Jewelries go for a wide range of prices. There are ridiculously cheap jewelries and also those that are worth a fortune. Wearing expensive clothing and clothing accessories (jewelries inclusive) makes you feel confident. Confidence because you know you are wearing ‘money’. But, more than wearing expensive jewelry, it is actually looking expensive. You can wear expensive jewelry pieces and still end up looking classless and not-expensive. This is because people are often moved by what they see and they make judgement based on perception.
For you to look expensive in jewelry, you don’t necessarily have to do so wearing expensive jewelry. Low cost jewelries too can be properly combined to produce a combination of elegance, class, style and panache. When people perceive you as such they actually place you high as they see you as an expensive person, seeing that they feel you look expensive.
To look expensive in your jewelries, irrespective of your budget, there are a few fashion tips you must make sure you abide by. In this article, we would be discussing 16 of them.
- MAKE A STATEMENT AND STICK WITH IT
A statement jewelry allows you to express yourself. If what you desire is to look classy, then wear a statement piece that would present you as classy. Your statement piece should be bold, stylish and unique.
- RESIST THE URGE TO USE MULTIPLE STONE COLOURS
Jewelries with multiple stones having different colours should be avoided if the goal is to look expensive. Also, when you use stoned necklaces and earrings together, it is best if their stones are of the same colour.
- MIX METALS CAREFULLY
Highlighting class when you accessorise with your metallic jewelries is best achieved when you stick to a particular metal type and color. Mixing metals may be required if the jewelry pieces are solely metallic. If you want to mix metallic pieces it is best to go with complimenting ones. For instance, a rose gold jewelry piece will not go well with one of yellow color, as they do not complement each other.
- TARNISH METALS ALWAYS, AND WILL ALWAYS, LOOK CHEAP
When purchasing jewelries made from metals go for the ones that would not tarnish after the first few usage. We know you might be on a budget and that the goal is to look expensive, not just wear expensive clothes, but you may want to consider adding a few dollars to your initial budget to purchase that metallic jewelry that would make you stand out. Wearing tarnish metals makes you look so low budget.
- OPT FOR CLASSIC. GO FOR PEARLS
Pearls have always and would also come off as sophisticated. Wear this old jewelry piece with your corporate or loungewear and you will definitely look expensive- if accessorized rightly.
- WEAR IN LAYERS
Some jewelry pieces look classy when a few are stacked. Layered chains as well as a few layers of pearls always come off as classic.
- LESS IS MORE…
The statement “less is more” also applies to fashion and particularly wearing jewelry. Wearing fewer jewelry pieces instead of crowding yourself with many jewelries is classic.
When a statement piece is worn, it is best other pieces are as simple as possible. This is in order for the statement piece to be the highlight and draw necessary attention. Wearing many elaborate jewelry pieces all at once makes you far from elegance. You will look cheap with them, irrespective of the amount they are purchased for.
- TIE A WRISTWATCH, AN EXPENSIVE ONE!
Invest in watches. To look expensive in jewelry, your wrist watches especially, must look the part. Tie a wristwatch that would accentuate class.
- KEEP YOUR EYES ON DETAILS
Everything matters in fashion. Take note of every highlight. Every color. The shapes. Also take note of your personal style. Not all pieces should be part of every outfit. Know which to wear and which not to. You might want to substitute some jewelry items for some others. Your hair pins, brooches, buckle straps, rings and pendants matter too, not just your earrings, necklaces and bangles.
- CONSIDER YOUR CLOTHING
To look expensive, do make sure your jewelries complement your dressing. Know when to highlight them and when not to. Not all jewelry pieces can be used with every outfit. Always consider what you’re wearing before choosing the right jewelries to accessorise with.
- CHILDISH LOOKS INEXPENSIVE!
No matter the amount you obtain a jewelry piece, if it looks childish, then it does come off as cheap. Animal pendants, very colourful necklaces, fantasy creatures, unicorns and butterflies should be replaced with simple, elegant pieces if they look expensive.
- TRY NOT TO LOOK LIKE EVERYONE
You cannot be wearing an inexpensive piece that is in vogue and somehow manage to look expensive in them. For you to look expensive try not to wear inexpensive jewelry that people would be able to tell the price by mere looking at them. Do not follow trends. To look expensive in inexpensive jewelries, a vintage / old piece may be your best bet.
- OPT FOR SYMMETRY
Rings, beaded necklaces and earrings that are symmetrical would make you look elegant.
- GET THE PERFECT FIT
Ill-fitting jewelries are not at all classic. They often make you look cheap. Except it is the design of the jewelry piece is to be loose-fitting, jewelries are meant to be your perfect size. For instance, a loose-fitting choker would look so inelegant, if not ridiculous. Bracelets, rings and wrist watches are some of the jewelries that are to be paid attention to in this regard. One other disadvantage of wearing loose-fitting jewelry, apart from making you look inexpensive, is that you would be uncomfortable.
You can replace adjustable jewelries for adjustable ones to avoid purchasing loose-fitting jewelry.
- WEAR CLEAN AND WHOLE JEWELRY PIECES
Your jewelries must be clean and whole at all times. Wearing dirty or broken jewelry makes you look cheap. Always take care of your jewelries by cleaning them and also by storing them appropriately.
- YOU WILL LOOK EXPENSIVE IN EXPENSIVE JEWELRIES!
Get expensive jewelry if you can afford them. Learn how to perfectly combine them and you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
The goal is to look expensive and not necessarily wear expensive clothes. Do take note of these tips if you will look classy, sophisticated and with a sprinkle of panache.