How I Choose my Jewellery

Hey Owlets,

Not that I consider myself a fashion blogger, but I don’t think I make a very good one in terms of following trends. I’ve always been one of those people that wears whatever they like and it’s never really bothered me. I’ll dip in and out of trends if it’s something that naturally fits in with my style, but otherwise trends get ignored and I will always wear something past the time that’s it’s fallen out of fashion. So basically I just don’t believe in trends  - life is short so wear what makes you happy! This attitude makes me even more picky when it comes to buying jewellery - I tend to have a few staple pieces that I wear on rotation and it takes a lot for me to actually put a piece of jewellery into the permanent rotation.

With that in mind you’re probably wondering how I shop, other than just scrolling aimlessly and seeing what takes my fancy, so I thought it might be fun (and hopefully useful) to give you an idea of what I look for when shopping for jewellery to help you invest in some staple pieces for your wardrobe.

Choose Something Neutral 

If you’ve followed me for a long time you’ll know that I absolutely love colour so recommending you choose something neutral doesn’t come easily to me. I love the look of gold jewellery with coloured beads because it makes jewellery pieces feel so much more contemporary, but the beads make it look more of a casual piece. There’s nothing wrong with that if it’s what you want your jewellery for, but I tend to wear the same pieces regardless of if I’m having a day at the beach or going to a formal party so I want something that will go with everything. Also, if you have coloured beads on your necklace then the colours you’ve chosen might clash with some of your outfits. Basically what I’m getting at is that I’m too lazy to keep changing my jewellery every day so I like something that I know will compliment every single outfit. Something along the lines of Abelini’s Cluster Diamond Bracelet is perfect because it provides a bit of sparkle and catches your eye but doesn’t distract from the rest of the outfit and wouldn’t look out of place if you were wearing a more casual outfit.

Invest in Quality

I feel like we all go through the same phase when we’re younger of owning loads of costume jewellery pieces and okay they might break after a few wears but it was cheap and on trend. I was definitely like that when I was younger, but these days I prefer to invest in one piece of jewellery that I know is going to last me a long time. Something like this Round Disc Diamond Bracelet from Abelini is the kind of thing I look for now I’m older, because I know it will go with whatever I wear and even though I’m spending more money now it’s going to last me for a long time to come.

Choose a Theme that Means Something to You

This is probably my biggest tip, because if you choose something that’s going to make you smile every time you look at it then it’s always going to be the piece that you reach for when you’re getting dressed each day. If you’ve followed me for a while you will know that being near the sea is very important to me and I love cruise ships so I tend to gravitate to designs that have some kind of maritime link. One of my favourite bracelets is a simple chain with a gold anchor on it because it reminds me of cruising. I also have a necklace with a shell on it and the necklace that I wear absolutely every day is a simple gold disc engraved with my blog name - it’s one of the first things I was given as a PR gift just as my blog was starting to take off so it has a huge amount of meaning to me. This is also a great tip if you’re looking to buy jewellery as a gift - think about what’s important to you or the person you’re buying for and you’re bound to find something that you/they love.

Hopefully these tips give you a few ideas on how to find jewellery that you’re going to love for a long time to come. Getting the most wear out of every piece I own is very important to me so it’s important to me that you’re able to do the same.

Love and Feathers, 
 The Owlet 💜 
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