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Festival Jewellery: The new Boho

The mercury is rising and a festival fuelled season is around the corner. Sporting a more fun, casual style is on the agenda so abandon your current views on bohemian style, the new bohohas arrived and were here to dish what jewellery to tap to make you stand out at any musical gig.

 Keep your base simple

Old bohemian sensibilities called for fringed wears, flower crowns and feathered accessories but who wants to spend their time tripping over their maxi skirts? Choose simple tees (or crops if youre feeling daring) and pair them with your favourite denim shorts or jeans.

If youre in the mood to wear something more feminine, no need to reach for a kaftan, instead opt for a flowy dress, edged up with ankle boots.

 Stack it like Kylie

 

Kylie Jenner is the queen of stacked rings and when were looking for inspiration shes the first on our pinterest hit list. Were a fan of the new festival jewellery adage theres no such thing as too muchand Kylie isnt shy when it comes to flaunting all of her favourite jewellery all at once.

The beauty of owning lots of fine rings is that theres no way to make a mistake when mixing and matching them. Fine jewellery will also fit seamlessly into your everyday wardrobe so its not just for the festival circuit.

Layer up

     

    Its no secret we love to layer our necklaces (and these days, who doesnt?) and well take any excuse to pull together our favourite Wink pieces.

    Our tip is to start with a stand out piece, be it a coloured crystal or your choice of talisman (we are biased towards an evil eye) and then layer simpler necklaces of different lengths.

    Nail it

    Youve taken our advice and gone for simple, stylish silhouettes complemented by layered and stacked jewels, now its time to have some fun with your nails.

     

    Take inspiration from Gigi Hadid and be playful with some bold, eclectic nail art or choose something more understated but equally as festival appropriate with matte black polish.

    Image sources

    1. sincerelyjules.com
    2. brandymelvilleusa.com
    3. @kyliejenner
    4. Who What Wear
    5. @gigihadid
    6. omghow.com

    Street Style Jewellery Inspiration

    With a new season upon us weve been losing some sleep thinking about how to update our wardrobes for the warmer months. Revamping your jewellery collection can be one of the easiest ways to give your outfits a refresh without maxing out your credit card. With that in mind we turned to our favourite runways, the streets, for fashion inspiration from seasoned style aficionados to guide us on choosing what new jewellery pieces to add to our collections.

    Pick a favourite piece

    Were privy to some layering at Wink headquarters but sometimes less really is more. A gorgeous solo necklace has the opportunity to play centre stage against a simple wardrobe, and the daintiness of finer jewels can add a sophistication thats both on trend and classic at the same time.

     Chunky and fine jewellery combined

     

    What girl doesnt have a chunky bracelet buried in her accessories stash (and if she doesnt were sure she has her eye on one at one of her much loved jewellery spots) and they pair perfectly with our finer bracelets. So let your individual personality shine by either layering your finer bracelets against your favourite chunky bangle or your go-to watch.

    Layered necklaces

     

    We might sound like broken records here but we cant go past a neck adorned with layered necklaces. Our favourite fashionista Leandra Medine (aka the Man Repeller) has layering down to an art form with this gold layered necklace combo. Why do we love it so much? The jewels are mostly the same length, matching metals, and sit against a woven grey knit - nothing short of perfection.

     

    Choose a muse

    Our blogging muse, Sincerely Jules, never gets casual wear wrong. Her jewellery choices are no exception and when were on the hunt for our daily dose of jewellery inspiration her street style shots are ones we never skip. Shes all about the mixing her dainty rings, bracelets and necklaces with fashion forward threads and we must confess we have a style crush!

     

    Image sources

    1. Pinterest (source unknown)
    2. http://www.lefashion.com
    3. http://www.sartorialgravy.com
    4. http://thestyledevil.tumblr.com
    5. http://sincerelyjules.com
    6. http://sincerelyjules.com

    How to Wear Rose Gold Jewellery

    Rose gold is a metal that flatters most skin tones and it’s definitely on trend right now. We’ve noticed it popping up on the runways and red carpets; there’s no doubt rose gold is in vogue and the jewellery tone of the moment.

    So, we’ve rounded up some of our tips and tricks on how to wear ever-popular rose gold jewellery.

    1.    Mix up your metals


    Shop WINK rose gold here: How to Wear Rose Gold

    Who says you can only wear gold or silver jewellery on its own? You don't have to be committed to one kind of metal.

    Mix your rose gold jewellery with silver and your other gold toned pieces. Have fun by stacking rose gold rings with silver and gold or layering rose gold necklaces with necklaces made of other metals. Rose gold is a great tone to help bridge the gap between your silver and gold pieces.

    When mixing rose gold with yellow gold mix rose gold rings and necklaces with golds of a darker hue. This will make sure that your rose gold pieces stand out and don’t get lost among the yellow golds.

    If you’re combining rose gold with silver jewellery make sure your rose gold is the piece to look at by mixing it with softer antique silvers.

    2.    Wear it with nudes



    There is no better match for your rose gold rings and necklaces than clothing and other accessories in all shades of nude.

    Think beiges, dusty pinks, and blushed hues to make the rosiness of your jewellery play centre stage. These muted tones combine perfectly with rose gold jewels and create a fashion-forward look.

    3.    Pair it with turquoise jewellery



    Rose gold looks especially vibrant paired with turquoise tones. Since rose gold is pink in colour, turquoise tones look a dream when matched with rose gold tones.

    So choose a beautiful turquoise crystal necklace to pair with rose gold earrings or rings, the earthy hues of turquoise crystals will offset the pink in the rose gold jewels perfectly.

    Shop all rose gold here.

    (Sources: saboskirt.com, totalbeauty.com, thatbohochick.com, tumblr.com, stylecaster.com, love-e-art-h.tumblr.com)

    Paired back Accessorising: How to Master Minimalism

     

    Whether she’s at the office or channeling a casual normcore vibe for coffee, there’s often that one refined friend who embodies Coco Chanel’s principle of paired back styling. We know that it can look so effortless but sometimes feel unattainable. There are two key factors –a neutral capsule wardrobe and thoughtfully chosen sets of dainty, timeless jewellery pieces in silver, gold and rose gold. Have a peek at how to wear a full body of jewellery with minimalist prowess below.

    In the Necklace Department

    A single, simple necklace is the foundation of a minimalist jewellery look. If you’re looking to avoid the bells and whistles of statement necklaces for day-to-day styling, go with a piece that is understated, timeless but perhaps a little different –like a wishbone! Bear in mind where it will sit on you and if this will mean it is a bare skin necklace for summer or ideal for layering over a textured knit in winter.

    Shop the Wishbone Necklace

    In the Earring Department


    We know what you’re –thinking, it’s not difficult to wear a single pair of earrings. The key is combining choice with pairing (for those with multiple piercings).  While petite, geometric shapes –particularly in matte shades, worn with simple diamond studs can achieve the minimalist look, more decorative, ‘feature’ or heavy studs usually won't.

    Shop the Cross Gold Cross Earrings

    In the Ring Department

    Dainty is the way to go to ensure minimal hand décor. To avoid verging on plain –try to mix textured bands with rings that have a simple shape feature like the mini triangle above. Wearing multiple metals can create a gorgeous effect if you’ve consciously collective pieces that pair nicely. Think quality and investment pieces when you look for rings –even if it’s just a simple silver band.

    Shop all rings

    In the Bracelet Department

    It’s also easy to get stack happy on the bracelet front for better or worse. If you’ve got a range of pieces –perhaps 3-5 if they’re delicate, try experimenting with a stack of all one metal or one beaded texture. For those who have a single yet treasured minimalist bracelet, pair it with a watch to add some dimension to the look. Remember if you’ve got a lot happening in the ring department, keep it simple on the wrist.

    Shop the Black Pearl Friendship Bracelet

    Image Sources: black diorrina tumblr, etsy.com, Buzzfeed, Pinterest, mija, shopstyle.com

    5 Crystals We Love + How to Wear Them

    It is no secret that crystals are treasured not just for their incredible colour and form, but also for their captivating energy and ancient healing abilities. However, for those who aren’t holistic therapists, knowing what stone to use when, and for what is a touch more cryptic. We’ve put together a breakdown of our favorite crystals to help you channel the energy these pretty stones can offer:

    1. For when it's time to party | Rose Quartz for Love & Peace 


    Spending time with the loved ones in your life? Rose quartz is the stone to wear. It is known to help open up and purify the heart –allowing us to reduce tension and stress and express sensitivity and compassion in relationships. It can also assist to enhance inner healing –enhancing self worth and confidence.

    Shop the Rose Quartz Pendant

    

2. For getting down to work | Turquoise for Awakening & Knowledge

    Perhaps the oldest stone in (wo)man’s history –turquoise is known to aid chakra balancing. The work-environment benefits of this particular crystal include improving communication and self-realisation, enabling you to understand and share your ideas. Wear one around your neck for that big meeting! 



    Shop the Turquoise Pendant

    3. For chilling out | Amethyst for Intuition & Spirituality



    If you're a little stressed (and let's face it, who isn't...) wearing an amethyst pendant can help to bestow inner peace and stability –making it a wonderful stone for use during meditation or down time in the evening or on the weekend. The peaceful energy of Amethyst can also assist with calming the mind and encourage restful sleep.  



    Shop the Amethyst Pendant

    4. For letting go | Black Onyx for Protection and Self Control



    Black onyx is an essential crystal for busy bees; aspiring career women and entrepreneurs who are looking to restore and re-centre their spirits. Valuable for difficult times, it can be used to help ‘let go’ or repel negative energy surrounding other people’s opinions or ideas.

    Shop the Black Onyx Pendant

    5. For when your head is in the books | Blue Lapis for Awareness & Purification



    The deep celestial blue lapis is known to resonate with truth, inner power and organisation. It is an effective crystal for spiritual connectivity, helping to activate the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. It is also believed to enhance the memories of its wearers, so if you need help remembering where you put your keys, this is the stone for you!

    Shop the Blue Lapis Pendant

    Crystals are not only gorgeous, when you wear them right you can harness their energy by embracing a crystal pendant to suit your soul.

    Shop all crystal pendants online here.

    Marble Moment: Five Subtle Ways To Wear This Textured Trend

    Marble is everywhere right now! From the instagram accounts of the most stylish bloggers, to brands adding this gorgeous print to pretty much everything, marble is now a wearable phenomenon. Here at Wink HQ, we can't get enough! Here's five ways we're adding a touch to our wardrobe:

    Marble Nails

    Left Image: Le Fashion | Right Image: Nails & Threads

    Simple but significant, an accent of marble in the form of a manicure is a modern and low-investment way to test your affinity with the texture. Google the ‘watercolour’ nail painting method or visit the Nails & Threads Blog to see how to achieve this look.

    Marble Tech Accessories

    Left Image: Shock Mansion | Right Image: Divaani Blog

    Another way to channel marble is to adorn one of your tech pieces with a case or skin sporting this pattern. While there is quite the market selection of smart phone, laptop and tablet accessories in the marble family, we think it would be fun to make your own!

    Marble Jewellery

    All Images: Wink Jewellery

    If it’s a more focal pop of marble you’re lusting for, our handmade White Marble Pendant Necklace in silver or gold could be your ideal forever piece. We love to layer the gorgeous double point crystal with shorter and longer chains to create a spectrum of styles.

    Marble Activewear

    Left Image: Fashion Gone Rogue | Right Image: Stella McCartney

    Yogi’s, gym bunnies and active ladies alike will know marble has conquered the active wear industry with designers from Nike to Stella McCartney for Adidas adding a gradient of grey and white to their recent collections. We love these pieces paired with black basics!

    Marble Bags

    Left Image: Country Road | Right Image: Rebecca Minkoff

    Those looking to bring a versatile marble item to their wardrobe will swoon for a petite marble clutch from gorgeous high-street labels like Country Road or high-end designers such as Rebecca Minkoff and Diane Von Furstenberg. Pair with a casual weekend look or an evening ensemble.

    Are you a marble lover too?