All in the Details

How to Wear Simple Jewelry and Master Minimal Styling

by Austen Tosone


When it comes to accessorizing in style, jewelry is a great way to express your personality. Whether the piece itself was handed down from a family member or if the gems are sentimental, like a birthstone, wearing jewelry can take your outfit to the next level. Sometimes, people think that for jewelry to make a statement, it needs to be loud. Bold pieces are fun to wear, but refined pieces can be just as eye-catching.

Read on for advice on how to wear simple jewelry that you can take with you every time you get dressed. Feel free to take these suggestions and put your own spin on them. At the end of the day, it’s most important to let your personal style shine.

Shop for Timeless Pieces

Statement jewelry can be fun for a season or two, but the jewelry we tend to keep for many years is often more minimal. When it comes to simple jewelry, one of the most classic items you can own is a strand of pearls. This style feels elegant and vintage at the same time, offering versatility as you wear them to different occasions.

Glass Pearl Necklace

Choose One Piece as the Focus

Mastering how to wear simple jewelry is much easier than you may think. For a refined look, select one piece of jewelry to be the centerpiece of your outfit. Earrings are a great way to add a bit of drama while still looking sophisticated. These twisted oval hoops feel fresh, and they will help draw attention to your face—especially if you have your hair pulled back or if you’re wearing a sleeveless top.

Twisted Oval Earrings

Select Sleek and Modern Pieces

Just because a piece is minimal, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. The rows on this cuff bracelet give it an artistic detail that makes it feel elevated and modern. Wear it alone, add a bracelet on the opposite arm, or slip on some rings to create an interesting display of arm candy.

Multi-Row Cuff Bracelet

Wear the Best Top to Showcase Your Jewels

One of the best ways to ensure that your favorite pieces are admired is to pair them with a neckline that helps show them off. A V-neck blouse or a thin, crew-neck sweater in a dark color would perfectly accent a pendant necklace, whereas an off-the-shoulder top or plunging neckline would be ideal to display a choker.

Glass Pearl Pendant

Featured in this article:

54-Inch Glass Pearl Necklace, $50
Twisted Oval Hoop Earrings, $25
Multi-Row Cuff Bracelet, $45
Abstract Glass Pearl Pendant Short Necklace, $38

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