An outfit without jewelry, no matter how high end it is, is like a gourmet meal without salt. No matter how fancy it is, it will look incomplete and bland. Accessorizing your outfit is an important step to take your overall look up a notch. If you don’t know which jewelry pieces to grab and start your jewelry collection with, then do not worry. We have compiled a list of top 6 must-have jewelry items every woman needs to have to enhance her beauty and style. Read on to know how to accessorize your look with timeless jewelry pieces.
Your jewelry collection is something that you want to last for years to come. Each and every piece is a precious reflection of yourself and your experiences, so you want to be able to keep them in the very best condition possible. Regardless of how well you keep your collection, every piece needs a little bit of care every now and then. Hauling all your jewelry to a professional cleaner or jeweler is a costly and time-consuming endeavor, so knowing how to properly maintain and care for your jewelry is a must:
When it comes to adding some glamour and style in your overall look then getting finger bling would become compulsory for the men’s jewelry section in wardrobe. The time has long gone when rings were being considered as a part of women jewelry only. If you are going to make a perfect choice in men’s rings then you will become able to get every eye on you. Although women rings are quite easier to choose because they can wear plenty of styles. But when it comes to select a men’s ring then you have to know some things before making a purchase. So, in this ultimate guide of men’s ring, you will get a better idea about the things which you must consider while buying a perfect men’s ring.
You don’t need a special occasion to give something special to the women in your life. Thoughtful gifts that say “Thank you” every now and then let them know how much you appreciate them. Gestures mean more than actions, and the act of giving itself is more than enough.
But of course, you want to make it extra special. You want a gift that’s well-thought-out. Something that not only fits their character but also speaks about how you feel about them.
If you’re looking for inspiration and ideas for just that perfect gift, this guide is for you.
An invitation to a cocktail party can appear more daunting than exciting when considering what to wear.
Cocktail usually refers to a knee-length party dress, but this can all vary when factoring in weather, day or night and company.
Cocktail occasions need a certain amount of refinement, so dress up cocktail pants or a pantsuit with the appropriate jewelry and accessories. Cocktail attire is less dressy than formal attire and more casual than black tie.
Which Dress Should You Wear?
An appropriate cocktail dress hem sits below your fingers. Between calf-length and mini dress, lengths are appropriate when your arms are resting at your sides. Necklines can be as revealing or practical as you prefer, but ensure you balance out revealing cuts with elegant accessories or a jacket.
A pair of sunglasses can be the perfect gift you can find for your friend, family member or significant others. This accessory can complete one’s outfit, and it can be used for any occasion any time of the year. However, there are all sorts of sunglasses’ designs, types, brands, and what-not, making it extra difficult to pick the best one to give your special someone.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Meghan Markle has become a worldwide fashion icon. Transitioning from ‘Suits” star to Duchess of Sussex has given her the voice to raise awareness about many of her passions, such as women supporting women, education and animals. But her platform has also constantly put her in the public eye…making her fashion choices and statements a popular topic of discussion.
During an outing on January 10th, 2019, Markle’s simple black dress was the perfect outfit for the occasion. As one of her four new patronages, Smart Works is a charity that helps prepare women for the workplace. During Meghan’s visit, she helped pick out outfits for the women to wear during interviews and even sat down with some of the ladies to discuss interview advice. Since joining the royal family, Markle has often used her clothing and accessories as more than just a fashion statement. By supporting brands such as Turquoise Mountain, Meghan uses her outfits as a way to bring awareness to incredible nonprofits, organizations and companies around the world.
With so much news surrounding lab-grown diamonds and the negative side of the mined diamond industry, it’s no surprise that Meghan decided to accessories her Smart Works outfit with a pair of gorgeous Kimai ear climbers featuring man-made diamonds.
“Aside from the design being less royal and more catwalk, press are picking up on the fact that these earrings are sustainable – a hot topic in the fashion world right now.” Source
Based on Markle’s previous influence in the fashion industry, many are saying that they will not be surprised to see a spike in the sale of lab-grown diamonds after this appearance.
Other than the ethical benefits of lab-created diamonds, these stones are also an environmentally friendly alternative — another interest of Markle’s as seen by the 7 charities she and Prince Harry chose to support through donations at their royal wedding. When comparing lab-grown to mined diamonds and their effects on our environment, the statistics are staggering. For starters, mined diamonds are obviously dug from the ground or sea, while lab-created diamonds are grown in a lab. So, for every 1 carat of mined diamond, nearly 100 square feet of land is disturbed and almost 6000 pounds of mineral waste is created. To put that into perspective, a white rhinoceros also weighs 6000 pounds. On the contrary, 1 carat of lab-grown diamond disrupts just 0.07 sqft of land and only 1 pound of mineral waste. So we’re comparing rhinoceroses to mice…
But the disrupted land and mineral waste aren’t the only effects of mining for diamonds. Large amounts of water are not only used in the mining industry but also polluted. Not to mention the 125 pounds of carbon emission (per 1 carat of mined diamond) created. In total, air emissions on a single carat of mined diamond are 1.5 billion times higher than those of a lab-grown one.
And, although many celebrities in the past have opted for “ethically sourced” mined diamonds, more and more information surrounding these diamonds has been revealed. Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell 100% where a mined diamond was sourced. And, there has been problem after problem surrounding the Kimberley Process and the specifics surrounding regulations of mined diamonds.
A recent study on the Kimberley Process and promise of a conflict-free industry states:
“The most glaring problem is the certification scheme’s narrow terms of certification, which focus exclusively on the mining and distribution of diamonds, leaving broader human rights issues around worker exploitation unaddressed.”
With so much information out there and so many individuals (such as Leonardo DiCaprio) devoting their life work to changing the problems that taint the mined diamond industry, it would not be surprising to see more and more celebrities choosing lab-grown diamonds. As we’ve seen time and time again (Lady Gaga’s meat dress), Markle isn’t the only celebrity who chooses to raise awareness of topics she’s passionate about through their clothing.
Lab-grown diamonds are the future. Celebrities are often some of the first individuals to set trends — whether that be for fashion or a social issue — but in this case, it’s for both. There’s no longer a need to harm our earth to have gorgeous diamonds.
Accessorizing your outfits is often the key to giving them a unique look and making sure they appear ‘put together’. However, many people don’t really know how to go about accessorizing their outfits. This means that they often forget to use any accessories at all, or they don’t get it right and end up feeling like something is missing as they wear them.
Street style has no definition. It speaks of the culture on the ground, a mix of motifs and colors that define our cities, our music, and pretty much everything around us. Inspirations can come from anywhere and everywhere, so with the New Year upon us, here are some spectacular tips on how you can create your own street influenced style signature.
Whether it is a semi-casual outfit to work or your tribute to a favorite sub-culture, there are many ways you can flaunt a unique identity without looking overwhelming.