5 Key Questions to Help You Decipher Your Girlfriend's Sense of Style

By Eustacia Huen

Want to buy your girlfriend some fantastic jewelry but don't know what her sense of style is? Thankfully, there are telltale signs in what she already wears. You just have to ask the right questions, such as the following:

1. What's in Her Jewelry Box?

Perhaps the most concrete and practical way to decipher her sense of style is to go through her jewelry box. What's in there? Do you see certain types of pieces more than others? Are there more rings, earrings, or necklaces? More gold, silver, or other materials? In terms of style, does she prefer chunky items, simple pieces, or things that are more artistic? All these questions can help you figure out her preferences.

2. How Does She Wear Them?

After looking through her jewelry box and knowing what she likes, the next step is to understand how she wears them. For example, there are some people who like to buy statement necklaces but rarely wear them. That's why you should first figure out whether certain items are more keepsakes or if they're things she actually wears. Then, look at her and study her style. Is she more of a jeans and Converse type of girl, or does she opt for more feminine items such as flowing dresses and heels? Does she like to mix and match different rings and materials, or is she more into simple yet stunning gemstones?

3. What's Her Lifestyle?

Given that people's sense of style is largely dictated by their lifestyle, it's important to choose a piece that works well in her daily life. Does her work involve running around a lot, or is she stationed in front of a desk? Is she more into adventures or art? Odds are, if she's an athlete or someone who operates heavy machinery, a pair of long, dangling earrings would be a terribly dangerous idea and a pair of diamond stud earrings might be a better bet. So, think about how she lives and pick something that makes sense.

4. What Are Her Dreams?

Ultimately, it depends on what you really want to give her as a gift. Do you want to buy something she can use every day, or is the gift more about her dreams and aspirations? This could be the X factor in defining her sense of style and, subsequently, what she may want in a piece of jewelry. Maybe she's a social worker who really wants to travel the world or an engineer who loves all things romantic. Regardless, here's the part that really involves you knowing her favorite movies and books and keeping an ear out for what she has to say.

If you're still struggling to translate these questions into brilliant jewelry ideas and this isn't a surprise gift, you can always ask her. Good luck!