Okay let’s be honest, we all love bling! Be it a small ring or an over-sized body chain, we love to flaunt it! But is there such a thing as too much bling?

To be honest, there is. So how do you know where to draw the line between just enough and way too much?

French designer Coco Chanel once said, “When accessorising, take off the last thing you put on.” This maxim holds true even now. Excessive jewellery should be avoided at all occasions, especially at work. 

“Excessive jewellery should be avoided like the plague at work. You want your work to be the focus and not what you wear,” said Swapnil Kamat, CEO of an executive education and training firm. Kamat added that the metal you choose should depend on your skin colour.

How do you know which is the right metal for you?

Do the vein test. Step out in the sun and observe the veins on your wrist. If they look blue, silver is your best friend. If they look green, go for gold.

How to avoid wearing too much bling?

All of us are guilty of over-accessorising sometimes, be it women with their jewellery or men with those rings. Any bling that takes attention away from you is bad bling. Your best gold accessories should be uber casual.

For daytime try a touch of gold like a gold coloured sandal. Pair it with white jeans and a white top. Denim adds the perfect touch of ‘I’m-not-trying-too-hard.’ Pair those gold heels you purchased last new year’s eve with your jeans and simple T-shirt. Add a gold bangle and voila! you will look glamorous. Rock the golden hued shoe by keeping the rest of your bling to a minimum. Try and restrict it to one simple gold accessory and nothing else.

This article appeared in Indigo XP, a concern of Asianet News Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd.