How do you like to accessorise? I’ve been getting into gold jewellery more and more this year, and I’ve finally taken the plunge into layering necklaces – which I always think looks chic as hell, but also feels like something I can’t quite pull off. (Until now!)
Let’s be honest – you’ve probably seen this jumper and black jeans combo a good few times already – it’s pretty much my trademark look. But that’s kind of the point with this post – I want to outfit repeat, and show you how little accessories can change up an outfit, make it fun to wear, and stop me from wanting to buy more clothes.
That’s all part of this journey – reigning in the need to buy things is one of the first steps in switching to ethical fashion. That doesn’t mean you can’t be creative with it though!
Going for (Ethical) Gold
Jewellery has so many meanings – it can be a status symbol, such as wedding rings, or hold personal meaning, such as my gold pendant key necklace, gifted to me by my parents for my 18th birthday. A key to unlocking my future!
Whatever your jewellery means to you, when you layer it, you’ll be creating a more playful look – one that can be used with a v-neck top, buttoned-down shirt, or in this case, a mock neck jumper.
When I layer my necklaces, I tend to go for the same ones. The first is my tiny gold necklace with a Pisces symbol dangling from it, kindly gifted by AuRate New York. I love reading my horoscope each week, and although I take it with a pinch of salt, I think there’s something so fun in knowing your sign and what your future may hold!
If you ever check out my IG Stories, you’ll know I’m a big fan of AuRate – I wear their jewellery almost every day! Here’s a whole run down of their ethical practices, but in essence they hand craft their fine jewellery in New York, and for each piece purchased, will donate books to local schools.
The second necklace is my Circle of Life necklace, gifted by Brilliant Inc London. This is an 18k gold vermeil necklace adorned with lab-grown gems – something I can’t wait to write a much longer piece about very soon! Brilliant Inc London is also partnered with One Tree Planted, and for every purchase made they plant a tree in areas around that have been affected by diamond mining – so they’re quite literally cleaning up the diamond industry!
How do you style your jewellery?
So over to you – how do you like to style your jewellery? I tend to wear two matching pieces, so in this case, layered necklaces, but I’ll also do a necklace-earring combo, or earrings and a watch. I feel like more than two pieces at a time can look a little overdone.
And before I forget – here’s a guide to ethical jewellery, led by the wonderful Ingle & Rhode who gave me so much guidance around sourcing and crafting jewellery, as well as a post on my favourite gold earrings from Little by Little, which would make a nice addition to this look!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by AuRate New York. All views and opinions expressed remain my own. This post featured gifted items (denoted with 'gifted').