Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Who Makes the Bigger Statement, Your Jewelry or You?

When I design jewelry for other people, I have to keep in mind the type of personality the person who will be wearing it has. Are they confident enough to pull off big and bold designs? Or would something smaller and a little bit understated be less overpowering to them. I often see people wearing jewelry that just does not suit them. It's not that the pieces they chose don't look good on them, just that they themselves get lost behind those pieces.

Growing up my mother always told me, "You wear the clothes, the clothes don't wear you". In reality, this has nothing to do with the clothes, but the attitude of the person wearing them. All too often people wear certain clothes thinking that by wearing them, they will project the attitude they want to have rather than who they really are. The problem is that when you do this people only see who you obviously aren't.

People often ask me how to choose what jewelry best suits them. I tell them to pick what they want to wear, whether it's clothes, make up, shoes, jewelry or anything else, the same way they would pick their best friends. Would you be friends with someone who made you look like you didn't know what you were doing? Or someone who tried their best to take everyone's attention away from you so that they could be in the spotlight all the time while you stand there lost in their shadow? Probably not. So don't let what you wear do that either.

I'm not saying that people shouldn't wear big, bold, outrageous fashions. It's fun to wear and fun to see other people wearing. Just make sure that above all of that, you are the one being noticed.


Nicole Hanna said...

I love this post. What a great statement!

Anonymous said...

Your post makes a lot of sense. I often see ladies at work who look ludicrous in their latest jewelry party purchases (fake, junk jewelry). That is fantastic advice, to wear only what makes YOU happy and what you feel good wearing. If you do that, you can't go wrong.