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Business Casual Jewellery, Explained

Whether it’s clearly mandated or unspoken, most working spaces require you to adhere to a dress code. But this is in no way a styling setback. Because the more restrictive the code, the more mental space you have for expressing your personality through jewellery.

Once you’ve curated your jewellery wardrobe, use this question as a guiding principle: who are you meeting today? Clients, colleagues or outside friends?

Let’s look at these environments one by one…

Business Casual Jewellery: Meeting Clients

If your work requires considerable face time with your company’s clients or business partners, you’ll want to position yourself as an expert they can trust. Jewellery is brilliant for this, since earrings and necklaces highlight your face, drawing attention to your expression and to what you have to say.

For maximum credibility, you’ll need to select balanced pieces that are neither under-, nor overwhelming. More specifically, pendant necklaces, precious gemstones and drop earrings are perfectly positioned between dainty and statement.

Business Casual Jewellery: Meeting Coworkers

In a crowded office environment, the keyword is collaboration. This is not the context to put yourself in the spotlight, but rather to relate to your colleagues or employees and be part of the conversation.

Wearing something bright, dainty and colourful will help you be perceived as open, approachable and engaging. Consider a fine bracelet made of rose gold or an assortment of stackable rings.

Business Casual Jewellery: Meeting Friends

Are you an artist, a digital nomad or a solopreneur? Whenever you work alone, your dress code is self-imposed and certainly biased towards comfort. It has to be, because nothing should ever break your focus.

So when you’re going out on a lunch break with your spouse or for some after-hour drinks with your friends, you’ll want to truly shine and enjoy your time off the clock. You can achieve this by wearing (even more) jewellery. Don’t hold back and put on your favourite statement pieces, the ones that express your personal style unapologetically.

And if you’re operating from a studio or from a coworking space and you don’t have time to dash home to change your look, you could consider some transformable jewellery. They can successfully elevate your casual look with minimum hustle.