how to make jewellery stand out when you are wearing layers

Written by Maria Joynson
26.02.2018, 11:00

We might be edging closer to spring time, but we’re still firmly in those notoriously colder months, meaning the layers are still being piled on every morning. It can be hard when the mornings are dark, to be thinking about more than what shoes you’re going to wear that day, let alone how you’re going to accessorise (especially when the pieces you pick will probably get lost
under the layers of jumpers and coats). It would be easier to go without and leave your jewellery in its box until summer comes, but that would be boring, wouldn’t it? Here’s how to make your jewellery stand out while you’re still wearing layers.

You might think about skipping necklaces when you’re still wearing things like roll necks, but I find necklaces compliment this style unlike any other piece. The main thing to make it stand out is to make your chosen necklace a talking point. At this point, it would be easy to pick up a statement necklace and let it make that statement. Whenever I think about trying to make jewellery stand out that’s where my mind automatically directs to, but I think statement pieces are more suited to summer styling, where the accessories do the talking. Instead, make your necklace a talking piece by choosing something unique, something people’s eyes will be drawn to, and you’ll get that “wow, what is that?” remark. This rose gold dipped heartbeat pendant does exactly that, it’s dainty but has enough substance to be noticeable and will always invoke questions – you look at this and you can tell it’s something unique, rather than just a boring shape.

I don’t wear earrings but they’re a sure fire way to have a stand out piece of jewellery, even if you’re covered up to the neck. Think about arriving somewhere when you’re all bundled up in
your coat, bag hung on your shoulder; pretty much the only visible piece of jewellery will be your earrings. They provide the sparkle or hint of delicateness which we can all lose when we’re
covered in layers and running for the bus of a morning.

twisted rope ring – From £5.85
single twist stacking ring – From £3.86

Throughout winter you’ll rarely find someone without a long sleeve jumper on, so things like bracelets and watches often get lost. I find myself putting them on before I go out, and they don’t see the light of day until I get home again. So you have to think beyond the sleeve – rings! I will never leave the house without my rings on. Cold hands are definitely not the prettiest so rings really help to style things out a little bit, and like earrings, they’re often the only piece you’ll see underneath your outerwear. Wearing multiple rings on one hand can sometimes look too much, but wearing unique stacking rings on one finger will help to draw the eye and make more of a statement. Stacking rings tend to be thinner than rings designed to wear alone, so you can wear two or more at once, but thinking towards the warmer months they can be an understated piece worn alone too. These two rings follow a twist theme so even though they’re separate, they almost look as if they’re designed to go together while still looking unique.

So that’s it – my tips on how to choose jewellery that will stand out when you are wearing your winter warmers!

Maria J