How to stylishly layer necklaces through different seasons…
Layering necklaces is one of the trends that has somehow become a core part of our everyday styling.
My personal preference is gold. During this summer, I introduced pearls to my collection. My favourite combination ever!
So, is there a trick to nailing a perfectly layered set or can one simply freestyle? Here are my tips on how to stylishly layer necklaces.
Select Different Chain Lengths: Layering is all about the different lengths. Choose chains with different weights and textures etc. I tend to go from choker, to short, then midi and finally long.
2. How many is too many? I’m not one for rules, break the rules if you can. Fashion is an art, some will get it, some won’t. But, mind the gap between refined and tacky.
Personally, I stick to a maximum of 4. Every detail matter, I don’t like my chains getting lost in one another.
3. Combine styles & metals: As mentioned, pearls and gold are my current favourite jewellery combination, there is nothing with adding elements, colours, beads, different pendants in the mix. Make your stack interesting.
Tip: Choosing chains with different weights and textures helps reduce tangling.
I need not preach about how essential accessories are or the importance. It’s all about the fine details like they say. So, which accessories have I been wearing to jazz up my summer looks? And what tips do I have for you lovely lot?
This skinny silk number from Dior has been rocking my world lately. Here, I have it tied around my hair, but I’ve had it around my bag straps, wrist, neck or used as a headband.
Wearing: The Dior Mitzah Scarf
Can we all agree that a scarf the ‘Queen’ in the world of accessories? We transition from chunky knits in the winter to light-weight scarves in the summer. They are so versatile. Silk scarves are my favourite in the summer, and of course, the more colourful the better.
A slightly bigger scarf can be used as a belt as seen here on my Instagram.
What do you think? What’s your favourite way to wear scarves in the summer?
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2. The Earrings
I am all about statements, shapes and forms. I got this pair from Topshop last month and I haven’t taken them off. On a dress down day, they actually make me look and feel dressed up. Like I’ve made a bit of an effort.Pictured: Earrings – Topshop; Perfume Gris Montaigne – Dior
It took a while to find brands that do anything similar. But I’ve shared some links below to equally fabulous pieces that are either similar or are on my wishlist right now.
3. The Sunglasses
I always keep at least a pair of sunglasses in my bag all the time, and these pair of Celiné shadow is one of them. I bought them last year and they are still my current go-to pair.
Wearing: Sunglasses Celine, Shadow
I can leave this space blank for you to complete the reasons why the sunglasses are great ‘look enhancers’….I’m sure you’ll all come up with at least 5 answers. Am I right?
Talking about the Celine shadow, I’m yet to see anyone they don’t look great on. I’ve lined them along with some classic pairs that are investment worthy below.
I am a big time sucker for accessories, but this summer, I can’t get enough of these 3.
Summer here in the UK keeps creeping in and out, but it’s safe to say another sandal season is upon us. Though you might see rain in the forecast, on the day, it could be sunshine and in abundance too. The perfect weather to pull out those pretty sandals you bought since February. The only thing that may hold you back is if your feet aren’t summer ready. How disappointing right? That might be the only opportunity you get to wear those pretty sandals all year long. You’ve been eager to get them out and you can’t wear them because your feet haven’t seen a good tlc all winter long.
Talking about pretty summer sandals, I am all about the cute bow/knot trend this season. So, between the crystal embellished shoe trend and the bows, I really can’t tell which I love more. I had to tap in on one of the good stuff, opting for the bow sandals with these flat slider mule sandal from Moda In Pelle. They also come in other colours including baby pink (eeekkkkkk! tempted much).
A pair of No.21 slides are high up on my wishlist, only if I didn’t have a wedding to pay for later this year. Here are some options for the bow obsessed lot, or if you just want to get with the movement, splurge or stay on the budget…
…so, how do you get your feet summer ready for those pretty bow sandals this season? Here are my user-friendly and not overly complicated tips
Let’s be realistic, not everyone can be 100% all year round. Am I right? In between juggling real life and the life we really want, we all tend to neglect certain things. Sometimes when my nail polish starts to chip, it could take me a week to sort out. But, maintenance is key and here are my tips…
Learn how to DIY your nail polish and squeeze in a session every month
Choose nail colours that complement your skin tone. I’ve found mine. I tend to opt for deep or dark reds like this Little Ondine in Red red Wine, which I’m currently wearing.
Opt for a proper pedi during winter. At least, one session. I would normally get mine done in December. Right before the party season. After a good pedicure, all you need is low maintenance.
Maintain your pedicure with a ‘feet grater’. File away dead skin as often as you can. The quicker you get rid of dead skin, the less build up you get. They are so easy to use and I swear by the cheap and cheerful one I got from Boots a while ago. Finally…
Get a good pedicure right before summer. April/May is always a good time. So maybe set a date in your diary if you haven’t done so already… (Luckily, I recently discovered Shumaila’s Beauty with a number of beauty salons dotted around me)
The golden rule I live by is to keep those feet moisturised!
Let’s face it we all love seeing what’s coming up for AW17, but when it comes to our passion for fashion, not to mention any OOTD inspiration we like things move a little quicker! Luckily, SS17 is well underway, and we’ve been busy checking out brand new trends that you can shop right now! From trans-seasonal trench coats, pop socks and zebra striped bags to clunky mules and must-buy distressed jackets this is spring fashion at it’s very best.
In The Trenches
Everyone loves a trench coat, don’t they? They’re sleek, stylish and hugely practical thanks to being warm enough on a breezy spring day but without the thick layers of a winter coat. Belted or not, 3/4 length or full, buttons, or zips trench coats are a fashion staple that has both style and substance as well as coming in a kaleidoscope of pretty colours. Wear your trench with a pair of super skinny jeans, velvet mules and a simple cashmere sweater. Don’t forget your shades in those bursts of spring sunshine for a look that’s simple, effortless and oh so on trend.
Finally, someone’s cottoned onto the fact we don’t always like having our tootsies on show! With mini-mules you get two trends for the price of one, as they’re part mule and part kitten heel so are fantastic footwear for garden parties, avoiding the stiletto grass problem, summer BBQ’s and weekend shopping trips. Mini-mules are also ridiculously comfy thanks to their low, soft heel, so you won’t need to worry about any painful blisters either.
The athleisure trend is now in full steam, and at last fashion has turned its eye towards zipped tops, slouchy jackets, tailored tracksuit bottoms and simple, structured T-shirts. Athletic wear is now such a big deal that everyone including Heidi Klum, Kate Hudson and Victoria Beckham has released collections that promote easy feel, ready to wear pieces that have an understated elegance to them. However, while athleisure gives us a break from tight body cons, restrictive jackets and sky-high heels don’t overdo it! The goal is to look like an off-duty athlete instead of an overgrown kid who’s forgotten her PE kit!
Striped Totes And Shoppers
Want to add more colour and texture to your wardrobe? A quick, easy and fashion forward way to do it is via a cute tote, mini backpack or shoulder bag! If you’re more a monochrome kind of girl, you’ll be pleased to know stripes are back in business while other trends in womens bags include navy, denim, checks, florals, and geometric prints. Whatever you choose make sure your bag contrasts with your outfit. Wearing a cherry red dress, pink jacket and black shoes? Lift your look with a sky blue or shiny purple tote bag.
We’re not just talking about pop socks, but full on knee length ones worn over trainers, wedges and heels. In fact, the louder the sock, the more on trend you’ll be! For a cute, preppy but not schoolgirl look pair black ankle boots with white knee high socks, a floral playsuit and a distressed leather jacket to give your outfit a raw, industrial feel.