If the modern world is built around one concept, it would probably be “speed”. In the 2020s, and for years now, the whole idea of doing things and getting things in a hurry has become paramount. This has led to a certain loss of uniqueness, and everything from our food to our entertainment has become about getting it now rather than making it special. And sometimes it feels like – with the rise of fast fashion – our outfits have lost that special feeling too. But what if we were to say that something fast can become something special with the addition of a single touch?
How accessories transform an outfit
Accessories are in many ways the unsung heroes of the fashion world. While the attention will go to the mainstays, it’s undeniable that a well-chosen scarf can bring the needed splash of color to a monochrome ensemble, the right belt can redefine a dress entirely, and a handbag can deliver character. It is arguable, however, that one form of accessory stands above all others in the refinement that it can add to an outfit; the perfect piece of jewelery.
The first and most important rule of accessories
Less is most definitely more when it comes to accessorizing an outfit. While it’s easy to get drawn to multiple pieces, the important thing about choosing accessories is to narrow down the field. One piece of jewelery can turn even a T-shirt and jeans into something irrepressibly chic or round off a work outfit. Any more than that, and it begins to look as though you fell into Scrooge McDuck’s vault and forgot to brush yourself off. Pick one, pick well, and you’re (sometimes literally) golden.
Diamonds: The ultimate accessory?
A well-chosen piece of diamond jewelery might just be the most powerful accessory in any rotation. Diamonds are versatile, they are timeless: they’ll go with a little black dress, a simple top and pants, whatever you choose. Whatever you choose to wear, it will pop that much more when adorned with premium round cut diamonds, and even placing it differently can mean you change a look with dynamic brilliance. Choosing your accessories well can mean that any outfit feels like it’s been put together with expertise.
Practical tips for wearing diamonds
Diamonds bring something extra to an outfit, but that doesn’t mean any diamond accessory will work equally well at any time. Consider the following rules for how to choose your accessories for maximum effect.
- Choose subtlety: Large, ostentatious pieces draw the eye until they’re all anyone sees. Instead of picking the statement piece, go for something more subtle yet stylish – a pendant or a pair of stud earrings is often best.
- Mix and match: A piece where several diamonds surround a sapphire or emerald can look stunning. Also, have a range of base metals in your jewelery box: rose gold, silver and classic old gold all work well with different shades.
- Care for your jewelery: If you regularly polish your jewelery and store it carefully, it will last for decades, and you’ll get to see just how timeless diamonds can be.
Fashion is about self-expression, and sometimes it’s the little details that tell the biggest story. When you want to feel confident in an outfit, remember just how big a difference the right accessory can make.