This weekend in New York was an unusual one, with temperatures dropping from the ’80s to the 60s in a little less than three days. This gave all of us longing for seasons past of cozy sweaters and not iced coffee a chance to break out the breeziest of chunky knits, sleeves rolled of course.
This Fashionista paired her blush-colored knit with denim and a plethora of dainty necklaces and bracelets. I think one of the most interesting ways to make jewelry pop is to pair them with juxtaposing textures. Her dainty layered pendants just look gorgeous next to the more structural elements of her woven sweater and crushed denim shorts. Her arms stacked with mismatched bangles are another great example of complementary sartorial elements. She groups together thin gold bands with pops of braided rope bracelets, carrying forth the elements of opposing textures.
While it may be too hot to pair your dainty jewels with chunky knits, the rest of the summer, you can still sport opposing textures via other methods. Try wearing your delicate pendants with a grungy graphic T-shirt. The feminine/masculine dichotomy is always an interesting way to mix up an outfit.
My go-to for delicate accessories is Catbird. Their beautifully curated store in Brooklyn is home to hammered gold bands and chipped diamond necklaces perfect for a pop of subtle femininity. Lucky for those outside of NYC, Catbird ships worldwide through their online store. Another great spot for dainty jewels is Etsy, because, well, cheap knuckle rings. Just type in your accessory qualification and it’s sure to bring up a wide variety of homemade goods in different price ranges.