Step up Your Selfie Game

Whether traversing a mountainside, sipping wine with friends or having a cozy night in, we all love a good selfie. But what makes the perfect selfie? What does Kim Kardashian, who may or may not have invented the selfie, always have with her? Accessories! Read on for selfie tips to help you perfect your signature selfie style!.


Selfie Jewelry Style

Jewelry makes a statement that helps a person stand out from the crowd. Wearing jewelry has a long history - one that rivals that of the selfie. Yes, that’s right: the selfie has been around for longer than you might think. In fact, Kim Kardashian didn’t invent it and neither did Paris Hilton. Some think Leonardo Da Vinci did. Who knew?

But the idea of adorning yourself to dazzle more in selfie poses or portraits isn’t new. Egyptians wore large pieces of jewelry for rituals and ceremonies. In the 1920s, bold accessories like hats, shoes with glitter or bows on them and statement jewelry featured extensively in fashion and style. Embody your own generation’s style with jewelry that gets people to click "Like."


Selfie Tips and Tricks

You have to know how to take a good selfie to highlight the jewelry, right? Here are some tips to make the most of your selfie game.

  • Think About Lighting
  • Avoid shadows and find good light. This will highlight your cheekbones, illuminate your face and give you that glowing effect. Any type of selfie will show off the type of beautiful necklace you are wearing!

  • Consider Angles
  • Our faces naturally look better from certain angles. Find your best ones and use those for your selfies. Good angles will show off the earrings you are wearing. Big and bold, earrings draw attention to the wearer's face and smile.

    These types of earrings are called drop earrings. From gemstone earrings that dangle to a diamond chandelier, statement earrings come in all types of styles. Or even consider a pair of white gold hoops to channel your inner diva.

  • Use Filters
  • These aren’t for every selfie, but they can help your jewelry and your beautiful smile shine even brighter. Test out a few different filters - from soft and subtle to pop-art colorful - before you post. The right filter can turn a bland photo into a fabulous one.

  • Practice Makes Perfect
  • This might sound silly, but it’s true. Practice makes it easier to take great selfies on command. Imagine a large pendant necklace elegantly framing your décolletage in a wedding selfie. Show off your inner Carrie Bradshaw with a statement name necklace for an even more personalized selfie.

  • Use Your Hands
  • Including your hands in your selfie will give the perfect opportunity to include layered bangles and cuffs. Show off your bracelet style in a selfie while waving or flashing the peace sign. You’ll also notice cocktail rings showing up in selfies since many wear them to parties.

  • Don’t Be Afraid to Take Tons of Photos
  • Even if you are in the same pose, each photo comes out differently. That said, experiment! Your face and your favorite statement pieces are multi-faceted, so one pose won’t do you justice. Try lots of different angles and poses until you find your perfect selfie.

Shop Selfie Style Jewelry

Big and bold jewelry is a great way to express your personality for the best selfie possible. Stop by a Zales store near you to see all types of jewelry designs in person. Our expert team will help find you the perfect jewelry piece for your collection!