With fall in full swing and the simple clothes of summer replaced by the more elaborate outfits of autumn, you’re probably exploring the possibilities of the fun and fabulous brooch craze.
But don’t stop there.
Jewelry trends this season range from opulent to vintage to Western-inspired, so it’s easy to add the “wow” factor to anything you wear.
Some of the hottest new looks: multi-tiered stone necklaces, charms popping up in unexpected places and turquoise belts mixed with silver.
We’ve rounded up the best gems right here in the latest edition of our weekly fashion roundup.
Prada started the adult charm craze by offering large clip-on ones that you can attach to your handbag. Now other companies have picked up the trend. You can find charming options of all kinds at Nordstrom.com (they have an entire department devoted to charms) and at Saks. Coach and Dooney & Burke also have a fun selection, including charms sewn onto leather gloves.
No need to spend a bundle — Banana Republic or JC Penney has bead strands in a variety of colors and materials. Another option is to go for a multi-strand gemstone choker as a key holiday accessory.
When you invest in a high-end timepiece, opt for a classic look that you will wear year after year. Best bets: A slim, ladylike style and a luxe touch — such as a sprinkle of diamonds — or go for the gold, always a winner.
Don’t want to go all out for a fully jeweled belt? Opt for a dramatic, extravagant, statement-making belt buckle instead. Just as chic, and not as hard on your wallet. For the most beautiful — and coveted — turquoise earrings, Ben Amun is the best!
You will find wonderful versions of the new long, lean earring silhouette in all price ranges. Check out Fragments.com and Anthropologie.com. For clip-ons and brooches, RJ Graziano can’t be beat.
Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more, you can visit her Web site, , which highlights style trends in America.
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