While we seem to be ditching our normal wardrobes in favour of more comfortable lockdown attire, the fashion team’s jewellery pieces are here to stay.
As we all adapt to working from home, it seems we’re also adapting to new ways of dressing for the office. No need to wear the traditional smart attire when working from the sofa in your own house. In fact, from our Instagram, Zoom calls and Whatsapp chats it would seem the majority of the population have switched to athleisure gear or pyjamas to clock into work. And whilst the fashion team at Stylist are also working out their new, dressed-down looks, there’s one thing we haven’t changed: the jewellery adorning our bodies.
The stacked necklaces, bracelets and hoops in our ears have remained in place even as the rest of our clothing has veered more to the casual side. Jewellery gives an instant lift to any outfit, and in a time of limited will to wear trends (or invest time and effort into sartorial decisions when there are bigger things to worry about), it’s the sort of small nod to normality that makes Zoom calls look a bit more professional. For the last few years we’ve been stacking gold jewellery on our necks, wrists and in ears. And, even in these uncertain times, many of us are continuing to wear particularly sentimental trinkets as we did before.
Committed to your jewellery collection too? Here’s our pick of the best gold necklaces, bracelets and hoops available now.
The base for any successful stack of necklaces is a simple gold chain.
These Alighieri hoops are handcrafted in London from 24ct gold plated bronze, the perfect little luxury to pep up any outfit.
A twist on the classic chain bracelet, the mismatched links on this bracelet work as well worn alone as with an armful of stacking bracelets.
If working out which necklaces to stack is just one decision too many at the moment, Accessorize have you covered with this mutli chain piece.
Shop Accessorize simple discs layered necklace, £5.60
Pearls and gold remain the two biggest jewellery trends for spring/summer 2020. Anni Lu’s delicate hoops combine both trends in a beautiful way.
Embracing the classics is never a bad idea with jewellery, try this watch chain bracelet from Tilly Sveaas.
Try mixing in chunky chains with more delicate pieces for a textured and interesting collection.
Add a little sparkle to your ears and mix this mini hoop with a drop charm amongst plain gold hoops.
An armful of simple bangles is an elegant way to wear the bracelet stacking trend.
If you’re a fan of personalising your jewellery, mix pendants, like this letter tag, in with plain chains when stacking necklaces.
If delicate jewellery is not for you, Monica Vinader’s chunky huggie hoops are great for stacking up your ear.
Adding a charm into your collection of gold bracelets creates an element of personalisation.
Sometimes simple is best. Thomas Sabo’s classic small hoops are the kind of earrings that can live in your ears and go with everything.
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