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Ask Anna - Jewellery Styling Tips #3

Our Saturday style sessions continue with more 'Ask Anna' jewellery styling tips today. We really hope you've enjoyed reading these posts as much as we've enjoyed doing them, it's so great to hear from our customers and Anna really loves playing style advisor every Saturday morning so please keep those questions coming! If you've missed our last few posts then allow us to fill you in; throughout November, every Saturday Anna has been offering up her best tips and tricks on how to wear your jewellery, what to style it with and how to avoid those jewellery faux pas, by answering some of the questions as sent in by you, our customers. We have one more Saturday style session to come next week so if there is anything you need to know from an established jewellery designer then now is the time to ask it! Drop Anna an email or Tweet us (all details at the bottom of the post) and we will be your fairy godmothers this Christmas! Back to today though and Anna is here to talk about how to achieve that coveted 'arm candy' look. Q) What are your top tips for wearing the #ArmCandy trend? ANNA) This season is the perfect time to experiment with wearing several bracelets at a time. The coveted #armcandy tag has become bigger than ever and piling up your wrist jewels has never been so popular, but getting the look right can be tricky. The trend really began in the blogosphere with the likes of Leandra Medine from Man Repeller so to get some great inspiration we always recommend stalking the instagram accounts of your fave fashion bloggers, but of course ours is pretty great too so give us a follow here and we promise we will have lots of #armcandy inspo for you. But back to the styling. It's really important to still be aware of patterns and sizes etc. Ask yourself questions like "Do these colours really go with each other?" and "Is this all so heavy that it might become annoying?!". There is much more to the #armcandy trend than just throwing all of your fave bracelets together in one. In the same way that you need to make sure your accessories fit with your outfit, your jewellery needs to work together too. As I suggested with my tips on layering jewellery, which you can read about here, it's best to establish your theme first. Once you have a 'look' you want to go for, finding the right colours and styles will be easier. With #armcandy it's ok to mix your metallics so don't be afraid to put silver and gold together but just make sure they are broken up with flashes of other colours and varying sizes. I always think that a few non metal pieces can be great to break the look up such as rope friendship bracelets or neon acrylics. Oh and lastly, quality counts. Always wear quality bracelets as overly cheap and tacky ones will look gimicky. Still unsure? Don't worry as on my site we've done the hard work for you - check out my ready made Arm Candy Sets here. Or if you prefer to create your own style, you can Mix and Match here. Don't forget to show us your style too, tag your instagram #armcandy with #annalouoflondon and if we love it we may even feature you on our site!   Thanks to Anna for another great style session. We're back next week with our final 'Ask Anna' installment so make sure you tune in but in the meantime you can email with any Q's or tweet @annalouoflondon with #askanna.  

Ask Anna - Jewellery Styling Tips #2

We are back for the second week in our Ask Anna series, where designer and founder Anna is giving jewellery styling tips by answering your questions on style and giving advice on what to team with what. Last week Anna answered a question on overcoming the fear of oversized jewellery and this week she talks how to wear the bib necklace. Q) l never really know how to mix and match a Bib necklace. Can you help? ANNA) Bib necklaces look best when worn with high cut t-shirts or collared shirts and jackets. Otherwise there will be an inch or two of space between the bottom of your necklace and the top of your shirt. It’s cleaner looking and you won't feel the need to adjust your clothes all day. Also, wear less elaborate necklaces (such as a long silver or gold chain) with eye-catching, patterned clothes. If you’re wearing an animal print, for example, or a floral pattern on top, you’ll want to refrain from looking too 'busy'. You can shop a selection of Bib necklaces here which may suit. Do you have a question about jewellery design or need some style advice? Ask Anna by emailing or tweeting @annalouoflondon using #askanna. Catch us next Saturday for the final installment of our Ask Anna series for more jewellery styling tips.

Ask Anna - Jewellery Styling Tips #1

Over the next four weeks, Anna will be sharing some of her top jewellery styling tips by answering the questions asked by you! We took to the Twitter-sphere and asked you, our fans and customers, to send in your questions on anything from design, to style advice to crazy jewellery myths that needed debunking with the promise that Anna would deliver her expert opinion. And boy did you answer our call, over the next month we will be sharing our favourite questions along with Anna's top tips and advice. First up this week, Anna talks oversized jewels and how to overcome the fear of big seeming too big. ASK ANNA Q) I’m scared of wearing big jewellery. What do you suggest I do get over that? ANNA'S A) Big jewellery can be scary. It's bold, suggests 'look at me' and can seem overpowering at times. But it can also make a great statement and it all depends on how you wear it. Try a chunky, bright, abstract, 3-D design in your favourite colour to compliment a simple outfit. Down playing the rest of your style is really key here, you need to let the statement piece do the talking so if you do wear other jewellery make sure it compliments your large item. Wear with a simple t-shirt and jeans or a classic LBD and don't only save bold necklaces for evening or party wear, show them off day-to-day too. Your outfit should be comfortable and simple, but the necklace will help to dress it up and draw attention to your excellent style! Try these few pieces to get the look, and I'm sure before you know it you will be embracing the mantra; 'the bigger the better'. Do you have a burning question about jewellery design? Need some style advice ahead of the party season? Anna can help, email her at or tweet us using the hashtag #askanna We will be back next Saturday with the next style question.