How to Choose Earrings

I’ve been thinking about “how to choose jewelry” for our PinKixxes for a while. I’ve been observing customers and myself for years on buying jewelries. Call it a career hazard, but when I go to events and meet people, the first thing my eyes are drawn to is the accessory they’re wearing. Sometimes I go “wow,” and a lot of other times I’m thinking “my goodness.” I see what works and what doesn’t. It’s either making you look “beautiful” or “dreadful or odd.” It has nothing to do with how old you are, what kind of clothes you’re wearing, or how expensive they look. The accessories have to be an “a-c-c-e-s-s-o-r-y” to express yourself and who you are. No exceptions.

Not sure about world-wide, but the statistic shows that there are more earring persons than necklace persons in the USA (at least for women). They might not be big, but earrings go a long way to leave any impression or impact on yourself and others who look at you. Believe me, earrings show. Here are some tips for you about how to choose earrings:

1. Make sure of the earring “size”

Size matters. You look at a beautiful model wearing earrings in a picture and think that they look perfect for you. I’ll say don’t decide just yet. Since we don’t exactly know how tall the model is or how big her face or ear is, it is not accurate to tell. Take time to find the size in  the item description. It’s very handy to have a bendable ruler and put it up on your ear to see how it would look on you. Don’t forget to consider the earwire size into the consideration too if they dangle.

Brass Diamond Earrings

Brass Diamond Earrings

2. Consider your “face type”

I wish we all have oval shaped faces, so we can wear any earrings we desire, but unfortunately it is not the case. You wouldn’t wear round ring or hoop earrings if your face is round. If you have a top narrow and bottom wide face, then you’d wear narrow triangle dangles pointing down to make up for your face shape. You can find a lot of online information about what jewelry you should consider for your face shape.  This doesn’t mean you cannot have what you want though. There are a lot of mixed combinations that you can cheat with for earrings. I’ll talk about that more later.

geometric earring

Doutzen Kroes with geometric earrings

3. Think about the “color”

What’s your favorite colors? What color of clothes do you have or wear often? Is this a special pair for a specific dress? What shoes can you wear with the earrings you’re holding in your hands right now? What color lipstick are you going to wear today? What about a scarf or a top? You can either compliment the color in the same pallet or you can go opposite. Silver or gold is easy to match. That’s why lots of  people wear them for their values and for how easy to care and coordinate.

Silver and gold Marquis Earrings

Silver and gold Marquis Earrings

4. “When” is also important

Just like the outfit you wear on each day and for each occasion, you should consider when it is that you’re wearing the earrings. On a hot day? At night? Date? Mixer? Business meeting? Running? Casual traveling? Depending on when you’re wearing them, their color and style can be decided. Dangling earrings or sparking earrings are perfect for dates or night events. Small and light studs are convenient for sporting events, rather than dangles. For hot summer days, try light dangles or light colored earrings.

What else do you think about when you choose earrings? Please share your tips here.




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