,

ALL IN THE DETAILS: Dainty Jewelry

Jewelry brings out the liveliness in any ensemble. A necklace or a pair of earrings can make any woman feel confident and beautiful. Like painting, photography and fashion design, jewelry has influenced the movement behind art. Jewelry can inspire any individual. If you stay updated with the current fashion shows, why not look at collections made by jewelry designer Cartier? In Cartier: In the 20th Century by Margaret Young-Sanchez, the book emphasizes Cartier’s powerful impact on the fashion industry. It states, “The color, novelty, and sheer exuberance of Cartier’s exotic jewelry, accessories, and timepieces make them instantly recognizable. Unequaled in both daring design and impeccable craftsmanship, they epitomize art deco’s most creative period” (Sanchez, 125). As one can see, jewelry plays a fundamental role in the fashion industry. Many aspiring Fashionistas and Fashionistos mainly focus on clothing; however, jewelry creates a powerful statement, which is needed in today’s mainstream styles.

Since jewelry comes last when assembling an outfit, many, including myself, forget about the jewels nestled on top of our vanities. Jewelry comes in all different styles. Depending on the individual, some prefer big statement pieces, while others yearn for the traditional diamond bracelet from Tiffany & Co. For more of an authentic look, many Fashionistas and Fashionistos also adorn themselves with Native American jewelry commonly seen in Santa Fe. Fortunately, individuals can express their individuality by wearing jewelry. Whether your style is boho, grunge, preppy or classic, anyone can find pieces that suit his or her personality. The Fashionista photographed above wears a lot of jewelry, but she keeps her look simple and elegant. She makes a regular outfit stand out by wearing dainty jewelry. The way she pairs her jewelry allows other Fashionistas and Fashionistos to follow in her lead.

Dainty jewelry is a popular trend occurring in the fashion scene, and many Fashionistas soften their look through this. Dainty jewelry can make a look more delicate and feminine. This week’s Fashionista wears a knitted dress with silver jewelry. Her wine colored dress enhances all of the silver, making the whole outfit look more mature and sophisticated. Most importantly, she wears a delicate pendant around the turtleneck. By placing a necklace around a turtleneck dress, she brings in more depth and replaces the emptiness commonly seen in ensembles. Overall, the Fashionista wears the right amount of jewelry without over-accessorizing herself.

How To: When buying jewelry, dainty pieces are always a guarantee because the designs have less bling. A delicate necklace or bracelet can easily tone down any look and keep you young and fresh all day!