Have you heard about coordinates jewelry? Wearing a necklace that holds meaning to you no longer means carrying around a lock of hair or anything like that. You can now do it stylishly with GPS coordinates.
When it comes to creating outfits, I really enjoy the process of mixing and matching. I start my process by choosing a focal point. It may be the shirt, the dress, the skirt, the shoes, or the bag. I choose the jewelry to polish the look LAST.
Why? Because I see it as the icing on the cake. The icing may make or break the cake. You put just the right amount of delicious icing and whoever eats it will savour it. But add too much of it, no matter how tasty you think it is, and it becomes … well, just too much.
I remember my little boy who kept on asking for doughnuts at the grocery store. In fact, whole day he was asking for doughnuts. Finally at the store, he was so excited to have some. Daddy picked a box of doughnuts and told him to wait until we got home before he could eat it.
Once at home, he quickly climbed to a chair by the table and waited for his doughnut. The doughnut was finally in front of him. But lo and behold, he didn´t want to eat his doughnut! Turned out, it had too much toppings of white cream and bright colored sweetening. He didn´t like it. The doughnut became a waste.
It works just like that in creating outfits. No matter how well-thought is your outfit, if you add too much of jewelry finishings to it, it becomes saturated. Your audience will no longer enjoy the look.
I like to add just one jewelry to accent an outfit. And I prefer it to be minimalist. I found that one lovely way to achieve that is by adding a single coordinates jewelry. In this blog post, I explore the ways to accent an outfit with coordinate necklaces.
But before that, what is coordinates jewelry? More than just your regular, pick-me-up jewelry that is chic but with no personality, a coordinates jewelry is something that holds meaning to you. This piece of jewelry could be designed with location coordinates to commemorate a special place that you want to remember such as the restaurant where you went out on your first date with him, where you first met him, or where you got married.
Your chosen GPS coordinates are engraved on a bar, disc, or state cutout and then it can be designed into a necklace or a bracelet. Personally, the most important, most memorable place for me is Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok´s new airport. That´s where my husband and I first met in person ever, after his touchdown from Germany to visit me in Bangkok. We met online.
For the purposes of this style guide, I`m going for coordinate necklaces. I like that this piece of accessory is simple and subtle and yet adds a punch to the entire outfit.
1. Coordinates Jewelry for a Tonal Look
This look is very clean and polished. Although casual, the elegant result is easily achieved by choosing clothes and accessories that are in similar shade of color. In this look, the tones are light blue and silver.
You can also create a tonal look by adding a white, v-neck t-shirt to your faded washed jeans with some gray pumps. Choosing the Coordinate Mountain Necklace as your only piece of jewelry emphasizes your long neck (or the illusion of having a long neck). The V-neck of your shirt is the key here.
2. Accenting a Casual Chic Day Romper
Because we´re approaching summer here in Germany, a cute day romper is of course a must. I choose one in dock stripe red featuring a deep V-neck and a plunging V back. I would normally wear this romper as is, without any jewelries, but adding a little detail to the look through a cute coordinate jewelry will quickly level it up.
I found that if your outfit is quite casual and vacation-ready, adding just a single piece of jewelry such as a simple and minimalist necklace quickly changes the vibe of the look. Suddenly, it´s not too casual afterall.
This outfit also embraces the It-Bag and the It-Slippers of the moment. Yeah, let´s go straw!
3. Coordinates Jewelry to Accent a Puffy Sweater
If your weather is like ours — can´t decide whether it´s winter, spring or summer already — then that means you´re not ready to put aside the cozy sweaters just yet. On casual Fridays, you can wear a puff sleeve sweater with some tight pants and animal print shoes.
Although comfortable, sweaters can be quite boring especially on days when adding a printed scarf makes the whole outfit rather hot! Adding a necklace that perfectly adds a V-line creates that coveted longer vertical line and even longer neck.
4. Toning Down a Military Look
Olive green is a huge color this season. I love this color so much because of its edginess that I bought four pairs of olive green pants in different styles including the one worn by the model above. Last winter, I wore them with combat lace-up boots. This spring, I´m wearing them with some mules.
I noticed that although my pants are gorgeous, they can be too strong at times. I temper their edginess by teaming them with light colored tops.
If you´re into the olive green trend this season, one way you can easily add a touch of femininity to your outfit is with this rose gold coordinate necklace. Not only is the bar style necklace jibes with the casual theme of the look, its color is also sweet and elegant.
Wearing a jewelry is no longer about purely wearing a jewelry. It´s also now about wearing something that holds meaning to you. For a very affordable price, custom made coordinates jewelry can be styled in many elegant ways that allow you to express your personal style with enough dose of personality.