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Jewelry can take an outfit from “uuuhm, its okay” to “Woah! That is stunning!” But achieving that reaction is often easier said than done. You may have a collection of the most stunning jewelry pieces but if you don’t know how to pair it with your outfits fabulously, then it is as good as useless. The good thing is that we aren’t about to let your nice jewelry collection go to waste. Here are fabulous ways to wear your jewelry on casual and formal occasions.

On Casual Occasions

Hitting the mall with your girls? Attending a neighborhood brunch? Having a picnic with your other half? Here are some jewelry wearing tips to transform the classic plain white tee and jeans pairing from basic to stunning;

·      Stack the Necklaces

A white tee or a high neck sweater and a pair of jeans is the perfect outfit for a casual day. While it already looks good by itself, layering a few necklaces greatly elevates it, and makes you look even more classy. This is because the white tee or high neck sweater are silent, hence provide a stunning backdrop for your necklaces to shine. However, be careful not to overdo. Layer 2 or 3 necklaces of different lengths for a simple, yet chic look.

·      Rings

If you prefer to accessorize your casual fit with rings, a good way to hack the look is by pairing different types of rings on different fingers. For instance wear a thin gold fill stacking ring on your thumb, a rainbow moonstone ring on the middle finger, and a sterling silver infinity ring on the pinky. This will help elevate your casual fit without you trying too hard.

·      Don’t Forget the Bracelet and Anklet

Do you love your bracelets and anklets? If yes then let them shine too. If you are already wearing the rings, keep it simple by wearing one nice bracelet or anklet. Bracelets and anklets add structure to a look.

Bonus: casual occasions are an opportunity to experiment with your jewelry. But as always, experiment, but don’t overdo it.

On Formal Occasions

Attending your brother’s wedding? Invited to a work gala? Going to a workplace party as your boyfriend’s plus one? Whatever the occasion, here are some excellent ways to rock your jewelry to a formal occasion;

·      Earrings

Earrings tend to tie a look together, especially if you wear your hair away from your face. For a formal occasion, you want to keep them simple so they don’t steal all the shine from your outfit, but at the same time sophisticated. In that light, you can never go wrong with a pair of simple stud or button earrings.

·      Necklace

Rocking a long black, sleeveless dress with a high neck? Wearing a floral off-shoulder dress or is it that short, strapless red dress you love so much? Whichever dress you will be rocking to that gala, you can never go wrong with a long pendant necklace.

Long pendant necklaces, whether with pearls, or diamonds are a symbol of classic elegance, and tend to pair with everything. So, if you are trying to play it safe but still look fabulous with your formal outfits, it’s time to get one.

·      Ring

For formal occasions, the secret is to keep things simple with your jewelry. When it comes to rings for instance, it is always a good idea to wear a single ring, with a stand-out rock or design. For instance, a sterling silver fox ring is simple, yet noticeable from across the room.

Bonus: the secret to rocking jewelry for a formal event is selecting one statement piece, and then working the rest of your outfit and accessories around it.