8 Tips for Wearing Jewelry as a Man

By Patrick Banks

Posted 2 years agoOTHER

8 Tips for Wearing Jewelry as a Man

Maybe you’ve never been one to wear jewelry. Or maybe you have, but you have been thinking about changing up your style. Jewelry can serve as an important accessory for men, and it can help you gain positive attention.

You just have to know what to choose and how to wear it. Although some men can carry off big bling, others need pieces that are more understated. It’s time to discover what will work for you. Here are some helpful tips for wearing jewelry that will enhance your look.

1. Less Is More

For the most part, when it comes to accessorizing your look with jewelry, less is more. So, unless you happen to have a real knack for layering jewelry and looking awesome while wearing it, be careful.

Lots of rings, necklaces or even big, flashy earrings can detract from your overall look. For some good examples of how a well-placed, layered look can work, check out for example what Goldurban has to offer.

2. Ask for Opinions

Sometimes you might really love a piece of jewelery, but it just doesn’t work for you. However, you love it so much that you go ahead and wear it, and you’re blind to how it really looks. This is really important when it comes to statement pieces that are more flashy.

Ask your most trusted family members or friends — who have good fashion sense — if they think the piece of jewelery in question is flattering on you or if it looks out of place. Gathering opinions can help you gain a different perspective, which can help you make the right decision when it comes to statement pieces.

3. Don’t Be Afraid of Earrings

Don’t be afraid to wear earrings, but don’t feel like you have to, either. Only some guys can pull earrings off. And if you’re the kind of guy who has never considered wearing an earring or earrings, don’t feel like you need to jump in with both feet.

If you have been wearing only one earring and have never tried wearing two, however, you might want to try it out. Stud earrings are perfect for both ears.

4. Don’t Wear Pieces That Don’t Make You Feel Confident

Never wear jewelery just so you can accessorize. You should only wear it if you truly like it, people compliment the piece when you wear it and it makes you feel confident. Otherwise, the impression you make while wearing jewelery will not be a good one.

5. Avoid Flashy Pieces in Certain Situations

Just like some outfits, certain jewelery should only be worn under certain circumstances. For instance, if you own flashier jewelery, you will want to be choosy where you wear it. A night out on the town might be the perfect time to don your most noticeable pieces, but a funeral would probably not be.

6. Know What Colors Look Good on You

Not everyone looks good in every type of jewelery. For instance, you may be the kind of guy who looks good in gold, but silver falls flat — or vice versa. Your skin tone has a lot to do with how different precious metals will look on you.

Your clothing style, as well as the colours you primarily wear, also have something to do with it. If you’re not sure what will look good on you, the best thing to do is to visit a jewelry store and try on some different pieces before ordering anything online.

7. Know How to Accessorize for Your Body Type

If your frame is thick and heavy, you’ll be able to carry off heavier, chunkier pieces of jewelery than a guy who has a much lighter frame. For example, smaller, thinner rings and lightweight bracelets have no place on a bigger guy.

Plus, if you have a thicker neck, you’ll also want to opt for a longer chain length on a necklace. Otherwise, it could end up too short. The same goes for guys who are leaner and lighter. Big statement pieces can be overpowering.

8. If You’re Clueless, Look to Those You Admire

If you’re unsure of whether you should even wear jewelery because you never have, why not take a look around at other guys? Look to those who you admire to see if they wear jewelery. If they do, take note of what kind of pieces they wear and how they wear it. Maybe a good stud earring isn’t right for you, but an elegant watch might be.

About the author Patrick Banks

Patrick is a Berlin-based dating advisor, motivational speaker, a huge fitness and vegan diet enthusiast and the main editor at Wingman Magazine, specialised in men's health. His ultimate goal is to share with men around the world his passion for self-development and to help them to become the greatest version of themselves. He believes a healthy body and successful social interactions are two main keys to happiness.

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