Welcome to another instalment of A Stylist’s Take where this week my sartorial rule is “more is more is more”! Yes, waist-up Zoom dressing is behind us (thank gosh!), and a new era of putting on all of the intricate pieces we own is here; family heirlooms, meaningful trinkets, the list goes on. Ahead, a little tutorial on how to layer your jewellery. Wallflowers need not apply.

LOOK 1

CROPPED SILK VEST TOP, ALBUS LUMEN, SHOP SIMILAR. CLAIR D LUNE NECKLACE, SHOP NOW, DIOR TRIBALES EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, SEA GARDEN RING, SHOP NOW, Dior. TIFFANY 18K HARDWEAR 19MM WRAP NECKLACE, SHOP SIMILAR, TIFFANY HARDWEAR GRADUATED LINK EARRINGs, SHOP NOW, TIFFANY & CO. DUNAWAY DROP EARRINGS, JAN LOGAN, SHOP NOW. SHELL CORAL HOOP EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, ORGANIC CORAL EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, LONG METAL PEBBLE TOWER EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, MINERAL EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, DINOSAUR DESIGNS. PEARL SPIKE EARRINGS, SENER BESIM, SHOP SIMILAR 

Consider “de-mystifying” your treasured jewellery. That is, don’t always tuck it way for “special occasions” but maximise its impact by wearing those precious stones or pearls with your leather jacket and cashmere sweatpants. Or, in this case, we’ve taken full creative license and layered model Annabel’s braids with a multitude of earrings. If you’re fortunate to have multiple ear piercings the combinations for a unique ear stack is endless: a mix of hoops, studs, pearls or a mini opals set in gold, platinum or silver.

I love to elevate a plain white t-shirt and vest with an oversized chain. Sometimes you only need the one chunky chain, whether that chain be an industrial square-like link, sculptural, or embellished with studs and diamonds for an artful twist.

LOOK 2 & 3

RIGHT: ECRU WOOL AND SILK DOUBE BREASTED JACKET, SHOP NOW, ECRU WOOL AND SILK TROUSERS, SHOP SIMILAR, DIOR TRIBALES EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, CLAIR D LUNE NECKLACE, SHOP NOW, SEA GARDEN RING, SHOP NOW, DIOR. TIFFANY 18K HARDWEAR 19MM WRAP NECKLACE, SHOP SIMILAR, TIFFANY HARDWEAR GRADUATED LINK EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, TIFFANY & CO. DUNAWAY DROP EARRINGS, JAN LOGAN, SHOP NOW. SHELL CORAL HOOP EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, ORGANIC CORAL EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, LONG METAL PEBBLE TOWER EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, MINERAL EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, DINOSAUR DESIGNS. PEARL SPIKE EARRINGS, SENER BESIM, SHOP SIMILAR

LEFT: ACETATE SWEATSHIRT, MONCLER X PALM ANGELS, SHOP SIMILAR. DUNAWAY DROP EARRINGS, JAN LOGAN, SHOP NOW. TIFFANY 18K HARDWEAR 19MM WRAP NECKLACE, TIFFANY & CO, SHOP SIMILAR. VINTAGE CHAIN NECKLACE, CONSTANTINA VINTAGE, SHOP SIMILAR. PADLOCK NECKLACE, RELEASED FROM LOVE, SHOP SIMILAR. DIAMOND CHAIN, SEMIR BESSEM, SHOP SIMILAR

Stacking your jewellery is personal and an art form. The pieces you collect tell a story. Perhaps the ring was a gift or the bracelet was something you picked up while on holidays and reminds you of the good times. I love mixing family heirlooms, like my mother’s hand-me-down locket with contemporary style necklaces and jewelled pendants. Throw in a semi-precious beaded trinket to show you’re not too precious!

LOOK 4 & 5

THREAD TOGETHER VEST, SHOP SIMILAR, SHEER NUDE FUNNEL NECK TOP, SHOP SIMILAR, BIANCA SPENDER. LENNOX BAROQUE PEARL ATTACHMENT, NATASHA SCHWEITZER, SHOP SIMILAR. STERLING SILVER GILLIAN NECKLACE, JAN LOGAN, SHOP NOW. ENMESH PEARL CHAIN, SARAH AND SEBASTIAN, SHOP SIMILAR. ZODIAC NECKLACE, ARMS OF EVE, SHOP NOW. PEARL SPIKE EARRINGS, SHOP SIMILAR, CHAIN DROP EARRINGS, SHOP SIMILAR, CHAIN RING, SHOP SIMILAR, JAN LOGAN

While there’s no set rules for how you mix and stack your necklaces, bracelets or rings, there are a few things to look out for. For necklaces, opt for different lengths and sizing. I like to start with a choker or fine link to sit close to my neck, and work down with longer chains and statement pendants in an array of sizing to balance out the proportions.

If rings are your thing, experiment with all shapes and styles, whether stacked or spaced out amongst the fingers. Take an eye catching cocktail, signet, diamond band or solitaire semi-precious stone and combine together for a grand gesture. You’ll instantly transform from day to night. Mix your metals to curate your own unique look. And remember, each piece you add tells a little more about the individual you are.

LOOK 6

TOP, SHOP NOW, DISC EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, BOLT EARRINGS, SHOP NOW, DROP BRACELET, SHOP NOW, STAPLE RING, SHOP NOW, BOLT RING, SHOP NOW, BOTTEGA VENETA

Fine jewellery can be quite the investment and sometimes hard to justify. But be assured that finding that signature piece will stand the test of time. Opt for timeless yet avant-garde styles that you’ll want to wear every day, and maybe forever?

Fashion Director: Aileen Marr
Photography: Sean Slattery

Hair: Kieran Street
Makeup: Pinky
Fashion Assistant: Kelly Harty
Model: Annabel / Priscilla’s

LOOKS WE LOVE:

PADLOCK ANKLE STRAP LEATHER PUMP, TOM FORD, $1,580, SHOP NOW

PEARL SPIKE EARRINGS, SENER BESIM, FROM $450, SHOP NOW

MINI SUNSHINE SHOPPER MINI-BAG, FENDI SPRING FESTIVAL CAPSULE COLLECTION, $2,790, SHOP NOW

THE UNBREAKABLE BOND NECKLACE SET, ALIGHIERI x YOOX, $439, SHOP NOW

BABELOGUE HAND NECKLACE, MEADOWLARK, $189, SHOP NOW

LINK STATEMENT NECKLACE, RYLAN, $899, SHOP NOW

THE MARK OF FRIENDSHIP RING, ALIGHIERI x YOOX, $334, SHOP NOW

RING, SARAH & SEBASTIAN, SHOP SIMILAR

BEE MY LOVE RING, CHAUMET, SHOP NOW

NECKLACE, SARAH & SEBASTIAN, SHOP SIMILAR

YELLOW LENS GLASSES, BALMAIN, SHOP SIMILAR

thoughts?