Style Advice of the Week

Rainy days have become the norm here in North Carolina. When it’s not raining, clouds are blocking the sun I so desperately want to see! If you’re like me, the weather has a way of affecting my desire to wear bright colors or bold patterns, but don’t let the dull weather get you down Fashionistas! There are an assortment of pieces that can put the rainy day blues at bay. My personal favorite this week is gemstone necklaces.

Gemstone necklaces come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. They are a simple addition to your outfit that can instantly bring it to life. These pieces paired with a plain T-shirt or dress creates an eye-catching look and enlivens your dull weather style!

I caught this Fashionista looking bold on an overcast day! I love the way she rocks her gemstone necklace. She pairs it with a white tee underneath a striped cardigan, a pair of distressed shorts and classic ballet flats. It is a perfect spotlight piece to her simple look.

To achieve something similar to this Fashionista, pair a gemstone necklace with a simple crewneck tee, like this favorite crew T from Gap, or cardigan, like this striped v-neck cardigan from Forever 21. This bejeweled bib necklace from Forever 21 or this shaky bead frontal necklace by Betsey Johnson are perfect options! To achieve something a bit more classic, try this beaded collar necklace or this mixed chain necklace at Nordstrom.

Even on bad days, don’t forget you’re a real gem!


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