The phrase, less is more, is a line from Robert Browning’s poem- Andrea del Sarto. The phrase was then adopted by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1947 as an axiom for minimalist design.
When it comes to jewellery, we think that more is more can still look great when done right. If you like wearing heavy jewellery but are unsure how to wear it on the daily, there are various ways to pull off the look.
When combined with your outfit, less is more should be applied to the outfit itself. This is because heavy Indian jewellery is already quite snazzy and can look over-the-top if paired with clothes with heavy prints, embroidery or stone work.
When paired with Western clothing
As crazy as it may sound (or seemingly look), Indian jewellery can be a great addition to Western outfits like jeans and t-shirts, skirts, jumpsuits, and dresses. For inspiration, look no further than Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor, who are both aces at pairing large Indian necklaces and earrings with Western outfits.
When wearing off-shoulder outfits, a choker with some stonework can instantly upgrade the look of the outfit, especially for dinner parties if you don’t feel like dressing up too much.
Large necklaces, hooped or dangling earrings can also look good in more formal settings like at the office when paired with a collared button-down top and trousers.
Silver jewellery can add a boho look when paired with cold-shoulder tops, flowy tops and skirts, or maxi dresses. It’s a great look for a day at the beach or lunch at a cafe.
When paired with ethnic clothing
For ways to dress down but accessorize up, look no further than Vidya Balan. Over the years she has paired statement jewellery with simple sarees.
With outfits as simple as a kurti, a large necklace, jumkhas, baalis or chandbalis can complete your outfit for work, lunch or just a day at the mall.
If in general, you are the type to dress down for functions and parties, pairing solid or dual-coloured anarkalis, ghagras or churidars can also make you look more dressed up.
What are some of your favourite ways to pair heavy jewellery? Let us know below!