With sleeves getting longer and the skin we show becoming scarcer, Fashionistas across the country are in need of new focal points for potential style admirers. Who doesn’t like showing off a pair of well kept and manicured hands with a smattering of some lovely accessories? Rings, bracelets, cuffs and bangles are all the rage, with the more industrial and unique kinds being the trendiest. Juxtaposing thin bands with thick, roughly made jewelry for a industrial feminine touch has been an upcoming trend in recent months and the latest trend making its way into the fall season.
This Fashionista was found making her way through the streets of New York City on the crowded sidewalks of the Lower West Side, running to or from a very fashionable appointment, I’m sure. She was clad in a washed-out denim dress, with the industrially inspired exposed zipper down the front and a pair of cold weather combat boots and socks. Her fun, whimsical vest was also an item of mild-weather interest, as a New Yorker wouldn’t know when the breeze would hit a little too coolly for a pair of bare shoulders. She combined her industrial and urban style with a heavily accessorized pair of hands, mixing her own rough and handmade rings with more conventional vintage-inspired jewelry. The black jewels on silver and platinum settings give this look an almost Titanic-era air of understated elegance and appreciation for the culture of decades gone by. She brings a hard punch of modernity to an otherwise dowdy set of accessories with her pounded and intended ring. Her look has a really interesting sense of uniqueness and her accessory selection and mixture was well thought out and as on trend as can be.
How can other Fashionistas expect to combine their rings, bracelets and other accessories without looking heavy or overdone? Varying thickness and weight is a great way to avoid weighing down lovely hands, necks and ears for the fall and winter months. Thin knuckle rings that are meant to sit higher on the finger than the conventional ring are a great component of mixing and matching accessories on the same hand and even the same finger. Don’t forget that lovely wrists need coverage too! Thin metal bracelets give any look an understated elegance that lengthens arms and draws the eye toward the wrist and hand, for those who want to keep their fall attire simple and clean.
Spotted: Style.com recently did an editorial of ring-covered fingers by multiple jewelry designers, reflecting what’s been popular on runways!