Buying jewellery is one of the most difficult subjects when it comes to men’s styling. There is a fine line that is easy to cross with male’s jewellery styling – it is very easy to over-do it. The problem of men accessorising with jewellery stems from the idea that rings, chains, piercing and bracelets are designed by women, for women.
However, this is an opinion that is slowly changing with the times and we’re beginning to discover that men are capable of wearing more than just a wedding band whilst still retaining a stylish edge.
Keep it Simple
The key to remaining stylish when wearing jewellery is to keep the look minimal. Experimenting with jewellery is all good and well, but it is also important to keep it simple at the same time. Do not stray away from the well-worn path before you are sure of what suits you.
The ring tends to be the most popular type of jewellery worn by a man; this is usually in the form of a wedding band. But what about the men that have not yet committed themselves to marriage?
Men should resist the urge for dazzling diamonds and sophisticated sapphires. At first, this may sound dull, but men do still have many options to choose from. Rather than looking at the choice of glitzy diamonds available, men should focus on the choice of metals, from the lustrous glow of Cobalt to eternal sheen of titanium.
The same rule also applies to men as it does to women, you should avoid wearing a band on your ring finger.
Necklaces and Chains
Men should never try and over-do it when wearing a necklace or a chain. Clean, simple and traditional are the perfect accessories piece for men to show off.
Male necklaces tend to be slightly thicker than women’s. This can make it quite tempting for men to choose the thickest and heaviest chain available to inflate their male ego. However, you should not base your decision on the pure size of necklace or chain. Instead scale the chain with your own frame.
If you have a strong, thick neck, larger links and thicker bands will appear more proportional. If you have a slimmer neckline, it is suggested that you should choose a necklace or a chain that will be more proportional to your body type.
Accessories on necklaces can also work well on men, crosses and other religious iconography are fine, but it is warned that you should stay away from other wacky symbols and novelty designs.
Bracelets can be a scary subject for males as many associate bracelets with femininity. Rather than choosing a slinky bracelet, men can choose more masculine type accessories.
Chain ropes tend to be the most popular choice for bracelets for men. They come in a variety of colours, including brown, black and grey.
Bracelets are also a great way of boosting men’s confidence. If you have a slim wrist, a bracelet can give the image of a thicker frame.
Men should not be afraid of wearing jewellery, instead they should embrace the beautiful different accessories available.
Kerry works on behalf of Corazon Latino who makes a beautiful selection of handmade silver jewellery. To see the collection, visit http://www.corazonlatino.com/