From Drab to Fab: 3 Ways to Look Expensive with Costume Jewellery

Costume JewelleryThere’s absolutely no need to break the bank if you want to look high ­end or expensive and fashionable even when wearing pre­loved clothing. Even with a limited budget, you can make your attire look posh and expensive by simply using your creativity and learning how to mix and match the right dresses or tops with the right costume jewellery.

There are three tricks worth remembering when wearing costume jewellery over smart casual clothes. First, keep your look simple yet elegant. Never over­accessorize and never wear two or more necklaces all at once. Costume jewellery can look cheap and

gaudy when you decide to wear one accessory over another. If possible, limit the number of costume jewellery you wear on your body to five. A combination of two earrings (one earring for each ear), a ring on one finger, a simple charm bracelet, and a single necklace may do.

Second, never mix metals or metallic colors like gold and silver over clothes that look shiny on their own. Some blouses, especially those colored silver and gold can pull in a lot of attention even without accessories. When accessorizing clothes with an abundance of metallic colors, stick to costume jewellery that do not shine as much or stick to accessories made of simple, non­shiny hues. You can make gold blouses look more sophisticated with a black statement necklace coupled with a black large statement ring on your finger.

Finally, do not wear too much costume jewellery when your blouse has wild prints. Combining the first and second points, a print on your blouse acts as an accessory on its own and prints on your blouse can attract people even from afar. Wearing a statement necklace over printed blouses is tantamount to wearing three or more necklaces around your neck. To make printed blouse look more sophisticated, match the attire with a statement ring or simple stud earrings, but avoid wearing something large and gaudy over your blouse.

Remember, fashion is not about spending the most amount of money: it’s about using your creativity and resourcefulness to make yourself look more approachable and confident.