5 Jewelry Styling Rules To Live By

This post is brought to you by Michael Hill Jewelry.

Being a Russian girl, I often encounter how cultural differences influence people’s tastes in fashion and the three-piece jewelry rule is one of such examples. Growing up abroad, I always heard that overdoing jewelry is a major fashion faux pas for women, while here in America this rule seems to be obsolete. American fashionistas are all about layering jewelry to the point where you no longer can count how many pieces a girl is actually wearing. Perhaps, I’m too Americanized now too as from a jewelry ascetic I termed into a jewelry hoarder so I actually do feel the need for getting my jewelry habits under control. Today I’m collaborating with Michael Hill to share with you some of the tips on how to style your jewelry pieces like a pro so you don’t over-bling your bling.

Michael Hill Cuff Bangle with Cubic Zirconia in Sterling Silver 1

Rule #1: Mind Your Metals

Your jewelry collection will be so much more versatile if you have at least a few pieces designed in the same finish. For instance, it’s much easier to mix and match a few rings at once if all of them are silver. Same goes for the stones: diamonds match beautifully with other diamond pieces, while it might be challenging to try combining gemstones of different colors in one look. For instance, my collection for jewelry mostly consists of rose gold and silver pieces so these are easy to match with each other.

Rule #2: Know When to Stop

Keep in mind that jewelry is just an accessory which goal is to emphasize the outfit and not switch attention from the look. I know, there is a common practice of wearing so-called “conversation starters,” a piece of statement jewelry that people could comment on to start a small talk. But don’t be fooled by this rule: statement pieces are great only when they are styled with the otherwise plain outfit. For instance, a statement necklace will work great accompanied by a business casual style dress. However, it would be too much to style the same necklace with a slogan print T-shirt and colorful pants, especially in a professional setting. In other words, know your boundaries and try not overdoing with bold accessories. Oftentimes less is more, especially when it comes to jewelry.

Michael Hill Stud Earrings with Cubic Zirconia in Sterling Silver

Rule #3: Watch and Co

When it comes to styling jewelry, consider a watch you are wearing as a part of the equation. Keeping in mind the above-mentioned Mind Your Metals rules, it’s important to ensure that your watch matches other jewelry pieces you are wearing. For instance, the silver bracelet by Michael Hill that I styled in this look perfectly matches the design of my watch as both accessories are made out of silver metal.

Rule #4: Minimalism for Any Occasion

I was always thinking that wearing jewelry is only appropriate for certain business and leisure occasions, but there is no such thing as beach day jewels. After experimenting with a few pieces from the Michael Hill collection, I figured that an elegant necklace with a charm is one of those “perfect for every occasion” piece that works even with a swimsuit. In fact, I love this silver cubic zirconia pendant so much that often times I don’t take it off for the entire day as it’s a truly versatile piece that is appropriate for any occasion.

Michael Hill Pendant with Cubic Zirconias in Sterling Silver

Rule #5: Frame Your Makeup

Another tip that I discovered is that jewelry helps to emphasize makeup you are wearing — which is crucial for beauty bloggers like myself. Since the majority of jewelry pieces are sparkly and reflect light, they actually help to emphasize the sparkle in your eyes and highlight your best features. My favorite piece of jewelry to match my makeup with is stud earrings: such accessories will match any outfit and help to emphasize your eyes, regardless the color theme you picked for your eye makeup.

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These were my tips on how to style jewelry pieces in a way that you always look stylish and not overdo with accessories. I wonder if you are following any of these? What are some of the accessory theories that you’ve heard of before? Are there any principles that you follow yourself? Please share your thoughts in the comments area below!

OUTFIT DETAILS: For Love & Lemons Dress // Kelsi Dagger Metro Sandal
Michael Hill Cuff Bangle // Michael Hill Stud Earrings // Michael Hill Pendant
Aldo Aquilano Silver Clutch (also in gold and copper) // Ted Baker Watch

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  • These are some really great tips

    Beauty Candy Loves

  • Awww everything is beautiful and loving your photography – it’s all so pretty! Absolutely gorgeous!! 🙂

    Wishing you a wonderful week!

    Layla xx


  • Katherine Swain

    You look absolutely gorgeous! I love the jewelry and completely agree with you about your tips. Great post!

    Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com

  • Smile51

    Beautiful eyes, lips and legs

  • Wow first of all loving that lip colour on you. i abide by these jewellery rules too x


  • #1. If I were rich, I’d drape myself in jewelry, Elizabeth Taylor-style.
    #2. I love dainty jewelry and generally, if I’m wearing a necklace, I won’t wear earrings, unless they are small pearls or studs.
    #3. I’m Canadian – and totally notice how women wear all the jewelry they own all the time. LOL!

    These shots of you are beautiful, Katya! Love the blue hydrangeas too!

  • These are such pretty pieces and the tips are great as well. I follow the minimalist theory unless I’m wearing a more minimalist outfit to go with a statement piece.

    Iesha aka Lesh

  • I love your tips, Katya! And I agree with you – wearing jewelry is all about balance. You need to edit yourself because too much accessories can also be a bad thing!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Lovely photos and jewellery! The choice of flowers is superb.

    TINGETTE | tingette.com

  • Love the photos and the pieces you chose for this post! Definitely agree about matching metals. I’m a huge silver fan (the only exception being my rose gold Apple Watch lol).

    xo, Kimberly

  • Love your outfit and the pieces you picked, they’re so elegant and would go well with any outfit! I’ve really been into minimal jewelry myself lately, it’s just easier to work with and you don’t have to worry about going over the top!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  • I love your pieces, they’re absolutely beautiful! I also agree with the suggestions you’ve made. I’ve found it much easier to work with metals that are the same than mixing. Though I do sometimes mix my metals, it does require more thought. Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great day!



  • Mummabstylish Mummabstylish

    Stunning picks, and some gorgeous photos. Jacqui

  • Great advice! I`m from Romania and I`ve encountered the same thing when I moved to London. Girls combining layers and layers of jewelry, to the point where you get blind from the bling:)) But like you said, after a while these trends become your trends as well.


  • Adaleta Avdic

    Wow this is so gorgeous!! I really love your dress!

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