Five Essentials for Fall

Author: Beth Bernstein Guest Editor from INSTORE magazine

We all loved shopping for “back to school” supplies. We loved the smell of the notebooks, erasers and pencils as much as our mothers loved shopping for fall clothes and accessories. As we grew older and “wiser,” our new obsession — the minute we felt the first cool September breezes — were cashmere sweaters and jewelry that was on-trend but could be mixed in with other pieces that we owned.

 

Like notebooks that are filled-up by spring or the cashmere sweaters that we live in, the jewelry you choose for fall should be essential pieces that are perfect for every day — it’s jewelry you don’t have to think about. You can throw your favorite pieces on in the morning and get out of the house looking great and pulled-together. Here are our picks for this season of cooler weather:

Charm necklaces are still going strong as are celestial motifs. This silver and white sapphire crescent moon with small discs of white sapphire-set stars are pieces that are enduring and can also have various meanings: “Love you to the moon and stars,” “lucky star,” “over the moon” and “a life that will shine.” It’s a great look and a message of luck and love. Who could ask for more from a necklace?

Every woman needs a great long link chain necklace for fall. Our twist on the classic paper clip chain is textural rope-like links. You can wear this necklace any time of the year. In the cooler months, these longer chains are just the right touch to add to crew, vee-neck, cardigan or turtleneck sweaters, simple dresses and or white shirts with a blazer or leather jacket. When the weather turns warm again, you can wear the link chain with a simple white T-shirt and jeans.

Hoops might go in and out of style but where jewelry is concerned, they are definitely having a heyday. For fall and winter, you might want to choose a pair of smaller “huggie” hoops that won’t get caught on turtleneck sweaters or scarves. We recommend our 14K gold yellow beaded huggies—they will up your style quotient for the season and are enduring at the same time.

Pearls have returned to the fashion scene. Though you won’t want to look like you’re wearing your Grandma’s pearls (at least not when it comes to your everyday style), we also suggest you don’t go with any pearl jewelry that is too edgy. Choose pieces like our 14K yellow gold diamond cultured pearl drop earrings. These are feminine, chic and can go either more stylized by layering them with other earrings if you have multiple holes in your lobes or nonchalant and pared down way if you wear them by themselves.

Stacked bracelets are perfect for the summer months but with fall’s long sleeves and heavier coats, you want the same stacked look but without the fuss of sliding multiple pieces on your wrist. Our multi-tier bracelet gives the look of a stacked wrist with only one cuff. How much easier can styling your jewelry get?