BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Women are always looking for ways to enhance their appearance. Accessories are a great tool in the fashion arsenal to achieve this. The most impactful accessory is the earring.
Earrings can make your face appear wide, thin, long or fat depending on your face shape. As a stylist, I help women select the right accessories based on many criteria.
When selecting, earrings face shape is the first, most important consideration.
If you have a round, or circular face, meaning widest at the cheekbones with no taper to the chin, long, drop or dangle earrings are best. They will elongate your face and make it appear slimmer.
Avoid repeating your face shape with a circular earring which will emphasize the roundness.
If you have a long, thin face choose earrings that emphasize the width of your face. Studs, clustered earrings, short dangles and hoops in a medium to large size are a perfect enhancement. Any type of round earrings will widen your face, and make it look fuller.
Some faces are more square with the forehead and jawline being similar in width. This requires softening of the hard edges of the face. To achieve this, choose earrings that have rounded edges and are medium to long in length.
Oval shapes soften as circular and hoop earrings work well also. Stay away from studs or earrings with square edges or geometric shapes that will reinforce the squareness.
If the forehead is wider than the cheeks and the lower half of the face narrows like a heart, this is a heart shaped face. Here we must counterbalance the sharp chin with chandelier or tear drop earrings to fill in the lower portion of the face for more balance.
Having an oval shaped face is cause for celebration. These ladies can wear almost any shape but triangular or stud earrings will show off lovely cheekbones best.
When looking for the perfect earrings you should also make sure they fit the occasion. Wearing earrings to work, for example, should fit with the atmosphere. The more conservative the office, the more conservative the accessories.
It is believed that executive dressing means no dangle or hoop earrings, but this depends on the corporate atmosphere. Avoid large earrings if you are in a traditional or conservative field such as finance or law.
Show Your Personal Style
The time to show your personal style is outside of work. This is where you can let your personality shine and be a little more daring but don’t forget to dress for the occasion in this situation as well. Most importantly, have fun.
Don’t forget to take into consideration your personal accessory style. There are several and you could fall into one or a few.
You might be a romantic style type if you enjoy pretty, feminine clothing with ruffles or lace many times in florals and pastels.
If you fall into the romantic accessory style you will select earrings with curvy, rounded or ornate details.
Dramatic ladies are often called “city chic” and bold. You will want larger earrings in bold shapes like square or rectangular but of course you can always pull off the oversized hoop or duster.
Classic style ladies will choose simple looks like small hoops or button earrings. They like gold, silver and pearls with a classic timeless look.
Natural styles are just that, natural. Ladies in this category like small and simple. They choose understated earrings you can barely notice. Nothing shiny or too detailed will work for them.
The last factor is metal tone. You will want to select a finish that suits your skin tone. Make sure you know your season.
If you have warm undertones in your skin, such as yellow or peach, you are a fall or spring and look best wearing gold and copper metals.
If you have pink undertones in your skin, you are a winter or summer. Silver and pewter are the perfect choice to look fabulous.
Create Confidence, Feel Fabulous
Finding a stylist to help guide you can be a viable option that will make it easy to put together a wardrobe and accessory collection that will work for your lifestyle and save you money in the long run.
More importantly, having these things simplified can save you time in your busy schedule.
Creating this put together look that works with your lifestyle will create confidence and make you feel fabulous.
Take the Style Quiz on Ginaz.mypremierdesigns.com to determine your personal accessory style.
For more information on a personal style consultation contact Gina at [email protected] or call 321-604-0764
ABOUT GINA LIBERTO:
Space Coast Daily Fashion and Beauty Editor Gina Liberto has spent years helping women from all walks of life look good and feel great about themselves. She believes in helping ladies discover and develop their beauty on the inside and out and feels both are the foundation for building and staying confident in one’s self and succeeding with the struggles of everyday modern life as a wife, parent and businesswoman.
A graduate of the University of Maryland and originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Gina is the oldest of two siblings. After living and working in the Washington DC area after graduating college, she relocated to Melbourne, Florida in 1995 to be closer to her parents.
Having worked in advertising and the media in Brevard County for several years, Gina was lured to the family’s furniture business where she stayed for five years. After giving birth to two beautiful daughters and becoming a single mom, she needed to spend more time at home, and in 2003, started a direct sales business with Premier Designs High Fashion Jewelry.
Over the years, the business has grown and expanded into styling, training and consulting on everything from helping women find the right piece of jewelry, to building a wardrobe for a new look.
Gina married Alan Zlotorzynski in 2009 and is now the proud mom of three girls – Isabella, Sarah and Lauren – and a boy, Marco. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as training and speaking on fashion and style.
She has a unique perspective on style and its relationship to the everyday woman. These days, as her Premier business continues to grow and as the Fashion and Beauty Editor of Space Coast Daily, Gina helps women on Florida’s Space Coast develop their personal style while balancing their busy lives.