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7 common mistakes when wearing earrings and how to avoid them

Earrings are one of the most worn accessories of all times. There is a huge variety in styles of earrings available, from different shapes to different sizes and colors. And so, mistakes can easily be made in choosing the right earrings for you.

Let me list 7 common mistakes when wearing earrings and how to avoid them.


1. Wearing the same earrings everyday

I bet you have that one pair of earrings that you absolutely love, that one pair that's a perfect fit for every outfit. And I bet it has become a habit to wear that favorite pair of earrings every single day. Sounds familiar?

Well, first of all: There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. You do you and whatever feels right to you. However... If you truly want to compliment your outfit, I do want you to consider to change your earrings on a daily basis.

For example, think about adding a little colorful touch that compliments the colors in your outfit. It's not that hard to do so, and you might even find that one awesome pair of earrings you totally forgot you had.


2. Wearing the wrong color jewelry for your skin tone

Jewelry is a perfect way to express yourself. Therefor, it's always a good idea to wear jewelry you love and that matches your unique personality.

And to make you really glow, choosing the appropriate color of jewelry will make your skin revive so that you shine more. Literally!

Skin tone is either cool or warm. Cool skin tones have a pink undertone while warm skin tones have a rather peachy undertone.

If you have a cool undertone in your skin, choose silver-colored accessories.

If you have a warm undertone in your skin, choose gold-colored accessories.

Would you like to mix metal colors? Then choose as the main color (+- 65% of your jewelry) the color that best suits your skin type.


3. Wearing the wrong style earrings for your face shape

Earrings are a perfect accessory to enhance your facial features. However, we do have to be careful that they don't run away with all the attention and distract people from looking at your glowing face.

It is a good idea to choose a style of earrings that accentuates the shape of your face. No matter what materials the earrings are made of, choosing the wrong style makes the earrings all wrong for you.


To dive deeper into the different face shapes and discovering which earrings are best for you, I wrote a free e-book that you can download:
=> Download the English version here
=> Download the Dutch version here


4. Right earrings, wrong occasion

One of the things I love most about jewelry, is that they have the power to completely change the look of any outfit. They can even make a statement on their own.

It seems only logical that we do not wear the same jewelry in the office than at a fancy party.

Just because you love a particular style of earrings doesn't mean they are a perfect match to wear all day, every day. And so it's always best to adapt your jewelry to the occasion.

If you are not sure which earrings to wear, choose a quality pair of studs. A simple pair of studs is always a good choice.


5. Never taking your earrings off

Even though your jewelry won't break by forgetting to take then off every now and then, I don't recommend you doing so.

It is always best to leave your jewels out while showering, exercising, washing dishes and sleeping. Heat and moisture cause the materials from which the jewelry is made to decay faster. Glue lets go, metal can discolor or oxidize.

The damage can often be permanent. So why risk loosing your favorite jewels like that?


Would you like to know our 8 best jewelry maintenance tips? Download our free e-book in English or Dutch.


6. Storing your jewelry incorrectly

It's best to keep your jewelry in a dark place. This allows them to retain their color for longer.

Our Keelin Design jewelry boxes and jewelry pouches are perfect to store your jewelry, so be sure to keep using them. They will provide less exposure to the air and will prevent your jewelry from scratching or tangling.

Always avoid storing your beautiful jewelry in a place where high humidity is an issue, such as your bathroom. Many metals, Sterling Silver included, will quickly tarnish when humid.


7. Not cleaning your jewelry

It's very important to keep a good hygiene, not only to keep your jewelry shining but also to avoid infections (especially on the ear posts). Therefor, I highly recommend cleaning your jewelry on a regular basis.

There are many types of jewelry cleaners available to do an outstanding job of cleaning and shining your jewelry.

We have 2 types of jewelry cleaning cloths available at our webshop: The Hagerty Mini Jewel Cloth and the Hagerty Silver and Jewel Cloth.


Conclusion: Wearing the right earrings will empower you to take on the world

Earrings are the perfect accessory to make your outfit complete. However, not all earrings are created equal when it comes to looking and feeling your very best. And so I hope this blogpost about 7 common mistakes when wearing earrings will help you choose your best look.

At Keelin Design you will find a wide range of earrings for any occasion. Browse our earring collection to find the pair that perfectly compliments your unique style.

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