Styling your jewellery right is sometimes easier said than done. At the risk of sounding a little dramatic, we totally believe accessories have a way of transforming a look, and in some cases even making or breaking it. Simple, classic jewellery can match well with any outfit, but sometimes you just need a little something different take your look to the next level.
The key here is knowing how to diversify your jewellery collection without being too excessive (although we'd never say no to more jewels). Whether you're in the mood for office minimalism or party glam, our in-house stylist, Rosemary Ling, shares the top 5 jewellery essentials you should invest in for every occasion:
Stick to subtle sparkle in the boardroom
Rose's Picks: The Diamond Mini Hoop Earrings
Why they're perfectly business-chic: "They're small in size but not in sparkle, providing subtle elegance to any work-appropriate look," explains Rose.
She adds that since they're timeless and look great with any outfit, they're an effortless option to take you from the desk to the dance floor. "After a long day of work, if you're ready to slip out of your slacks and slip into your little black dress for happy hour, you won't have to worry about changing your earrings or losing the glam," she quips.
Go boldly minimalist for casual that's not boring
Rose's Picks: The Spiral Ring
Why it's a solid choice to give your casual outfit an edge: There's nothing better than throwing on your comfiest outfit and relaxing on the weekend. But it's easy to end up feeling a little too underdressed without meaning to. Add a little touch of difference to your weekend look by going for bold yet minimalist jewellery.
"The Spiral Ring is bold yet not over-the-top, and you can wear it alone or stack it with a few of your other favourite rings," says Rose. "Its eye-catching design will add a bit of edge to your look and make you stand out from the crowd (ever so slightly) in a good way."
Layer gold chains to spice up date night
Why they're the ultimate go-to for a date: When it comes to dating, we can all agree that it's never a good look to be over or underdressed. Classic gold chains are the perfect way to accessorise your wardrobe in an effortless way. "Layered gold chains will add a sense of flirty yet sophisticated style to any pared back or elegant evening look," says Rose. "That's exactly what you want for a date!"
Never go wrong with diamonds for special occasions
Rose's Picks: The Waterlily Diamond Circle Necklace
Why it's a girl's best friend for something special: "It's elegant yet an eye-catching piece," says Rose. "It's subtle but it will go with every evening dress you own, and will compliment your whole outfit. Plus it's made with conflict-free diamonds – what's not to love?" she adds confidently.
And if you're looking to bling up your look even further, simply pair this beauty with the rest of the Waterlilly collection and we bet you'll be showered in compliments all evening.
Say yes to comfort and a little extra for workouts
Rose's Picks: The Studded Curve Earrings
Why it's ideal for a good sweat sesh: Who says you can't stay stylish with jewellery while staying active? Sometimes you just need a little touch of something shiny to boost your power and energy during a sweaty workout, hike or yoga class. Rose suggests wearing something that won't get in the way of your activities yet is durable, comfy and flattering on everyone: "The Studded Curve Earrings have rows of smooth studs that shimmer in the light as they curve up your lobe, adding a little something extra to your sports fits."
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