The Fashion Memo

The look: Layered pendants

Clockwise from left: Blazer Joseph; top Jacquemus; pearl necklace Sophie Buhai; diamond necklace CVC Stones; gold-tone necklace Alighieri; jeans Casasola; bag Loewe; pumps By Far; watch IWC Schaffhausen

How to offset the preppy minimalism of a white blazer and jeans? Add a liberal helping of necklaces. To ensure each precious piece gets shown off to full effect (and doesn’t end up in a muddle of chains), opt for cascading lengths and scale up on your jewels each time. Our take? Start with Sophie Buhai’s delicate pearl necklace, then add CVC Stones earthy stone and diamond design, before finishing with Alighieri’s molten amphora-shaped medallion. If your chains do tangle, use a pin to get straight to the center of the knot, and apply a drop of baby oil to speed the process along.