How to Wear Jewelry Over 50
Age is nothing to shy away from. Ladies of a certain age have had incredible life experiences and lived through times that younger people can’t lay claim to. But while a few gray hairs might be nothing to sneeze at, you probably wouldn’t want to look a great deal older than you truly are. If you’re like most women, you likely already have a bag of tricks you use to enhance your natural beauty. But do you know how to wear jewelry to your advantage? Consider adding the following tips to your repertoire.
Choose metals that complement your skin undertone
Many women have long-established preferences for either silver or gold. Unfortunately, if you make the wrong choice, you could end up adding years to your skin. The wrong metal can enhance dark circles under your eyes and an uneven skin tone. So which metal is right for you? It all depends on your skin undertone. If you have a warm undertone, you should choose gold. Ladies with a cool undertone should choose silver.
Not sure which undertone you are? There’s an easy way to tell! Just take a look at the underside of your arm. See your veins? If they look bluish, you have a cool undertone. If they look greenish, you have a warm undertone.
Look for smaller, lighter earrings
It’s an unfortunate reality of aging that the skin and collagen will start to droop. Your earlobes are no exception. If you select very heavy, large earrings, your earlobes will be pulled down farther. This will accentuate the problem, and it will also call attention to the neck, which you may be more interested in camouflaging at this stage in your life. Instead, look for lighter, smaller earrings. Consider choosing sparkling earrings in colorful hues that draw out the color in your eyes. This will help you appear more youthful and energetic.
Mix and match
During the 80s and 90s, jewelry sets were all the rage. Women loved to wear earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that all matched each other perfectly. These days, however, wearing jewelry sets will only betray your age. Instead, don’t be afraid to break up your jewelry sets. Complement your jewelry pieces, rather than matching them.
Remove one piece
Older ladies sometimes try to add too many layers. They stack bracelets and layer necklaces because doing so is a trend these days. Younger girls can pull off this look, but for older ladies, it just looks like you’re trying too hard. Instead, follow Coco Chanel’s timeless advice, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.”
Find the look you’re craving at F. Silverman Jewelers in Bergen County
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Additional resources for jewelry inspirationL
- AARP, 3 Pieces of Jewelry That Make You Look Younger, http://blog.aarp.org/2013/01/11/3-pieces-of-jewelry-that-make-you-look-younger/
- BetterAfter50.com, Is Your Jewelry Making You Look Old? https://betterafter50.com/is-your-jewelry-making-you-look-old/