5 Rules for Wearing Statement Earrings with Elegance

Statement earrings whether they are gold chandeliers, oversized pearl studs, or a cluster of jeweled diamonds can dress up your simple outfits. However, when the focus of your outfit is on the giant jewels hanging from your ears, you’re crossing over into “tacky” territory. So, keep on reading for the 5 rules for wearing statement earrings so you’ll create a tasteful look with such a bold accessory.

  1. Refrain from adding any other bejeweled statement pieces to your ensemble.

classic outfit with chandelier earrings

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If you wish to stand out on a party, you may be tempted to match your statement earrings with a statement necklace, but steer clear of wearing too many bold jewels. If drawing the focus to your earrings is the goal, skip wearing necklaces. However, you should not be afraid of incorporating supporting jewelry pieces in delicate sizes. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, she complements her silver ear cuffs, with a thin silver choker and delicate bracelets and rings that keep everything cohesive.

  1. Wear it with a plain or simple top.

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A statement earring is like the icing on top of a cake or a plain top. Though the earrings are the star of the show, it’s equally important to create a clean canvas with your top piece for balance. Instead of going for patterned top or a printed dress, choose a plain top that won’t compete for attention as statement earrings already speak for themselves. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may opt for a plain neutral top that will serve as a great canvas for your statement earrings.

  1. Keep your hairstyle neat and sleek.

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You may keep your look fashion-forward and elegant by tying your hair up in a clean bun or a sleek ponytail, especially if you have bangs. Since a big hair teamed with big earrings screams 1980s, you can opt for a simple updo that looks more modern.

  1. Polish your overall look with natural makeup.

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Though a retro cat eye or berry lip will support the strength of the statement earrings, going for a natural makeup will give you a refined and classy look. On the other hand, if your jewelry is more subtle, go bold and ladylike with your makeup.

  1. Complement your look with simple accessories.

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Avoid getting an over-the-top look wearing your chandelier earrings with oversized purse and metallic shoes. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may think of going for a plain white tee and navy blazer teamed with matching skirt and espadrilles that will look perfect for your casual weekend look. If you’re heading to a party, you may think of oversized stud earrings that match the color of your dress and shoes, giving you that glamorous yet classy look. By heeding these tricks, you’ll be able to wear your statement earrings with elegance.

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