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    Style Guide Chapter 5. // Crew Necks

    Out with the old, in with the crew

    Today's edition of the Ruby Olive Style Guide is all about the common crew neckline. This multi-part series has been created as a tool to help guide you on which jewels are going to look like a match made in heaven with different clothing styles and necklines you already have at home.If you missed our first few chapters, you can catch up here: 

    Get your crew together! You'll find this humble neckline on most t-shirts, and it's one of the easiest necklines to wear. Medium to long necklines look fab, and don't be afraid to make a statement... this classic neckline just begs for one!

    We've gone through and collated how our very own Ruby Olive ladies wear theirs, to give you a burst of inspiration.

    Sabrina wears the Tradewind Pod NecklaceSabrina wears the Tradewind Pod Necklace $52

    Our very own Sabrina, the gorgeous woman we call our Dream Fulfilment Specialist, looks fabulous in the Tradewind Pod Necklace matched back to her navy crew neck dress. As this necklace is adjustable, Sabrina has shortened the length to medium which matches back fabulously against this neckline and stunning dress.

    Emma wears Aurora Long Artisan Pebble NecklaceEmma wears the Aurora Artisan Long Pebble Necklace $70 with matching earrings

    Our gorgeous model Emma completely changes up this yellow crew neckline with the doubled over Aurora Artisan Long Pebble Necklace. Talk about adding a statement! Pop on some matching earrings and you're good to go. The shorter length of this necklace doubled over works perfectly with the crew neck to add volume to Emma's look.

    Skye wears the Carousel Sideshow Fringe Necklace $48, matching studs, and Everyday Bangles $22

    Stunning Skye rocks her denim crew neck jumpsuit with the Carousel Sideshow Fringe Necklace worn at a medium length. Again, having a medium length necklace against a crew neckline looks fantastic and adds a huge POP of colour to the denim canvas behind it. Skye has paired the necklace with a sunny yellow pair of matching studs, and a rainbow assortment of bangles to finish the look.

    This neckline would simply look delectable with a pair of statement earrings alone. It's time to pull out your favourite pair of BIG earrings that are just that tad too heavy. You know the ones... we all have them. Dangle Dots make bringing those babies out a possibility! What are Dangle Dots, I hear you ask? No they're not quite magic dust, but they're close to it. They are earring support patches that instantly increase the comfort of wearing heavier earrings and help support some of the weight. Learn more about Dangle Dots HERE.

    Is the crew neck one of your faves? How do you wear it?! We'd love to know in the comments.

    Love RO xx

    Style Guide Chapter 4. // It's Turtleneck Time!

    How to 'turtley' rock this neckline

    We're talking turtlenecks in today's edition of the Ruby Olive Style Guide. This multi-part series has been created as a tool to help guide you on which jewels are going to look like a match made in heaven with different clothing styles and necklines you already have at home. If you missed our first few chapters, you can catch up here: CHAPTER 1, CHAPTER 2, CHAPTER 3.

    A winter staple, the turtleneck has a fold of fabric that rolls down, but still sits high around the neck. Also known as a polo neck, roll neck or a skivvy, this neckline is certainly popular in the cooler months. Wear this classic with a pair of statement earrings, but make sure they aren't bumping into the top of the neck. Otherwise, go for a medium to long necklace - simple styles look elegant with this neckline.

    Today we've enlisted the help of our fabulous friend Dayle, from @artfulcitystyle to show how we would style a turtleneck. Dayle combines art and style in Manhattan, and visually documents her unique 'art in motion' looks with the world.

    Dayle @artfulcitystyle New York Street StyleDayle wears the Art Series Disc Collar Necklace (worn on the red side), Carousel Striped Disc Earrings and Wonderland 2 Tone Bangles + Everyday Bangles stacked high!

    Winter or colder weather doesn't mean you can't still BRIGHTEN up the room! We have taken some serious style inspiration from our friend Dayle in her fabulously colourful printed turtleneck top. The colours in this top are gorgeous, yet still 'wintery' because of the deep, rich tones. Add some vibrant jewels to be the tasty little cherry on top! Dayle has opted for the whole combo: statement earrings, a medium length necklace and some statement bangles. One word... WOW!

    Dayle @artfulcitystyle wears the Ruby Olive Wonderland Flat Disc NecklaceDayles black turtleneck tunic acts as a blank canvas for her vibrant Wonderland Flat Disc Necklace and Carousel Striped Disc Necklace

    As you may have already guessed, gorgeous Dayle is not one to shy away from a statement look. Dayle opts for a blank canvas with this look, and lets her jewels do the talking. The combination of RO jewellery has taken this black turtleneck to the next level, and added a gorgeous colourful feature. 

    Dayle Artful City Style New York Dayle wears Art Series Striped Pod Earrings, Wonderland 2 Tone Short Necklace and various bangles

    This turtleneck look is so fun and playful, and easy to replicate at home. Dayle wears her black turtleneck top (with those gorgeous spots of colour!) along with a shorter length statement necklace, small drop earrings and an assortment of colourful bangles. This look works fabulously as all the colours tie in together - the top matches back to the jewels, and no pieces are touching the top of the turtleneck's fabric.

    Dayle wears the  Art Series Disc Collar Necklace, Sahara Resin Disc Necklace, Art Series Striped Pod Necklace and various  bangles

    Now THIS is what we call a statement look! Dayle's bright mustard turtleneck is a statement in itself, and the added rainbow of jewels makes this an absolute show stopper. The longer length necklaces look fabulous with this turtleneck top, as they help draw the eye away from the bulk of the fabric and create a gorgeous focal point.

    A huge big thanks to the gorgeous Dayle for showing us how to rock this neckline. How would you wear a turtleneck? We'd love for you to share in the comments below! 

    Love RO xx

    Style Guide Chapter 3. // Styling Square Necklines

    It's hip to be square.

    Today's edition of the Ruby Olive Style Guide is all about the humble Square Neckline. This multi-part series has been created as a tool to help guide you on which jewels are going to look like a match made in heaven with different clothing styles and necklines you already have at home. If you missed our first two chapters, you can catch up on our first instalment HERE and our second chapter HERE.

    Let's talk squares! The square neckline is low and wide, with three sides - two that hang down off the shoulders and one that cuts across the chest horizontally. Wear the square neckline with short to medium necklaces, making sure to get a good balance between the size of the square and the necklace. If the square is wide across you’ll do best with a bigger necklace but if it’s smaller, a simpler piece will do. Statement earrings also look FAB with this neckline. Earrings let your clothing shine, while the jewellery does the talking.

    We've collated some of our favourite square neck styling looks to show you how RO rocks squares! Let's jump straight in...

    Skye wearing Ruby Olive Everyday Necklace and Gorman Holiday Patterned DressSkye balances her patterned square neckline with a medium block coloured Everyday Long Necklace

    Our Chief Dreamer Skye has a penchant for wearing deliciously colourful clothing (if you hadn't already guessed!), you'll often catch her around RO HQ in an ensemble that will immediately brighten your day! Skye has a few square neckline faves, and she generally matches them back with medium length adjustable necklaces

    Madie wearing Mustard Uniqlo playsuit and Ruby Olive Multi Hibiscus NecklaceMadie adds a short colour POP with her Hibiscus Necklace to emphasise her block coloured square neckline

    Gorgeous Madie is a DREAM in mustard paired with that multicolour BURST! Madie is one of our friends and models, that rocks anything and everything we get her to play dress-ups in for our photoshoots. The short Hibiscus Multi Necklace commands attention and acts as a focal point against this subdued mustard square neckline.

    Skye wearing Gorman Aviary Bird Top and Ruby Olive Carousel Abstract Stripe NecklaceWe've dubbed Skye the Square Neckline QUEEN

    We weren't joking when we said Skye loves gorgeously bright clothing, and she has a few square necklines! This fabulous Gorman bird print top makes a statement all on its own, while the Carousel Abstract Necklace amps it up further and cuts through the square neckline and adds balance.

    Anita wearing Ruby Olive Ecology Adjustable Pod Necklace in Stone and Jej & Boc Jellies DressAnita is a ray of SUNSHINE in her vibrant square neck dress paired with the Ecology Adjustable Pod Necklace 

    We've opted for a medium length necklace again, finishing off this vibrant Jej & Boc dress beautifully. The necklace adds a sophisticated statement and cuts through the square neckline to add balance. 

    Have you been known to rock a square neckline? How do you style yours? We'd love to know! 

    Love RO xx

    Salvare Artisan Necklace Story // Gorgeously Sustainable

    Developing products with a conscious heart has always been, and continues to be, one of our core values.  

    While we pride ourselves on all of our pieces being made by sustainable means, there’s one necklace that stands out in the best possible way. Introducing our NEW Limited Edition ‘Salvare Artisan’ Necklace!

    See the necklace HERE

    The word salvare means 'salvage' in Italian, which is exactly what we've done to create this necklace. Each resin bead used is solely from resin offcuts that would otherwise be discarded. We couldn’t bear to see these gorgeous, colourful resin slices go to waste, so we’ve repurposed them and created a stunningly unique necklace. Wear your Salvare Artisan Necklace knowing you’ve got one stylishly sustainable piece around your neck! 

    See the necklace HERE

    Marvel at the delicious flecks of colour distributed throughout the beads, and wonder at the individual combination of your one-of-a-kind necklace. There’s a mix and match of beads reminiscent of liquorice all-sorts, zesty citrus, classic block colours, artisan mixtures, and so much more. As the resin is recycled from offcuts, no necklace is the same... but if you do have colour preferences, we can certainly do our best to pick your perfect piece. Just leave us a note to let us know.

    See the necklace HERE

    The Salvare Artisan Necklace is a stunning, conscious statement all on its own, but layer a few up and you’ve got instant WOW factor (as per Elizabeth above). A truly timeless, sustainable necklace that provides a feel good factor PLUS style.

    Take a behind the scenes look at the making of this necklace, and other resin pieces…

    It's a gorgeous process that celebrates traditional artisan craftsmanship.

    We’d love to know what you think about this gorgeous new piece? Let us know in the comments! 


    Style Guide Chapter 2. // Styling a V-neck

    Take the plunge and elevate your V-necklines

    Welcome to our second chapter of the Ruby Olive Style Guide. This multi-part series has been created as a tool to help guide you on which jewels are going to look like a match made in heaven with different clothing styles and necklines you already have at home. Please note the key word here is that this is a guide, wear whatever makes you feel like your most fabulous self! If you missed Chapter 1, you can catch up on our first instalment HERE.

    Today is all about V-necks, baby! The V-neck is a deep neckline that reveals a little cleavage (or a lot if you’re game). This classic V shaped neckline is best worn with short to medium necklaces, making sure the bottom of the necklace isn’t touching the top. You don’t want your statement piece getting hidden by the fabric or trapped between the girls!

    Sue wearing V-neck dress and Contrast Striped Pendant Necklace
    Sue struts her stuff in her reversible Leina Broughton dress worn with the V-neck to the front. The Contrast Striped Pendant compliments this neckline perfectly while adding a beautiful statement.  Pair this with some matching studs and you’re good to go! 

    Top Tips for Styling a V-neck
    Top Tips For Styling A V-neck

    • Tip # 1 Wear your fave medium length necklace (like Sue above, wearing the Contrast Two Sided Necklace) if it significantly cuts across the neckline and sits above or below the V. Ideally, do not want the top of the fabric touching the bottom of the necklace.
    • Tip # 2 Double up a long beaded necklace to give a layered look to the décolletage area. A fresh and fun homage to the classic double string of pearls!

    Emma wearing Leina Broughton Dress and matching Ruby Olive Necklace

    Emma wears the Garden Party Two Tone Long Necklace doubled over, with Garden Party Striped Drop Earrings   


    • Tip # 3 Collar and plate style necklaces work perfectly with a V-neck as they mirror the shape of the neckline.

    Maria wearing a deep V-neck green dress with matching Ruby Olive Necklace

    Maria is the epitome of fabulous in her emerald deep V-neck dress, the Carousel Sideshow Fringe Necklace mimics and follows the V. The bright pop of colour is an added bonus with this gorgeous necklace

    • Tip # 4 Have fun and express yourself! Play around with block colours, multi colours and prints - both in your fabrics and jewellery. Life is too short to wear boring jewellery!
    Ruby Olive V-neck styling imagesWe've pulled together a few of our favourite V-neck looks from our gorgeous friends and models. From left to right we have Emma in the Cascade Droplet Plate Necklace, Molly in the Johnson x RO Art Series Necklace, Emma in the Orange Aurora Solar Necklace and finally the gorgeous Moana in the French Twist Collar Necklace

    Is the V-neck one of your favourite styles to wear? How do you style it? Let us know in the comments.

    Love RO xx