A Business Guide to Professional Jewelry
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Even though nearly eighty percent of American workplaces now have a casual dress code, it's still important to ensure you're dressed for success when you head into work.
Even if you have a good base wardrobe, you might be confused about how to accessorize.
Let's go through how to choose professional jewelry for the workplace.
Keep It Simple For Business Casual Jewelry
In the workplace, it's best to opt for simple, understated jewelry that won't draw too much attention or become a distraction. Some good options include stud earrings, a simple pendant necklace, a watch, and a bracelet.
With any jewelry, you'll need to ensure that you're adhering to your company's dress code. Check any dress code or company policies on jewelry to ensure that your earrings are appropriate.
And since you're dressing for work, you'll want to ensure you're keeping your jewelry professional. Avoid bold or flashy earrings that could be seen as unprofessional in a business setting.
Business Formal Jewelry
In a business formal setting, it's important to maintain a professional appearance and not draw attention away from the main purpose of the occasion.
Look for simple stud earrings in a metal tone that matches the hardware on your clothing. For more formal occasions, try diamond studs. Diamond studs are a sophisticated and elegant choice for a business formal setting. To match, a classic diamond tennis bracelet is a timeless and sophisticated option for a business formal setting.
In terms of necklaces, continue to keep it simple. A delicate gold chain necklace is a versatile and understated option. A classic pearl necklace in a single-strand or double-strand is another timeless choice.
Or, for something more useful, try a watch. A sleek and understated watch can be a stylish and functional accessory in a business formal setting.
Choosing Work Earrings
Wearing earrings to work is generally acceptable as long as they are simple, understated, and appropriate for the professional setting. Stud earrings are a good choice, as they are discreet and versatile.
Hoop earrings and dangly earrings may be seen as too distracting or informal for the workplace. If you work with animals or children, you'll certainly want to stay away from any jewelry that could be grabbed or bitten.
Keep in mind any dress code or company policies on jewelry, and opt for neutral or metallic tones that won't clash with your work attire.
Think about the colors you're choosing when you're looking for work earrings. Choose neutral or metallic tones that will match well with your work attire. Make sure the earrings are comfortable to wear for extended periods. You don't want to be pulling out your earrings mid work day.
Create a Signature Work For Work
A signature work jewelry look can help you present a consistent, professional image in the workplace.
Examples of pieces that could be part of a signature work jewelry look include a simple watch, stud earrings, a thin metal bangle bracelet, and a simple pendant necklace. Stick to neutral or metallic colors, and consider adding a pop of color with a gemstone or enamel accessory.
Choose jewelry pieces that you can wear regularly and that complement your personal style and work attire. Delicate necklaces, simple pendant necklaces in gold or silver that can be layered for a chic look, are one easy choice.
Consistency is a key cog in creating a personal jewelry style. Choose jewelry pieces that you can wear regularly and that complement your personal style and work attire.
Timelessness is also important. Opt for classic, understated designs that won't quickly go out of style.
And versatility is something to consider, particularly when you're choosing jewelry for the workplace. Choose jewelry that can be dressed up or down to suit different professional occasions.
Of course, you'll want to ensure you're comfortable. Make sure that the jewelry is comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
Mesh Your Jewelry With Your Outfit
You'll also need to ensure that your professional jewelry goes with your work wardrobe.
Color coordination is an important factor. Match the jewelry to the dominant color in the outfit. For example, if you're wearing a green dress, consider wearing jewelry in shades of yellow, blue, or purple.
If you want to keep the focus on your outfit, choose neutral-toned jewelry, such as gold, silver, or pearls. Or, try a monochromatic theme. For a bold and stylish look, choose jewelry in the same color family as your outfit for a monochromatic look.
Take the season into consideration, too. Consider the season and choose jewelry in colors that reflect the season's palette, such as warm oranges and reds for fall, or cool blues and greens for summer.
Consider the metal tones of both the jewelry and the outfit's hardware, such as buttons or zippers. Matching metal tones, such as gold with gold or silver with silver, creates a cohesive look.
Proportion and scale is another factor to keep in mind when you're creating your signature work look. Choose jewelry that is proportionate to the outfit and your body type. Large statement pieces can overwhelm a petite frame, while smaller pieces may be lost on a larger frame.
The style of your clothing is also something to think about. Consider the style of the outfit and choose jewelry that complements it. For example, a delicate necklace may not be appropriate for a bold, graphic print outfit, but a statement ring would be a perfect match.
Professional Jewelry: Start Shopping Today
Clearly, there's a lot to go into choosing the right jewelry to set a good business impression. Hopefully, you're now on the right track.
Are you ready to start choosing new professional jewelry? Check out some of your options at Roma Designer Jewelry today.