When it comes to wearing spectacular, bold jewelry, there is a right way and a wrong way to make a statement. Wearing large pieces of western style jewelry is a great way to show off your style, but there are three key areas to think about before you step out.
The clothes you wear, other accessories, and simplicity all play a role in making the right bold statement about who you are when wearing statement jewelry.
What you wear can either enhance or detract from large accessory pieces. Statement
jewelry is typically big and full of detail and color. You want others to notice your necklace, not the clash of a pattern which can hide it away. To make your jewelry stand out, stick with single colors; neutral, black, or white are best. For both necklaces and earrings, attention to the neckline of your top or dress is important. Collars with their own details or higher necks can draw the eye away from your jewelry. If you have a
bright cuff bracelet to wear, keep your arm bear if possible, or wear something with close fitting sleeves and wear your bracelet on top.
Wearing a piece of statement jewelry will also impact the other jewelry you wear. To
help keep from looking weighed down, it is a good idea to avoid wearing big earrings and necklaces together, or large rings and bracelets. Mix them up instead. Go for a ring with bling along with a striking necklace, or pair a colorful cuff bracelet with large dangling earrings. By breaking up where your jewelry is on your body, you make a flowing statement, creating a coordinated look. These pairings for statement jewelry also help balance out your ensemble, sure to attract positive attention.
Bold statement jewelry ultimately comes down to simplicity. If you keep it simple, your statement of style will not be missed; you’ll be the talk of the evening. Often, one
colorful piece is all that is needed. Layering pieces together can also make a big statement, but do so with simplicity in mind for greater impact and less confusion. A lot of necklaces or bracelets can look too busy and less sophisticated. Keep large bracelets and rings to one arm or hand. This can help create a symmetry of interest in what you wear.
Western Style statement jewelry can say a lot about who you are in a bold and colorful way. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of statement jewelry at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone, or ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly, so be sure to check back often.
We wear jewelry to feel good, to enhance our own beauty and take pride in our appearance. Jewelry is a wonderful way to express yourself, who you are, and what you like. Western style jewelry speaks to the cowgirl in each of us, showing off our pride in the West with traditional elements, materials and symbols. One symbol that can readily be found in many types of western jewelry is the feather. Feathers may be delicate, but they speak volumes.
The feather has many symbolic meanings attached to it. Native American tribes and other indigenous people around the world connect the feather with the wind, powerful energy, such as thunder, and wisdom. As birds fly high in the sky, they are closer to the sun, stars and cosmos beyond. In many Native cultures, birds are messengers of the spirit world, bringing lessons and wisdom to those who receive them. The feather as a sacred symbol for many Native Americans ultimately represents trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power and freedom.
When it comes to fashion trends, feathers have been popular throughout various times in history, and probably even before then. Native American ceremonial headdresses, were worn only by men and at special occasions. Feathers reached
their peak in popularity with the high-fashion feathered hats of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Unfortunately, exotic feathers were often sought after during this time, which led to the decline of many beautiful birds around the world. The practice of using real feathers from birds declined itself with the modern age. Today we have synthetic feathers such as can be found in the feather boa of today’s entertainers. There are better supply practices in place, with feathers being sustainably harvested from more common birds, such as roosters. Feathers have been used make a bold statement in a beautiful way.
In current western style fashions, feathers are still a popular element and can be found in a variety of pieces. Feathered earrings and necklaces can add a bit of whimsical fun to an outfit, and make for a wonderful conversation piece. Feathers can also add a bit of romance to your mood. The soft flow of feathers dangling from filigree earrings can feel like the wind gently whispering by. But a feather need not be a real one from a bird. Antiqued gold or silver feathers provide beautiful details, as a delicate accent, or as a bold centerpiece. At the office, they can bring a bit of flair, and at a party or big event, they can highlight a new dress or stunning outfit.
Feathers make a bold and beautiful statement, and are a great way to show off your Western style. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of items with a feathered centerpiece or accents at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or you are ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly so be sure to check back often.