Elevated simplicity is the new trend when it comes to jewelry design and it seems that it’s more than just a craze. Dominant on the high-street and in any urban setting for the better part of the decade, minimalistic jewelry brings a new curated, streamlined aesthetic in the limelight – and it shows no signs of stepping back. While oversize, statement jewelry pieces can still be found on the catwalks, minimalism is where the Millennials draw their inspiration from. Standing against consumerism and militating for quality over quantity, minimalistic jewelry brings a new sense of versatility, while redefining the meaning of sentimental pieces. Here are just a few ways to help you successfully adhere to the minimalistic aesthetic while styling yourself flawlessly.
- Master the Layered Necklaces Look
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It’s one of the hottest crazes around and it involves being a master at layering. The layered trend is not just applicable when it comes to your comfy knits and tees – it’s also a staple of jewelry styling. From layering minimalistic rings on your fingers to combining necklaces of different lengths, with or without gems and with or without pendants is a sure way to nail the mix and match art that comes with minimalism. Layer out necklaces of similar styles, but that fall at different lengths and incorporate classic, timeless gems like white pearls, diamonds or opals for a look that’s merges classic touches with modern vibes.
- Embrace the Stackable Trend
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Just like necklaces, minimalistic rings were made to be played with. Stack them up, load up your fingers with them and make a totally on-trend fashion statement. Regardless if you choose to wear a single ring on each finger or rock three midi rings and a thumb ring, making sure that you keep your look cohesive and curated is the most important part of this particular styling job. In order to do just that, forgo the mixed metal look and definitely avoid combining materials (say plastics with metals or wood with ceramic). Aim for a clean, sophisticated look that brings on a modern approach to styling. Pair up rings of different widths if you are going for a mish-mash look or stick to ultra-thin, dainty rings that look similar to each other if you are aiming for a look that is as minimalism-infused as possible.
- Choose Quality over Quantity
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One of the pivotal aspects of going the minimalistic route is definitely not of a purely aesthetic nature. In fact, minimalism is, by definition, against abundance and lavishness – which means that going against your impulses of overspending or over-adorning yourself in jewelry is recommended. To achieve a curated, sleek look that fits the minimalistic bill to perfection, make sure that you invest in high quality pieces of jewelry that are not only versatile and contemporary, but timeless in design at the same time. Simple jewelry comes with the great advantage of never going out of style (as opposed to, say, sparkly gem-packed bib necklaces in oversize designs or shoulder length earrings that have a very short lifespan). Trends come and go, but minimalistic jewelry should definitely be more than just a trend – it should signify a commitment to not only an aesthetic, but to a way of redefining styling – and even redefining shopping. Invest in high quality jewelry pieces that follow elevated simplicity aesthetics and opt for classic gemstones that carry unmistakable, timeless beauty.
- Avoid Overconsumption and Choose Sentimental Pieces
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Minimalism comes with a big ideology behind it, and not just with pretty sleek lines, equally smooth textures and geometric motifs. And the ideology behind it pertains to everything from the way you shop for your jewelry pieces to the way you pair them, wear them, style them and commit to them. One of the best ways to go about minimalistic jewelry is to make sure that every single piece of jewelry you choose is not an impulse buy – not only will being mindful avoid overconsumption, but you will end up with a collection of sentimental, valuable pieces, where each piece means something. With such a foundation, creating a curated jewelry arsenal is much easier – as well as creating a staple, trademark look for yourself that you can rock on repeat, regardless of your outfit and regardless of the occasion.