“Create your own style…Let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” - Anna Wintour
One of the ways you can create your own style is by creating a collection of fine jewelry that you can wear every day. The type of jewelry that you can wear without taking off (or as one of our clients said: “I want jewelry I can wear in the shower!”).
You’ve asked: How can I look more pulled together?
And: How can I look stylish and chic without a lot of effort?
The short answer? Jewelry!
We recommend finer pieces of jewelry as an investment in yourself and your style. The jewelry you select can actually help you cultivate your signature look. Having a signature look conveys you know what you like and what suits you.
Whether you choose one statement piece, several pieces you wear together, or a capsule of fine jewelry you mix and match, your jewelry adds the finishing touch to your ensemble and elevates your look, overall.
In other words, think of it as the quickest way to add polish and style to your everyday look.
We’ve featured all of our jewelry selections in gold, however, most are available in other options (click the links to see what’s offered). We should also mention that the jewelry brands that we recommend are brands with which we have experience. We personally own pieces from these jewelers and so do many of our clients, friends, and family members.
You may wonder if you can mix and match metals. Our answer is a resounding YES! Gold, platinum, white gold, silver, rose gold….can all pair beautifully together. Jill wears a mix of platinum, gold, and rose gold on a daily basis, while Mary tends to stick with wearing gold jewelry.
Gold jewelry has been trending for the past few years and a recent visit with a jeweler confirmed that it will continue even stronger. With investments like jewelry, it’s nice to know what is most complimentary with your skin tone.
We’ve mentioned that we had our colors determined by Your Color Guru and part of the analysis includes the best metal tone to wear with your skin color. (Your Color Guru analysis is 10% off with coupon code: WTWC).
That being said, we also strongly feel that selecting jewelry is like selecting flowers. Whatever suits your fancy and makes you happy should be what you select. We always encourage “you do you.”
We should also mention while we’ve selected fine jewelry for this blog post, most of these pieces have less expensive, really good duplicates. So, if fine jewelry isn’t in your budget at the moment, take these pieces as inspiration as you build your jewelry collection.
If you’re just starting to build your fine jewelry collection, we recommend starting by selecting the piece you enjoy wearing most. If you love necklaces, begin by purchasing your signature necklace. If you love bracelets, that should be your first investment.
Whether you prefer studs, hoops, or another variation of earrings, we love how they add a touch of sparkle and glimmer of light close to your face.
We’ve selected 4 necklaces that are perfect for everyday wear. As mentioned above, all of the jewelry pieces we’ve chosen are pieces that can be worn every day and layered with other pieces of jewelry. We even mix our fine jewelry with less expensive jewelry. One last tip - if you need help figuring out how to layer necklaces, we created a short video to guide you!
Create a look you enjoy and wear it with confidence.
We love a good bracelet stack, how about you? Link bracelets, diamond tennis bracelets, and herringbone styles can all layer beautifully OR be worn singularly.
While Apple watches are certainly a popular choice for watches we still love the silhouette of a beautiful watch, especially when dressing up. The watch we’ve selected is available in gold, silver, and our selection of mixed metals. If you are mixing jewelry tones, this watch is the perfect compliment to blend your jewelry pieces.
If you're looking for a way to store your jewelry, we recommend this stackable jewelry box. Under $100 and available in 7 colors (and, oh my goodness the blush is soo pretty), this jewelry box is the perfect option to customize your jewelry storage to fit your needs.
Finally, if you would like guidance and suggestions for jewelry, clothes, shopping, or a combination of all of these, may we suggest a What to Wear Collective gift card for our services. It’s a customized, “done for you” approach to make getting dressed easier and more fun for you every day. Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving!