Statement jewelry can be a lot of fun to wear. It can really take an outfit to another level when it comes to standing out. It is fairly easy to start wearing statement necklaces or earrings. They are close to the face and are fairly simple to choose and coordinate with clothes, hair and make-up. That said, what you may not have tried experimenting with is statement rings. Here’s a quick look at How to Incorporate Statement Rings into Your Wardrobe. These are some things to think about when it comes to accessorizing with bold, quirky statement rings.
How to Incorporate Statement Rings Into Your Wardrobe
Using rings as statement jewelry can actually give you a bit more room to play around than necklaces, earrings, or hair ornaments. Rings won’t interfere with the neckline of your outfit. They also won’t affect your choice of hairstyle, because where they are worn on the hand. This can mean you are less limited when it comes to which outfits you can accessorize with a statement ring. It is important to think about the impact the ring will have on the overall look so that your bold ring doesn’t end up looking out of place or odd.
Let the Ring Stand Out on Its Own
A statement ring can and will basically dominate your hands. You may want to avoid wearing any other rings, including your engagement ring or wedding rings. If a statement ring is part of a set, wear them together, otherwise it should stand alone. Avoid other details like nail art that can create a look that is too busy and hectic. A statement ring will draw attention to your hand. Nicely manicured nails are a must.
The Right Look for Your Nails
Go for a simple French manicure or a plain single colored gel manicure to have your nails looking good. This simple manicure avoids competing with your statement ring. When choosing a colored polish, make sure the color compliments the ring. This is especially important if your ring features a colored stone or other bright details. Various manicures (neutral, contrasting color, or complimentary shades) create different looks. With a metallic ring, neutral colors are generally best. However, you may also find bolder nail colors can work well with the color of the metal. For example, deep wine colors look great with silver or white gold. Violets or bright pinks and jewel colors look good with yellow gold.
Coordinate or Contrast Shapes
If you choose a statement ring with a lot of elaborate detail, such as some of the beautiful Versace rings in the current collection which feature the Versace Medusa head symbol, then you probably want to contrast it with fairly simple lines in your outfit, and avoid wearing it with heavily patterned dresses or tops. These Versace rings, which you can find at SSENSE, work for each gender beautifully with simple, classic designs such as glamorous little black dresses or even suits.
Less ornate rings, or rings that are chunky and modernist, can be worn with simple clothing or contracted with heavily decorated garments. Lace dresses, for instance, can look great paired with chunky statement jewelry, which contrasts the delicate detail of the fabric with a modern, almost industrial edge for a chic look.
When you are wearing a statement ring where the shape of the piece is a big feature, consider contrasting there, too. If you are wearing a figure hugging bodycon style dress, a ring with an angular, geometric or art deco style can provide a great contrast. If you are wearing something with more angles, such as a blazer with padded shoulders or a geometric print, then going for more freeform curves or circles in the shape of your ring will have a similar effect, creating interest within your outfit when viewed as a whole.
Statement rings really aren’t typically designed to be worn all the time. They are often big and bulky. These rings can be uncomfortable and really get in the way when you are doing things like putting your hand into your bag to get something out. Practice wearing your statement rings at home, to get used to the feel of it. This will help you look less awkward when moving your hands while wearing the ring out!
Statement rings can add some fun flair that can really finish off an outfit, so why not try adding them to your accessory collection?