Gold jewellery is something that is truly timeless and never goes out of style. It is a great way to complete an outfit, but if you are stuck for ideas on how best to style your own collection, we’ve put together some tips on how to style a bit of bling.
Keep it simple
When it comes to putting together an outfit, you want to avoid going too overboard and making it look cluttered, so take it easy with the jewellery and accessories. Give each item a chance to stand out on its own, and just choose two or three of your favorite pieces.
There is an old saying that you should take off one accessory before you leave the house, and it is something that is worth bearing in mind when layering any jewellery together.
Statement pieces can make a big impact, and bold, chunky rings are always a popular option. They are easy to wear with just about any outfit, and you can find some really stunning vintage pieces.
Statement necklaces are another way to really make an outfit and give it some focus. Try to avoid wearing any bold patterns together with statement jewellery, as the two will distract from one another and look too busy. Pairing a large gold necklace with a plain black top, or a stack of bracelets with a slinky cocktail dress allow all eyes to be on your jewellery.
Mix your metals
Gone are the days where it is completely unacceptable to mix different metals together. These days it’s actually something of a fashion statement, so you don’t need to wear your gold jewellery on its own. Why not throw in some silver or platinum to add interest? Or even throw in some rose gold, as its popularity seems to be here to stay.
Of course, it isn’t as simple as just throwing together a few pieces, so if you’re struggling to get it quite right, this guide from Astley Clarke on how to style mixed metals is a good place to start.
We asked H. Hogarth if they had any tips and they told us “if you are wearing gold jewellery that also contains gemstones, try to make sure your overall look is cohesive. For example, if you’re wearing other pieces of jewellery, try to make sure they either contain the same gemstones or match the colour scheme of your overall outfit.”
Wearing complementary coloured garments to any gemstones you are wearing is always a good idea, or keeping the outfit simple and monochrome.
Face shape and skin tone
If you’re not sure where to begin, there are a few different pointers for styling jewellery to suit your particular features that may help you in the right direction.
Shorter necklaces, for example, tend to flatter longer face shapes such as rectangle or oblong, whereas smaller or rounder faces are elongated by a longer necklace.
Gold tones and rose golds are extremely flattering on warm skin tones, whereas cooler skin tones tend to suit white golds, or even silver or platinum.
Wear what you love
Whichever way you decide to style your gold jewellery, the most important thing is to wear whatever makes you happy. There are no hard and fast rules, so if you really love something then wear it!
Gold jewellery is one of the easiest types to style, and it also never goes out of style so any pieces you pick up that you really love will last you for years and years to come.
Feel free to experiment, update your look, and try new combinations, and just find what works for you!