Summer Essentials: jewels & watches!
Very often, we either are a jewel-addict, or love to be minimalist and wear only one single ring. We all apprehend jewellery differently, and we all have a way to make an outfit unique by accessorizing it in our own way.
It's interesting to see how almost all the jewels I picked for these fashion feature are either heirlooms, or inheritance, or have a very interesting history: they come from an exotic trip in a foreign country, or were picked on a special occasion. What does your jewellery say about you?
Laure has grunge manners indeed. Leopard scarf around her head, skull one around her wrist, a studded customized denim jacket... her heavy jewellery underlines it all, with a multitude of silver bangles and an almost gothic rosary, Laure is ROCK'N'ROLL!
Ilaria Ginevra may be wearing the same scarf than Laure, but her style is more glamourous, with her oversized sunglasses and her perfectly combed hair. Her rock'n'roll rings (as you'll see on the next page) match the print of the scarf and shirt, so "Rock Chic" best describes her look!
H&M studded rings
The watch was given away by her father
To be stylish, Nicoletta doesn't need anything except her father's watch and her Chanel bag.
"I am known to load up the blings in my dressing, I am so used to wearing loads of jewellery on a daily basis"
Bracelets from Forever 21.
Garnet ring is from her own personal collection.
The other armor ring was bought from ebay and it has been antiqued by her.
Pearl necklace is designed by her.
Linen trousers from Mango, H&M leather belt and Zara sandals.
"The jewelery I'm wearing is mostly from eBay - the big chuncky necklace is from an indian seller and is originally for belly dancing I think."
"My favorite piece of jewelery is the silver gorilla ring I'm wearing - it's such a statement piece! I've been looking for a animal head ring for a long time as I stumbled upon this beauty in a ebay store from taiwan - it's originally for men which is why it's a bit big on me and I had to alter it. "
coat - River Island
Skirt - Primark
Top - Primark
Bow necklace - vintage
Phone necklace - accessorize (birthday gift)
Earrings - Primark
headband - H&M
Broach - River Island
"This was my birthday meal outfit and this jewellery and outfit was bought especially for that evening! I had a gorgeous time wearing these pieces!"
Silvia knows how to stand out from the crowd, even if she's wearing a simple shirt with jean and heels: she adds big plastic bracelets and a mysterious cross necklace!
Silver bangles from forever 21, and the resin L-o-v-e cuff too. Flower ring is made of clay and she bought it in Bali
Cross necklace from forever 21
Natascha is sure never to miss her train with not one, but two watches! They're also a funky way to complement her shirt's colors and to have a unique style!
shirt - Piper and Blue from Kmart
skirt - H&M
tights - H&M
roller skates - thrifted Hyde
sunglasses - Target
purse - vintage
"All the jewelry is vintage. I don't have pierced ears, so I have to rely on thrift/antique stores clip-on earrings if I want to bedazzle my ears. I was trying to pep up my skate laces since I couldn't find any pretty color laces that were long enough, so I thought of clipping some of my earrings onto them. Some of the earrings are my great grandma's and my mom's, so they're very special to me."
The editor's crush!
Nude dress (COS)
Vintage black boots (Dr. Martens)
Jewellery: YSL arty green ring, Pieces leather black bracelets, Commodore vintage watch, gold vintage bracelet
"The proud & glory of my jewellery box is the YSL arty green ring. I fell in love ages ago, but no shops hold it here. So, when I was off to London I scooped around the whole city for 3 days to finally find it. Still, every time I wear it I fall a little bit more in love with it."
"The Rolex belonged to my mum but she decided to give it to me some time ago as an important object to be passed down from mother to daugther, so it's a very precious clock for me. I was totally in love with the Yves Saint Laurent ring since the first time I saw it but it was sold out in Italy. Fortunately I found it in the Beverly Hills boutique last March during my journey to California. The ethnic bracelet with a lot of different and amazing charms, like animals, shells and little stones, is from South Africa. I love wearing clothes and jewellery that came from all over the world."
Rolex watch, Yves Saint Laurent ring, Bracelet with charms from South Africa.
Get Lieke and Melissa's look!
YVES SAINT LAURENT Arty metal ring at Netaporter.com ($195)
Vintage dress, vintage wool cape, wedge boots made in Vietnam, socks from Topshop
"I wear one of the rings because it was a gift from one of my host mothers when I was an exchange student for a year in Norway when I was a teenager. It was handmade by a local artisan. Wearing it is a great reminder of what an amazing experience it was and how much I miss my friends and 'family' in Norway."
Blazer from Massimo Dutti, shorts from H&M, shoes from Green Coast, fish necklace from Dayaday, cross necklace is vintage, watch from Casio, ring made of coconut
Carla shakes her simple outfit with oversized fish and cross necklaces!
Andrea's look is very simple. She wears a basic white tank top, but adds tons of cool jewels: Oversized rings, pearl earrings, and a peace sign necklace. She masters perfectly the mix of genre!
Fashionable shops used in this feature
Thank you to all participants!
Laure: Mc Gallo has Grunge Manners
Ilaria Gineva: Ilaria Ginevra
Nicoletta: The Scent of Obsession
Jemina: Jemina Jakin
Jenny Cindy: Jenny Cindy
Clare: Rainbows and Fairydust
Silvia: Poise Polish
Natascha: Fashion Nicotine
Indy: Fabulosity Factor
Melissa: A Bit of Fashion
Sam: Twin Cat Vintage
Carla: Carla Style
Andrea: Paris Most Wanted