Choosing jewellery for a black tie event can be daunting. You usually start your preparation by choosing your outfit, but how many of us overlook our accessories? Picking the jewellery for a special night out is more important than you think. Accessories can make or break your outfit. It can turn a simple outfit into a chic, elegant and show-stopping look.
Here is our fool proof guide to looking elegant whichever fabulous affair you are attending. Read this guide and it will be as easy as choosing your earrings. Think about your earrings first. If you are wearing a strapless dress, chandelier or drop earrings will stand out and frame your face. If the dress has straps or sleeves, really think about the length of the earrings, they may be competing with the details on your dress. As I wanted a statement layered necklace look. Using the dreamy rose quartz necklace in rose gold, paired with a long white topaz pendant and a sparking diamond choker. I kept the earrings simple wearing the rose quartz bars as to not draw attention away from the necklaces.
Let your earrings compliment your hair. If you are wearing your hair back in a sleek bun or a high ponytail, cluster earrings (larger than a stud) with add just the right amount of sparkle to your outfit. While a delicate pair of drop earrings such as the couture rose quartz and white topaz ones would dangle perfectly within your flowing tresses. Coordinate your other jewellery with your earrings. Make sure your pieces do not compete. Try to use metal and gemstones of a similar tone to keep the whole look cohesive. I love wearing rings, so I wore the stunning Roseanna Croft Jewellery Rose Quartz ‘Blush’ ring with a Diamond Eternity band.
Add a pop of colour with your jewellery if you are wearing all black. Vibrant gemstones such as yellow sapphires and the sultry garnet can really make your look stand out. I chose a lively coral dress so, I wanted neutral tones such as diamond and rose quart to add a touch of sparkle to my overall look. Last but not least, Coco Chanel once told us “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” Meaning keep things simple with carefully chosen but elegant pieces. Using these steps, I created this look for a gala dinner I attended recently, I hope it helps you too.