Struggle to decide what jewellery to wear on a night out? We’ve all been there. You’re due to be out the door in 5 minutes, and you’re not sure whether to wear your oversized hoops or understated studs. Then you think you should go for a necklace instead. But then you’d have to find the matching bracelet. So should you then remove your statement rings? Don’t get yourself into a mess before your head out for a night of fun. Choosing jewellery to go with your night outfit has never been easier with this simple guide. Learn what jewellery you should be wearing based on your outfit, and you’ll never have a last-minute outfit stress again!
A cocktail dress
Statement earrings are your jewellery bread and butter. Earrings are hands-down the most popular item of jewellery. 83% of people have their ears pierced, which also accounts for the increasing number of men opting to have their ears pierced. A strong pair of earrings can transform your whole outfit. But of course, it all depends what you’re wearing. If your night out outfit consists of a simple and chic black cocktail dress, your earring opportunities are endless. Style a pair of asymmetrical earrings with your hair tied up and a red lip. Your style will look considered and effortless, rather than over-the-top and try hard (which no one wants!) For a cocktail dress with a bold print or colour, coordinate with a sleek pair of drop earrings or a gemstone stud. A classic design like a hoop earring is a go-to night out jewellery piece.
For a sleeveless look
Black Betty Design | The Hooked Luna Bangle | £82.00
Wearing a sleeveless jumpsuit? A bandeau top? Stacked bangles will draw attention to and elongate your arms, making you look elegant and slender. Sleeveless or strapless outfits always look classy and chic. With layered jewellery being one of this season’s hottest trends, bangles will keep your look contemporary and on-trend. Mix and match with different colours and styles to add a dash of personality to your outfit. These three bangles make great jewellery box staples. Mix it up with the trio of gold bangles, they’ll form solid foundations of your night out ensemble. Pair with Black Betty’s gorgeous hooked luna bangle. The black gemstone will imbue your look with a touch of dark romance, perhaps setting you up for a romantic encounter later on in the night… Finally, the shimmer bangle will capture and reflect the lights of the night. Who needs a disco ball when your jewellery sparkles this bright?
For formal evening-wear
Going to an important work event? Or an exclusive cocktail bar? In this instance, less is definitely more. Many women are choosing to wear suits over evening gowns for red carpet events. Why not follow suit (pardon the pun) and choose a statement piece of jewellery to adorn your look. Invest in a statement brooch to wear on the lapel of your satin tuxedo. Slick your hair back and you’ll radiate effortless style to an A-list standard. The pineapple brooch will add some quirky glamour to your look. Start the conversation with a jewellery piece that’ll get the crowds talking. Featuring an array of diamond and citrine gemstones, this brooch will stand out for all the right reasons. For something chic and cool, go for the icy silver bee brooch. This would look great pinned to the sleeve of your blazer. Brooches are such versatile jewellery pieces. Not sure how to style them? Check out our guide on 7 ways to wear a brooch. If you’re still not convinced, wear the north star lariat necklace. This design will elongate your torso making you look taller and slimmer. With these gorgeous jewellery picks, you’ll be setting the next jewellery rules for superior night out style.
For a casual night out look
I don’t know about you, but I am the casual one in my circle. That’s not to say I rock up to events terribly underdressed! But my style leans more towards black tees than black dresses. If, like me, you like to rock the dressed-down night out look, invest in some chic layered pendants to add a touch of luxury to your look. Wear some sleek satin trousers and a black tee for a gothic look with a twist of feminine edge. Layered pendants add just the right amount of thought to suggest you got ready in 15 minutes but still look effortlessly chic. These three necklaces would make the perfect night out trio. All different lengths and designs, you could mix and match them with your existing jewellery for a night out look that is authentic and bold. Mishanto’s diamond devotion necklace will imbue your look with a dash of opulence, perfect if you’re going on a late night date night! Feel stylish and beautiful with jewellery that harnesses your cool girl attitude.
For your showstopping look
Alexandra Alberta | Arizona Rose Ring | £175.00
We all have that go-to outfit we wear when we want to look and feel like a celebrity. Perhaps its a dress that fits in all the right places. Or maybe a two piece that is dramatic and daring. For those outfits, you need bold and unapologetic jewellery to match. I’m talking XXL-sized gemstones, bold colours, and striking designs. An eye-catching cocktail ring is the only piece you need to command attention in every room you step into. This ring may spend some time resting in your jewellery box, but when it comes out to play, it’s up all night long. Unleash your inner ice queen with the fire and ice ring by Cherie Thum. The penetrating blue colour will draw admirers from far and wide, so get ready to revel in the endless compliments you’ll receive wearing this stunning ring. If your style is a little more feminine, the opal ring by LaParra Jewels is the one ring for you. The warm gold hues will dance in the low light of the cocktail bar with elegance and grace. Finally, choose the Arizona rose ring if you like to keep your style contemporary and edgy. The rose gold colours create the perfect balance between bold and understated, the ideal accompaniment to your showstopping outfit.