The Young Professional’s Guide To Wearing Jewelry

When I started my career in higher education I was only 22 years old and still trying to make the transition from being a college student to becoming a young professional. As an undergrad, I was notorious for wearing gold rings, chains, and even gold teeth. Therefore, I continued to wear a lot of jewelry and accessories early on in my career.

However, after a few years of being a higher education professional, I think I’ve finally found the perfect balance on how to incorporate jewelry into my professional wardrobe without looking like a crooked preacher.

So here is the complete guide on how to wear jewelry as a young professional.

The Dapper Advisor - How to Wear Jewelry For Men

Watches: I think every gentleman should own at least one quality watch, even though we all check for the time on our phones. However, when it comes to professional settings a classic watch is essential.

Style Tip – Avoid wearing anything too big and gaudy with a suit or blazer because it won’t sit comfortably on your wrist. Instead, consider a simple chronograph or minimal watch instead.

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2155763″]

Rings: Like I said earlier, I was notorious for rocking several gold rings at a time (pictured above). However, in professional settings it’s best to only wear one ring (i.e. wedding band or class ring) per hand.

Also, save the pinky rings for the club!

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2156331″]

Bracelets: When I first became interested in #menswear, the stacked bracelet trend was in full swing. Tons of guys, both young and old wore several bracelets on each arm and it always seemed like a little tacky to me.

Four years later, my opinion hasn’t changed at all. Therefore, when it comes bracelets I suggest wearing only 1-2 bracelets at a time.

Style Tip – Try matching your bracelet with your watch strap to really complete the look!

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2155811″]

Earrings: Some people frown upon men wearing earrings in professional settings but I think as long as they are a small studs you will be fine.

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2155787″]

Cufflinks: Like everything else, keep them subtle and classic. Avoid big and gaudy cufflinks at all costs because they are distracting and simply unprofessional!

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2155748″]

In short, when it comes to wearing jewelry in professional settings, less is always more! A minimal watch, class ring, and a pair of subtle cuff links are all you need. However, if you’re in a casual setting feel free to get as crazy as you want.

As always, thanks for reading!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor


Written By
More from Akil McLeod

Spring Outerwear: The Trench Coat

What's the best way to prep your wardrobe for the spring? Well,...
Read More

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *