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The biggest jewellery trends for SS19

Hoops are going to be even bigger this summer - in terms of both size and popularity. They have been a hot trend for a few months but the style is evolving. Swap your soft and demure styles in favour of chunkier looking hoops to keep your wardrobe up to date.
February 27, 2019

5 statement earrings to dress up your outfit

Earrings are the most powerful accessory you own as they can instantly dress up or down an outfit. Many women stay away from statement earrings fearing that they might look too much or feel uncomfortable, however, this is far from the truth and everyone should have a plethora of styles in their jewellery collection. Here are five statement earrings that you shouldn't live without:
February 21, 2019

How to recreate a classic film star look with hypoallergenic earrings

Everyone wants to look like a film star, from the fabulous outfits down to the beautiful accessories. But what if you are one of the many people who are sensitive or allergic to metals found in jewellery including earrings? It’s good to know that Solace has a wide range of beautiful hypoallergenic earrings making it easy to emulate your favourite classic film star look. Read on to find out how.
February 21, 2019

The three pairs of earrings every woman should have

At Solace, we believe that everyone should be able to feel great and accessorise with great looking, quality jewellery, regardless of whether you are searching for sensitive earrings, hypoallergenic earrings, or surgical steel earrings.

So, if you are one of the ten per cent of people who are allergic to certain metals, read on for our quick and essential guide to the ultimate capsule earring collection.
February 09, 2019

Top 5 earring trends from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week has had us all mesmerised recently and has brought to light the top earring trends that everyone will want to get their mitts on this season. Here are our top picks of surgical steel earrings from our range at Solace Jewellery that will allow you to get in on the latest fashions, without risking a nasty reaction.
January 28, 2019

High street costume jewellery, don't be fooled!

The dangers are very real.

In 2018 the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) underwent an extensive project testing jewellery available in the EU, testing a whopping total of 5,500 products across 27 EU countries.

Shockingly enough, out of all of these products a sizable 18% failed EU chemical and safety regulation standards, with metals like lead, nickel and cadmium present to dangerous levels.

January 22, 2019

How to pick the right jewellery for your skin tone

It can be a struggle to know exactly what colours and patterns suit us as individuals. Hot pink looks daring and bold on the model, but will it look good on you? We're constantly being shown the latest trends and 'in' colours, but sometimes it's important to take a step back and consider what shades are actually the most flattering. A simple tool to help with this process is known as the 'cool or warm' test.
January 14, 2019

New year, new you: essential style tips for a positive 2019

If there's one resolution that's worth keeping in 2019, it's the decision to reject costume jewellery that leaves your skin irritated, sore, and red. With a large range of allergy free earrings available, there's no need to sacrifice comfort for style. This year, treat yourself to a selection of stunning accessories that will please your wallet, your style, and your ears. After all, there's nothing more chic or attractive than a woman who treats herself well!
January 07, 2019
Girl with hypoallergenic earrings

How to choose the right earrings for your outfit.

Fortunately, for modern fashion followers or everyday folk, no one has to poke bone or ivory through their earlobes to look good! Or invest in solid gold at a price that makes losing an earring a major disaster. There is now a wonderful array of surgical steel earrings that look incredible, in a huge variety of shapes and designs.
January 04, 2019

Dress for Success: How To Dress Up For A Job Interview

A month ago, I received a call for a job interview. I wanted it so bad I immediately looked in my closet to plan what I was going to wear. But lo and behold - I can’t find any appropriate clothes to wear! I had to shop for formal clothes on the eve of my interview and it wasn’t exactly therapeutic, because I was so anxious. Long story short, I got the job and learned some valuable lessons along the way regarding dressing for success. If you think that you fail at life for not knowing these scary adult things, find solace in the fact that you are not alone. Check out some of the tips below, they were really helpful to me. 

Know The Industry

This may probably be the most important for the guidelines of dressing up for an interview. Knowing the industry automatically gives you an idea of the nature of the job, as well as the culture. This way, you will be guided on how to dress up accordingly. Basically, you won’t come to a fashion house dressed up in your drab garb or in a construction firm in your sky-high heels and sheer blouse. Apart from that, doing your research will also prepare you for the interview itself, as I'm pretty sure you’ll come across facts about the company and the job that you’ll be interviewing for.

Don’t Lose Your Personality

Job interviews are done to assess the applicant’s capabilities in the short amount of time in the interview, so you aren’t sure if it is enough for them to know that you are perfect for the job. No matter how cliche this might seem, first impressions always last and we immediately pass judgment on what we see. There’s no better way to let them see that you’re up for the job by the way you dress. Wearing the generic black suit-white button down is okay, but it wouldn’t hurt if you add some of your personality in there.

Accessories are a smart choice by playing up your outfit, without going overboard. This love heart charm pendant with matching love heart stud earrings is a nice dainty contrast to a structured blazer. If you want to wear the thick chain that you’ve recently purchased, it’s best to use it in another occasion. Wearing flashy jewellery can be distracting to your interviewer. We want to stand out but, not in the wrong way.

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You can also opt to bring a satchel or a nice handbag. It’s alright not to wear black shoes but avoid loud colours. Nude, brown and/or two-tone pumps are great alternatives. Also, keep the heel height modest. As a general rule, anything above 3 inches should be left at home.

Hygiene Is Important

If there’s one thing to remember apart from choosing the right clothes, it is good hygiene. You will not do your clothes justice if they are wrinkled or stained. Your hair should also be neatly styled. Put it in a ponytail or a low bun so it will be away from your face. Wear makeup that is appropriate for the industry you are interviewing for but generally, light makeup is a good idea. Also, avoid wearing overpowering scents since most of the time, an interview is done in a close room. We don’t want to suffocate our interviewers, do we?

Be Confident

We can’t help but become anxious during job interviews, but try to relax as much as possible and bring out that confidence in you. Dressing up is not just about the clothes, but it’s how you carry yourself which is why being confident is very important. I always tell myself that if I believe in myself enough, other people will too. However, don't get too over-confident. It's a deal breaker and most, if not all employers, get turned off with that attitude. With the preparations that you've done, pretty sure that you’ll bag the job. If you still feel the nerves, practice deep breathing prior to being called for your turn. It really helps. Now smile, you got this!

For more tips, here's an infographic by collegeatlas.org with statistics to back them up! 

     

 

March 17, 2016