Yves Saint Laurent once said ‘Fashions fade, style is eternal’, I couldn’t agree more. I have a few key pieces in my jewellery box that are just staples – I can throw them on with anything, I can dress them up, I can dress them down. The key to jewellery staples is simplicity and to my mind simplicity often lies hand in hand with elegance.
Some of my favourites..
Pearl Studs – they make your complexion look better (fact!) and they go with absolutely everything, whilst still looking luxurious and sophisticated. Pearls never go out of style, invest in a decent pair – you’ll be wearing them a lot. My only rule.. never in the swimming pool, they’ll ruin and I will hunt you down, you have been warned!
A Diamond Pendant – what crisp white shirt and jean combo wouldn’t benefit from a little (or large) sparkle just a the hollow of the neck? Go for a classic 4 claw style or chunkier rub-over set for a contemporary, stylish look. you’ll never regret this purchase, it will pay for itself ten-fold.
Bangles – I do love a bangle, well correction, I love an armful of them, SJP wore a ton in Sex and The City with a black cat-suit and it has been my goal ever since (not the cat-suit anymore sadly!). If you could capture my individual sound there would be a bangle jangle in there! I wear them so much that I often see my son smile in his sleep when he hears them jingle. Mix up the metal colours for total easy-to-wear fabulousness!
A Gold Chain – they are versatile, it can be dressed up or down and is just as at home on an LBD as it is on a maxi-dress. Customise to your heart’s content; charms, letters, birthstones, pendants – it’s a blank canvas just waiting for you to stamp with your own individual touch.
So that’s my essential capsule jewellery collection, pieces that take you effortlessly from day to night, informal to formal, zoom calls to cocktails. We all lead such busy lives and put on so many different ‘hats’, it’s good to have some reliable jewellery allies and spending out on a few timeless and quality pieces will never be a bad investment.