I firmly believe that dressing to express yourself not only imparts a greater sense of self-confidence and comfort, but can also make an outfit more unique; proper self-expression and creativity when putting an outfit together always reveals more individuality and style.
I have often mentioned before about the ease with which one can update an ordinary piece by adding your own buttons, trims, embellishments etc, and making your own pieces certainly allows you to create pieces which are unique to you. However, I appreciate that not everyone has the time (or interest) in picking up a needle and thread, so the importance of choosing attention-grabbing accessories cannot be underestimated. Whilst minimalism has its place, the emerging prevalence of a maximalist approach cannot be ignored. As a result, now you can really justify adding a touch of sparkle to your outfit with a jewel-encrusted necklace or a gemstone bracelet; more really is more. That said, I always would have promoted wearing that dazzling ring or pendant if it added the right touch to your outfit, and more importantly, if it was the perfect way to reflect your mood.