Perth-based fashion influencer and self-professed Francophile Jenelle Witty is widely admired for her relaxed style that effortlessly mixes high and low fashion pieces for Parisian-inspired chic with a rock-and-roll edge. We caught up with her to learn more about her style story as well as her approach to jewellery.

What’s one thing you’ve learnt about your personal style recently that surprised you or might surprise your followers?

I have been unexpectedly drawn to some on-trend pieces. For example, ruffles are typically a pretty feminine detail, which can feel too much for my usual slightly androgynous style, but I have found myself embracing them. Never say never!

You must have a huge accessories collection! What’s your tip for keeping jewellery in order – or not?

I don’t really, to be honest. I have roughly four necklaces, three pairs of earrings, three rings and admittedly a lot of bangles. I keep them in the velvet pouches that they came in, so they don’t tarnish.

What’s the one piece of jewellery you’d feel naked without?

I go through phases. If I am working at home I won’t have anything on, but I tend to put on a ring or a bangle if I am headed out. At least two pieces make me feel like I have completed my look.

The NAJO brand is spiritually, aesthetically, historically tied to Mexico. If you had to pick a country that was like your “spirit animal”, which would it be?

For me it would be France. I felt so at home there, from the moment I arrived. Growing up in Australia I think the little character details about your body can feel like a flaw, but I learned in France that those details are the most beautiful things about a person. It taught me that it was okay to embrace my quirks and to love them.

How would you describe NAJO sterling silver jewellery in three words?

Timeless, elegant, personal.

What’s your sterling silver jewellery style preference?

As with a lot of my aesthetic, I love pieces that are slightly masculine and minimal.

What’s your favourite way to wear silver jewellery – dressed down or dressed up?

Dressed down, I feel like adding those flashes of silver are the key to taking an off-duty, casual look and making it feel polished. I don’t tend to feel as comfortable being very dressed up. An element of the undone is good for me.

Finally, what is your favourite NAJO piece and how would you wear it?

I love the For-The-Future Cuff. It is the most elegant and modest stand-out piece. I first wore it in Paris, so it has remained a piece that reminds me of spending quiet mornings in the Jardin du Palais Royal.

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