I hosted a Stella & Dot party at my house this week. Even though the kids far outnumbered the grown-ups, some serious jewelry shopping went down. I love Stella & Dot jewelry (and my stylist friend Annette Ultis who sells it) because it is on-trend, quality jewelry, with a TON of versatility. Jewelry plays a huge part when I get dressed everyday, so I love to switch up the jewels and get lots of different looks. S&D has several pieces that easily give you the coveted layered look, making it easy and fun with one clasp. But, what happens when you don't have it laid out for you? That is one of the most popular questions Kris and I get asked; what are the rules when it comes to layering jewelry?
First off, there really aren't "rules". To me, jewelry is very personal. It is a collection of old and new, splurge and steal, stories, memories, and gifts. It's all special, and when it comes to layering it on, I don't want to follow rules, but I do want a cohesive, put together look. I've put together some guidelines to help when it comes to stacking on the jewels!
Some of the same guidelines apply when it comes to stacking bracelets. I tend to stick to a similar bracelet style when layering. For example, I might mix and match different widths, shapes, and colors of bangle bracelets, but they are all bangle style. In the pic above, I went with a mix of tighter fitting cuff-like bracelets.
Be confident when it comes to trying a new mix. The dainty necklace you got when you graduated high school might look beautiful stacked with your current everyday favorite. I encourage you to look at what you own. Dig into that old Caboodle with the origami dollar ring and Mickey Mouse watch (guilty!) or your Grandmother's collection (with consent). You might be surprised at what you find. Try mixing designers, collections, time periods, and different metals...let your accessories tell part of your story. And just have fun with it! Jewelry is the perfect addition to any outfit so pile it on, the more the merrier!