Here's my litmus test for determining if I have on too many accessories: if my earrings, necklace, rings or bracelet overshadow the actual outfit, then I've put on too many pieces. Take this picture for instance. At the time, I thought the earrings were a nice complement to the mandarin style jacket. Now reflecting back, I think they actual clash. Oh, and I have a necklace on too!
Big jewelry makes a big statement. And typically I'm all for making a big fashion statement. But I think too many large pieces can look like you're trying too hard.
A very stylish friend once told me to always remove one accessory after getting dressed. I think she got the notion from Coco Chanel. But who ever created it, it's great advice. My recommendation is: lose the earrings.
What do you think? Are the accessories chic or cheeky?