We’ve all seen it flooding the streets and runways, those big, bulky
necklace chains and bangles making more of a statement than clothes
themselves! Below is a list of designer pieces to help you decide whether statement jewelry is in or out. Does size really matter when it comes to accessorizing?
(Left to Right), Nina Ricci
thin gold woven necklace, and Chanel
collar with gold and black chain. When it comes to necklaces, going
big isn’t always best. The Nina Ricci necklace is delightfully
delicate. It has the touch of timeless beauty that will always be in style. On the other hand,
Chanel’s ostentatious piece may be an accessory reserved for special occasions – it
can be tricky pairing this necklace with your everyday wardrobe.
(Left to Right) Giles &
Brother leather and gold wrap around hook bracelet, CA & LOU pink metallic rhinestone cuff. The Giles &
Brother bracelet has a sleek over-sized hook clasp, however CA & Lou’s
mismatch of industrial, geometric shapes and a soft pastel pink presents an
enchanting alternative. Bigger is
better when it comes to these two!
Right) Bulgari blue and black with
yellow gemstone post earrings, Christian
Dior tri-color cascade earrings. Earrings are traditionally the one
piece of jewelry you want to sparkle the most. Bulgari’s earrings provide
that romantic dazzle, with a just a bit of colorful flair from a classic
one-stone gem post earring. Dior’s dangle earrings are stunning, rocking
asymmetric shapes and a blue to silver color gradient, however they borderline
on questionable costume jewelry from the 1980′s. Go classic over kitsch
and sport Bulgari’s smaller option!
right) Jack Vartanian gold 18k ring,
Kara Ross metallic gold asymmetrical
over-sized ring. The Kara Ross ring nearly triples in size, with bold, uninhibited shapes rivaling the neat pattern of the lesser Jake Vartanian. With the two ring styles so similar, big vs. small is simply a matter of personal style. Which do you prefer?
(Left to Right) Fallon
silver chain pendant necklace, Fenton
black ribbon tie layered silver chain necklace.
Layers and tangled necklaces are definitely in style, however how much is too
much? Fallon’s simple pendant necklace is classic and romantic, in contrast to Fenton’s loud layering of cross-shaped charms, silver spikes, and chains that vary in size. If you wear a simple Fallon necklace, it’s easy to add another big piece like the CA & LOU bracelet above. However, be cautious of what accessories you pair with the Fenton – if anything!
Share your opinion – Big vs. Small?