By Beth Bernstein, INSTORE Magazine Guest Editor
During the spring and summer months, we were in our WFH jewels, wearing just enough sparkle or shine for Zoom conferences or days we could escape for walks, trips to the beach or the occasional dinner outside. But the more recent trends on the red carpet (the Venice Film Festival, the MTV Awards) all point towards a dressier approach to daytime for fall and winter.
We aren’t advising you to wear shoulder dusters or go wear all-out bling with your winter clothing layers. But we are suggesting that you up your jewelry game with richer, bolder and more stand-out pieces than the delicate, subtle pieces you have been wearing for the past six months. This means interpreting red carpet jewelry moments — like Cate Blanchett’s fingers full of rings or Tilda Swinton’s diamond ear climber (both seen at the Venice Film Festival).
It’s about wearing a diamond necklace with an air of nonchalance — a v-neck cashmere cardigan or a tailored blazer. These are pieces that represent the fine and the fun, the elegant and the edgy — all with a bit of fantasy thrown in. Isn’t that what we desire from our jewelry? A bit of magic and a way to make ourselves feel pampered? If we have our basics, then it’s time to add some more elaborate pieces to our jewelry wardrobe, but just enough so they allow us to shine while wearing them.
With an air of nonchalance — a v-neck cashmere cardigan or a tailored blazer. These are pieces that represent the fine and the fun, the elegant and the edgy — all with a bit of fantasy thrown in. Isn’t that what we desire from our jewelry? A bit of magic and a way to make ourselves feel pampered? If we have our basics, then it’s time to add some more elaborate pieces to our jewelry wardrobe, but just enough so they allow us to shine while wearing them.
Here are our selections for dressing up as we head back to the office or, if we are still Zoom-bound, upping the ante on the top half while we still wear sweat pants on the bottom.
That’s when we truly need a little stylish fantasy.
Here are some of our top trends for fall/winter:
- Necklaces range from short to long, fluid to more streamlined.
- Chokers by nature are usually static but the one we have chosen has moves beautifully with diamond bezels that sway when you move or walk.
- Yellow gold imbues a more casual look whether you’re dressed up or down.
- Longer, linear necklace are all the rage now as Art Deco takes over one of the major design themes of the season.
14K Yellow Gold Bujukan Beaded Choker Necklace with Bezel Set Diamond Clusters
18K White Gold Diamond Station Y Necklace
14K White Gold Art Moderne Triangular Diamond Pendant Necklace
The wide ring that looks like a stack wins out over multiple rings for this winter. The traditional curb link gets a makeover in a ring punctuated by pavé diamonds.
14K Yellow Gold Diamond Link Eternity Ring
14K White-Yellow Gold Five Row Bujukan Ball and Diamond Station Ring
Earrings provide plenty of choices. They feature new twists on diamond huggies with more diamonds and a perfect fit on the ear to a more rock and roll look that double as ear cuffs, drops or studs.
14K White Gold 15mm Diamond Huggie Earrings
14k Yellow-white Gold Diamond Bar And Quatrefoil Chain Earrings With Drops
If you are going to own one wide cuff this season, the tis one would be it. The open work and the mix of metals, texture and pattern give this bracelet a “wow” factor that’s hard to deny.
Wide 14K Yellow Gold Cage Cuff Bracelet with Diamond Stations