How to Balance Jewelry

I love jewelry. I typically follow jewelry trends pretty closely and I have to say I’m pretty happy that bracelets have come back into style. I haven’t quite jumped on the wrap or beaded bracelet trend yet, but I love the delicate and dainty options.

My personal guideline when choosing my jewelry for the day is to balance the look with an 80/20 ratio.

For example, if “100%” is the maximum impact a piece of jewelry can give, and the necklace I’m wearing gives off about an 80% impact, I’m going to balance it with more understated earrings that only add 20% impact.

So a statement necklace is paired with more delicate earrings, while conversely, a delicate necklace can handle stronger statement earrings.

The only time I like to really layer up is if everything is delicate. I’ll happily layer a few necklaces on top of each other that are delicate, and add a watch with a smaller delicate bracelet as well.

I linked up a lot of my favorite jewelry below, simply click on the image to shop! My mom and sister also both own jewelry shops. You can shop at my sister’s online store, Elisabeth Ashlie, or shop at my Mom’s Etsy Shop, The Dotted Poppy!