Simple charm bracelets – or necklaces – have never really lost…well, their charm. Both nostalgic and historic, the dangled strands and chains attain their allure from their mysterious nature. Though perhaps small in size, charm accessories sometimes carry both a literal and metaphorical weight, and with the capability to add and remove as you please, charm jewelry is much like a personal DIY project.
This Fashionista wears three pieces of statement jewelry: a charm bracelet, a charm necklace and peacock feathered earrings. Any one of these accessories could be worn separately or on their own, but when styled together, they have a greater impact. Added ornaments have the ability to bring an outfit onto a higher platform – a different mood can emerge. Around a few simple chains, any variety of special decorations, found adornments, knick-knacks, memoirs or good luck charms can be displayed. Around this Fashionista’s wrist and neck hang teardrop crystals, square turquoise stones, cross symbols, leaf impressions, hanging diamond beadings and coin designs. The bright, contrasting white of the crystal and diamond-like motifs among both the bracelet and necklace correspond well with the beaded feathered ends of her earrings, as well as the center floral embellishment on her dress’s belt.
To start a charm bracelet or necklace of your own, Stella&Dot have an easy to use and personalized charm necklace service. For ready-made sets or inspiration, Free People stores a number of simple charm bracelets: try metal bangles, beaded, belled and embroidered, or simply leather and embellished. If you prefer a homemade feel, try scouring your nearby antique, thrift, craft stores or even you’re own keepsake drawer for a handful of attachable travelers.
Spotted: Missoni entranced abundantly in layers for their 2012 resort collection – draping, long garments were topped off with a combination of layered necklaces and accessories. Badgley Mischka added a touch of wrapped necklaces to complete the spring 2011 ready-to-wear collection, this time for a warmer weather add-on.