wear Black to a Wedding?

It’s a question you’ve no doubt asked yourself as wedding season looms and you’re not entirely confident in straying too far from your ‘all dark’ wardrobe staples. So if you’ve longed to pop on a trusty LBD for the next wedding in your diary, you’re in luck as the taboo on black dresses at weddings seems to be well and truly over, and there are a number of ways to wear it.

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For a summer or destination wedding, the temptation and habit is to head straight for bright or pastel colours, but it can be not only acceptable but also positively elegant to go all black in one of your summer dresses. Keep it loose, long and flowing for a pretty boho look. According to Glamour, as long as when the breeze blows your skirt sways, you’re on the right track.

Go for Tailoring 

Not only do you not need to worry about wearing black to a wedding, you can shake it up with your choice of outfit too. Where we once might have stuck to dresses or skirts for the occasion, things in the form of jumpsuits, co-ords and suits are making much more of an appearance at weddings. Don’t feel like you can’t do both at once either, and keep in mind that Cara Delevigne turned up to not just any wedding but the royal wedding in a beautiful tailored black suit.

Winter Weddings 

There’s an all-black outfit to suit both summer and winter weddings. For a winter wedding, a dash of sequin or shimmer will add a festive feel to your look, or a tailored suit will be both stylish and practical for the weather.

Add Pattern

In summer, pick a dress with a pattern if you’re not quite ready to embrace the all-black look. There are plenty of options at www.axparis.com/collections/summer-dresses, and whether it’s a check, polka dot or floral print, don’t be frightened of keeping the base black.

There are a number of ways to wear black for weddings and feel confident doing it. Remember that we’ve said goodbye to the days of huge fascinators, matchy-matchy accessories and the taboo of wearing black to a wedding. 

Just don’t turn up in a long white lace gown – that’s one rule that still applies.