Stripping back the costume and fluff, and going back to the basics
I am quite the minimalist when it comes to jewellery. I don’t wear earrings, I rarely wear necklaces and chunky bangles are a thing of the past for me. With a fair few outlandish (NB: colourful, printed, textured) pieces hanging in my wardrobe, and a mop of messy curls I have learned to love, big statement accessories almost seem unnecessary in finishing a look. I still have a selection of bold pieces that I can’t bear to part with (like this gorgeous semi-precious Wild Horses piece), but for the most part, my jewellery collection has been pared down to a bare minimum. And, you know what? I like it that way.
Having a good, solid collection of pieces that I wear day in, day out has become very important to me. In accumulating a collection of go-to, every day pieces, there is the obvious benefit of not having to choose accessories every single day, however the thing I love the most about having a few classics, is that they become an identifiable part of you. You may have a particular pendant necklace you never take off, a bracelet you have had since birth, or, like me, a set of delicate rings that remain on your fingers no matter what. These pieces, much like Carrie Bradshaw’s ‘C’ necklace, find a way into your heart and a permanent place in your wardrobe.
The latest addition to my growing daily repertoire are these simplistic stirling silver Emma & Roe stackable rings. Dainty and uncomplicated, these rings (and the other two that I wear on a daily basis) don’t compete with anything I choose to wear, nor will they become irrelevant when trends shift. Their timelessness has guaranteed a long term lease on my finger real estate, and they have already rocked to the top of my ‘favourites’ list.