When it comes to shopping for jewelry, there's nothing worse than bringing
something home and knowing you bought it for the wrong reasons: It looked good
on someone else. It looked trendy. It was on sale. But the fact is, it just
isn't you - so the item sits in a drawer, forever relegated to the "don't wear
it but hate to get rid of it" section.
If you want to make sure you always love what you buy, it pays to get to know
yourself. That's what developing your personal style is all about: Learning what
you (really and truly, in your heart) like and dislike, so whatever you purchase
can stand as an example of who you are. Some say personal style is the sum total
of several aspects of your life: Your likes, dislikes, your environment - but
there also has to be that "je ne sais quoi" feeling of "I feel confident!" in
But how do you find your own personal style?
Here are some
Go for your ideal diamonds
Now, we're not talking about what other people think - this means emulating
your ideal. What do you think is beautiful? What turns your head? Do you like a
style that is contemporary or classic? Do you gravitate to detailed or
streamlined styles? Bright gemstones or white diamonds? Think about these things
when you shop: you might be surprised!
It doesn't matter how stylish a piece of jewelry is - if you're not
comfortable wearing it, you won't feel great and therefore won't look your very
best. So consider what makes you feel comfortable: Do you feel constricted in a
tight choker? Too overdone in an opera length necklace? Do you prefer a smaller
earring? Focusing on your own ease of movement will help you avoid buying things
that you linger in a drawer later.