Those who know me know I have a thing for jewellery. Even as a kid, my mom told me, I used to adorn myself with all her pieces. Fast forward a gazillion years and here I am now… not much has changed for me in that perspective. Well… if I’m honest I’ll tell you that as a big jewellery lover I went from being a maximalist to the ubiquitous saying of less is more. Yes, I am now loving less jewellery, but more wisely picked. My staples are my favourite gold rings, a pair of earrings, and a cross necklace that belonged to my grandma. All gold.
I wear these religiously and very rare trade them for either a pair of hoop earrings, a bracelet, or a big chunky golden necklace. For those who’ve been with me a long time they know this is a big deal for me. Aka the gal wearing 12,345 necklaces and statement rings on all fingers. #facepalm
I guess growing up and being a mom has changed a lot for me in terms of style choices. I mean, like I confessed once on an Instagram post, after my baby was born I literally had to get rid of all the jewellery circus I had going on. Picking her up, holding her… I wanted for us to feel and be safe. So I became a minimalist. But then I slowly started adding pieces of jewellery to my outfits except this time I chose them wisely.
What I look for now in my jewellery staples is quality and class with a dash of boldness, be it in the details, design, or shape.
Why gold rings are now my staple?
I feel like over time in general well crafted, golden, classic jewellery has gone from trend to staple. Fashion once (circa 2015) loved loud, colourful jewellery. Then it was dainty pieces, and now we go more and more towards classic, with a dash of minimal, or edgy, or chic – depending on our personal style.
Or maybe I’m just getting old.
For me at this point in my life and fashion journey a great set of golden rings makes a huge style difference. I legit feel good when I see them on my fingers during the day, whether it’s when I drink my coffee in the morning, or I pay for something at the market. They’re there, mine, part of my style. And I love that.
And no, they don’t bother me, cause they’re quality gold, and nicely made, plus there’s no fabric or hair getting caught in them when I’m doing stuff around the house.
Also… golden rings, and layered gold necklaces look amazing with any outfit, especially denim mom jeans , and I live in denim half the time. It instantly lifts a look to a certain luxe status, it gives it that sophisticated versus classic dimension… it pulls it all together. I spend the other half of my time in sweats or leggings so trust me when I say – I need cute and polished little details to not make me look like a grub. For me that comes in my rings and nails.
For today’s post I’m wearing one of my all time classic mom jeans paired with my current obsession for white, in a white blazer and open back bodysuit. Normally I’d wear this with flats (sneakers or loafers) but I’m so rarely in stilettos these days that I took advantage of it. I accessorised everything with my current gold staples #doh plus a thin chain belt and this cute baby blue bag, that doesn’t make it out the closet too often.
Get the look:
I’m sure everyone over time grows fond of certain things they wear on rotation which eventually become their staples. So I’m curious to know which ones are yours.
What is that one (or more) things be it fashion, or makeup, or style that you cannot live without?