STACK YOUR JEWELLERY LIKE AN INSTAGRAM STAR
“Elegance is good taste plus a dash of daring.”
– Carmel Snow –
Once upon a time, when we were just a couple of teenagers experiencing our share of growing pains (waiting another week for the next episode of Beverly Hills 90210, feeling extremely blue about an extremely red zit on your nose, wondering when your crush is going to page you, and stressing over what to wear to your BFF’s birthday barbecue), there was little we wouldn’t do to gain just a little clue on how to be cool and stylish. Remember watching Reality Bites and Clueless on repeat so you could learn a thing or two from Winona and Alicia? Or saving up all your lunch money for a whole month just so you could afford a copy of Vogue?
Yeah, that was the early 90s. Pre-Netflix. Pre-iPhone. Pre-Instagram. Inspiration of any sort did not come post-haste. (Google that, millennials.)
If you, like us, are one of those who have experienced the best of both worlds, this means you have had the privilege of living and cultivating your style and good taste through the different zeitgeists. The better news is, now is as good a time as any to, as Carmel Snow says, add a dash of daring — and modernity — to your style game. You’ve earned your diamonds, now wear them like it’s 2017. Stack, layer, and mix it up. Don’t know how? Let the Winonas and Alicias of the Instagram Era give you a crash course.
Karlie Kloss: Keeping It Super Simple
The supermodel is all about Coco Chanel’s style mantra that a girl should be classy and fabulous. On the rare occasion that she stacks on the jewellery, she makes sure to keep it very effortless and minimal. Select two to three fun bracelets with contrasting patterns and designs, and let them be the exclamation point of your look. If you’d like to deck on a little more, go for cleaner and slimmer designs — preferably in the same colour family.
Aimee Song: As You Like It
Versatility and self-expression are the names of her style game. When you scroll through her feed, you get the feeling that her only rule is, there is no rule. The girl dresses to please herself and she always looks effortless. The same goes with the way in which she accessorises. The fashionista is a fan of jewellery-layering — it’s a frequent sighting on her highly addictive feed — and she does it with panache. With necklaces, it’s often a well curated set of two to five understated designs in various lengths starting with a choker. The more you stack, the smaller the pendants should be. It is quite on-trend to wear one ring on every finger these days. If you’re going to sport this trend, note that the devil is in the details. Keep the bands simple, and spruce things up with different designs or even with one name/word ring as the conversation piece.
Yoyo Cao: More Is More
“There is always room for one (or two) more,” says Singapore’s own fashion It-girl and designer. A regular on street-style blogs and some of the coolest fashion websites such as The Coveteur and Net-A-Porter, this girl never fails to intrigue with her passion for fashion. While she always looks flawlessly put-together, it is so much fun for those who watch. Just look at her over-the-top yet never-too-much style of layering her accessories. If you have the confidence to pull it off, by all means adopt her style philosophy with your diamonds and pearls. After all, didn’t Iris Apfel also say, “Life is gray and dull; you might as well have a little fun when you dress”?
So, have fun, and be yourself.
Feature Image: The Canary Diamond Co // Other images via Instagram