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How to wear a minimalist ring stack: expertly dainty

The refined daintiness of a minimalist ring stack means that it will work for nearly all outfits and all occasions. There are no rules, no faux pas.

But because most of us, well some of us, love the feeling of masterly that comes from having conceptual narratives to explain why we do things how we do, here are some tips for an expertly done minimalist ring stack that is more masterly than guess work.

1. Complement your outfits

For boho chic, add an airy dainty stack to complete the breezy drape of casual cashmere and chiffon cover-ups, tops, dresses and wide-legged pants.

Complement an elevated casual look in dark palettes with a set of rings in mixed thicknesses.

To accessorize a powerful formal look, try a stack of rings whose bands are flatter and more imposing, but which still have clean lines and shapes.


2. Distribute sparsely

A sparse distribution will ensure that your stack retains its minimalist elegance.

Keep bands thin, details small, and proximity fairy distant. For instance, try a single band on your pinkie finger, distribute at most four bands across the base, middle and top parts(called proximal,middle and distal phalanges!) of your ring and middle finger, then finish up with one ring to the middle of your pointed or thumb fingers.


3. Do a single color palette.

With a mixed color palette, your stack will border more on an edgy fashion-forward look than on a minimalist one. Where edgy fashion-forward accessorizing adds flair, minimalist accessorizing adds poise. A single color palette will result in a more effective minimalist ring stack


4. Don’t do boring

Doing single palettes and smaller bands does not necessarily mean that your minimalist stack should end up boring. Try thin bands with sleekly designed open or spiral ends and with pendants in clean geometrical lines.


5. Go for balance

Do balance symmetrically or asymmetrically for a beautiful dainty stack. Distribute a stack of more than three rings across the proximal, middle and top parts of your finger or across all fingers. Pair thicker bands with thinner bands in balanced patterns, and match classic designs with modern ones in more balanced patterns.


6. Ultimately aim for comfort.

Do not stack rings on fingers or on joints of parts that feel uncomfortable. Rearrange stacks that feel uncomfortable. Anticipate how you will use your hands and accessorize accordingly.


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Is there such a thing as too much jewelry: when to wear statement jewelry to the office and everywhere else

Our muse for gorgeous statement jewelry, especially statement necklaces, is one formidable Diane Lockhart. If you’re yet to claim a corner office at a top Chicago law firm though, you might struggle to create bold expressions of personality and personal style, however authentic. Is there such a thing as too much jewelry? When do you know when your are overdoing it? And when to wear statement jewelry that authentically defines your personal style, a personal style that accurately depicts the person you are and want to bring to the work place.

Striking the balance so that personal style is a tool that advances your personal and professional goals can be difficult, but once you get a hang of it, it’s effortless. We have some tips for how to get comfortable with bold and unique accessorizing, and when to wear statement jewelry that stands out with you.

1. Start by accessorizing casual looks with statement jewelry

Accessorizing casual outfits when the stakes are low is a good strategy for getting comfortable with statement jewelry. Use statement accessorizing that completes casual outfits and pulls them together. For instance, long bold chains that drape with boho maxis, sculptural bracelets that complement structured blouses, sleekly structured statement earrings that complement minimalist outfits and hair-cuts, etc.



2. Acquire statement pieces that reflect an element of your personal style

Statement jewelry draws attention to itself, so the more closely aligned it is to your personal style, and your values the better. Get quirky statement jewelry to reflect your art-deco tastes, get boldly colored jewelry to reflect your love for the limelight, acquire sustainably jewelry to reflect your belief in your personal responsibility to live consciously, purchase pieces from across cultures to reflect your interest in travel.

If you are wearing statement jewelry that draws complements and starts conversations, it might as well start conversations about the kinds of things that you care about.


3. Use statement jewelry to layer interesting silhouettes and looks

Layer a statement necklace as a bib beneath your collars, get a quirky choker to peak from beneath the collar of your shirt, layer a statement brooch from beneath the lapels of a structured blazer(guess who inspired this idea!?), stack a statement but sleekly designed bracelet with your puffy sleeves, layer jewelry in the same color as the rest of your outfit. . . Create new interesting looks by layering statement jewelry with the details of your outfit



4. Elevate classics and essentials

If your statement jewelry completes the rest of your looks, it should add to classics and essentials. Accessorize simple solid colored tees with statement jewelry that instantly transforms your look and accessorize LBDs and other sheath dresses with jewelry that elevates them.



5. Accessorize revealing cuts

Fill a plunging neckline with a bold chain, add a pendant or long statement earrings to your off-shoulder cuts. Embrace sexy confidently while drawing attention away, or at least distracting it.


Now get to rocking bold!

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Unapologetically Serena Williams. And the jewelry tips she would back us on

“It’s shameful that our society penalizes women just for being themselves.” Serena Williams writes for Harper’s Bazaar. And she has had to endure more than her share of penalties. Media commentators making racist and sexist remarks about her appearance and her strength have always seemed unimpressed by her hard work and commitment to a sport she loves and triumphs in. It is a tragedy actually that our celebration of these virtues should be so tarnished.

Yet, we now live in a world in which a woman once derided for “lugging around breasts that are registered to vote in a different US state from the rest of her” has graced the covers of fashion magazines and flaunted un-retouched nudity in all its glory. Such a world rejects singular beauty standards that are set by the Trumps, it rejects a world in which women’s bodies are gazed upon, judged and policed, it attempts to define beauty authentically, honestly, fairly, because let’s be honest, beauty needs definition. Our obsessions with unhealthy thinness and with eternal youth in which the fashion models that sell women beauty look like children and anorexics is life-robbing. So when the universe gifts us the life-affirming strong, passionate, and becoming woman-hood that is Serena Williams, we are all here for it!

Head over to Serena William’s essay for some strong-woman camaraderie. And while at it, borrow the following tips that make for gorgeous accessorizing.

1. Keep statement earrings statement

Notice how Serena pairs her statement drop earrings with a dainty chain, and keeps her super long earrings unpaired. If you invest in and wear a statement pair, let it do the significant accessorizing it was supposed to.


2. Stack an elegant wrist

Stylish stacks that include your timepiece and a matching bracelet make for some sophisticated chic. The bracelet need not match the time-piece, but the more thoughtful its details the better.


3. Spot a beautiful anklet for your ankle strap

This is such brilliant pairing. And an easy transition if you will be trying anklets for the first time. We will be trying it absolutely!

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4 chic ways to accessorize a color-blocked outfit

Color blocking is fun, it’s stylish, and it’s the easiest method to power-dress with an impactful outfit that turns heads and makes you unforgettable. So how do you accessorize your color-blocked outfit just as powerfully?

1. Combine all your blocked colors in an accessory

This is a tall order, but we think it’s super cool!

2. Go neutral

When in doubt, go neutral. Well, just don’t be in doubt. But if you are, this is a reliable option.

3. Get solid-colored accessories that match to one of your block colors

You get cleaner more elegant color blocks. This might be our favorite method.

4. Complexify your color-block

To borrow a term from Bezos, complexify! Add a third or fourth color block with your accessories.

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3 super elegant ways to jazz up a monochromatic outfit

Your wardrobe has endless possibilities once you learn how to accessorize it. And because many of us tend towards wardrobe additions in our favorite colors or shades of it, it is not unusual to have seemingly unpairable pieces in similar shades. Seemingly unpairable because you have probably read editorials discouraging pairing black and grays, different shades of blacks, or blues and navies. Well, we think you can safely discard your list of color faux-pas and get to acccessorizing!

Here are some tips:

1. Color-block your accessories with your outfit’s color

Either choose accessories of a single solid color that creates an elegant color block with your outfit, or choose accessories that color-block multiple colors, adding structured and decided dimension to your outfit’s single color. Both options are all the sophistication your single-tone outfit needs.


2. Match up your accessories

Go all the way and get accessories in a similar color to your outfits. This is a bold choice that will work well if your colors are in different textures. We have in mind a leather midi, a silk blouse, and a suede clutch — in red, black, or camel tones. Oh so sexy!

3. Keep it safe with neutrals

Stick to the reliable neutrals that could never go wrong, especially if you are trying a color for the first time or still dipping your toes with monochromatic styles.

4.Pattern up your outfit’s color

Break the monochrome stylishly by adding a pattern that has the same color to the mix.

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Unlikely tips from the Oscars: Styling chic chokers and short strand necklaces

What necklace to wear with which outfit, with which necklines, with which earrings, with which hair cuts? We found 3 easy stylish pairings from — you’d never guess it! — the Oscars! Sometimes the elegant, even the glamorous, is simple.

1. Layer dazzling layers on a high neck

You can cover up and simultaneously bedazzle — if you know just how to do it right.

2. Pair a narrow plunge with a short strand that rests at the top

Plunging necklines don’t always call for long chains that plunge along. This is especially brilliant accessorizing fora narrow plunge.

3. Upgrade your blazer looks

Your tuxedo blazer really doesn’t need an upgrade, your other blazers do. Get a beautiful short strand to peek elegantly from beneath the lapels

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Spring 2018 Jewelry Trends: 3 Super Edgy Jewelry Pieces To Update Your Ordinary Wardrobe

Any fashion stylist will tell you that your jewelry can easily transition your closet from one season to the next. To help your styling get into the spring fever, we’ve rounded up our favorite 3 items from spring 2018 jewelry trends – we curated them because they have just about the right amount of edge to rile up an ordinary wardrobe.

1. 90s Everything

90s jewelry is where the 90s look really comes alive. Start off by bringing back the best of the old days with a sparkly charm anklet. Just in the time for shorts weather, adorn your ankles with a little subtle bling. You get bonus points if a little diamante stud or translucent pearl hangs off of it!

When it comes to your hands, the stacked rings trend also gets a new springtime addition: a quirky brass pinky ring.


2. Supersized earrings

Adorn your earlobes in the most extravagant statement earrings you can find. Get in on the trend with big bold designs, luminous neon color and glitzy hanging chandeliers.
Top off the ultra-bling aesthetic with a pair of slinky micro cat-eye sunglasses – the must-have eyewear essential of 2018!


3. Nature-inspired pendants on fabric chains

Go boho or casual chic in velvet chokers with beautiful pendants, or bold pendants hanging from satin chains. Did we say supersized’s trendy?


4. Beachy Boho Basics

Okay, technically it might not be beach weather quite yet. But while we wait, we’re going gaga for beach-inspired jewelry. Everything from bohemian layered necklaces to unicorn charms hanging from pendants and bracelets. The only real rules for spring jewelry this year is bright, booming color and statement-making style!


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Matching Shoes And Bags, Faux Pas? How To Polish Your Color-Coordination For 2018.

The runways at this year’s New York Fashion Week were filled with all things 80s. We saw everything from shoulder-pads to neon animal print. Our favorite though? The resurgence of color coordinated clothing. Yep, matchy-matchy dressing is back, everyone! But if wearing one color from top to toe sounds like 80s overkill, we’ve got the tips and tricks for matching your shoes and bags and other accessories and for incorporating it into your 2018 style.

1. Elegance in nude shades

Wear a shade of nude that flatters your skin tone – a fitted dress, stiletto heels and a matching handbag all in a blushing soft nude make a breathtaking and ultra-feminine evening ensemble.

An added bonus: neutral nude makes your body appear taller as it draws the eye downwards from head to toe.

2. Monochromes with mixed textures

A prim pencil dress in dove gray worn with velvet gray pointed pumps and a matching gray envelope purse. Gorgeous, right? Amp up the color uniformity by playing with different textures of fabric. This adds subtle effortless sophistication – a must for ladylike office wear.

3. Prints and patterns in sync

On the topic of textures, plaids and checkered gingham are all the rage right now. Not sure what to pair them with? Just use the colors already present in the print. A blazer made up of black and dark green plaid, for example, goes beautifully with matching emerald green pumps and a color coordinated handbag. If street style is more your aesthetic, you could even pair it with a pair of patterned trainers in a matching shade. Oh so cool!

4. Bold makeup shades amplified

Get your matching shoes and bags to complement your statement lip, your smoky eyeliner, or your shiny eyeshadow. Think a golden eyeshadow sheen matched with sparkling strap stilettos for a night on the town.

Or fiery red pumps paired with a statement-making lip shade — think fire red lips, red stilettos and a little red clutch purse paired with a little black dress. The effect is daring and sexy yet super chic.


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Make Accessorizing A Walk In The Park: 5 Pieces To Start Your Capsule Jewelry Collection

Fashions come and go, but there’s one addition to your wardrobe that will remain timeless forever: jewelry. By carefully selecting a few choice pieces, you can create a versatile capsule jewelry collection to last you through every season.

We bring you the five pieces of jewelry that every successful capsule jewelry collection should have.

1. Stud Earrings

No matter what your age, a pair of diamond stud earrings conveys a timeless elegance that suits every skin tone, face shape and personality type. Worn on its own or as part of a full set of jewelry, your diamond studs will add just the right touch of sparkle for any occasion.

2. A Gold Chain

Depending on your skin tone, find a shade of gold that works for you (tip: rose gold looks great on just about everybody). A simple gold chain can be worn either on its own for a minimalist effect, or layered with other strands of jewelry for a more luxe look.

3. A Classic Watch

This one is an investment piece; one that will carry you through the years and become a signature part of your ensemble. Choose one in a simple style that truly conveys your personality yet has a timeless feel to it.

4. Hoop Earrings

From casual weekend wear to formal office environments, a pair of hoop earrings goes with practically everything. Whether it’s a little black dress or a white T-shirt and jeans, small gold hoops will round off any look.

5. Pearls

This one may seem designed for older women but trust us, there is nothing classier than a string of pearls worn with an evening outfit. There’s a reason that everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Coco Chanel were ardent fans of these freshwater jewels – they’re timeless and unashamedly feminine. If you’re new to the trend, start with a simple pair of pearl earrings and watch the compliments start pouring in. You can also do pieces with a contemporary twist.

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Fall Fashion: 5 Hot Ways To Accessorize The Hottest Color Of the Season

Red. It’s elegant, it’s fiery, it’s trendy this fall, it can be accessorized to look even hotter. So how to accessorize a red dress?

We have some tips for a hot dose of fiery accessorizing for your LRDs and for more.

Here goes:

1. Color block your clutches

Purples, fuchsias, blues, pinks, your play with color can only notch up your red.


2. Monochrome it

Get your shoes and clutches in more shades of red for head-to-toe stylish fieriness to go along with your red dress. They will look as great paired with a pantsuit or elegant tailored pants.


3. Accessories noirs

Add black elegance to your red. We’d opt for unique but sleek lines over statement intricate lines given the strength of the two colors. Our other favorite pairings include elegant black bib necklace paired with a red chiffon button down, a black tie choker with a red romper, or a black lariat necklace on a jumpsuit with a plunging neckline.


4. Metallics

Do silver and gold on shoes, on gleaming reflective purses, and on statement jewelry. Perfect accessories mix for the little red dress.

For a refined look, do fine jewelry in gold and silver .


5. Gemstones

Accessorize your red neckline with sophisticated gemstones. Onyx and pearl pieces are elegant, but we’d do color, think emeralds, agates, turquoises.


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What To Do When In Doubt About Which Necklace To Wear With Which Neckline

Not sure what to wear with which neckline? Here’s a quick tip! Always go for your favorite pendant necklace when in doubt. It will draw attention to where it rests so wear an appropriate length for your favorite features. We would do medium lengths for work days, and elegant long ones for dressy days, and fun long ones for casual days. But do not overdo length if you’re not very tall.

If you exercise control on all things fashion however and would rather be deliberate about choosing the right necklace for your neckline, we have some tips.

1. Collared necklines

Get your necklace to work for both your buttoned and unbuttoned collars.

Wear your collared buttoned-down blouses with a bib necklace

Match unbuttoned collared blouses with short delicate pendant necklaces, statement bibs peeking from underneath your collar, or long pendant necklaces.


2. Round necklines

Most necklace lengths will do. Those that drape in the same shape as your neckline will look best.

Accessorize your round neckline with medium length necklaces or with long necklaces that clear the neckline

Pair your scoop neckline with necklaces that drape in the same shape as your neckline


3. High necklines

We love the look of long necklaces on high necklines.

Pair your polo and turtle necklines with long pendant necklaces or with short statement necklaces


Pair your crew neckline with short round necklaces or chokers, with a long pendant, or with a lariat or fringe necklace that starts right beneath the collar bone

Accessorize your boat necks with short necklaces or long beautiful ones


4. V necklines

Accessorize v-shaped necklines with pendant necklaces in the same shape

Pair plunging/deep v-shaped necklines with choker, lariat necklaces, long pendant necklaces, or layered long necklaces


5. Bare necklines

Pair your bare necklines (strapless, off-shoulder, heart-shaped necklines) with short statement necklaces, beautiful chokers, or long pendants


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We Still Privilege Style Over Fashion, But These Make Our Top 3 Fall 2017 Jewelry Trends

As temperatures drop, you will be tempted to wear darker and heavier fabrics. What better way to add delightful playfulness and color to your fall wardrobe, than with gorgeous jewelry? We scoured the runways and blogs looking for fall 2017 jewelry trends that have bold finesse and which can be worn stylishly long after the trends have moved on.

1. Statement rings & cuffs reign still

Had some stylish cuffs and statement rings adding depth to your airy voluminous summer sleeves? Transition them into fall to add sheens of gold and pops of color to neutral outfits.


2. Hot in decidedly fiery

It’s the hottest color this season! How befitting that you too should add to fall’s already stunning kaleidoscope of color!


3. Earrings make a statement drop

Accessorize your rising necklines with gorgeous earrings. You could do statement earrings, but we love the long delicate drop of minimalist designs that are only statement by virtue of their length.


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Everyday Jewelry Lessons From Emmys 2017: Match Your Earrings with Your Hairdo

Where better to find inspiration for choosing the right earrings and for matching your earrings to your hairdo? Let’s look at Emmys 2017.

The red carpet looks are curated by a group of brands and stylists, and they might not get it right all the time, but they sure work hard at it.

So here goes.

1. Wear your edgy pixie cuts with elegant studs


2. Pair your side ponytail and side sweeps with long strand earrings


3. Match up your updos with stylish drop earrings


4. Get your fringe earrings to drape along with delicate side strands


5. Get your hoop earrings and your long drop earrings to peek through big hairdos


6. Layer statement bangles on both arms for dramatic edge


Emmy picture by elisfkc from Orlando, FL, United States


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Stacked Rings: All The 3 Tips You Need To Create A Gorgeous Ring Stack

One, two… seven rings! This season, the trend is to adorn a multitude of fingers in the prettiest, most sparkly of rings. When your skin is bronzed and glowing, a fine dusting of metallic jewelry spread over several fingers is simply stunning. So how do you get striking stacked rings just right? Sit tight – we’ll show you how!

1. Start by picking One base color

Stacked rings look best when they have one base color that ties in and harmonizes the look and upon which the entire stack is built. Take gold, for example. Spread several dainty gold pieces across both hands and wear them on different heights on each finger. Rich, dramatic gold is simply sublime when worn against tanned summer skin.

Sticking to one color creates a generally elegant look. But should you want to take it up a notch, throw in a few rings with accents of colored gemstones to match your outfit of the day. Your stacked rings add another dimension to your ensemble with your own unique twist.


2. Start With What You Already Have

We’re all for topping up your collection with new items each season, but that doesn’t mean your old favorites can’t get in on the fun too. We love how Kate Bosworth has styled her left hand here. You’ll see her wedding band and engagement ring on her left finger and then on the other fingers, she opts for a set of matching rings with differently sized gemstones plus a cheeky midi ring on the middle finger. Get a similar style by playing around with various shapes and colors to find what you like best.

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3. Mix Your Metals

Okay, we know we said to stick to one color when it comes to an elegant stack. Here’s the thing though: when done correctly, clashing metals can make an electric mix. This look combines bright gold, brushed silver and pearls complete with silver nail polish. The combination is gorgeous, especially when worn with a pure white top and edgy leather pants.


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How To Stack Bracelets: Get Started On Your Rihanna-worthy Edge

They may look like mismatched bracelets just randomly thrown on, but trust us – there is a fine art to learning how to stack bracelets. When it comes to your favorite bracelets, arm cuffs and time pieces, we show you how to stack yours to create your own unique work of art.

1. Work around Your Watch

This is a great look to wear to the office as it incorporates your time piece by adding simple accessories in a classic, elegant way.

Let’s say you regularly wear a watch with a black leather strap. Great add-ons to match it with are a leather wrap-around bracelet plus fine metallic pieces (depending on the metal used in your watch). Whatever you add to your stack, keep it all within the same color family to ensure a sleek, sophisticated look.


2. Mix Different Widths and Weights

If you have one bold item that is sure to make a statement, make it the highlight of one arm, or if a piece matches the color of your clothing, make it the base of your entire stack.

Next, simply add on a few bracelets of different widths but still in the same color family. The key is to ensure that a common thread runs through every individual piece stacked onto your arm.

We prefer stacking bracelets on a single arm instead of both. The other arm can be kept bare or more minimal with one or two accessories – an arm cuff, perhaps? This creates an edgy asymmetrical effect to your entire look.


3. Pick a Genre

Choose a mood or theme to match your bracelets to. This could be something like boho chic, metallics or a certain color scheme. The boho aesthetic, for example, would include earthy elements like woven fabrics, beads and strips of suede.

If you prefer something more dainty and feminine, you won’t go wrong with a selection of delicate, interesting pieces made of different metals. Yes, that means blending gold, silver and rose gold together in one stack of arm jewelry. The aim is to keep all the metals fine and wispy so they create a look that’s ethereal and very feminine.


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Bejeweled: Our Favorite 3 From Summer 2017 Jewelry Trends

With longer days and soaring temperatures, our summer style generally leans towards skin-baring clothing. The best way to show off that gorgeous glow? Sparkling summer jewelry, of course. Make this summer your most fashion-forward one yet with our rundown of the hottest summer 2017 jewelry trends.

A Penchant for Pendants

If bold and brazen is your style, look for colorful retro and art deco pendants. Think uncut precious stones and brilliantly blended unusual materials. The more earthy, the better.

For a less eclectic approach, opt for pendants made of more classic materials, romantic pearls adorned with fine crystals, or silvers, brasses and golds.

Retain that summer feeling by opting for fine, delicate chains, or go all trendy with chunky chains.


Off The Cuff

Summer style is all about layering light, airy pieces into one standout look – and the trend continues into jewelry too.

This summer season, we’re seeing statement bracelets worn as arm cuffs or armlets. And if you can find a matching set of a statement cuff and ring – brilliant!

This style is gorgeous when worn with simple, sleeveless tops and dresses – just imagine Greek goddesses of old draped in white fabrics and epic golden accessories.


Hoops, There It Is!

Hoop earrings are back – if you ask us, they never truly left!

There’s something delicate and nostalgic about fine gold jewelry, especially when styled with minimalist summer clothing. Simply throw on a pair of denim shorts, a white T-shirt and top it off with red lips and gold hoops – simple and sexy summer style.

If you want to keep it really trendy, go super maxi. Or try single or unmatched pieces!


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Put a Ring on It: Rocking The Statement Ring Trend

When it comes to jewelry, there are no rules – and if you share our love of the statement rings trend, you’ll most certainly agree.

There’s something daring and a little over-the-top about a loud, look-at-me ring that screams fun and cheeky playfulness; not to mention the golden opportunities for conversation starters. “Oh, this old thing? I co-designed it with a Cape Town studio!”

Think of statement rings as the icing on the cake; a little sparkle to decorate your outfit.

So what’s the secret to styling these eclectic objets d’art? In the words of fashion maven Diane von Furstenberg: “Jewelry is like the perfect spice – it always complements what’s already there”.

1. Play with Contrasts

The trick is to make your statement ring the star of the outfit. A little black dress, for example, makes the perfect backdrop to show off a dazzling piece of colorful statement bling. Something darker and gothic-inspired on the other hand, adds an unexpected sexy
element to an all-white ensemble.


2. You Can’t Go Wrong with Vintage

Why not inject some old-school glamour into your wardrobe? I love the nostalgia of wearing a decadent piece of vintage jewelry as a nod to the past. Maybe your grandmother has some trinkets tucked away from days gone by that you can get redesigned by a designer like Ryan at Rollin Vintage.

Nothing beats the romantic allure of an intricate vintage ring for some sophisticated charm.


3. Stacked for Style

There are two ways to wear the stacked rings trend.

The first: layer a number of small, dainty rings across many fingers to create a subtle, cohesive look.

The second way (and our favorite) is to incorporate a stand-out statement ring into the stacking spree. Choose one glittery stunner and adorn the rest of your fingers with simpler, more subdued rings. The effect is delicate, feminine and va-va-voom all in one!


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What To Wear To A Gala Dinner: Subversive Jewelry Inspiration From Met Gala 2017

What to wear to a gala dinner in 2017? If you were looking for jewelry inspiration from this year’s Met Gala red carpet, you must be sorely disappointed. As we are. Perhaps its the need to balance out Comme-des-Garçon-inspired unusual silhouettes that kept jewelry boldness and experimentation at a minimum.

Either way, we found a few pieces that bring your dissident authenticity to the fore. Good luck

The simple choker

Subversion could be understated, or so says Selena’s choice of a choker.

But what we really love about the choker is its long history of portraying significance, vulnerability, and power, all at once, which incidentally makes it a perfect accessory to an event thematically in honor of Rei Kawakubo’s defiance of convention and celebration of “inbetweenness.“


The complex choker

Olivia Pope prefers dainty understated chains, at least most of the time. But from Kerry, here’s your inspiration for multi-layered complexity.


Statement ear cuffs

For bold high fashion nights, add to the boldness of your pixie cuts, mo-hawks and side swept hairstyles.



The statement choker

We love it but wouldn’t pair it with statement earrings. But since we are defying conventions and breaking fashion rules. . . guess it’s all good.


Length rules earrings

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Boho lavishness

Layered precious stones and vintage hair bands are all the boho chic you need for your romantic lacy maxi.