Nine Tips for Men Who Want to Wear Jewellery--but Don't Know What They're Doing
Are you overthinking your wardrobe? Are you constantly stressing about what to wear and why? Are your clothes so boring that they barely warrant a second thought? Does the idea of wearing something as simple as an earring make you question everything you know about personal style and self-assurance? If so, this article is for you. You see, there’s nothing more off-putting than an outfit that’s obviously been put together with care, attention and a lot of foresight. In other words: A man who wears jewellery appropriately doesn’t need to know how to wear it; he just needs to know what to wear. And if that sounds like gibberish, let me explain: Every man who wants to wear jewellery—regardless of his level of experience—needs nine helpful tips in order to do it effectively and confidently.
Don’t overthink it
Overthinking things is the single most common mistake men make when trying to incorporate jewellery into their wardrobe. To wear jewellery well, you don’t need to know how to wear it—you just need to know what to wear. Wearing jewellery is not fashion. It’s not a way of showing off. It’s not something that needs to be done right or wrong. It’s something you do because you want to. You don’t need to benchmark yourself against others. You just need to be you. Overthinking things, however, will lead to a lot of setbacks. It’ll make you anxious. It’ll make you uncomfortable. It’ll make you look bad. And it’ll also occupy most of your brain space—so much so that you’ll forget to enjoy the moment. So don’t overthink it. Just do it.
Just say yes
The best thing you can do to start wearing jewellery is to just say yes to it, if that’s something you want to do. You may be hesitant, you may feel inadequate, you may think you’re not good enough. None of that matters. All that matters is that you want to wear jewellery. And if you do, the best thing you can do is to stop thinking about it so much and just go for it. But here’s a word of caution: Stop thinking about it so much. Overthinking things is, of course, exhausting. It’s a tedious, tiresome and ultimately futile activity, so stop it.
Invest in a good necklace
A good necklace will do more for your jewellery game than most men will do with a year’s worth of expensive lessons and tutorials. It’ll help you transition from a shirt and trousers to a shirt and tie with ease. It’ll help you wear cufflinks instead of a tie. It’ll help you transition from a blazer to a jacket with the minimum of fuss. It’ll help you wear a watch without it looking like you’re wearing a watch. It’ll help you wear bracelets as an alternative to cufflinks. It’ll help you wear earrings with a suit. It’ll help you wear rings as an alternative to cufflinks. It’ll help you wear a tie without standing out like a sore thumb. It’ll help you transition from a t-shirt and jeans to a polo shirt and trousers. It’ll help you transition from a shirt and tie to a blazer. It’ll help you transition from a jacket to a coat. It’ll help you transition from a suit to a jacket.