Layering with Links of London

I love to dress-up in feminine dresses, colours and prints but there are those days where I go boyish in leather trousers and a shirt of my husband’s. For me, there is no reason why those low-key outfits shouldn’t be embellished with stacks of jewellery; every day needs a bit of finery.

Rose Gold & Black Cord Mini Friendship Bracelet, £150 |

Some outfits need jewellery and stacks of metal to dress them but others need nothing more than a signature friendship bracelet. No wardrobe is complete without a classic biker because it is it such a hard-working style staple; it goes with everything from an autumnal maxi dress to silky pyjamas.

18kt Small Rose Gold Hoop Earrings, £110 | Hope Yellow Gold Satin Ring, £475 |

Ever since my jewellery was stolen out of my suitcase one Christmas (yes, tragic) I’ve been rebuilding my collection piece-by-piece. Nearly ten years on and my earring, necklace, ring and bracelet haul has come a long way, a mix of metals, stones and finishes. I adore the subtle detailing on these hoops, they add a bit of texture to every outfit and work with a mix of metals. My advice is to try, style, stack and play, see what works together and what that outfit needs; sometimes it may be stacked and more-is-more and other times minimal.

18kt Rose Gold Belcher Charm, £85 | Timeless 18kt Rose Gold Vermeil Signet Ring, £110 | Narrative Collection Silver Bracelet, £160 | Diamond Essentials Yellow Gold and Pave Ring, £195 |

If what I’m wearing is loud and stands out, I’ll play-down my jewellery and accessories. Here, I’ve kept the ears and neckline simple and clean, instead stacking and layering bracelets with rings. Go for the unexpected, mix a light and delicate chain bracelet with a chunky bangle or a statement cocktail ring with a fine diamond pave style; the contrasting combination looks very expensive.

Silver & Black Cord Friendship Bracelet, £150 | Essentials Rose Gold Cable Chain, £80 | Driver Mini Round Leather Watch, £250 | 18kt Yellow Gold Disc Charm, £325 |

When deciding on what necklace and earrings to wear, consider your neckline: is it high? Is it low-cut? The most flattering way to style jewellery is to adorn bare skin: if your shoulders are exposed wear an eye-catching pair of earrings, with a deep v-neck layer different lengths of chains and a mix of pendants to decorate the décolletage.

A long-time wearer of Links of London I was so excited when they got in touch and asked me to style their collections; this post is a paid collaboration.