You’ve heard of a capsule clothing wardrobe, well who’s to say this can’t transcend to your jewellery box? And instead of lasting just one season as a clothing wardrobe usually does, investing in key classic pieces of jewellery can last you a lifetime. Here’s our edit of the jewellery basics that every woman should own.
Classic, well made studs made from real metals and a fine cut stone will serve you well. Wear them to work with a suit or shirt, or pair them with a statement necklace on a night out, you simply can’t wrong with these. They’re so versatile, and you can throw them on anytime for a bit of extra sparkle and polish. Stick to silver, platinum or rhodium plating rather than opting for trendier metals like rose gold, and they’ll never go out of style.
SHOP THE LOOK: Moon Drop Studs
Choose something really special and wear it with pride- it’s the first accessory people often notice on you. It’s also an important piece because it can be a great way to express your identity: a religious symbol, a birthstone, or a pendant initial for example. If you don’t own any of these, why not pick out something unique and make it your icon?
SHOP THE LOOK: Zoya Necklace
Bracelets for stacking or wearing alone
Bracelets are such a versatile item when it comes to creating a look. Wear a single bracelet for a touch of colour and style, wear a complete set for a polished look, or stack different colours and styles for a more individual look. Stacking bracelets have been a really popular trend in recent years and with high street brands recently popularising mix and match bracelets, it’s one that’s set to stay.
SHOP THE LOOK: Strands of Silver Bracelet
Many of us use our smart devices these days to tell the time with, but really, who can be without a watch?! For that quick glance while running for the train or to the school gates it’s irreplaceable! So why not make your watch one of your iconic pieces? There are few things that look as polished and as elegant as a well-chosen watch, so don’t skimp on investing in a really great one. What’s more, a menswear-inspired watch- a big trend of recent years, is the perfect way to balance out your other feminine jewellery.
A signature ring
Many of us wear rings as part of our everyday jewellery routine- whether it’s a friendship ring or a wedding ring. If these rings go on your left hand, why not invest in a signature ring for your right hand? Stacking, midi, or colourful and oversized, go for something that is unique and personal. And don’t get hung up on the meanings of rings on different fingers: a signature ring on your pointer finger can have a great impact.
So there you have it. Never forget that jewellery is the finishing touch to your look- whether you’re out for the evening or popping to the shops. And these classic items will ensure that you always look well dressed.