I don’t understand that “go big or go home” saying. Why even bother going out in the first place if you’re not going to “go big?” I recently learned the benefits of “go big.” I used to wear demure pearl earrings and anything with more personality felt like too much. They were from Tiffany’s so they were good pearl earrings. But not very impactful. It took a few years to really gravitate away from that.
Somewhere along the way, I changed thinking to deciding if you’re going to part with your money and give it to someone else, you better get something worth it in return. (Maybe everyone else knew this much younger but it took me awhile to consciously realize this!) I’ve decided “personality” is worth it. You can spend the same on demure Tiffany’s pearl studs as on something big, bold, colorful, unusual. Maybe the pearls are more valuable. But they are boring.
Here’s a big pendant with big personality I recently got from Jaypore and I’ve worn it everywhere, and everywhere I go, people comment on it:
People step up to take a closer look. They ask where it’s from. They ask what’s in it. Nothing right now, but it does open and something should be in it. I’ve heard ideas from medical marijuana stash to photos to pills.
Just be careful if you wear bigger things like this and you lean forward to pet your cat or dog (or bunny or bird or whatever you have). My cat got bonked on the nose and he really didn’t appreciate this go big movement.
“Go big” can be many things:
- Literally big, like get artwork that fills an entire wall instead of a little 8″ x 10″ piece
- Bright bold color
- Crazy mix of patterns
- Unusual never seen before
Do you want something that will stop people? Make them look and ask questions? Or do you want something that blends into the background? I’ve lived life both ways, and decided which way is worth going next.