Wearing minimalist jewelry can add a touch of glam to your look while still keeping it elegant and sophisticated. The key to minimalist jewelry is clean, dainty lines, as well as keeping your overall look simple. Pick out pieces with simple lines, and then add them to what you wear in small doses. Finally, don't be afraid to mix it up a little and try out different effects.
Method 1 of 3:Choosing Minimalist Pieces
1Pick simple, clean pieces. When it comes to minimalist jewelry, you don't want to get too fussy. However, you don't want to make it so simple that it's boring. The key is picking pieces that make a statement while still being minimal, such as single stone in a clean setting dangling off a necklace or set in a ring. A single pearl on slim silver band can be this type of statement piece.
2Go bold with geometric pieces. If jewels or small stones aren't your style, try geometric pieces. This style creates clean lines with startling shapes. They're bold without being fussy or overbearing. For instance, try wearing a geometric bracelet as a statement piece with almost any short-sleeved shirt or dress.
Often, geometric pieces are composed of thin materials. For instance, you may find a bangle that outlines an arrow or square instead of filling it in.
3Try a beaded effect. Most of the minimalist jewelry tends to stick to mainly metal and chains with a small accent. However, you can still have a beaded effect and pull off a minimalist look. The key is to keep the beads small and somewhat muted in color. It can help to minimize how many you wear, such as just having beads on the center part of a chain.
4Pick delicate bracelets. A simple chain bracelet with a small accent piece is a great way to incorporate minimalist jewelry into your wardrobe. For instance, a bar bracelet is a classic option that can be personalized with an inscription. It adds glamour and elegance to a simple outfit.
5Choose dainty earrings. Simple studs with a touch of shine can be the perfect minimalist jewelry. For instance, gold studs with a tiny diamond in the middle add shine but keep your jewelry to a minimum. You can also choose something with a little more whimsy, such as tiny flowers or bows. A pair of small dangle earrings is also a good option.
Method 2 of 3:Adding Minimalist Jewelry to Your Look
1Limit what you wear. If you're going to keep it minimalist, that means you need to stick to just one or two pieces of jewelry as your statement piece if possible, such as a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. If you want to wear earrings with a necklace, keep the earrings very minimal, such as basic studs.
2Keep your lines separate. To keep your look simple, you need clean lines. That means that the lines you create shouldn't overlap. You're essentially using your skin as negative space or background, to give each piece room to breathe. For instance, don't let your necklace go over your shirt line or your bracelet clash with a shirt cuff.
3Show off your earrings. If all you're wearing is a pair of dainty earrings, you want people to see them. If you're wearing your hair down, tuck at least one side behind your hair or pull that side back with a clip. That way, people can actually see the jewelry you're wearing.
Method 3 of 3:Trying Different Techniques
1Wear a lariat backwards. A lariat is a long necklace that ends in a single chain that drops down from the middle of the necklace. It usually has a small pendant on the end. While you can wear a lariat with any number of blouses, another way you can wear one is to turn the necklace around so that the pendant is in the back. This technique works best with shirts and dresses that are low-cut in the back.
2Stack your statement pieces. While you want simplicity and clean lines with minimalist jewelry, stacking a few minimalist pieces for a statement piece can create an interesting effect. For instance, you could wear a small choker with a delicate chain necklace, or stack several rings or bracelets for a statement. Just keep in mind that you really want just one big statement piece, so don't go overboard with necklaces, bracelets, AND big earrings.
3Mix up your materials. If you do wear stacked pieces or multiple pieces, mixing materials can add texture and interest to your look. For instance, you could have a choker made out of leather along with a dainty gold necklace.
4Don't give up on charms. You may think charms are the exact opposite of minimalist, and if you're talking about a standard charm bracelet, you'd be right. However, wearing a small charm or two on a dainty chain necklace can bring meaning to your jewelry without adding too much bulk.