Black tie events make us nervous. The pressure of selecting outfits, sticking to the dress code and living up to expectations can be overwhelming. If it is a black tie event, we have to follow certain rules when it comes to outfits. At times we also have to compromise and opt for something monotonous. But the good news is that you can always zing up your look by adding some interesting jewellery pieces. The thumb rule is to not go for pieces that are too extravagant. Minimal pieces with elegance can also do a lot for your ultra-formal look. Here is our list of five pieces that can spice up a not-so-spicy black tie look.
L-R:Gypsy multi stone ring in blue lapis,ISHARYA, Rs 10941.78 @ Perniaspopupshop.com
Rings: A ring, though it might be of an unassuming shape, can help you create a statement when it comes to black tie events. Rings have their own charm, so the bigger the better. If you are going for a ring studded with a gemstone, make sure it is coloured. Otherwise we recommend the unconventional way with wrap around rings as they are a rage these days.
L-R: Dangling Earrings with Citrine Crystal Drop, AMETHYST BY RAHUL POPLI , Rs 29,900 @ Exclusively.com and Dome Shape Earrings with Sapphire, Coral and Pearls , VAITAANIKA, Rs Rs 32,249, Exlusively.com
Earrings: You can have a lot of fun with earrings. Many a times you might think that pairing traditional jewellery with Western outfits is a great idea. Indeed it is but why don't you take it a step ahead? Go for unique earrings which can grab attention and speaks about your taste. If you want to play safe, you can experiment with studs, too.
L-R: Golden Cuff with Beads, Mrinalini Chandra, Rs 5000 @ Exclusively.com and Baroque Cuff, EINA AHLUWALIA, Rs 10,750 @ Exclusively.com
A Sexy Cuff: Remember, minimalism is the key. Go for a geometric solid shaped cuff and avoid any heavy piece of jewellery. You can also opt for a simple cuff without any detailing. Simplicity has it’s own charm, after all. So if you are wearing a little black dress, a sari or even a pant suit, these cuffs are enough to add a hint of glamour to your look.
Neckpiece: Veer away from those traditional necklaces. If you are opting for Indianwear try pairing a statement necklace with a chunky pendant. Geometric patterns look classy. If you are confident enough, you can create a balance of Indian and Western hints for a black tie event look that everyone will remember.