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The dos and don’ts of wearing a choker

1st August, 2016

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The ‘90s comeback has meant that the choker has also made a triumphant return, with everyone from Kendall Jenner to Gigi Hadid getting behind this trend. And why not? It’s an easy way to update a look and one that won’t blow the budget – you can even DIY if you want. So if you’re thinking of adding this to your fashion repertoire here are some things to remember…

Do consider necklines when wearing a choker. A deep V-neck or strapless silhouette that exposes your décolletage makes a choker look especially alluring. A one-shoulder neckline (similar to what I wore above) that shows off the clavicle also works well.

A choker will always look great for the evening so do wear it out on a night out – a metallic choker will look especially chic when the sun goes down.

Don’t go too tight when it comes to neckwear! A choker should sit comfortably around your neck and move around quite easily. This also makes for a more flattering fit.

Do experiment with different widths. Whilst a thicker choker will definitely make a statement a thin leather band looks great when wrapped around the neck a few times.

Don’t forget about the humble scarf. Wrapping a scarf around your next and tying it artfully is something that French women have mastered and it looks super chic when doing so. A simple silk scarf that you can wrap around your neck then tie in front is a great alternative to the traditional metal or leather choker.

Do try pairing a choker with casual wear. Street style fave Gigi Hadid has often been spotted wearing a thin choker with a simple tee and a hoodie that gives the look some edge.

Want to try the trend? Here some of my top picks…

    

Have you got behind the choker trend?

Photography: Sophia Athas

Beauty, Fashion, Fashion & Beauty

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

11th February, 2016

 

These to-die-for gifts take feeling the love to a whole new level. Send this guide to your other half or why not just simply just spoil yourself? Either way these gift ideas will inspire lots of love heart emojis!

Giorgio Armani lipstick

Every woman needs at least one standout lipstick that makes her feel and look amazing. Giorgio Armani do lots of flattering shades that will make sure your pout is picture perfect.

Aamaya by Prinyanka XO Earrings 

Hugs and kisses, anyone? You can never go wrong with jewellery – especially when they’re this adorable.

Lanvin clutch

Carry love with you wherever you go with this amazing clutch. It’s definitely a major, major splurge but who wouldn’t want a little Lanvin lovin’ in their life?

La Perla balconette bra Briefs

La Perla are the crème de la crème of lingerie brands and we’re sure this set would be as much a present for that lucky someone in your life as it would be for you. A win-win gift situation all round.

Amber Sceats bow ring

Who can resist a pretty bow? The minimalist jewellery trend seems to be here to stay so this would make a welcome addition to any collection.

Miu Miu knit sweater

Hearts, cashmere and Miu Miu. An ideal Valentine’s Day gift if we ever saw one.

Ileana Makri eternity ring

Diamonds are a girls’ best friend especially when they come in the form of this amazing ring. Whether you want yellow, white or rose gold, this sparkler is a definite keeper.

 

 

Fashion

How to layer jewellery

5th August, 2015

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There are some days where I will keep my accessories quite pared back while other days I’ll layer a few pieces. There’s no doubt that the layered jewellery trend is huge at the moment and what I love about it is that it can be worn in so many different ways. However I’ve found that to avoid the whole look being a bit overwhelming, there are some important things to keep in mind…

If you’re layering bracelets…

If you’re going to the beach or something more casual then anything really goes and you can wear fine jewellery with a chunky watch mixed with material or leather bracelets. If you’re dressing up a bit it’s great to keep the same theme and keep your bracelets in the same metal family and the same thickness. I do sometimes like to clash my metals but I always have to have something that ties them together somehow; for example when I wear gold and silver it’s because I’m wearing a watch that features both those colours.

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If you’re layering necklaces…

If you’re layering a thin necklace then it’s best to keep it in the same metal and the same style. For example you don’t want to do a beautiful long thin necklace and then have a chunky choker. You just want lots of delicate pieces in all different shapes and sizes.

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If you’re layering rings…

As rings are so close together, it’s a good idea to have them in similar colours if you’re going to be wearing a few (if you are wearing an engagement ring or a wedding ring I think you can get away with them not being the same colour family). It also comes down to the type of rings you’re wearing. With more delicate rings you can get away with wearing more than you would if you were wearing chunkier, statement rings.  Ultimately it’s about mixing and matching until you get a combination that you’re happy with.

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What do you think of this trend? Do you like layering your jewellery?

Photography: Stockholm Street Style, Song of Style Sincerely Jules, Peace Loves Shea

Fashion

My fave investment jewellery

18th May, 2015

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I tend to keep my accessories quite simple and have some regular go-to pieces that I will rotate according to the occasion. Below are some of staples that I can’t live without…

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1. Patek Philippe watch

This was a 30th birthday gift from my parents and my aunts and uncles and I wear it to death. It’s simple, it’s understated and elegant and I know I’ll be wearing it for years to come.

2. Van Cleef and Arpels Sweet Alhambra Clover bracelet

I’m all about delicate jewellery and this is a piece that can be worn on its own or layered.

3. Hardy Brothers tennis bracelet

I was the ambassador for Hardy Brothers’ 160th anniversary year and that was one of the pieces that I wore during that campaign and I fell in love with it.

4. Tiffany & Co link bracelets

These were a birthday gift from my aunt and they’re also one that can be worn on its own or stacked with another piece.

5. Claire Aristides initial bracelet

I think a customised bracelet makes a really nice gift so I’ve given this Claire Aristides bracelet to friends as birthday presents.

6. Cartier nail bracelet

I love this and wear it to death. It’s versatile and works with so many different outfits. I tend to wear it and layer it with other jewellery.

7. Kailis bracelet

This was a gift from Luke. I think it’s great for an evening occasion – I think pearls are so elegant and understated.

Photograph: Tamika Keioske