Choosing Earrings For Your Face Shape
Have you ever stopped to consider the important role earrings play in achieving a look? If you’ve ever left the house without wearing earrings and felt “naked” without them, you know not to underestimate their importance. When chosen wisely, they can enhance your best features, detract attention from not so good features, as well as add color and personality to an outfit. There’s more to choosing earrings than just picking out a pair that catches your eye. Here’s how to choose earrings that’ll flatter your face, hair, and personality:
Consider your hair color
Although there’s no set rules for choosing earrings based on hair color, if you have blonde or golden shade of hair, gold metal earrings may be more flatter to you than sterling silver. Likewise, dark haired women tend to find sterling silver and platinum to be complimentary metals for them. If you have red hair, gold is striking, but you may want to venture into copper which tends to look extraordinary on redheads. Mixed metals including earrings with combinations of gold and silver, or silver and copper tend to be flattering on almost anyone.
Consider the length of your hair
If you have long hair, a small post or button earring can be lost in the context of your flowing hair. You can enjoy experimenting with longer dangle and chandelier style earrings. If you have short hair, you’re fortunate. You can show off your earrings without having them covered by an abundance of hair. You can wear anything from a simple button earring to an interesting dangle or hoop. Although you’re not restricted to smaller sizes, an oversized hoop or shoulder dusting dangle may be overwhelming if you have super short hair. If you elect to wear a dramatic earring with short hair, be sure to limit your other jewelry
Consider your face shape
The earring you wear can have a subtle influence on the shape of your face. If you have a round, full face, you’ll want to avoid round hoop and button earrings since these can enhance facial roundness. Longer dangle earrings draw the eye down and make the face appear longer. In contrast, if you have a long face, you’ll want to create width rather than length. Opt for earrings with wider diameters such as shorter chandelier styles with lots of volume. You can also wear circular and square shaped earrings but should stay away from long, thin dangles.
Consider the rest of your outfit
If you’re wearing a colorful or patterned outfit, you’ll want to keep your earrings simple to avoid looking too gaudy or busy. If you dress monochromatically, you can opt for a more dramatic artsy earring to serve as a focal point for your outfit. Also take into consideration what other jewelry you’re wearing. If you’re wearing a dramatic necklace, let that be the focal point of your outfit and choose simple earrings. Likewise, if you’re wearing long chandelier earrings, avoid adding an overly large or fussy necklace since this can look too garish.
Consider your personality
Earrings should be fun and make a statement about who you are. Have fun exploring the world of whimsical, artsy earrings. If you’re a cat lover, find earrings with a cute cat theme. Dog lovers will find no shortage of earrings featuring different dog breeds. If you want something totally unique, head down to your nearest bead store and learn how to make your own earrings. Earrings are quick and easy to design and allow you to explore your creative side.
Why not experiment a bit and see what earring designs work best for you? Earrings can be a fun and flattering way to enhance your wardrobe as well as your appearance.