3 Costume Jewellery Essentials to Kick-start Your Gender-Fluid Accessory Collection
January 14, 2022
If you are already over the 'blue is for boys and pink is for girls' stereotype, this blog is for you! Lately, the gender spectrum has seen a refreshing change and has finally embraced the understanding that gender cannot be contained in basic binaries. Our new generation thrives on the idea of inclusivity and is on board with the fact that gender identities can be fluid and can borrow from one other seamlessly to express themselves as they deem fit!
It is no wonder that fashion is the first place where gender-free clothing norms have taken over. Men are pairing lacy blouses, bandhgalas, and even tuxedos with skirts, including more flowy silhouettes and ofter fabrics in their otherwise power suit-led straight-lined wardrobe. Women have also switched from billowing skirts and slinky gowns to relaxed silhouettes befitting of non-binary fashion like boyfriend jeans and baggy tees. Finally, some have dared to show that women's clothing doesn't have to dwell on curves and cleavages but can be carried with élan by their powerful persona instead.
And no look is ever complete without proper accessories. Enters gender-free jewellery! If you are looking to start your own gender-neutral wardrobe, let us help you with some gender-fluid jewellery essentials.
Important: Although we have done our research yet we agree that our observations might go amiss in this gendered world which is constantly reinventing itself. Take this just as a guideline than something definitive. After all, style is something self-made and not restricted and fashion comes and goes!
For daily wear, linked chains are an accessory must-have in any unisexual wardrobe! Whether you are putting on a baggy tee or a buttoned-up formal shirt, a linked chain of the right kind can add such an allure and edge to your ensemble. There are many links that you can consider like a curb, rope, snake, etc in a chain. A chain with a pendant can be stacked at different levels with other chains of different kinds of links to create a tantalizing visual movement. Find out what length works best for your body type. You can choose a locket that best portrays your mood for the day. Experiment with the length and weight of your linked chains to find the one that fits you!
The rule of statement rings is simple! Pick a ring or multiple rings that stand out. They don't need to be big or bulky to do that. They can be just plain bands with inherent quirks that are full of characters like textured metal or an interesting design. Or they can sport one big diamond solitaire or a coloured gem with intricate metalwork. There are signet cigar rings and monogrammed logo rings. Try on a few to find your style. Don't be quick to negate that your hands and fingers should hide in the background because they are not the body parts you want to draw attention to. You can always beautify them and try on several styles of rings (there are a plethora trust us) before zeroing in on what suits you.
This is a pretty simple place to begin as the market and society have already half done your work by segregating them. Now all you have to do is pick up a pair from the other gender that compliments your hair and face and run with it. Guys with short hair can start their earring journey with small danglers, especially a motif suspended from a small earring. You can go as blingy or as subtle with it, the choice is up to you! Opt for colourless gems or colourful stones or just a motif made from beaten gold or silver. Danglers bring out the sharp jawline and give a melodic movement to your whole face. Men can also try out hoops for a fun, casual, and playful look, especially with a blouse of soft fabric. Feels so lush! Opt for the stone-studded one when you want to outshine others! For safe picking, go with the classics. Nothing works better than a shimmering solitaire studs. Pick a pair in a design of your choice and either stack them with other solitaires of different sizes or small dainty earrings to dress your ears to the nine!