As we move into the cooler months, I find I reach for different pieces of jewelry than I did during summer. Actually, it’s more like I have to scrounge for the right jewelry to accompany my cool weather outfits. Anyone? Some of the pieces of jewelry that are essential during the fall and winter end up in the back of my jewelry box or tucked away in a drawer during the warmer seasons. So now it’s time to make sure we have the jewelry essentials for fall and winter. These are the pieces that will complete our outfits and make us look pulled together and chic.
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I try to help us review our jewelry a couple of times a year, especially as we transition from cooler seasons to warmer months and vice versa. And it just so happens that last year about this time I posted a video about the Jewelry Essentials for Fall & Winter. I watched this video again yesterday, and really I can’t improve on it any right now. I’ll mention a few of the current jewelry trends below. But all in all, I suggest the same pieces and tips I did in that video. So you might want to watch it, too.
Now of course a lot of the jewelry I recommended in that video is not necessarily available anymore. But I’ll fill the shopping widgets below in up-to-date recommendations in case you need to purchase anything new.
What’s trending this fall and winter? Personally I like to keep my jewelry pretty classic. But I do enjoy having jewelry that looks modern, too. This year we’re seeing a lot of…
- charms (usually just one or two or three on a necklace or bracelet)
- chunky chains (these have been trending for several years now)
- pearls, especially in modern configurations
- return of wrist watches
- novelty shapes
- celestial representations (not just zodiac, but also stars and moons)
- personalization (monograms, names)
- color, mixed with metallics and bright and bold
- cocktail rings, often layered and stacked
Short and Layering Necklaces
Even though we do wear a lot of higher necklines in the fall and winter, I still have a good many v-neck sweaters in my wardrobe. So I do like having a few shorter, dainty necklaces to wear. It’s fun to layer these. Or you can buy necklaces that are already layered together or are sold as a set.
The Olive necklace above (now available only in rose gold) is adjustable. I think looking for an adjustable necklace for this time of year is really smart. You can wear it shorter to fit inside a v-neckline, as I did above. Or you can wear it longer to drape over the front of your sweater, like I did below.
You also can customize a necklace that will work well with your wardrobe. And it really doesn’t cost much if anything more when you customize your Kendra Scott jewelry. I find that I wear my customized Elisa necklace more than anything else in my jewelry box, probably because I specifically customized it to work with the bulk of my wardrobe. So cost per wear it’s a great value.
I’ve got more pretty short and adjustable necklaces in the shopping widget below.
Longer & Pendant Necklaces
Because we do wear a lot of sweaters, turtlenecks and other plain front, high neck tops during the fall and winter, it’s a good idea to have at least one longer necklace. I like to have a layered necklace set and a long pendant or two.
Again, I favor the Kendra Scott Tassel Bolo necklace above because it’s adjustable. So you can create a variety of looks with it, and you can make it work over different types of sweaters.
Here I am wearing it again below.
I also get a lot of compliments on my Kendra Scott Tegan Slider Necklace, shown below. It’s available in gold, too. In fact, many of the pieces I’m sharing in this post are available in multiple medal colors.
And this year I purchased the Kendra Scott Muriel Pendant necklace in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s a Kendra Scott piece that is only available at Nordstrom, from what I can tell. You can choose from three different stones. I have it in black.
When choosing a longer necklace, choose one that is adjustable or you’ll need to select one that hits exactly at the most flattering place for you. Where is that? Well, I can’t really say for you. But here are some factors to consider:
- Do you have a long torso? you can wear a longer necklace to create balance.
- Do you have a tummy? you may want to keep your necklaces shorter so you don’t draw attention to your midsection.
- Do you have a slimmer waistline? you can wear a longer necklace to accentuate it.
- Do you have an ample bust? you want to keep your necklaces above the bust and out of your cleavage.
- Do you have a smaller bust? you may be able to wear a longer necklace beautifully.
I’ve collected a variety of longer and pendant necklaces for you in the shopping widget below.
I find myself counting on my earrings to add interest and light to my outfits more and more. In fact, frequently I choose to leave off the necklace these days in favor of choosing bolder earrings. And I do suggest that if you wear bold or large or long earrings that you do keep your necklace less “fussy.”
I purchased the Kendra Scott gold hoop earrings in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, too. And they have fast become my go-to choice. I like them because they’re big enough to have impact, but they’re also simple, clean and classic.
But I still love and frequently wear my Kendra Scott Veronica Hoops, too. I love how the little stones in them provide light up around my face.
I also purchased a couple of other pairs of full-impact earrings recently. I decided if I was going to wear a necklace less frequently, I wanted to have several pair of earrings I could rotate through. And I wanted each pair to be impactful and pretty.
The Addie earrings above also come in a silver and gold mixture. That’s a great choice if you like to mix medals. The secret to wearing different medal colors together is to have at least one piece that has both colors of medal in it.
All of the hoops I wear are very lightweight. That’s key, especially as we get older. Our earlobes begin to sag a little with time, so we want to choose earrings that don’t exacerbate the problem, whether they be studs or hoops or drop earrings.
In my opinion, bracelets are more important in the spring and summer when we wear shorter sleeves. But I’m a bracelet kinda gal. So I love adding a bracelet to my outfits. Especially when I opt to leave off a necklace, I think adding a bracelet is a great way to add a little light and sparkle midway on your frame.
But I do think that if we’re going to wear a bracelet with long sleeves there are a few things to consider. You may want to make sure your bracelet is a little more substantial so that it can be noticed. And you’ll definitely want to beware of wearing a bracelet that easily catches on the fine threads of sweaters and such. I reserve my daintier bracelets for summer and spring and pull out the chunkier ones for fall and winter. I especially like bangles for winter because they don’t catch on things.
It’s also fun to layer on the thick, chunky bracelets at this time of year. Chico’s has some great bracelets and other jewelry. And they frequently run good sales on their jewelry, too.
While I frequently wear a watch in the spring and summer, they can feel a little hot during those warmer seasons. So I’m even more prone to wear a timepiece during the fall and winter. And wearing a watch is an easy way to elevate your look. It’s such a sophisticated and classic piece of jewelry.
I love my Nordgreen watches because they have a clean, minimalist aesthetic, and because the bands are all interchangeable. Most recently I selected the black dial Philosopher with a black leather strap. I think it adds so much class to my outfits. Unfortunately I don’t have a great photograph of it yet. But I also still love my Native watch, which was the first one I got.
The Nordgreen watches have all been gifted to me. But I’ve taken most of them to jewelers to have the metal bands adjusted, and the jewelers are always very impressed with these Danish watches. They tell me the watches are very high quality.
The Nordgreen watches won’t appear in the shopping widget below, but if you check them out, remember to use code KAYHRMS to get 15% off your purchase. I’ve filled the shopping widget with other classy options.
Pins & Brooches
The final piece of jewelry that I think is especially nice to have in the fall and winter is a pin or brooch. I wear a lot of blazers, and I love adding a fun or beautiful pin to the lapel.
But I also enjoy wearing brooches with my winter coats if they have a lapel.
Of course neither of pins are available anymore, but I’ve found some great ones to include in the shopping widget below.
Thanks so much for dropping in today. I hope you got a little style inspiration for the jewelry you can enjoy wearing this fall and winter. I appreciate you spending a little time here and shopping my links…when the fancy strikes! Have a great fall day, sweet friend!
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