July 23, 2021
It's no secret that accessories can make all the difference when it comes to expressing your style and elevating your wardrobe. Adding a sleek leather belt or a silver watch to an outfit has the power to transform your entire look. Even so, many men fail to explore the world of accessories and consequently wind up with a sub-par clothing repertoire.
One accessory that is perhaps the most frequently overlooked is cufflinks. With the recent move towards loungewear and other forms of casual attire, modern men simply do not have the same exposure to high-quality accessories that were widely celebrated in the past. The benefit of this is that sterling silver cufflinks are now more striking than ever, especially when paired with a sleek outfit.
Are you looking for a way to take your wardrobe to the next level? Purchasing a set of cufflinks may be the perfect way to add an air of sophistication to your current arsenal of accessories. At Wellesley Row, we believe that treating yourself to high-quality jewelry is an essential part of self-care and self-expression. Continue reading for a list of ways that you can make your new cufflinks stand out.
How to Wear Sterling Silver Cufflinks
Dress up or dress down your outfit
There is a common misconception that upscale accessories, like sterling silver jewelry, should only be worn on formal occasions. However, when done right, sterling silver cufflinks can be worn in conjunction with a range of different clothing. For a casual event such as a lunch with friends, consider adding cufflinks to a white button-down shirt and pairing a knit sweater over the top. For formal occasions like weddings or business meetings, add sterling silver cufflinks to any suit jacket and watch your entire look transform.
Another important element of dressing your look up or down is your shoes. Wearing dress shoes and cufflinks with an otherwise informal outfit may cause clashing. However, wearing a fresh pair of white sneakers will give you a chance to accent your look without creating an overly formal appearance.
Create a cufflink display
An elegant piece of sterling silver jewelry should be showcased whether you are wearing it or not. Whether you have a house full of necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories, or it is your first time investing in sterling silver jewelry, buying a nice display is a great way to beautify your home. A popular way to display cufflinks is to purchase a display box with a glass cover. Have fun with this and choose a display that suits your personal style.
Another benefit of displaying your cufflinks in your closet or bedroom is that you will be reminded to wear them daily. Additionally, these precious pieces of jewelry will not get lost or tarnished in a pile with your other accessories when they are kept in a display case. For these reasons, investing in a cufflink display is not only stylish but also practical.
Quality over quantity
When you handpick an elegant accessory like a set of mens sterling silver cufflinks, it is important to have the right clothes to complement them. This does not mean you have to spend thousands of dollars on a new wardrobe, but we do recommend selecting a few refined pieces of clothing that you can wear with a variety of different outfits. Having a couple of high-quality button-down shirts, one sport jacket, and a nice pair of dress pants will allow you to create endless looks in combination with your cufflinks.
Once you have selected a few basic pieces of clothing, we recommend taking them to a tailor for sizing adjustments. A single visit to a good tailor can make all the difference in polishing your style.
Coordinate other accessories
Once you have started experimenting with accessories, you will see that countless pieces of jewelry can transform your wardrobe. While cufflinks are an excellent starting point that can easily stand out on their own, there is a whole world of jewelry to be discovered. Adding a sterling silver tie clip or a playful pocket square to a formal outfit can be a great way to coordinate other pieces with your cufflinks.
Personalize your cufflinks
Cufflinks are unique accessories in the sense that they can be personalized via engravement. At Wellesley Row, we are happy to engrave your initials so that you have a meaningful piece of jewelry that will last a lifetime. This also makes cufflinks an excellent gift option for special occasions. Whether you're looking for a Father’s Day gift or something to commemorate a graduation ceremony, adding a monogram to a pair of sterling silver cufflinks is one of the most personal gifts you can give.
Maintain your jewelry
Like any other piece of sterling silver jewelry, cufflinks should be treated with care to keep them in mint condition. Cufflinks are often passed down through families over the years, which is why it is vital to have them cleaned regularly. At Wellesley Row, our engraved cufflinks are made with a deep etching that ensures their longevity. The key, however, is to make sure you protect the engraving against dirt and grime over the years.
We recommend taking your silver to a professional for cleaning and polishing at least a couple of times per year. Alternatively, you can clean your cufflinks yourself using homemade cleaning solutions like baking soda and vinegar, or by purchasing a top-grade polish. We do not recommend cleaning your silver more than 5-6 times per year, however, as the chemicals could cause the metal to diminish over time. Additionally, sterling silver should be cleaned with a soft cloth to avoid damaging the surface.
This is the year to transform your wardrobe and present the world with an elevated version of yourself. At Wellesley Row, we pride ourselves on selling top-quality sterling silver products. Contact us to learn more about cufflink engraving or purchase a pair of cufflinks today.