Having a hard time buying and styling jewelry?
Jewelry is a great way to make any outfit pop. It can be the perfect final touch, if you know what you’re doing. These rules and tips can help any Tgirl or crossdresser get on their stylish feet. This will outline exactly what to look for while shopping for jewelry. I will also add some tricks of the trade that can help.
Let’s start by addressing the many people whom can’t pierce their ears. Clip-ons are a girl’s best friend.
I know! You can’t find clip-ons in many typical stores but, plenty of places online still supply high quality clip-ons. Going this route, saves you the hassle of getting your ears pierced or having anyone know about your affairs. Clip-on earrings are very convenient for some people. They come in as many styles and materials as regular earrings. So, making a huge statement while wearing these style earrings should not be a problem. You can find formal, casual, or showgirl rhinestone clip-ons (like the ones you see to the left) online at www.GlamourBoutique.com
|What color jewelry will look good with my outfit?|
This is a very common problem that most people in this community struggle with. Color matching isn’t something that everyone is born knowing. This skill needs practice. However, for some things, it is pretty straightforward: pastels with pastels, earth tones with earth tones, jewel tones with jewel tones, etc. A great tip that a lot of people find useful is having a handy dandy color wheel somewhere in their closet that they can refer to. This tip is useful for matching clothing as well. Not just jewelry. When in doubt, complementary colors always go great together! You can find a colors true complementary color by referring to the color wheel to the right. For example, if you want to wear an orange shirt, say the first orange color closest to the outside of the circle wheel. Imagine folding the wheel in half down the middle. The complement to this orange is directly opposite the wheel. In this case, the complement would be the farthest blue – violet closest to the outside of the wheel. After finding the complement, you can search your jewels and clothes for a outfit similar to those colors. It is that simple. This easy tip helps stylists and designers every day.
|Can I Just match my Outfit with different Shades of the Same Color?|
Yes, you can also always match your outfit with different shades of the same color. If you’re having some trouble you can google your color and find a great ombre scale online that you prefer. This is an easy way to wear any color. Just make sure your shades aren’t too similar in hue because then your outfit will just blend together. You want your pieces to stand out. Refer to the picture on the left.
Bold Statement Pieces
A statement piece is a great way to bring vibrant color to any single shaded or simple outfit. This is my favorite thing to do because it is so simple and looks amazing. As long as you follow the color wheel color matching should be easy. If you are wearing dark or light colored clothing you don’t need a color wheel. As long as your colors are bright, they will look amazing. Like Kourtney Kardashian to the right, she decided to wear her bold yellow necklace and match it with her awesome pink pumps with her black dress. Since she wore all black she accessorized with extreme color emphasis to make her outfit pop.
Some things to watch out for with statement pieces though is that they can easy be overdone. You want to remember that less is more. Referring back to Kourtney, since she already has two bold colors in her outfit she decided to wear a tiny black purse. Making her outfit balanced in color.
|A tip to ensure you don’t overcrowd your jewelry would be by not wearing statement jewelry that is in close proximity to each other. Don’t crowd your hand by wearing a huge ring and a bracelet. Same thing goes with your face and neck, no huge earrings and necklaces together. For example, if Sophia Vergara (left) was wearing a necklace like Heidi Klum’s in the picture to the left, it would be too much. The reason why you see no more jewelry on either of them is because they have great stylists that know “less is more”.|
|Huge statement necklaces also work well at hiding the edges of any breast plates. You could wear them around anywhere without having to worry about people noticing. You will feel as beautiful and stylish as ever wearing this duo. You can find these breastplates and full coverage necklaces at www.GlamourBoutique.com|
Are you wearing any patterns?
A simple solution would be to wear an accessory that is understated. Pick out a neutral colored necklace (silver, gold, white, crystal). You don’t want your outfit to have too much going on because then your patterns will look silly. You want to wear a necklace that will bring out your clothes, not the jewels. The same thing can be applied when wearing anything ruffled, sequined, or embroidered.
|Pairing your earrings with your hair or wig!|
Studs, huggies, and hoops can be worn with almost any hairstyle so, if you are wearing a bold outfit one day, wearing one of these simple earrings will complement your outfit perfectly. Or, if you are already wearing an awesome necklace, don’t overdo it with big earrings. A simple small rhinestone earring or alloy hoops can be your final touch of perfection. However if wearing big hair then maybe make some larger Rhinestone Earrings your bold accent piece. These types of earrings are also appropriate for any type of occasion. They can be worn down, casual, date night, or even ball depending on the quality.
|Dangle, chandelier, clusters, and teardrop earrings are also good for short haircuts and updo’s as seen in Prom’s. This is because your hair isn’t available to frame your face, so the long dangly earrings are perfect for the job. They attract people’s eyes up to your face and elongate your features. Again though, if wearing big hair do consider a chandelier, duster or hoop type earring for impact. A tip to remember though; earring that are too big and long could ruin your look. Strive for just one emphasis. If you want a big earring, keep it short. If you want a long earring, keep it narrow. A big and long earring could make your head look small and disproportionate.|
|These looks are perfect for not only studs and tiny earrings but, medium sized earrings too! It all depending on the occasion! If you are trying to get that polished fancy look, I would go for more of a medium size, maybe no more than a 2 to 3 inch drop. However, if I’m wearing one of these styles casually I might wear a larger sized hoop. Another look that is great with braids would be a chunky dangle earring that has some color. Nothing too big or intricate that will take away from the hair though. If the earring is too big it could start to get tangled in your hair or braid, fyi.|
|Curly, long hair is great for gorgeous rhinestone earrings: clusters, hoops, studs. When your hair is this curly, it’s going to hide most of your earrings so make sure they shine. Plus, big dangles need to be of good quality or cheaper clasp may get tangled. In this case, wearing earrings that will stand out and work well with your hair are the best option. Big hoops and studs can give you a glamourous look without overdoing it or causing discomfort.|
|When you wear straight long hair it is acceptable to wear big chandelier, teardrop, dangle, or hoop earrings. Straight hair tends creates a nice balance with the big earrings. Hair tends to not tangle as much with straight hair because of how silky sleek it is.|
Rings and Bracelets
Buying rings and bracelets is going to be the hardest for any crossdresser or tgirl. Naturally, male hands grow to be larger than the average woman’s. So, to get around this problem, there are some products you can look for. Always look for rings that adjustable and bracelets that stretch. These will ensure that they fit. Although getting harder to find, specialist stores like Glamour Boutique do carry such items to make your dressing more convenient. If you find a gorgeous bracelet that just will not fit, don’t give up just yet. The picture to the left is a typical bracelet extender. They come in many different sizes and are very easy to apply to your bracelet. For stretch rings, bracelets and all your crossdresser jewelry shop at www.GlamourBoutique.com
|Jewel tips to live by:|
Avoid wearing different types of metals.
Avoid clashing patterns/charms
Don’t layer too much
Don’t wear too much sparkle
Let your statement piece standout
Avoid wearing long chains and belts around your waist
Keep it simple.
Don’t wear big necklaces with collars, halter necks, or shirts with detailing close to the neck.