The festive season is the perfect time to add a little sparkle to your look. From statement necklaces to dazzling earrings, it's the easiest way to instantly update an outfit. To inspire your (and our) next shopping trip, we enlisted the help of fashion blogger Emma Hill (ejstyle.co.uk) to show us her favourite jewellery picks for party season and beyond.
We also caught up with Emma on our shoot on and around London's Oxford Street for some extra style tips. Read on for our Q&A...
Q: How would you describe your style?
Laid back and basic. I like tailored pieces but I mix them with staples like white shirts, plain tees and lots of denim.
Q: What do you never leave the house without?
My portable phone charger! The world would be over if I ever ran out of battery ;)
Q: Which fashion rules are made for breaking?
All of them! If you like it, wear it. I’ve wasted so much time worrying about what others would think of my outfit - don’t do it. Embrace yourself and your style. If you’re stuck trying to find your style, just stick with it. It will all become clear... trust me.
Q: What's your go-to piece of jewellery for the party season?
A killer ear cuff! It adds an edge to any look.
Q: Which city has the best style?
Paris hands down. They are so effortless without even trying, with them it’s all about basics.
Q: What’s the best style advice you’ve ever been given?
There’s nothing more personal than style, so put yourself out there and dress ‘you’.
Q: Do you have any style tips for wearing jewellery this season?
I love to style statement jewellery over chunky knitwear. Wear your bracelets over the top of the sleeves and necklaces with roll necks. If statement pieces aren’t your thing why not layer delicate necklaces with a low-cut satin shirt.
Q: What do you do when you have a day off?
I don’t really ever have a full day off; if I did I don’t think I’d know what to do with myself. Being a blogger is literally a full-time job, but if I take a couple of hours out to relax I like to sit in a tracksuit and watch the E channel. Reality TV is my guilty pleasure.
Q: What has been your career highlight so far?
I’m lucky enough to travel now with my job and I’ve been taken on some amazing trips and have a few more lined up. Being able to see parts of the world I haven’t been before is certainly a bonus!
Q: What is your wardrobe filled with?
Black! Lots of black! Mainly blazers and shirts and far too many pairs of skinny jeans than I care to think about.
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
This changes quite often but I recently bought a pair of Saint Laurent ankle boots in Paris and they’ve turned out to be the best thing I’ve ever bought!