Fashion Trends

Q&A On Statement Jewellery With Top Celebrity Stylists

Real Style asked five celebrity stylists for some expert advice on wearing statement jewellery. Who doesn’t love a little glitz and glamour?–especially when it takes your look to the next level. 


Statement pieces shown from left to right:
J. Crew Asymmetrical Crystal Drop Earrings, $79
Banana Republic Crystal Link Necklace, $85
Alexis Bittar Brutalist Pearl Studded Cuff Bracelet, $414

What’s key to adding some holiday party sparkle to any look? It’s important to really use an editing eye when incorporating sparkle into your looks. You really want to strike a balance of ‘festive’ and ‘fashion.’ Make sure the colours don’t clash and that you can still see you behind it all. – Andrew Gelwicks (@andrewgelwicks)

Why is statement jewelry so important? It speaks for itself. Imagine a simple black dress with an amazing necklace. Simple and effortless—the look is complete. – Philippe Uter (@philippeuter)

Is there such a thing as overdoing it? Yes, there is. I think if you’re wearing a dress with a lot of beading, [then] you don’t need to overdo the jewellery as much. [Go with] a crystal drop earring and keep the rest simple. You never want the pieces to fight [with] each other. – Krisana Sotelo (@krisanasotelo)

Which statement pieces should we invest in? A chunky necklace, statement diamond studs, and tons of bracelets. – Bruno Lima (@brunolimadesign)

Any tips on wearing coloured gemstones? I don’t like what I call, matchy-matchy. Although, diamonds always look great with diamonds. – Victor Blanco (@victorblancostudio)