Layering with Links of London

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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