Part of the appeal of holiday time – besides the embraced absence of routine – is the lack of requirement to use our brains, on call. We get to choose how much we want to focus on what activity or topic. It is pure cerebral ecstasy.
Diminished mind muscle aside, there are still things that catch our interest and that we want to perfect and get right. Isn’t it tremendously convenient when a list or guideline is provided that further removes all the guesswork and deliberation from such a situation?
We needn’t have to reiterate the importance of accessory bling but we can make the do’s and don’ts of wearing holiday jewellery that much simpler to follow. So here goes…
DO: Wear a bold, oversized ring as a conversational or exclamation piece. This can work for both day and night wear.
DON’T: Couple the giant jewellery with long, colourful talons. The outcome is more showgirl/stage diva than stylish and fashionable.
DO: Get the most impact from hoop earrings by flaunting and setting them off with a modest ponytail or a sleek up-do.
DON’T: Get mistaken for a carnival contestant and pair giant hoops with a mop of curly hair. Sometimes too much is just too much.
DO: Keep birds of a feather flocking together. If you wear metals, stick to metals. Mixing hues like silver, gold and rose gold is perfectly acceptable.
DON’T: Pile on a massive variety or combine an array of coloured stones with different metals. You don’t want to be mistaken for a Christmas tree.
DON’T: Overdo it by adding too much bling to your attire at one time. The items will end up competing for attention instead of flattering your outfit.
Take these tips and go and enjoy your holiday in dazzling style knowing that you are aced in the accessory department.