Buy beads and jewelry that match your skin tone. Cool skin tones look best in silver, while warmer (golden) skin tones look better with gold. If you have colored beads, try to match cooler skin tones with blue-based colors, and warmer skin tones with red or yellow-based colors.
A great way to look as classy as CoCo Chanel is to mix your jewelry materials. Mix big chains with small, wooden beads with glass, or gold with silver. Variety is the spice of life!
Jewelry calls for a certain amount of matching when it comes to size, too. A ring that is small and dainty belongs on a small hand. Larger fingers call for bigger, bolder gems. Likewise, a giant chain is going to look ridiculous on a tiny woman.
Believe it or not, matching the material of your jewelry to your outfit really will put forth a certain mood in some cases. Matching metal jewels to a silver outfit will create a high fashion, futuristic touch. Adding gold hoop earrings to a long skirt will call people back to the age of the wandering, beautiful gypsy. Meanwhile, adding wooden beads to a green and brown ensemble will likely add to its already earthy appeal.
If you can't find a bracelet, necklace, or anklet that you like on the market, it's time to take matters into your own hands. Consider getting one custom made, or start beading as a hobby. Nothing should stop you from getting your own personal style.
Looking for a unique way to dress up your hair? A newer trend among many celebs is to start wearing beads in your hair. This usually works best with wooden beads, plastic pony beads, or specialized ones. Now that's glam hair!
During the fall, one of the best ways to get a very smart, classy, and season appropriate looks is to use jewelry to mimic the fall colors.
Big, glitzy gems and crystal beads are a must when you are going out to the club, to a party, or to a hot night out with friends. However, these aren't good choices during work days, nor are they a wise idea during more solemn meetings.
There is a thing as too much jewelry. Getting the right amount of jewelry without looking overbearing is a balancing act that many women still have to master. Don't wear large earrings and large necklace beads at the same time. Choose one or the other. If your belt is over the top, choose a necklace over a bracelet. You need to balance out the bulk of your jewelry in both location and size.