Meet the season’s essential, mix-and-matchable extras.
This season, we’re crossing our tees and stud-dotting our…everything. It’s all about metal jewelry with studs, spikes, crosses and skulls, and—by way of arm candy one day, a cross necklace the next—we’re adding it to outfits across the board. (It’s just the thing for adding a little “something extra” or a touch of punk, which is so perfect for fall!) Love the look? Get it now. (Despite its tough vibe, it’s oh-so-easy!) We’ve got your guide.
Forget overhauling your jewelry box and accessorizing from scratch; your trusty bangles, sentimental ring and bold gold watch are definitely still a go! The season’s new, edgy pieces will pair perfectly with your old favorites—and mixing the two will keep the look uniquely “you.”
When stacked (our preference!), the new jewelry reads like a statement piece. As the rules of statement pieces go? Wear one at a time: Keep the focus on major earrings or a handful of rings (never both!). Wearing a busy outfit? Go for single pieces (think a delicate bracelet or a long strand necklace) that won’t distract.
Keep It Interesting
When it comes to wearing the new jewelry right, it’s all about balance—specifically, a balance of classic metals and trendy textures. Working a lot of silver bracelets? Be sure they contain plenty of stud and spike embellishments. Love wearing crosses around your neck? Make two chains silver, the other three gold.