Personal style is an important element when choosing what to wear each day and conveys much more than the shirt du jour. It is also a channel for self-expression. It is a reflection of places been (both figuratively and literally), where in life one seeks to go, as well as a person’s feelings in that moment.
As humans, we are breathing, walking and talking canvases, and how we choose to adorn that canvas ultimately portrays how we wish the world to view us and how we perceive the world.
Style is also about presenting the best possible you to the world and being an example to those who look up to you. I find that through accessorizing, it is the easiest and perhaps the most fun way to accomplish this.
Jewelry is an easy way to bring several elements of your personality into an outfit. It offers opportunity to add visual interest to any number of outfits. Pieces can be religious or offer calming Zen reminders. It can recall memories from world travels and express exotic cultural interest.
Jewelry can also bring shine and glamour to t-shirts and jeans or romantic bohemian elements to office attire. For example, today I’m wearing a beaded cross pendant & necklace purchased in a Stuttgart museum, a dainty solitaire ring, and citrine birthstone bangle bracelets I received as a gift.
In addition to mirroring one’s experience and self, jewelry can add unexpected texture and excitement to your outfit and provide an average outfit with essence and depth. Statement pieces with beads and jewels or made of metal can give an outfit a really contemporary or artistic voice.