Wednesday, June 22, 2011

More is More

I've always found addition to be easier than subtraction. Who knew my aversion to all things with a minus symbol would be such a fashion plus? We've been advised for years to "always remove one piece of jewelry" before leaving the house. I say, its time to consider a new fashion equation! Instead, let 3 necklaces + 1 pair of earrings + 3 bracelets + 2 rings= 22 compliMINTS. Who said I wasn't good at math?

Before you go out wearing every piece you own, let me give you a few parameters that will keep your look from appearing haphazard. It's easiest to stick with either a silver or gold theme. (Blending metalics is not easy). The silver tone pieces in the photo above go well together although none are perfectly similar. Layer what you like! Try adding a few of your favorite bracelets with one you haven't worn in ages. Blending items is a great way to fall (back) in love with forgotten pieces. Start with some necklaces-plural. Add some earrings and then pile on bracelets and rings. Leave no area un-jeweled.

The trick to wearing a large amount of jewelry at one time is to pair your baubles with an all-black ensemble. The gold pieces above look chic when worn without any bright colors/frill that would detract from the overall effect. It's ok to wear necklaces of all different lengths and styles. (I promise not to let you look like Mr. T). The idea is to not let any one piece stand out, but rather let the different pieces glaze over each other to form a larger statement necklace, bracelet, ring, etc. Your fashion homework: try this look before the week is out!. Put on a black top, some skinny black pants or skirt and start adding!

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