CREATING A CAPSULE JEWELLERY WARDROBE
In recent years, creating a ‘capsule wardrobe’ has become a popular dialogue in the blog/YouTube/digital sphere. Driven by the desire to avoid ‘fast fashion’ and de-clutter our lives. We are increasingly foregoing throwaway fashion and instead of developing capsule collections of quality (though still not bank-breaking) pieces.
This is about selectively building a collection which you can use day in day out and the same can be said for your capsule jewellery wardrobe.
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An INTRODUCTION TO CREATING A CAPSULE JEWELLERY WARDROBE.
The idea of a capsule wardrobe is a small selection of quality items you can wear out for any occasion. Whether applied to your wardrobe, jewellery box or your makeup kit. It can help you hone your taste, simplify your morning routine, and avoid clutter.
DEVELOPING YOUR OWN CURATED JEWELLERY COLLECTION
Instead of buying en-masse once more, you can work on developing a capsule jewellery collection. We like to build a mix and match collection of items from heirlooms, vintage finds and new purchases. But there’s no right and wrong here; a capsule collection will be unique to us all. It is about investing in pieces you totally LOVE and enjoy wearing them day in day out.
Choose Your Base Metal Colour
When creating your capsule collection, you will want to choose your base metal colour so you can develop a cohesive collection.
This makes it easier for you to find pieces which will work well together. However, if you’re someone who likes to mix and match your metals – go for it! This is, after all, your collection to create.
Start With One Piece Per Category
When you’re building your jewellery wardrobe collection. It will be helpful to start with one piece per ‘category’ a bracelet, pendant, ring or set of earrings. Once you have your ‘base set’ of pieces, you can then choose to add new items from there.
In terms of the ‘starter pieces’ for your collection, we recommend investing in classic items first:
Our Wide Hammered Bangle and Essential Stacking Bangle are beautiful bracelets. To start with, they are both statement pieces alone but compliment additional bracelets as you build your collection.
The Figaro Chain Necklace is the perfect necklace to act as your base; you can choose the length of your chain and it is perfect for layering.
When it comes to earrings, you can’t live without a simple pair of studs. Our large collection for everyday wear – we recommend our minimalist Bar Studs as an everyday go-to.
A great pair of hoops will also take you everywhere, day or night. They bring with them a slightly louder vibe than the more conservative stud earring. They are still equal parts classic and statement-making, depending on how large you go.
As for rings, you are spoilt for choice, but we suggest starting with a stacking ring. Our favourite is the Sparkle Stacking Ring – Silver.
I’d love to hear your thoughts or if you need any advice with a specific problem. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you wish to discuss anything further.
With special thanks to Becky.