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    Blog — Style 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!

    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? 

    8 Styling Tips from Some of Our Favorite Fashionable Moms

    Since launching our Style Stories, we have been fortunate to work with a number of Manilas most stylish moms who have shared a few golden tips on how to look your best. Whether you're a nursing mom or a mom caring for a full brood of kids, these tried and tested practices will add that extra flair to your looks. And because these are lived by real women who have become experts at wearing multiple hats and multi-tasking, you can be assured that these can be easily followed. Here are eight secrets to looking and feeling great:

    1. Choose day-to-night pieces. I like things that are easy, quick, comfortable and convenient because I have 2 boys and Im always on the go. I must be in pieces that can transition from morning until the afternoon and if they can carry me over to the evening then thats great.- Nicole Hernandez-delos Angeles

    2. Prioritize comfort. "Go for basic colors and simple cuts. Never compromise comfort. For those with very young children, you should put on clothes that will make you accept a splutter here and a drool there. Also, accessorize appropriately which means anticipating situations (a child who likes to sleep while being carried by mommy will find certain necklaces bothersome).- Beng Feliciano

    3. Try something new. Be open to trying on a lot of things and experimenting. I'm an advocate of individual style and comfort so whatever works for one mom will most likely not work for another mom. Enjoy the process and observe what other people wear. If you see someone wearing something you would like to try, don't be shy to ask them where they got it from!- Maricel Cua

    4. Let your roles lead your style.Every day is different for me since Im a hands-on mom and wear a lot of different hats so what I wear depends on what is required. When I have to attend an event, thats when I dress up more. If I just have to go out with my family, I wear basic t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers but I do love to accessorize. I think that will be the saving grace to my rather simple look. -Kelly Misa-Fernandez

    5. Allow yourself to grow. "I think you just have to accept that your style evolves with your personality and your needs. When I became a mom, I became less inclined to wear things that were too complicated. I love silk shirts and used to wear them every day but its just not practical with a toddler and a baby. Now, its evolved to things that are easy to wash like cotton and things that you can move in.- Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi 

    6. Dont settle for less. Time is a womans prized luxury. As a mom, wife, columnist, and entrepreneur running the Happy Skin business, I gravitate towards quality fashion pieces that also multi-task and work as hard as I do. Hardworking yet beautiful clothes are a must. I go for effortless yet interesting pieces I can wear many times and in multiple ways. - Rissa Mananquil-Trillo

    7.  Improvise. "More than any other time in my life, motherhood made me realize that my style fits all kinds of lifestyles and life moments. Being a mom also allowed me to wear more polo shirts. When I was breastfeeding, there weren’t a lot of choices when it came to clothes and that’s when I saw the value of a button down shirt.” - Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio

    8. Fit is everything. One useful tip that my mom gave me is to find a good and reliable kusturera (seamstress). Buying something off-the-rack doesnt mean you cant alter it. A kusturera can accommodate your preferences and make your clothes fit your body better, which makes a world of difference. Cutting even just an inch from a dress will change the way it looks and the way you carry it. There might be a number of items in your closet that would benefit from that and youll probably find yourself wearing them more often. When you see that they fit better, you feel better as well. - Cat Juan-Ledesma

    Happy Mother’s Day to all you stylish moms! You will always be your child’s first style inspiration.