Just like clothes, jewellery will always be subject to seasonal change, so if you’re the kind of girl who likes experimenting with necklaces, bracelets and earrings, you definitely have plenty of options to choose from. After several seasons when the androgynous style dominated the fashion arena with masculine clothes and minimal jewellery, it’s time for delicacy and femininity to take the spotlight yet again. Ribbon jewellery is in this year, so fans of quirky, cute and elegant accessories have a lot of reasons to celebrate. Inspired from classic trends, this phenomenon doesn’t just refer to ribbon-shaped items, which never really went out of style, but to actually ribbon strands and bows incorporated into necklaces, bracelets and other items. They look pretty and delicate on women of all ages and they can even dress up and outfit, but you do have to pay attention to the way you style them. Whether you buy jewellery straight from the store or you make it yourself using small printed ribbons, here are some rules and recommendations that you should keep in mind.
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First of all, this trend is perfect for girls who wear simple, minimal or basic clothing items, because it can be used to dress up and outfit effortlessly. Also, it can add a touch of femininity to otherwise plain clothes, without you having to waste hours mixing and matching in front of the mirror. This type of jewellery is also great if you want to change your look for spring and summer without too much hassle. It is a great alternative to statement necklaces, so if you dislike big, chunky pieces of jewellery, this could be the one for you. There aren’t too many strict rules when it comes to styling ribbon accessories, but you have to pay attention to several guidelines.
For example, they do not match athletic apparel, so avoid them if you wear baggy clothes or sports shoes a lot. Since they already have their own style, they’re very difficult to match with opposite styles. If you like your necklaces to have big bows, then make sure not to wear too many of them, because this will overwhelm the outfit. You don’t have to wear a set to make a statement. Once item is more than enough and if you add too many bows, you might unintentionally get the Lolita look, which, though popular in its nice, isn’t always what people want to see. Avoid pairing bows with pearls, because the combination is a bit tacky and unpolished. As for office wear, it depends on the dress code at work. If you’re allowed to be creative with your outfits, then by all means experiment with this trend, but if you’re only allowed to wear subtle and formal accessories, then you’ll have to keep it for your spare time. In the end, as the saying goes, you should look in the mirror and take out one accessory. This trend is a lovely one, but it’s easy to exaggerate, so style it with care.