The thing about jewellery is that it's super versatile and can totally elevate a plain and simple outfit to make you the absolute star of the evening! And yet many of us know nothing about wearing jewellery - whether it's our family heirlooms or our fun costume pieces. And since Bollywood and Hollywood are our go-to fashion school whenever we're in doubt, we decided to give you a lesson in jewellery styling. Take a long look at the stars who wore our favourite designs from Amrapali Jewellery, and see how they amped up their look by about a dozen notches.
These are #JewelleryMustDos that you HAVE to master!
#1. Wear classic pieces that will help you stay timeless
No one follows this rule better than Sridevi, the heartthrob of the 1990s. Her go-to pieces are pearl studs or solitaires and lots of chic contemporary jewellery - and these simple diamanté and mother-of-pearl danglers go perfectly with an LBD or LWD. To optimize the look, don't wear anything on your neck. A nice classic watch is the only addition you need to rock this look.
#2. Learn to layer your traditional jewellery
Layering jewellery is almost a lost art! Take a cue from Jacqueline Fernandes, who wore her jewellery perfectly - from her traditional layered neckpiece to her big cocktail ring, and that lovely maang tika -
everything balanced just right. If you're heading to a wedding or a sangeet
, this is how you rock your look!
#3. Invest in one statement piece that can go with any outfit
Who told you that statement pieces can only be worn once? If you invest in a piece that's bold yet versatile, you can wear it on Indian AND Western clothes alike. Let Katy Perry show you the way with this unpolished antique silver neckpiece. Silver jewellery is fast catching up as the metal of the hour, so pick a piece that goes with your classic sari
as well as an elegant little LBD. Keeping the rest of your look muted will ensure that the neckpiece is the focal point.
#4. Pick up a pair of classic jhumkis that will save the day
is vastly under-appreciated underdog! You can count on it to save the day when you need it most. You can veer away from the traditional styles and work at the new-agey pieces - ones that come with pearls and other semi-precious stones. But do remember the ground rules: wear them big and wear them alone. Chitrangada Singh pairs her jhumkis
with a white anarkali
to emphasize a beautiful necklinem and also impresses us with her fabulous taste in jewellery!
#5. Modern, new-age pieces can score you major brownie points and go perfectly with work wear
Choose pieces that can go with both a workday blouse and revv up a basic cami-and-midi outfit. Something in gold or silver, but with chic and contemporary edge. Experiment with filigree like Halle Berry, and elevate your look with panache!
#6. Stack 'em up when in doubt
You can never go wrong with stacked bangles. #truestory. They make quite a statement, and are absolutely perfect when you're looking for some drama! Put on some thin bangles, stack them up with broad cuffs and go crazy! A cocktail dress and stacked bangles? Absolutely. Thanks to the fab Debra Messing, who shows you how you can do it right, we're willing to say: "More is more!"
#7. Pep up your look with statement earrings
A bit of colour never hurt anyone - especially when it comes to jewellery! This season, go peppy with statement earrings that can stop traffic - wear it with neutrals or a monotone outfit to amp up the awesomeness of your styling. Take inspiration from Ileana D'Cruz who wears her Manish Arora on Amrapali earrings like a diva - big, bold and brave! A piece like this can make your party outfits rock. Check out Tribe By Amrapali to buy some amazing jewellery to shine like the stars! MUST-READ: Jewellery 101: What You Should Buy Today?MUST-READ: Instagram Celebrities And Their Unconventional Jewellery Choices