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    Blog — layering tips

    Summer Layering Inspo: Maximalist Style with Five Layers + Statement Earrings

    If you’ve been following us for a while, you’re probably familiar with our signature layering pieces. Usually made of 2 and 3 necklace, our pre-layered sets are the perfect way to add some flair to a basic ensemble.

    Pieces from our Gold Coast Collection

    We’re in a maximalist mood these days and we tried mixing sets (and even added statement earrings to the mix) with Tin Magsaysay-Matic, one of the co-founders of modern Filipino restaurant Locavore.

    We shot Tin at Locavore's tropical-inspired branch in S Maison for her Style Stories feature

    Tin is a big fan of layering necklaces. “What I love about layering necklaces is I’m able to combine pieces that have sentimental value like jewelry from loved ones with pieces I’ve collected over the years.”

    Tin wearing the Solita and Sidra sets with her own medallion necklace

    “It can instantly spice up an outfit and I usually wear very basic clothes so jewelry makes the look less basic,” she added. We mixed two of our sets, the Solita and Sidra, with Tin’s own medallion necklace for the shoot – that’s a total of 5 necklaces!

    Tin wearing the Antigua in turquoise

    We also added the Antigua turquoise earrings for a pop of color. The leaf details  mimicked the frills of her playsuit, which made the entire look cohesive and definitely fun!

    Will you try out this look for the summer? Share it in the comments!  

    4 Island Girl Looks To Try

    As the temperature goes up, we get into a more carefree state of mind - it's time to bring out the loose linen pants, off-shoulder tops, straw totes and beach-inspired jewelry! 

    Here are 4 'island girl' looks you can wear right now featuring floral earrings and saturated elements that look great on tanned skin: 

    Pick the pastels

    Try out this unexpected color combo for a sweet seaside look: lilac and sage green 

    Luanne layered with the Juliana locket

    Exude a a carefree yet polished vibe with the Jasmine earrings 

     

    Choose a true blue 

    Sometimes the easiest way to pair your accessories is to match the colors. 

    The Samini with a mini round druzy in a rich blue shade complemented with a howlite bar 

    Cascading Meadow earrings in azure

     

    Get into shapes 

    Summer is the best excuse to wear colors you don't normally wear and mixing different shapes in one look. 

    The Mishra features a geometric druzy in a refreshing citrus color

    The Aquina earrings feature coral-inspired accents that add playfulness to this look

     

    Make it maximalist 

    After last year's season of minimalist pieces, we are more than ready to explore maximalism again. Give it a try by wearing long layers and stacked rings. 

    Luana Rings in aquamarine, peridot and turquoise

    Layers featuring the Molana, beaded piece from the Mikana, and plain tube chain   

    Which look are you going to try? Tell us in the comments!

    Summer forecast: Layering inspo for the start of summer

    It's only a few days into March and we can already feel a change in mood and temperature - the start of the summer season is here!

    Here are some layered looks with pieces from our Gold Coast collection worn with two staple prints: nautical stripes and florals. 

    Summer-ready pieces from our Gold Coast collection

     

    Medallions + shell and pearl layers  

    When in doubt, use repetition (in this case, shape).

    Beachy layers made up of Nauru, Soleya and Maila necklaces 

     

    Chunky charm necklace + pearl strand + dainty shell layer

    Make a striking layered look with a statement piece complemented with daintier pieces 

    Layers made up of chunky Pierra, Nauru and pearl strand from the Maila set 

     

    Beaded details + dainty charms

    Make your layered look more interesting by adding texture through beaded details

    Layered look made up of the Olea and Navya sets 

     

    Which look will you be wearing? Tell us in the comments below!

    Layering 102: How To Wear The Lariat

    If you've gotten the basics of layering down, it's time to learn another trick: how to wear the lariat. 

    Lariats are Y-necklaces that appeal to the modern minimalist because of it's clean and linear look. Heyjow lariats come in a variety of forms: ones with a toggle lock front closure, ones with a long drop chain, and ones that are embellished with crystals or pendants.  

    Heyjow lariats come in 3 different variations

    Lariats with a front closure can be easily adjusted to the length you're comfortable with. 

    Sabria, Valmar and Darthi lariats from the V Holiday collection

    Shorter lariats in 14" or 16" can be easily layered with longer pieces with more ornate details or another type of accessory such as statement earrings. 

     The Janka lariat (16") paired with the Koa (27") medallion necklace 

     

    The Yoana (18")  front closure lariat paired with the Jiera (22")  rod necklace

    Janka lariat with Tovi hoop earrings

    Longer front closure pieces can be paired with a short charm necklace. Narrow down your choice with one that mimics the circular shape of the toggle lock. 

    Kosmos (15") charm necklace with the Darthi (22")

    Lariats with a long drop chain are suitable for V-neck tops. Whether it's a deep V-neck blazer or a conservative sweater, the subtle fringe effect adds a dainty yet sophisticated touch. 

    The Miranda lariat accented with cubic zirconia from the V Holiday collection

    The Sunna 2-layer necklace features a lariat with a long drop chain

    Taking it a notch higher are lariats embellished with crystals or pendants. 

    The Keyara features a lariat embellished with a cubic zirconia  

    The Ambra single necklace features disc embellishments

    Lastly, layering a lariat with another lariat is definitely doable. Just make sure there is enough spacing between them and that they complement and not overpower each other.   

    Valmar (14") with Majori (27") 

    Valmar (14") with Zuri (18") 

    Which lariat look is your favorite?

    Layering 101: Mix and Match Necklaces Like These Chic Modern Women

    Layering necklaces can be quite tricky (that's why we made this Layering Guide) and when done right, it can dramatically elevate your look. Multiple necklaces allow you to play around with different elements and can emphasize the look you're going for: ultra-feminine, edgy or a little bit of both. 

    Our Style Stories muses show us how to wear this signature Heyjow look in 5 different iterations:

    1. Fringe detail

    Joey Mead complements her striped jumpsuit with a Tree of Life charm necklace and a howlite necklace with gold fringes

    Kelly Misa-Fernandez wears a lace lilac top with a 3-layer necklace featuring a white Tibetan seed bead tassel

    Rissa Mananquil-Trillo adds a pop of color to her Rhett Eala dress with a 3-layer necklace featuring a blue Tibetan seed bead tassel

    2. The layered necklace + earrings combo

    Hindy Weber-Tantoco adds a playful touch to her black and white romper with a pink crystal necklace and fan earrings

    Maggie Wilson-Consunji adds an exotic vibe to her plain beige dress with tribal necklaces paired with pom-pom earrings

    Amina Aranaz-Alunan exudes luxe bohemian in an off-shoulder top, howlite and turquoise layers, and long tassel earrings

    3. Crystal glow

    Nicole Hernandez-delos Angeles plays with contrast and color by wearing a geometric howlite with a turquoise druzy crystal piece

    Char Carlos of The Inspiration Seekers adds texture to her plain black dress with a faceted moonstone and a white druzy crystal piece

    Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio pairs geometric pieces on contrasting chains for a subtle edge

    4. Beaded details

    Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi wears a light blue Rajo Laurel dress complemented with howlite and pearl layers and white agate earrings

    Teresa Herrera-Anthony keeps it neutral with a howlite pendulum and a strand of gray agate beads

    Sheila Catilo at the beach wearing an eyelet dress accessorized with rose quartz and blue green agate crystals 

    Cat Juan Ledesma complements dainty gold pieces with gray moonstone beads

    5. Short and dainty

    Leona Panutat of The Inspiration Seekers softens the look of her army vest with dainty disc and druzy layers

    Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez looks ultra-feminine in a lace dress complemented with layered chains and a cubic zirconia charm necklace

    Which look is your favorite?