If I’m being honest, I’ve never considered myself to be a jewellery connoisseur. I have a jewellery box full of gold coloured plastic things, and of course those few personal treasures from birthdays and Christmases past that I never take off (and that don’t turn my skin green), but when it comes to accessorising I’ve always been more of a a shoes and bags girl. Until now…
My internship is heavily jewellery focused, and being surrounded by such luxury has drawn my eye to the impact that a simple piece of jewellery can have on an outfit and an entire look. I thought I’d start small and experiment with what I already have by jazzing up a simple grey jersey midi dress. My entire outfit consisted of this minimalist dress and 4 pieces of (admittedly cheap) jewellery, but the effect was impressive.
I chose these two bangles because one added a pop of colour but seemed lonely on its own, so I paired it with a plain gold bangle from a stack. Sitting at a desk and typing, it’s not ideal having loose jewellery on my arm because 1) it makes an incredibly irritable noise in such silent offices and 2) it’s uncomfortable! So I slid them up my arm until they were comfortably staying still.I love this simplistic knot ring so much. If only it were real gold! I think it was a cheap steal from Brandy and Melville, but it’s a lovely little accessory for any outfit. The thin band is extremely inoffensive but the knot detailing makes it interesting to look at – I still can’t quite work out how it’s knotted because there are no splits in the band at all!
And finally my twee teacup necklace. This was high up on my birthday list a few years ago but I still find it absolutely adorable. I’d honestly forgotten about it, so when I found it hiding at the bottom of my necklace drawer I made sure it was incorporated into an outfit pronto. I’m a sucker for novelty jewellery and I’m partial to 5 or 6 cups of tea a day, so this is one necklace that I’ll be layering and pairing in outfits to come.
I’d love to hear any tips or comments anyone has about wearing jewellery, and how I can economically ease myself into both wearing and owning it! I hope to invest and have more jewellery focused clubs soon xxx