The best part about any award season is the looks served by stars on the red carpet. One could ever see the most significant pieces of rock pendants, lavish pearl and diamond necklaces with encrusted sapphires and rubies, make for a dreamy night. Some of these gasp-worthy accessories are worth millions of dollars, but that doesn’t mean that women can’t use similar style tricks to recreate some of these striking looks.
Our favorite celebrities have been spotted wearing endless sparkles and impressionable solitaires worthy of every compliment and attention. To create such glamorous statements of your own, you’ll have to add as much drama as possible using your jewelry collection. Start with finding similar jewelry pieces that remind you of the glamour from old Hollywood films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s or The Great Gatsby. If you want some additional styling tips that’ll make you look no less than a star, then we have some unique ideas to match your favorite red carpet look. Here’s how you can style your jewelry for elegant day/evening wear:
1 Find a Stunning Statement Piece
The focal point should be the face. To draw as much attention as possible to the upper-body region, it’s best to opt for a statement necklace. Something that has been a common entry at most red carpets is diamonds and gemstones for necklaces. You can make a similar look by accessorizing with a diamond strand necklace with a gemstone drop pendant. The selections for gems are endless – from sapphires in different hues to topaz, emeralds, and other oceanic colors are always widely favored.
Although to make it even more interesting, you can go for a stark opposite color to the white diamonds by choosing a Shungite pendant as the central piece. It will give an excellent black-and-white combination that you can easily pair with multiple looks. The great thing about using a Shungite pendant is that you can later use it with a dainty and intricate chain for an everyday look. Shungite, like a stone, carries healing properties against negative energies, which makes it a perfect pick for daily use, as well!
2 Use Different Tones of Metals
You can try different metals to get a customizable and glamorous look. For example, while rose gold and platinum were seen as a recent trend on this year’s Oscars Red Carpet, it’s better to achieve a million-dollar worth look by playing with different tones of metals. You will need a mixed variety of metal chains with textures or varied thicknesses, which you can twist or braid into a single, chunky chain. To add more luxury to your look, you can add diamond-studded or multi-colored gemstone charms in a cluster.
This will give you a modern aesthetic, but make sure that the metals you choose have a high shine. Pairing a sterling silver chain with rose gold and yellow gold will also give you a dramatic look. For example, you can style different metals for necklaces and bracelets to elevate the overall outfit. Women can choose a monotone strapless dress/gown to go with the different tones of metals, and the best part is – that women of every skin tone will look fabulous in these accessories!
3 Arms Should be a Major Priority
While the neck takes most of the attention, you wouldn’t want to add too much drama with a heavy outfit. Wearing a heavily embroidered gown with intricate designs and detailing, no one wants to get carried away by adding too many chunky pieces. In such a situation, it’s best to add more depth to your outfit by accessorizing your wrists and ears. It’s more tasteful for the ears to stick to a finely crafted pair of solitaire studs with vintage embroidery. But when it comes to the wrists, one can play with a lot more options. If you don’t plan to add too many vivid color combinations, we suggest that a white diamond bracelet with raw-cut diamonds will work perfectly with the color of your dress. If not, then the variety of two or more multi-colored bracelets will add the right amount of shine, brightness, and dimension to your monotone outfit.
4 Stack Up More & More Rings
We love layering our rings, don’t we? Then take this opportunity to add as many vivid colors as you can – you may mix hues such as pinks, purples, blues, and greens. Or whatever you feel will be the perfect pairing with your ensemble. For example, a pink sapphire ring with an aquamarine and green emerald ring combination will look stunning with a pale yellow or beige gown. You can stack at least 2-3 rings on each finger, making sure that most of them are encrusted with gemstones and diamonds for that much-needed sparkle rather than plain bands. If you plan to experiment with more contemporary pieces, such as art deco-inspired designs, then it’ll be great to wear fewer pieces in multi-colors. Not only this, the finishing of each metal should be similar so that they blend perfectly on your fingers. You can style these rings with a round, closed-neck dress and finish the look with a bright clutch and some diamond-encrusted hair clips.
5 Use Bold Colors
Finally, let’s talk about the magic of different colors. While diamonds, pearls, and golds are great accompaniments in jewelry designs, red carpet looks will always feature a stunning piece of jewelry that looks even more unique because of its color. Be it Lady Gaga’s famous $30 million 128.54-carat Yellow Diamond from Tiffany & Co or Angelina Jolie’s 115-carat Emerald-drop earrings, the use of bold and bright colors is always appreciated. You can style your accessories using a London blue topaz bracelet with a statement necklace adorned with sapphires and diamonds. For the gown, make sure that it’s a lighter shade like pearl white, ivory, baby pink, or peach so that the accessories can be the showstopper in the entire ensemble.