Jewellery is a great way to express yourself and add a pop of colour or sparkle to an outfit, but how do you know which pieces are appropriate when dressing for the office? Here are some tips to help you find the perfect accessories for your office outfit.
Less is more – sometimes
The best thing about jewellery is that it can be either subtle or bold, depending on the look you’re going for. Keep the rest of your jewellery low-key and simple if you’re wearing a statement piece, like a large pendant necklace or chunky earrings.
On the other hand, if your outfit is quite plain and simple, you can go for bolder pieces of jewellery to add a little sparkle. Depending on your workplace and personal style, jewellery for the office could mean anything from delicate stud earrings to a colourful necklace.
Recycled materials in jewellery from NA-KD
Recycled materials have become popular and are part of the jewellery collection from NA-KD. For example, you could buy short hoop earrings made from recycled brass, which uses less energy than metal production. The good thing about metal is that it can withstand continual recycling without affecting its durability or quality.
What type of jewellery should I choose?
There is no right or wrong way to accessorize – the key is finding pieces that complement your outfit and allow you to express your personal style.
If you’re going for a professional look, try to keep your necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings simple and minimal. For example, you could combine some of the following pieces:
- Delicate gold or silver stud earrings
- Simple pearl necklace
- Thin metal bangles
- Minimalist rings
- Wristwatch with a minimal face design
Timeless jewellery for the office
The materials you choose for your office jewellery can also make a difference in how professional it looks. For a more traditional look, opt for pieces made from gold or silver. These metals are timeless and work with almost any outfit. If you want something that draws more attention, opt for pieces in for example rose gold or mixed colours and materials.
If you’re looking for a piece that will add a bit of extra attention, try adding some gems. These pieces can instantly upgrade any outfit and are good for special occasions. Just be sure to keep them rather subtle – big diamond rings may not be appropriate in some work environments.
Be mindful of your clothing
Apart from pairing your jewellery with clothing, you could also look at it the other way around and choose outfits based on your favourite accessories. You may have heard of the capsule wardrobe, and maybe you’ve already incorporated it yourself. If not, it’s worth knowing that a capsule wardrobe could help you make sure you have clothes that go together, so you can easily create new looks by changing up the accessories.
Creating a capsule wardrobe for the office
A capsule wardrobe is a curated collection of essential clothing items that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits. When it comes to pairing your office outfit with jewellery, incorporating a capsule wardrobe can make the process much easier. Here’s an example of the pieces that could be included:
- Black blazer – A classic blazer is a must-have in any work wardrobe. It can be dressed up or down and pairs well with both skirts and pants.
- White button-up shirt – This versatile piece can be worn alone or layered under a jacket. It can also be tucked in for a more polished look or left untucked for a more casual vibe.
- Black trousers – Opt for a pair of basic black trousers in a slim or straight-leg cut. They’ll look great with any top and can be dressed up or down.
- Comfortable flats – Invest in a pair of comfortable yet stylish flats that you can wear all day.
- Simple pumps – A pair of classic pumps are a staple in any office wardrobe.
- Minimalist jewellery – Pick your preferred pieces like stud earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets. Opt for gold or silver for a timeless look.
Pairing jewellery with your office outfit comes down to finding pieces that compliment your look and express your personal style, without being too distracting in the workplace. A capsule wardrobe is often helpful, as well as timeless, minimal jewellery pieces in gold or silver. You can add gems and colours for an extra statement. Most importantly, don’t forget to enjoy the process of expressing yourself through accessories! With a little creativity, you’ll be sure to find the perfect jewellery combinations.