A: Jewelry can often times make or break an outfit. Either it compliments what you are wearing, or it can distract and confuse. It’s hard to know when too much is too much. I don’t think it’s wrong to wear one of every piece (necklace, bracelet, earrings, ring), but only when they aren’t competing with each other.
Choose one statement piece. With the rise of statement jewelry, I see more women wearing it all at once. For example – wearing a large statement necklace alongside large statement earrings. It’s too much going on so close to the face. Pick one piece of jewelry that you want to stand out and accessorize around that. If I’m wearing larger earrings, then I keep the rest of my jewelry simple or I don’t wear it at all.
Wearing too many matching pieces. This is something we’ve all been guilty of as matching can be an easy way to accessorize. It looks more effortless when you compliment your jewelry to each other instead of match it exactly. I think it refreshing when women mix metals, tones, and textures. I still wear mostly gold jewelry all at once, but they aren’t in a set (earrings match the necklace exactly, etc.)
Does it add or distract from your outfit? Sometimes I’ll put on jewelry and take it off before I even leave the house because I don’t find it compliments and adds to what I’m wearing. Sometimes my outfit can be complex (think lots of layers and detail) and the jewelry will end up distracting from it. If you have a feeling your jewelry is too much, trust your instinct and wear it another time.
If you’re someone who rocks a lot of a jewelry all at once, do your thing. These are just tips I have used over the years. I’ve seen people who keep their outfits really simple and then pile on lots of jewelry and own their look. Do what fits you best!