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Jewellery’s enduring layering trend shows no sign of abating but this effortless, thrown together style is not always easy to achieve. However here are a few simple rules that will have you layering like a pro in no time!

Firstly, vary your chain lengths. This allows your trinkets and pendants to cascade in layers rather than cluster together. (Note: clusters are great for adding playful interest within your layers – achieve this by simply threading multiple pendants onto a single chain.)

Secondly, mix it up. Don’t be afraid to play with scale and direction. Bar pendants are particularly good for breaking up the vertical rhythm. They are also a great way to personalise your look by engraving your name, meaningful date or mantra.

Thirdly, make it odd. It myst be my design training, but to me things always look better in odd rather than even number. Hence 3 chains instead of 4.

Fourthly, get the backdrop right. Whether you go for the all out glamour of the plunging neckline and bare skin or a relaxing t-shirt with your favourite jeans, don’t over do it.  Let the jewellery shine through.

Finally and most importantly, be brave and have fun with it.

Julles London

Julles London

Julles London graduated with a degree in Textile Design from Manchester Metropolitan University. Her love of pattern, texture and the natural world is a strong influence on her work. After graduation Julles won a design competition and headed to Hong Kong for a design placement for a watch company Jacques Farel and stayed there for 8 years! It was here in vibrant Hong Kong that Julles found her true passion for jewellery design. After returning to the UK in 2000, she then joined Hot Diamonds as designer and then Creative Director. After meeting Steff in 2011, they have since worked together to bring their creative vision to life. Below are some of Julles recent blog pieces on how you can style your look with Steff jewellery.