CREATING A CAPSULE JEWELLERY WARDROBE

In recent years, creating a ‘capsule wardrobe’ has become a popular dialogue in the blog/YouTube/digital sphere. Driven by the desire to avoid ‘fast fashion’ and de-clutter our lives, we are increasingly foregoing throwaway fashion and instead of developing capsule collections of quality (though still not bank-breaking) pieces.

This is about selectively building a collection which you can use day in day out, and which can be mix and matched according to the occasion.

WHAT IS CAPSULING?

The idea of a capsule wardrobe—a small selection of quality items you can get a lot of wear out of—is taking the fashion world by storm. Whether applied to your wardrobe, jewellery box or your makeup bag/kit, capsules can help you hone your taste, simplify your morning routine, and avoid clutter. 

Check out these resources for some great inspiration on simplifying life:

  • Caroline Joy’s blog Un-Fancy
  • Marie Kondo’s “KonMari” system of simplifying and organizing your home.

CREATE YOUR OWN CURATED JEWELLERY COLLECTION

Instead of buying en-masse once more, you can work on developing a capsule jewellery collection. We like to build a mix and match collection of items from heirlooms, vintage finds and new purchases. But there’s no right and wrong here; a capsule collection will be unique to us all as it is about investing in pieces you totally LOVE and enjoying them day in day out.

Choose Your Base Metal Colour

When creating your capsule jewellery collection, you will want to choose your base metal colour so you can develop a cohesive collection. This makes it easier for you to find pieces which will work well together and it makes it simpler for other people to choose pieces for you too. However, if you’re someone who likes to mix and match your metals – go for it! This is, after all, your collection to create.

Start With One Piece Per Category

When you’re building your capsule jewellery collection, we find it helpful to start with one piece per ‘category’: one bracelet, one pendant, one ring, one set of earrings. Once you have your ‘base set’ of pieces, you can then choose to add new items from there.

In terms of the ‘starter pieces’ for your collection, we recommend investing in classic items first:

  • Our Wide Hammered Bangle and Essential Stacking Bangle are beautiful bracelets to start with, they are both statement pieces alone, but compliment additional bracelets as you build your collection.
  • The Figaro Chain Necklace is the perfect necklace to act as your base; you can choose the length of your chain and it is perfect for layering with other pendants and necklaces as your collection grows.
  • When it comes to earrings, you can’t live without a simple pair of studs from our large collection for everyday wear – we recommend our minimalist Bar Studs as an everyday go-to.
  • A great pair of hoops will also take you everywhere, day or night. They bring with them a slightly louder vibe than the more conservative stud earring, but they are still equal parts classic and statement-making, depending on how large you go.
  • As for rings, you are spoilt for choice, but we suggest starting with a stacking ring. Our favourite is the Sparkle Stacking Ring – Silver.

THE CAPSULE COLLECTION

The building blocks of your jewellery wardrobe, our Capsule Collection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings brings you the ultimate, basic accessories to effortlessly style your look. Simple to wear but hard to live without, this is the ultimate wear-with-anything jewellery.

  • Wide Hammered Ear Cuff – Silver

    £30.00
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  • Midi Hammered Bangle – Silver

    £55.00
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  • Capsule Stacking Ring – Silver

    £20.00
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  • Fine Bar Stud Earrings – 9ct / 18ct Solid Gold

    £170.00£280.00
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  • Chunky Maxi Hoop Earrings – Silver

    £70.00
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  • Capsule Maxi Hoop Earrings – Silver

    £50.00
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  • Slim Court Band – Gold Vermeil

    £55.00
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  • Heart Signet Ring – Gold Vermeil

    £135.00
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  • Beaded Maxi Hoop Earrings – Silver

    £160.00
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  • Heart Signet Ring – Solid 9ct Gold

    £350.00
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