High-quality costume jewelry can look perfectly tasteful if worn in moderation. Matching your costume jewelry is usually kind of tacky. Though less is more is obviously the key, keep on reading for our styling tricks on how to look classy in costume jewelry.
- Pick for high-quality costume jewelry that looks expensive.
When shopping for affordable jewelry, look for high-quality metals that look expensive especially if it’s in the gold shade. Some women have allergic reactions to certain inexpensive metals, so before you wear a costume piece for a night on the town, make sure you’re not allergic to the chain or setting. Remember, no one looks expensive in a rash. Like fashion blogger Micah Gianneli, you may wear your costume jewelry to spice up your all-black outfit, making it glamorous for an evening party.
- Keep it small and tasteful.
Unless you’re royalty, you probably won’t look classy in a lemon-size diamond. The thing about wearing beads and sparkling jewels is they’re easy to end up looking overdone. To avoid that keep everything simple. Remember, if you’re wearing a particularly large piece of jewelry, it will be the focal point. That means you have to wear only one necklace and one or two other background pieces. You can wear a larger number of subtle pieces at once without looking cheap, but even with simple jewelry, it’s wise to edit. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may keep our jewelry dainty so you can match them with your other pieces while keeping it classy.
- Stick to jewel tone hues to make it look expensive.
If you’re going for an expensive look, a hot-pink or lime-green stone can be tough to pull off. To be safe, stick with colors in the natural-stone spectrum like ruby red, amethyst purple, sapphire blue, emerald green and such. Like fashion blogger Nicole Warne, think of a jeweled bib necklace in ruby red shade that will look sophisticated with your white top and floral print skirt.
- Dress up your costume jewelry with chic outfits.
Most people look cheap pairing a 10-carat “ruby” with sweats and a t-shirt. Though some fashion-forward women can make it work, most women do well wearing fancy jewelry with evening wear and casual jewelry with jeans. Like fashion blogger Nicole Warne, you may think of oversized cross earrings, but complement it with a baroque-inspired outfit to make the look work for you. If you’re looking for a glamorous statement for your evening party, be inspired by Annabelle Fleur’s look, going for drop earrings and skipping necklace to make everything elegant.
By heeding these tricks, you’ll make your costume jewelry elegant, sophisticated, and stylish for your next party.