I am the first person to admit I am a bit rubbish when it comes to accessorising. I often find it overwhelming, and so I give up altogether - despite the fact I know it can completely elevate an outfit! However, I think I have worked out the way forward.
I have always loved an oversized piece of jewellery, many times I have bought something only to never ever wear it because I just don't know how. So from now on, I am going to think of jewellery in the same way I think of my outfits... keep it simple. I know, I know, this is a pretty obvious revelation and I don't know why I haven't thought of this sooner.
A while ago I had a sneaky preview of some Thomas Sabo collection, and their new minimal collection really caught my eye. It was definitely the answer to my accessorising issues! I picked out two items, a minimal silver cuff, and a gold necklace engraved with "EH" (Thomas Sabo are generally a great place to get personalised pieces, definitely going to be a place I always stop by for gifts).
So, armed with my new minimal jewellery, I styled up two looks to really show off their versatility. As dressed down or glam as you want to be, these pieces will work with whatever you need them too, making them perfect everyday pieces that make any outfit feel far from the everyday.
So, the first look I went with a casual feel. The baggy-ish jeans and the trainers definitely shout laid back minimalism, so I added a sharp blazer to contrast things a little. I also wanted to try the necklace over a turtleneck, which actually makes it stand out more than it would against bare skin.
Secondly, I went with something a little more dressed up, and something with a v-neck. This blouse is just made for a bit of necklace showing off! I like to find a way to keep my dressed up outfits feeling effortless, so oversized is a great way to do that! I have always made slightly more effort with jewellery for evenings than during the day, which I guess is pretty normal for a lot of people. But the idea of pieces you can wear all the time, and easily take from day to night is even more appealing!
I deliberately picked one gold and one silver item, because I really don't think you have to stick to one or the other, especially with understated pieces. It doesn't seem to clash, but work together and show how you can build a collection of mixed metals which you can interchange all the time!
Post in collaboration with Thomas Sabo.