Great jewellery comes in all shapes and sizes, from elaborate costume pieces to dainty understated designs – but the new Astrid & Miyu Essentials collection is proving that basics can be anything but boring.
The 17-piece edit covers all of the basics – hoops, chains, cuffs and clickers – but reinvents them in a cool, contemporary way that looks effortlessly chic, whether you choose to wear them solo or stack and layer for a more elaborate finish.
‘We’re stripping everything back for that confidently quiet understated aesthetic,’ the brand says. ‘Favourite styles include the simple hoops with their super sleek design, making them the perfect base piece. Or shop the new bold bubble clickers perfect for those new fresh out of lockdown piercings.
‘Want a bit of laidback luxe? Upgrade your everyday earrings with the chic rectangular huggies for a modern play on the classic hoop.’
The majority of the pieces come in gold or silver, with the occasional pop of rose gold present too. If you love a hint of sparkle, it’s there, courtesy of barely-there crystals studding pendants and larger stones on an array of earrings, but there’s also plenty of simple, sleek pieces that let the metal do the talking.
Essentially (pun intended), no matter what your personal style, there’ll be something in the collection to suit. Here are just a handful of our favourites, but you can shop the full collection now at astridandmiyu.com.