Tips for Styling Statement Accessories

Tips for Styling Statement Accessories

side-by-side image of bold statement jewelry and a model wearing the pieces

4 Tips for Styling Brighton's Bold, Statement Accessories

Statement accessories are currently the rage in 2023 and have become an ultimate way to take any outfit to the next level. These striking accessories have won over the hearts of not just Brighton designers but also their loyal fans and customers like you. With a range of bold jewelry styles, statement handbags, and much more, we have everything you need to style with confidence and ease.

However, if you're new to the world of statement style, adding a daring accessory to your wardrobe might feel a bit intimidating. But don't worry! We've got you covered. In this blog post, we share some valuable tips on how to wear the most beautiful and striking accessories with ease. So, keep reading to elevate your style game effortlessly.

Tip #1: Keep It Simple

Our top tip for pulling off bold accessories is to keep the outfit simple, especially if you're new to statement styling. When you wear one of Brighton's striking necklaces or earrings, you want them to be the focal point of your look - and not compete for attention.

Opt for apparel that's neutral in color. Avoid elaborate patterns or details like buttons and zippers. If you're very nervous about taking the plunge, then start with a simple black dress or a classic, white button-down shirt and use these items as your blank canvas.

Style Recommendation: The Blue Moon Hinged Bangle from our Sol E Luna collection is not only a trending statement style, but it also fits the "wrist party" trend. The bangle features a special glass with an opal layer, giving it rich luminosity. Imagine wearing this beauty with a plain white t-shirt and your favorite pair of jeans. That's all you need to look chic, especially when you're on-the-go!

model wearing the blue moon hinged bangle

Tip #2: Balance Your Accessories

When styling statement accessories, you'll always want to think about how you can balance your look. For example, if you're wearing a chunky necklace, then pair that with a dainty pair of earrings - or skip earrings altogether. On the other hand, if you're wearing large hoops, then keep your necklace and bracelet choices minimal. The goal is always to create a balanced composition that doesn't draw attention away from your natural beauty.

Style Recommendation: The Saturn Reversible Necklace from our Versailles collection is a striking, compliment-attracting necklace that doesn't even really need any other accessories to complete a look. But if you'd really like to wear earrings, we recommend the Suisses Post Earrings, which are dainty in size with just the right amount of sparkle.

model wearing the Saturn Reversible Necklace

Tip #3: Notice Your Neckline

When selecting your statement jewelry in particular, you should consider the neckline of the blouse, sweater, or dress that you're wearing. A statement necklace can look great with a v-neck or scoop-neck top, but it may not work as well with a high neckline like a turtleneck.

At the same time, the rules may not apply to every outfit and necklace - so it's good to try things on before you commit to them. How do they make you feel? Do you like how you look?

Similarly, statement earrings may get lost if you're wearing your hair down. Consider both your outfit and your hairstyle when styling your statement jewelry for the day.

Style Recommendation: The Queen Long Necklace from our Alcazar collection is a statement style that's extremely versatile. We love it with scoop necks and think it would be great layered with some other necklaces, like other hearts in smaller sizes.

model wearing the Alcazar Queen Long Necklace

Tip #4: Have Fun!

Styling statement accessories like a large tote can seem like a daunting task at first, but not if you approach it with an attitude of fun and playfulness. With this approach, you can actually express your individuality and personal style. Statement accessories are bold and eye-catching, and they can add an element of intrigue to any outfit.

By experimenting with different styles, colors, and textures that appeal to you, you can transform a basic outfit into an enviable ensemble. Plus, accessorizing is a great way to refresh your wardrobe. Don't be afraid to have fun with statement accessories and let your creativity shine!

Style Recommendation: The Gabriella Medallion Tote from our Ferrara collection is surely a style statement, especially in the bold red "Lipstick" colorway. If you're wondering how to have more fun with fashion, then all you need to do is get this tote and carry it every day and everywhere - seriously. Be prepared for the compliments you'll receive!

Gabriella Medallion Tote

Do you feel comfortable styling statement accessories, or would you like to start participating in the trend? While we have jewelry, handbags, and other accessories for nearly every preference and personality type, we'd also love to see you making a splash. Follow us on Instagram @brightoncollectibles and tag us with your statement styles #mybrightonstyle.