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Statement earrings are such a fun addition to an outfit! But they can be tricky and scary to style, so I’m spilling some tips on how to wear statement earrings today.


1. Statement earrings add personality to a simple or solid colored outfit

  • Try your statement earrings with simple outfits, like a little black dress, a plain sweater, a basic tee, or a sweatshirt. They instantly dress up an outfit, and add some personality to a basic outfit.

2. Wear them with your hair up or down

  • I love wearing my statement earrings with my hair in a low messy bun, but they’re also great with a high ponytail, straight hair with one side tucked behind your ear, or peeking out from curls. I think they look especially chic for formal events with a low up-do.

3. Statement earrings draw attention up toward your face

  • I often recommend wearing statement earrings when you’re wearing bold shoes, or a dress or top with a bold print. Those bold pieces draw attention to that area of your body, so add a pair of statement earrings to draw attention back up to your face. With bold outfits, choose a pair of neutral statement earrings, like gold, silver, black, or white, rather than something wild like bright pink or bright blue (although those can still work too, just be careful that they don’t compete with the rest of your outfit!)

4. Keep the rest of your jewelry minimal 

  • When you’re wearing statement earrings, let them be the statement. Don’t make them compete with other jewelry in your outfit. You can wear a simple bracelet or a couple of subtle rings, but leave the rest of your jewelry off for the day.

5. Try earrings that match your outfit, or ones that stand out

  • There’s no rules here, so have fun and try different earrings that match your outfit (like pink earrings with a pink dress), or try a contrasting color like white and orange.

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I always had a love for fashion and I would spend hours sketching designs as a young teen and sifting through magazines for inspiration. I never thought I could pursue it as a viable career.

Growing up, I didn’t know any Egyptian artists. I knew plenty of doctors, engineers, teachers and accountants, though. It was difficult for me to picture a profession that seemed like such a leap into the unknown. And for many years my creative journey was put on hold.

I share this story because it captures so much about the way that many immigrants and first generation view a career in the arts and more importantly it’s never too late to do what you love.

This is what I’ve come to realize….

A woman's life doesn't end at 40 or 50.

There are plenty of things you can do with your newly gained freedom after 40, travel, study, change careers, whatever you want to do. It’s a time that we can finally pursue our own dreams. We're here with our knowledge, we know our truth, and we share our wisdom.

It has been a learning process, a personal growth culminating in the past years. And as I look around, the women surrounding me, the ones my age and older, become more interesting and beautiful with every passing year. The increased confidence you experience in your 40’s makes it a prime time to embrace all those weird things you secretly love.

Tap into the skills and experience that you have to do something you've always wanted to do…

A passion project and Ketoora is mine. Doing this for yourself because it's something that you’ve always loved. Even if it takes a lot of time and effort to get your project off the ground, so what! You've got the freedom to see it through. It might not ultimately result in any financial gain, but you’ll feel more fulfilled for having done it.

This is my beautiful journey into Ketoora. And I am thankful for everyone joining me on this voyage.


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