Recent accessory trends and catwalk shows have proved that when it comes to jewellery, more is more. It’s clear that the days of minimalist accessories are well and truly over. Look to the likes of Prada, Paco Rabanne and Celine whose SS20 collections feature an abundance of oversized statement jewellery while off the runway, Pat Butcher style earrings, pendant necklaces, and larger-than-life hair accessories have been continually on-trend.
And one of the most stylish ways to achieve the look of excess is to layer your jewellery. Jewellery layering has had a style renaissance in recent times and we at BrandAlley are here for it! Not only does it get the most out of your jewellery collection, but it’s also one of the easiest ways to take a simple outfit from zero to hero. After all, who cares if you’re wearing a tracksuit to brunch when you’re wearing a stack of enviable bling?
Here are our top tips on how to get the look:
Mix and match metals
Start with jewellery you already own to achieve a curated look and don’t be afriad to mix and match different metals and colours. Silver and gold mixed and matched can look hella chic and will help you achieve that “oh this old thing” look.
A silver chain will make a gold necklace stand out and the same goes for bracelets. Stacking rings are also a great way to experiment with colour as you can decide what colours work for you with as many options as you like.
Contrast with texture
Once you’ve experimented with different colour options, add interest with texture. The perfect way to balance out a layered necklace look is to mix chunky styles with delicate chains. Remember – more is more!
The same goes for bracelets and rings – mixing different textures will help to achieve an authentic look. Plus it’s the perfect opportunity to dig out those forgotten pieces from the bottom of your jewellery box.
Look out for adjustable chains
The beauty of layering your jewellery is that you can create several looks in one. Look out for necklaces with an adjustable chain to get the most out of each item. That way, you can create a cascade effect that’ll showcase every necklace without each one becoming messy and tangled.
Mix old with new
We all have our favourites when it comes to jewellery, but to achieve a really cool stack of bling, mix old with new. You’ll be surprised how well a vintage ring goes with the rest of your collection or how your mum’s old pair of earrings complements your favourite necklace.
You’ll get more use out of your most treasured pieces which will elevate any new jewellery you buy too. Discover our range of jewellery here at BrandAlley and take up to 80% off the RRP!
Words: Sherri Andrew