How to Wear Statement Jewellery

Our statement jewellery designs, including statement necklaces and earrings, are a great way to add some drama to an outfit: from casual to dressy. But do you know how to wear and choose statement jewellery to look your stylish best? Well, you're in luck because we're here to help you out.

How to wear and shop for statement jewellery.

Statement jewellery pieces, including statement earrings and statement necklace designs, are great to wear with a very simple (even boring!) outfit. They'll capture attention and add your own unique touch of style: you'll definitely stand out from the crowd.

Be sure to check out our guide on how to mix and match your jewellery which will be very helpful when it comes to figuring out how to wear statement jewellery - and mixing and matching jewellery in general.

Let's dive in ...

What to wear with statement jewellery

It's generally a good idea to pair statement jewellery and other dramatic accessories with more simple clothing so that the accessories take centre stage and don't compete with complex patterns or clothing styles.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't dress up when wearing statement pieces, but as a rule you should go for more elegantly simple clothing designs.

But: remember that rules are meant to be broken. If you like the look of a heavily patterned or complicated piece of clothing paired with statement jewellery, then you should go with it. We're all about people dressing like themselves rather than everyone else, so ultimately you should feel confident about what works best for you and the occasion you're dressing for.

Statement jewellery can be a great way to add some versatility to your wardrobe. As with all sorts of accessories, statement jewellery designs can really change the look of clothing you might love wearing again and again.

Dressing down

Very casual clothing often works a treat with statement jewellery designs. You might choose to pair a statement necklace or a bold cocktail ring with a plain shirt and jeans to dress them up and add an unexpected element.

Dressing up

Of course more dressy or formal outfits will also work very well: an elegantly simple little black dress with a bold and eye-catching necklace with pendant or a dramatic pair of dangle earrings is a very stylish but also very easy look to pull off.

Statement necklaces

If you're going for a statement necklace, consider the types of neckline you'll be wearing and the necklace length you'd like to wear with it.

Statement pieces can be worn higher on your neck against your skin, perhaps peeking out from a partly open shirt. Alternatively you can wear longer pendants or necklaces over the top of simple clothing.

Check out our necklace style and length guide for helpful tips.

You might also consider layering necklaces of different sizes to add a whole lot of interesting detail and sparkle to your look. Wearing statement jewellery doesn't always have to be about a single focal piece of jewellery.

Statement earrings

Earrings can also work beautifully as statement pieces. If you're going for earrings as your focal point, you'll generally not want to wear a necklace and you might choose not to wear any other jewellery.

Alternatively consider more subtle bracelets or rings which will compliment rather than detract from the drama.

Statement rings

Generally cocktail rings work best as statement rings. Go for something bigger and bolder than you'd usually wear. You'd generally not wear any other rings, but you might choose to keep your sentimental rings on one hand and have a cocktail ring on the other.

But also consider wearing an array of contrasting cocktail rings to add loads of unique drama to an outfit. You might just pull it off with the right combination of styles, shapes and colours.

You could also wear a whole lot of different stacking rings, with stacked ring sets on different fingers to add a whole lot of sparkle and interest.

Our statement jewellery

Our statement jewellery designs are all made from perfect precious metals, many with sparkling gemstone highlights. They're all created in Australia and made with love.

They are not so bold as to be overwhelming, but they each have delightful details that will add some drama to the most simple outfit.

Simone Walsh is an Australian jewellery designer and maker who has been creating unique jewellery in silver, gold and gemstones for over 25 years. She lives and works on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula outside Adelaide in South Australia, where she's lucky enough to wander on the beach and frolic in the garden in her free time. Simone is the Founder & Creative Director of Simone Walsh Jewellery.