5 Golden Rules for Wearing Statement Jewelry – Afro-Indie Adornments

5 Golden Rules for Wearing Statement Jewelry

One of the best parts of fashion is being able to experiment with different styles and pieces. In addition, there is freedom and joy you gain in expressing yourself with your jewelry, makeup, and outfits. With that being said, statement jewelry is a huge part of experimenting with fashion. Still, it might be intimidating to some queens who are not used to wearing exquisite jewelry. Or maybe you have already tested with statement pieces and just want some advice to make sure you are doing it right. Either way, if you need some simple guidance to get you started on your journey, here are five golden rules for wearing statement jewelry! 


Rule One: Do not overdo it

When you first start experimenting with statement jewelry, you must make sure you do not overdo it. Your outfit can easily become a mess and clash if you are not careful with your statement pieces! So remember to keep your outfit simple if you plan on wearing any statement jewelry. 

So, avoid bright or neon colors, theatrical blouses, and eye-catching pants or skirts. Any clothes that demand to be the focal point or capture too much attention should be strictly avoided when wearing a statement piece. Your necklace should be the main focus of your outfit; otherwise, your outfit can quickly become a bit too childish or tacky. 



So, for example, if you are wearing a striking statement necklace, keep your outfit basic in comparison. Maybe wear a solid-colored dress or a casual shirt. Nothing too eye-catching. Or, if you plan on wearing a statement earring, it might be a good idea to pull your hair up and avoid wearing a neon shirt. This way, your necklace can fully stand out without having to compete with vibrant and eye-catching clothes. 


Rule Two: Balance the bold jewelry out 

As Coco Chanel once said, “before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” Your statement jewelry should be the main focus of your outfit. It should not have to compete with the rest of your jewelry. Otherwise, your accessories will clash with each other. So, if you are wearing a statement necklace, keep your earrings and bracelets simple, and vice versa. 



Finding complementary jewelry to your statement piece can seem difficult, but it is actually quite simple. For example, if you are wearing a statement necklace with gold, wear small gold studs or hoops and one or two bangle bracelets. If you are wearing silver statement jewelry, a small silver stud or chain necklace will also do the trick, and so on. In summary, stick with simple but matching jewelry to avoid a gaudy outfit! 


Rule Three: Match with the right neckline

Not all statement pieces, specifically statement necklaces, look good with every neckline. As previously stated, the statement piece should be the main focus of our outfit. This means a statement piece can easily clash with some necklines, like a halter top, for example. When it comes to your statement necklaces, you should find a neckline that complements your jewelry, not distracts from it. 



Some of the best necklines are strapless tops, v-necks, and square necklines! While some of the worst necklines for statement necklaces are halter tops and collar shirts. Ultimately, there are exceptions to this rule depending on the type of statement piece you are wearing. But, at the end of the day, just make sure that your neckline is not overshadowing or clashing with your necklace, and your outfit will be fine! 

Rule Four: Keep your makeup simple 

As formerly mentioned, the ultimate golden rule is that a statement piece is supposed to be the main focus of your outfit. So, the best thing you can do — especially if you are new to bold jewelry — is keep your makeup simple. Now, I am not saying to go completely makeup-free or anything, but avoid bright lipstick or extravagant eyeshadows. Vibrant makeup can sometimes take away the attention from your necklace, or worse, clash with your jewelry. Nude lips or simple eyeliner works best with bold statement pieces. After all, you do not want to look too gaudy and or overdone. 


However, this rule does depend on the type of outfit you are wearing, the statement piece you have, and where you are going. For example, if you are going to a formal event and your statement piece is not too overwhelming or flashy, then feel free to have a bit of fun with your makeup. Just make sure your statement piece and makeup all fit in with each other while still letting your statement piece be your main focus! 

Rule Five: Have fun experimenting 

Ultimately, fashion is meant for experimentation at the end of the day. So maybe some rules on this list do not apply to you, and that is okay. They are just good guidelines to keep in mind if you are new to statement jewelry. At the end of the day, the best rules are the ones you have created for yourself. So experiment with jewelry and see what works for you and what does not. It is the best way to learn about your own sense of style.

So buy a statement necklace you normally would consider a bit too out of your box, or invest in earrings you always felt too shy to wear. Doing this will help you develop your own style and become an expert in statement jewelry in no time! 



With that being said, while statement jewelry might seem a bit intimidating at first, it is actually easier to style than you would think. Hopefully, these simple and easy rules gave you some guidance on styling your gorgeous jewelry, queen! If you need more stylish statement pieces, feel free to check out our shop! There is a statement piece in plenty of different styles; we are sure there is something for you to love!