8 Ways to Show Off Jewelry

Photos Credit: Sean CunninghamPhotos Credit: Sean CunninghamWhether fancy or costume, nothing can add oomph to your wardrobe like jewelry. Here are 8 tips for making sure your bling always looks its best.

1. Keep it chic.
In some instances, loading up on the sparklies is an exciting way to accent. But know when to stop. An armful of bangles, for example, means you should think minimal with your necklaces and earrings.

2.Tone it down when your clothes have a lot going on.
A ruffle-front blouse can look sweet with a thin chain in the mix, but not with a big, ornate number.

3. Bring Life to Outfits with Necklaces
There are so many directions you can go when it comes to necklaces, from subtle (a simple gold chain or a strand of pearls) to bold (a wide bib or colorful beads) and lots of places in between.Photo Credit: Studio DPhoto Credit: Studio D

4. You don't have to spend a lot on your baubles.
Costume jewelry adds pizzazz. Beware of anything too cheap, and avoid pieces that are just poor imitations of the real deal.

5. Consider the vibe you are going for.
Add colorful beads for a boho feel, silver chains for a touch of punk, or pearls for a prim and proper air.

6. Face-Framing with Earrings Whether you prefer simple studs every day or dangly drops, earrings have a big impact on your outfit. Yes, they are relatively small, but they are in the direct line of vision of anyone you talk to, so they should be well considered.

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7. Up the Glam Factor with Rings You don't have to have a major rock to indulge in an eye-catching ring. From classic gold bands to exotic stones, there are styles to suit all tastes and budgets. Use rings to make an even bigger statement every time you talk with your hands.

8. Brooches: Old-Fashioned Sparkles You may think brooches are an outdated, fuddy-duddy take on jewelry, but a glamorous pin can enrich and enliven the most basic of clothes - and there are even edgy options like this tarantula brooch from Giorgio Armani.

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