Thursday, May 24, 2012

How to Wear Birdcage Bohemia Necklaces

You might be surprised to find that I don't make much of an effort to follow trends. Half the time, I find them ridiculous and unflattering. (Cropped tops, anyone?) I rather wear the clothes, I don't want the clothes to wear me; so having it fit well and look good is of utmost importance. And of course, it makes the perfect backdrop to gorgeous accessories.

In my day-to-day life, I actually have just one or two go-to pieces that I reach for. On other days, I like take some of the Birdcage jewelry out for a spin. It's good because then I can really analyze the piece while wearing it- how well it hangs, the comfort of wearing it, etc. I know that some people may be intimidated by the style. The jewelry is unique and certainly makes a statement. However, it's not that difficult to wear them. 

I gravitate to neutrals, and it shows through in all the jewelry I make. I tend to not use bright colors or loud patterns because I want these pieces to be wearable in any situation. The neutral colors are bound to go with anything in your closet. There is a demure quality to the pieces. They don't scream, "Look at me!" at first glance, but rather, they subtly catch your attention. But when they do, they never fail to please.

So how do you wear them? The necklaces at least for this one.

I love, love, love pairing modern silhouettes with the vintage style. For example, I layered the black and grey neo-Victorian inspired necklace over a simple, sleek blue dress. The contrast adds interest to the overall look but one doesn't overwhelm the other. Another favorite is this three layer white beaded necklace with turquoise. It pops and draws your attention so you want to keep the rest of the outfit simple.

This scotch medallion and black rosary combination would look fabulous with a plain white tank and jeans. It adds that perfect oomph to an otherwise unadorned outfit. In fact, nearly all of these necklaces, like the glass Indonesian beads necklace, are destined for that classic combination be it a white tank, a black top, brown or grey, whatever your poison. See my favorite recommendations:

If you were wearing something sweet and romantic like a top with ruffles or something with a lace neckline, you can up the romance factor with an elegant necklace like the green Avon pendant and rhinestone necklace or the sparkly rosary and tiger pendant necklace here.


This three strand chain with the watch face necklace would be absolutely lovely nestled beneath the lapels of a schoolboy blazer while the giant key and Chinese propaganda medallion set is the perfect anchor to a light, wispy cardigan.

If you think in terms of contrasts, it makes it a lot easier to pair necklaces to your outfit. If your outfit is really light and floaty, you can use a more substantial necklace to add some weight. Think of those popular catalogs featuring girls in big white dresses and black motorcycle boots, only that look is accessible every day with necklaces. It's the same for simple outfits. Just a top and jeans? No problem, add a necklace and boom, you've got a look and something everyone will be noticing and asking you about. And sometimes, you just want to play up the whole pretty, feminine look and adding the right piece becomes the perfect amount of icing on the cake.

You really can't go wrong. If you love a piece and love wearing it, there's no right or wrong way to wear it. Just the fact that you are thrilled to have your favorite piece on around your neck will make the whole thing fit just right in the end.

How would you wear some of these pieces? What's your favorite? Do you have any questions? Feel free to comment below!

1 comment:

  1. Nice! Many people don't know that we should not wear gold and silver jewelry together. It is a fashion disaster for those who don't know this fashion rule and follow it on parties and marriage ceremonies. Thanks for writing this useful article.