It’s one thing to stack bracelets and chains on your bare, tan arms and neck; it’s quite another to pull off the layered look when you’re wearing turtlenecks, sweaters and puffer jackets. The art of layering jewelry doesn’t have to go into hibernation when the temperature dips. In fact, it seems more popular this season than ever before. Here are some tips to help you start layering jewelry for winter…and beyond. Baby, it’s getting cold outside!
Try the Choker and Pendant Combination
A popular trend at the fall collections, the choker and pendant combo provides just enough weight to complement winter’s chunky knits and bulkier jackets. Try a wide choker worn inside a blouse or outside a T-neck; then add long necklace to balance your midi skirts and boots.
Don’t be afraid to mix different metals and textures…the whole effect is greater than the sum of its parts.
Wear Bracelets Over Your Sleeves – and Gloves
Once you get used to this look, you’ll wonder why you haven’t thought of it before. Just slide a pair of wide cuff bracelets or a set of bangles over the sleeves of your sweaters and tops. At the fall collections models wore them on their gloves and upper arms as well.
If you’re wearing a nubby knit dress, try the double-fisted layered look to add some nighttime sparkle. Rockin’ a retro sweater set? Add several vintage charm bracelets over the cardigan for a classic Grace Kelly vibe.
The Incredible Lightness of Little Gold Chains
Okay, so you’re in love with the idea of delicate gold chains, but afraid they’ll get lost in winter’s heavier fabrics. You have two options: you can layer on more chains than you would normally wear in summer; or try a chunky, multi-strand necklace that will stand up to tweeds and knits.
OBJ says, “Try both!”
Bling-Up Your Bags
This winter, we hope you’ll treat yourself to a statement handbag. Whether cross-body, top-handle, Kelly or tote, no accessory works harder to update your wardrobe.
To create a new jewelry focal point, bling-up your bags with charms and key fobs. Start by clipping on a keychain with your initial in rhinestones or crystals…then add charms and keepsakes that have personal meaning for you.