No matter the season, gold jewellery is always the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. That said, summer is the best time to experiment with your style a bit more: thanks to lower necklines and shorter hems, you have way more exposed skin to adorn. Think of it as a blank canvas if you will.
The beauty of gold necklaces, earrings and bracelets is that they make everything look expensive, instantly, whether that’s a plain white shirt or a summer dress, plus the metal is flattering on all skin tones.
Depending on whether you want to keep things simple or make a statement, there are endless combinations to style this trend.
I love a delicate gold necklace adorned with a coin pendant, or barely-there hoops, although for SS21 I’m loving the maximalist trend.
Think chunky chain bracelets, bold vintage-inspired earrings and stacked ankle bracelets and signet rings. Layering is also a way to make your style unique, and constantly reinvent yourself depending on your mood.
How to layer gold jewellery
I asked two of my favourite female jewellery designers for their tips on how to nail the layering trend this season. For Roxanne of Roxanne First, it’s all about more is more.
‘I think it’s a great opportunity to layer all kinds of necklaces, from beads to fine gold chains and chunkier statement pieces. Summer is great as we aren’t bundled up in jumpers so our décolletage is always on show! Adding beads allows you to add some colour! Our personalisation pieces are brilliant to layer, and ideally you’d want a few size options to layer (so they don’t get tangled). All in all, it’s about having some fun, mixing and matching – textures and golds,’ she says.
Meanwhile, Rosh of Alighieri recommends mixing and matching different textures, ‘I always wear four to five necklaces, all with different chains that can elevate a t-shirt and jeans, and really allow you to tell a unique story. The more different the chains, the better. At the moment, I’m wearing lots of gold charms and pearls.’
And the same goes with other kinds of jewellery, whether you’re into rings, earrings or bracelets. Shop my edit of the best gold jewellery you can buy now, whether to be worn alone or layered.