In this third of our 3 part series on choosing jewellery to work with your personality, Carol Karl of Affordable Jewellery Supplies YouTube channel and I chat about how your defining features affect the jewellery you choose and how to choose flattering jewellery taking into account both your personality and facial features.
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Defining Features – What Are They
Defining features include the shape of your face and your facial features – so eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth cheeks, jawline and even your hair.
- If you have more curved features you’ll look better in jewellery that has softer lines rather than sharp angles.
- If you have straighter, more angled features, then you’ll look better in jewellery that is straighter and more angled in its composition.
Many of us are a combination of curved and straighter lines, which means we can wear jewellery that has both curves and angles within it.
You want to go with the shape – rather than repeat the shape exactly, so don’t put round button earrings on a very round face shape, instead look for more oval or earrings that have some curves but are not round.
The same goes for very angled faces, don’t repeat squares on square faces, but do look for straight lines in your earring’s composition.
Discover more about defining features here.
From Tips on Choosing Glasses Frames
The top of your glasses frames should be parallel to your eyebrows (or a similar shape) for the most harmonious look, More tips here on choosing flattering frames.
How to Select Your Jewellery Based on Your Personality Style
This is an interesting one, what I’ve often noticed is that jewellery choices may come from a part of your personality that isn’t the dominant or core style. So you may be quite Classic in personality but prefer more feminine jewellery, or maybe you are Feminine and Relaxed, but like to express your Dramatic through larger scale feminine pieces.
Look at the jewellery you like the best and wear the most often and notice its features as this will give you good insight into your favourite kinds and styles of jewellery.
- Is it more Classic – discreet and real gems in traditional settings
- Is it more Relaxed – made from natural materials, not fussy, very practical
- Is it more Dramatic – larger in scale and a statement piece
- Is it more Creative – unusually constructred or made from unique pieces
- Is it more Feminine – small, dainty with intricate detail and bling
- Is it more Elegant Chic – high quality, real gems but in a more modern settings
- Is it more Rebellious – skulls, studs, metalware, leather
It may be a combination of these, or you may like different styles that you wear at different times depending on your mood or the occasion. Don’t be afraid to try different things to figure out what you love.
If you’d love to discover more about your personality style and what really works for you and your body – I’d love to have you in my 7 Steps to Style program – where you can discover everything to do with your style and stop wasting your money buying the wrong things, saving your money for the right!