How To Match Your Jewellery To The Occasion

Jewellery may only be a small accessory, but it can have a big effect on your outfit and a big impression on the people around you. If you’re dressing for an event or an occasion and you’re not sure what type of bling to wear, this guide could help you to get the tone right.

A job interview

Wearing jewellery to a job interview can help to add a sense of sophistication to your outfit, but you should keep it simple in all cases. Anything too showy is likely to be distracting and inappropriate (unless you’re getting interviewed for a job in the fashion industry). Similarly, try to keep it formal. Silver stud earrings and simple necklaces and bracelets are usually a good call.

A first date

When making the right impression on a first date, you may want to still keep things subtle but add one statement piece that shows off your personality. This could be an eye-catching necklace or standout earrings. Think about the parts of your body that you want to accentuate - for example, bright cobalt blue gemstone earrings could help to bring out brown eyes by providing a contrast. Be careful of body parts that you don’t want to accentuate – a low hanging necklace will draw attention to your chest (which you may or may not want).

A wedding

A wedding is your chance to go blingy – especially if you’re the bride. White metals, pearls and diamonds are best suited if you’re going down the traditional western route of having a white dress. For wedding dresses with hues of pink, rose gold may be a better suited metal. Most brides wear their hair up, in which case drop earrings often work well. The key is to make it flashy, but to keep it all to one theme.
A funeral

A funeral isn’t an occasion for drawing attention to oneself, so you’re best keeping your jewellery subtle. Pearls can sometimes work well with black and you may want to wear religious pendants such as crosses.

A festival

Festivals tend to be events for dressing as wild and as showy as possible. When it comes to jewellery, you probably don’t want to wear anything to valuable or formal, however you don’t have to worry about sticking to one statement piece – the boho chic look is popular at festivals and involves layering bracelets and necklaces of multiple styles. A festival could also be a chance to experiment with body piercings – you may be able to find a standout piece of jewellery for a septum piercing online. Obviously, it depends on the type of festival as to what jewellery is suitable.

A party

Parties can vary widely in formality, but generally these are chances to dress naturally and wear the jewellery that matches your personality. If it’s people you mostly know, you may feel you can dress a little wilder. If it’s people you don’t know very well, you may want to stay reserved. It depends on whether you want to make an impression on the people there – if you want people to talk to you, wear less subtle items that provide a conversation starter.


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