Make the Right Statement
Statement jewelery is big, bold and dramatic. As its name suggests, it makes a statement. The trick is to get it to make the right statement for you. Whilst the item of jewelery that you choose will catch the eye and demand attention, you don't want it to be the only thing about you that gets noticed. Make your statement jewelery send the right message by taking care with colors and styles, not wearing more than one piece at a time and keeping the rest of your styling, including makeup and clothes, relatively simple.
Go For Opposites in the Casual Look
If your statement jewelery is multicolored, try to restrict the colors of your clothes to either neutrals or just one of the colors in the jewelery. For instance, block colors work better with large, colored jewelery pieces than patterns.
Less is More
Because statement jewelery becomes the focal point of any outfit, you should wear each piece individually. Choose just one item to go with your outfit, whether it's a dramatic necklace, a wide cuff bracelet or a pair of chandelier earrings. Wearing more than one bold item of jewelery makes you look over-accessorized and can give you the appearance of a fashion victim. If you don't feel your outfit is complete with only one item of jewelery, try not to wear statement pieces too close to each other. For instance, avoid showy earrings with a dramatic necklace. Instead, wear the earrings with a matching cuff bracelet, or choose a necklace that's more demur.
For Evening Wear
Team simple cocktail dresses with bold statement jewelery for a look of chic sophistication. Plain colors work equally well here, as you can accent clean-cut necklines with showy, multifaceted necklaces. Allow the contrast between the unfussy lines of your outfit and the dazzling style of your jewelery to be part of the statement.