A Guide to Earring Shopping
So with the arrival of summer – so too comes the arrival of fabulous earrings. While we may dare to wear these babies in the winter – any woman knows all too well that big earrings and scarves do not make the perfect pairing. Add a coat and it just does not work. So while winter is mostly a time for the smaller jewellery pieces – Summer allows us to really have fun with your Earrings.
That being said, there is that question that looms ….. what earrings are best for me? We got our guest blogger, Rene Lubbe from TRUE TO YOUR STYLE to give us a few tips. So here are some things to consider when buying earrings this summer.
The best earrings for you based on your face shape
IS YOUR FACE ROUNDED OR ANGULAR?
If you have a rounder face, rounder accessories would harmonise best with your features and would create the best overall picture. Similarly, an angular face will be best complemented by angular-shaped accessories.
If you are petite, dainty earrings will be most flattering. If you have a larger bone structure, something chunky will look fabulous on you. Consequently, if you have a medium frame, medium-sized accessories will be most flattering.
If for example, you have a longer face shape, you can create balance with wider earrings. Longer earrings will look best on shorter face shapes. If you have a pointed chin, go for wider earrings. If you have a wider jawline, choose small studs or dainty drops. More about this below.
Instead of buying something just because it is in fashion, opt for something that goes with your style personality. If you have a very natural style personality, you will be drawn to natural elements like wood or shells. Someone with a romantic style pesonality prefers soft florals or shiny gemstones. If you have an arty style personality, pretty much anything goes, but big and bold looks fabulous on you. Someone with a classic style personality will usually be drawn to plain gold or silver.
So how do you buy the right earrings for your face shape?
Earrings are probably the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “accessories." When chosen wisely, earrings can enhance your best features, as well as add color and personality to an outfit.
Shopping for earrings shouldn't be complicated, but in order to choose the right earrings you need to first determine the shape of your face.
HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR FACE SHAPE IN 3 EASY STEPS
Step 1 - Look at the length of your face from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin, as well as the width of the face.
- If the face is more or less the same length and width, it is considered a shorter face. Shorter face shapes include round, square, diamond, and heart shapes.
- If your face is longer than it is wide, you have a longer face. Longer face shapes include oblong, rectangle, inverted triangle, and oval shapes
Step 2 - Look at the width of the face at the temples, cheekbones, and jawline. Where is the widest part?
- If the face is the widest at the temples, it is an inverted triangle or a heart shape.
- If the face is the widest at the cheekbones, it is a diamond shape.
- If the face is the widest at the jawline, it is a triangle or pear shape.
- Square lines would indicate a square, rectangle, or inverted triangle shape.
- Round lines would indicate a round, oblong, oval, or heart shape.
Once you have determined the shape of your face, here are some tips for you to keep in mind when shopping:
EARRINGS FOR LONGER FACES SHAPES
Choose earrings that add width to the face. Big broad tassel earrings are perfect for this.
At Macaroon Collection we have a few of these to choose from:
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EARRINGS FOR SHORTER FACE SHAPES
Choose earrings that add length to the face or a small stud-type earring. Avoid anything that adds width.
These Earrings from Macaroon Collection will suit this face shape.
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EARRINGS FOR A WIDE JAWLINE
Choose small studs or long and narrow earrings. Something think these Pearl studded earrings are ideal.
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EARRINGS FOR A POINTED CHIN
Opt for something a bit wider that will balance out the narrowness of the chin.
Macaroon Collection has a beautiful range of resin earrings that just scream summer!
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