Define your Own Rules and don’t Curb your Imagination!
When it comes to jewellery, a few generations ago, we were limited to what was given us to by our mothers and grandmothers. Today, things have changed. We have collections that are fun, flamboyant and full of colour..
From celebrities at red-carpet events to influencers on Instagram, this is now a go-to-trend where we’re seeing a range of accessories such as bracelets, pendants and rings going together with any garment.
Stacking, layering, whatever you want to call it, the trend of mixing, matching and piling up accessories has been quickly gaining traction over the last decade. There was a time when it was looked down upon as ‘hippy-style’ but has slowly evolved to gain appreciation.
So, when the question arises that there is something such as ‘over-accessorised’, I’m tempted to say NO. I look back at some of my favourite looks at the recent Met Gala event and almost all of them aced the art of mixing jewellery and none of them took away from the beauty of the outfit but rather created a grand effect. And, therein lies the appeal of jewellery. The beauty of accessories is that you can mix and match depending on your mood and imagination. When it comes to accessories, there are no rules. The main purpose is to enjoy composing multitude variations and having fun with your jewellery. Having said that, there are some best practices that you can consider when accessorising.
For instance, when it comes to your bracelets, mix you are fine skinny bracelet chains with chunky bangle bracelets to compliment your look.
Make sure to mix your golds and silver with a splash of colour with natural semi-precious stones. Some of the summer favourites are Blue Topaz and Amethyst.
If you are someone that is a bit bolder, alternate the suppleness of your little black dress with the shine of Sterling Silver pendants, rings and earrings.
Drop earrings are no longer reserved for occasions like a dinner date or wedding party, don’t be afraid to wear them to work or a girl’s night out. If you would like to tone down your look, choose colourless options such as plain silver studs or White Topaz Earrings.
For those that like to dress in bold outfits, opt for accessories in a more restrained colour palette such as garnets and black spinels.
Finally, when it comes to accessories, remember that this is one area that gives you a chance to throw out the traditional rule book and experiment new styles. So, define your own rules and don’t curb your imagination!
About the Author
Rishabh Kothari is the Founder & CEO of Talisman