How to Look Amazing with the Rule of 3

By Carol

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Shoes: Michael Kors (similar) | Purse: Arktana | Necklace: Silpada Designs

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 Two Accents – Jacket and Necklace (see previous post)

Jacket: City Chic | Top: Torrid | Necklace: Silpada Designs (necklace and ring)


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Handbag: Coach – similar | Scarf: Lane Bryant (old) | Necklace: Silpada Designs

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Sweater and Tank: Lane Bryant (similar here and here) | Sunglasses: Tory Burch | Silpada Designs: Necklace and Earrings

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Scarf: Charlotte Russe – similiar | Handbag: Michael Kors | Necklace: Silpada Designs

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Dress: Lane Bryant | Necklace: Silpada Designs (see previous post)

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 Handbag: Ora Delphine (budget friendly here) | Scarf: Nordstrom | Necklace: Silpada Designs

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Two Accents – Jacket and Necklace

Jacket: QVC Seth Aaron | Silpada Designs: Necklace, Bracelet, Ring, Ring

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Clutch: Payless | Scarf: Loft – similar here | Necklace: Silpada Designs

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Jumpsuit: Spoiled.com | Jewelry: Silpada Designs (see previous post)

Happy Monday!

As a jewelry stylist with Silpada Designs we’ve always lived by the rule of three. You should always wear three pieces of jewelry (earrings, necklace ring or earrings, necklace, bracelet) or if you just want to go with bracelets layer three of them together. Why? It completes your look, adds interest and character, and just looks better. Well, did you know that Nordstrom and Banana Republic also incorporates the Rule of Three? Both stores require their employees to wear a third-piece of clothing to look more polished and stylish. Although shoes are not usually considered a third-piece in the rule of three, they can be if they have a personality of their own, like the leopard print shoes I posted above. Here’s how to go from boring to amazing with the Rule of Three:

1. Start with the foundation of a top and bottom or a dress;

2. Choose your 3rd accent piece. This can include a scarf, hat, statement jewelry, handbag, jacket, or killer shoes;

3. Pull it all together. Don’t be afraid to add a 4th accent as long as it’s complementary and doesn’t compete with your other accent pieces.

I shared a few “third piece” ideas for you to consider and my favorite outfits where I practiced the Rule of Three.

Have fun with it and share pictures of how you’re practicing the Rule of Three. Don’t forget to subscribe/follow my blog and find me on other social media channels!

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Carol 😉 

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About The Carol

I'm a 50 years young curvy fashionista enjoying my "second life." I'm a wife, mom of 3 and 1 goldendoodle. I'm a recovering attorney, accidental professor, successful jewelry stylist, and ...

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