Layering jewelry: my 5 best tips (and a 20% discount on my jewelry designs)

Nov 15, 2019 | 2 comments

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1,5 years ago I started working on my own jewelry brand together with the German jewelry business Stilnest. I’ve written several posts about my jewelry collection in the past, so if you’d like to read some thoughts and ideas behind it all you should check out THIS blog post. We’ve launched a couple new designs along the way, and I truly feel like this collection is becoming more and more my own dream jewelry stash to be honest. The jewelry are all ethically made to order, so that means no mass production (and unnecessary waste), and besides that we also use recycled materials too. Stilnest’s production partners are part of the Responsible Jewelry Council, which ensure these ethical practises. You can read all about where the metals come from, and the processes of making the jewelry right HERE. I’m very proud of my Scandinavia Bound collection, and I’m excited to see what the future brings! As a huge thank you for all your support this year, I’ve decided to offer you a 20% discount on all my jewelry (except the new ear cuff and the new earrings). So if there’s a certain piece of jewelry you’ve been eyeing, now is your chance to get your hands on it. The discount is applied automatically at checkout for the discounted pieces. You can also find all discounted pieces under collections – 20% off right here. All pieces are offered in solid gold, sterling silver or goldplated silver (here) so there’s something for all types of budgets.

It’s no secret that I love the simple, minimalistic kind of style – and for these looks I can’t live without my jewelry! I rarely step out the door without wearing at least a handful of jewelry. To me it’s a fun and personal way to express myself, and it’s a way to give my looks that final touch of somethin’ somethin’. So in today’s post I thought I wanted to share my 5 best tips on how to combine and layer jewelry!

Get the look | Ear: hoop, ear cuff, Meadow stud, Meadow pendant | Necklaces: curb chain + Meadow pendant, gold chain + Dune pendant + Shooting star pendant | Rings: Starling ring, Stilnest pinky ring

For 1,5 år siden gik jeg i samarbejde med den tyske smykke virksomhed Stilnest, igang med at designe min helt egen smykke kollektion. Har skrevet om tankerne bag kollektionen et par gange efterhånden, så hvis du er interesseret kan du læse mit første post om smykkerne lige HER. I tidens løb er der kommet et par nye designs til, og jeg synes virkelig kollektionen bliver mere og mere komplet; faktisk vil jeg sige den er ved at være den samling af smykker, jeg altid selv har drømt om at have i mit eget smykkeskrin. Smykkerne bliver håndlavet på bestilling, dvs. der er ingen former for masseproduktion (og dermed højt, potentielt spild) involveret, og udover det bruges der bl.a genbrugs materialer til fremstilling af smykkerne. Stilnest’s produktions partnere er en del af Responsible Jewelry Council, hvilket sikrer disse etiske fremgangsmåder i fremstillingen af smykkerne. Du kan læse meget mere om hvor metallerne kommer fra, og lidt mere om fremstillingen af smykkerne lige HER. Jeg er utrolig stolt af kollektionen, og jeg er spændt på at se hvad fremtiden bringer! Som en kæmpe tak for jeres støtte siden vi lancerede smykkerne i starten af året, så kan du lige nu få 20% på min kollektion (pånær de nyeste designs: Ear Cuff’en og de nye øreringe – men alle de andre smykker). Så hvis der er et bestemt smykke du har set dig lun på, så håber jeg, at du nu har muligheden for at slå til. <3 Rabatten trækkes automatisk fra ved checkout på de gældende smykker. Du kan også finde smykkerne med rabat under collections – 20% off lige her. Alle smykker sælges i solidt guld, sterling sølv eller guldbelagt sterling sølv (her), så der er noget til de fleste budgetter.

Det er ingen hemmelighed at jeg elsker den simple, minimalistiske stil – og hertil kan jeg ikke undvære mine smykker! Jeg går sjældent ud af døren uden, og føler mig nøgen hvis jeg ikke har en håndfuld smykker på. For mig er det en sjov og personlig måde at udtrykke mig på, og det er for mig med til at fuldende mine ret simple looks. Så i dagens indlæg kunne jeg godt tænke mig at dele mine 5 bedste tips til, at kombinere og style smykker!

Get the look | Ear: Meadow stud, basic hoop, Dune hoops | Necklaces: curb chain, gold anchor chain + Dune pendant, silver anchor chain + Shooting star pendant + Meadow pendant | Rings: Starling ring

1. Different textures & contrasts

I’m a huge fan of contrasts, not only when it comes to jewelry – that also applies to my outfits and the decor we have in our home. I love mixing edgy elements with feminine for example. When it comes to my choice of jewelry, I love mixing different textures and contrasts because it gives a more personal and interesting outcome with a lovely balance. I love that my Starling ring has that twisted detail as a contrast to the more smooth and delicate surface for example. The same goes for my Meadow pendants/earrings, that have sort of a hammered/bumpy surface just like a meadow. Another contrast I love when it comes to jewelry, is mixing chunky jewelry with delicate ones. Most of the jewelry I offer in my current collection are rather delicate, but a way to make the look a bit more chunky or statement, is by for example applying several pendants in one necklace. I am also working on being able to offer a more chunky type of medalion necklace next year, so maybe that will be part of Scandinavia Bound in the near future, let’s see!

Jeg er stor tilhænger af kontraster, ikke kun når det kommer til smykker – det gælder faktisk også min tøjstil og i vores hjem. Jeg elsker fx at blande rå elementer med feminine. Når det kommer til smykker, så kan jeg godt lide at blande forskellige teksturer og udtryk, for at gøre det lidt mere personligt og interessant med en lækker balance. Fx er jeg vild med den twistede detalje på min Starling ring, sammen med de mere “glatte” og fine overflader. Det samme gælder overfladen på mine Meadow vedhæng/øreringe, som har en ujævn overflade som lige netop, ja som ordet betyder, en eng. En anden kontrast jeg elsker når det kommer til smykker, er at blande chunky smykker med de lidt finere. Nu er de fleste af mine smykker ret delikate, men fx kan du tilføje flere vedhæng i én halskæde for at gøre udtrykket lidt mere statement. Desuden arbejder jeg på, måske at kunne tilbyde en lidt mere chunky form for medaljon næste år, så hvis du ikke allerede har sådan en halskæde så kan det være det bliver en del af min Scandinavia bound kollektion snart!

2. Mixing various metals

To me it’s somewhat of an old-fashioned statement, that you can’t mix gold and silver in the same look. I’ve always loved doing that! It’s kinda like that phrase saying you can’t mix black and navy, which I couldn’t disagree more on haha! But it’s a matter of taste I guess. To me, mixing gold and silver is a way to make your jewelry look more interesting and different from day to day. I’m a huge fan of gold jewelry without a doubt, and I do tend to wear gold more than silver. But if I’m in the mood for something a bit more playful, if I’m wearing a super simple outfit for example, I love throwing in some silver pieces into the mix.

For mig er det lidt en skrøne, at man ikke kan blande metaller som guld og sølv. Det har jeg altid gjort! Det er lidt ligesom den der gamle frase med, at man ikke kan kombinere sort og navy. Kunne ikke være mere uenig faktisk, haha! Men det er jo en smagssag. For mig er det her med at mixe guld og sølv en måde igen, at gøre looket lidt mere interessant og anderledes. Jeg er kæmpe fan af guldsmykker uden tvivl, og det er dét jeg oftest ifører mig. Men jeg blander gerne herligheden med sølv hvis jeg er i humør til det, især hvis jeg har et outfit på der er ekstra simpelt.

Get the look | Ear: ear cuff, star stud, basic hoop | Bracelet: Shooting Star bracelet | Rings: Starling ring

3. Combining different chains & lengths

Layered necklaces is another thing I’m a huge fan of. I often wear 2-3 necklaces in each their own length, for a nice layered look. The necklaces I offer in my jewelry collection are 45 or 60 cm’s, and then there’s the solid gold chain which we offer in 55 cm. So there are some different lengths to play around with! Next year I’m hoping I’ll be able to offer a few other chains too though. I love these rather delicate and simple chains I offer right now, but I’d love to add one or two more chunky chains too, just again to give the other chains some contrast. It gives such a cool, balanced look when you mix different chain textures and lengths I think! My anchor chain is the more delicate, classic one, and then the curb chain is a little more chunky so I often wear these two chains together in some way.

Halskæder i lag på lag er en anden ting jeg er helt tosset med. Jeg går typisk efter 2-3 forskellige længder – de kæder jeg har i min kollektion er enten 45 eller 60 cm, og så tilbyder vi også en kæde i ægte guld på 55 cm. Så der er lidt forskellige længder at lege med! Næste år håber jeg at kunne tilbyde nogle lidt andre typer kæder også, så det er noget jeg arbejder på lige nu. Jeg elsker de her helt simple, delikate kæder men kunne godt tænke mig en enkelt eller to kæder som kan give lidt mere kontrast til de eksisterende. Det giver simpelthen sådan et fedt, afbalanceret look når man blander både fine og lidt mere chunky kæder i forskellige længder synes jeg! Min Anchor chain er den lidt mere “fine” slags kæde, hvor min Curb chain er lide mere grov i det, så ofte er det de to kæder jeg kombinerer.

4. Layering pendants

As I mentioned earlier I love combining several different pendants in one necklace too. It’s a fun way to make your very own, unique combination. Several different combos is the whole idea behind my collection; similar to the capsule wardrobe system, where you can combine your clothing in many different ways to create “new” looks. In that way you can play around with your jewelry and create whatever look you are in the mood for, without having to buy new all the time. All my pendants can be used in the necklace chains but they can also be combined with the different ear studs I offer. That way you can create whatever look you are in the mood for. 

Som jeg nævnte tidligere så elsker jeg det her med, at kombinere flere vedhæng i én halskæde. Det er en sjov måde at sammensætte sin helt egen, personlige kombination. Flere kombinationer er hele grundtanken bag min smykke kollektion; lidt ligesom med capsule wardrobe systemet, hvor man kan sammensætte alt på kryds og tværs på mange forskellige måder. På den måde kan du skabe “nye” looks uden egentlig at købe nyt hele tiden. Alle mine vedhæng kan derfor bruges i halskæder men også sammen med de ørestikkere der er i kollektionen. Så kan du lave din helt egen, personlige sammensætning alt efter hvad du er i humør til.

Get the look | Ear: (top image) Meadow stud, basic hoops, Dune hoops + Shooting Star pendant | Ear (bottom image): basic hoop, Meadow stud, Shooting Star stud + Dune pendant | Necklaces: curb chain + Meadow pendant, gold chain + Dune pendant

5. Odd-number combos

Now that I am able to offer a great handful of different earrings in my collection (you’ll both find the Meadow and Dune earrings which were the first designs I launched, then there’s the Dune hoops and the new Mix & Match set which is also available separately), so you’re really able to play around with the combination of different earrings now, especially if you’ve got several piercings in your ears like I do. I actually quite like when the left and right ear doesn’t match 100%. Maybe you can add one pair of earrings which are the same in both ears to sort of tie everything together, and then have an odd-number of other earrings in the other piercings you might have. You could also add the ear cuff on one ear to make it look a bit more edgy.

Don’t forget you can get 20% off my jewelry right HERE as a huge thank you for your support this year (except the ear cuff and THESE earrings – but everything else). The discount is applied automatically at checkout for the discounted pieces. Valid from the 15th-18th of November 2019.

Nu da jeg har et fin håndfuld forskellige øreringe i min kollektion (der er både mine Meadow og Dune øreringe som var de første designs jeg lancerede, der er mine Dune hoops og de nyeste mit Mix & match set som også sælges seperat), så er der god mulighed for, at lege lidt med sammensætningen af forskellige øreringe, især hvis du har flere huller i ørerne som jeg. Faktisk synes jeg også det er super cool, hvis kombinationen i højre og venstre øre ikke nødvendigvis er den samme. Man kan måske have et par øreringe som går igen på begge ører for ligesom at binde det sammen, men så gå efter forskellige kombi’er og måske tilføje den fine ear cuff på det ene øre, for at gøre det lidt mere råt.

 

Husk I kan få 20%  rabat på mine smykker lige HER som en kæmpe tak for alt jeres støtte i år (pånær min ear cuff og DISSE øreringe – men ellers alt andet). Rabatten fratrækkes automatisk ved checkout på de gældende smykker. Gælder fra 15-18 november 2019.

2 Comments

  1. Babette

    The article is fabulous and the author’s words and expression are unique.

    Reply
  2. Hancocks London

    Great tips! Layering jewelry adds such a chic touch to any outfit. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

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