Ask The Bean: Jewel Overload

October 30, 2010 • Magazine

Ask The Bean: Jewel Overload

Ask The Bean: Jewel Overload

Mon, 2000-10-30 07:00

Dear Bean,
For so long we have been told to not go overboard on accessories, but I see women glistening from a mile away. Is it the opposite this season? Should I drape myself in accessories? What’s too much? Help!
Jewel Overload

Dear Jewel Overload,

Take the phrase ‘less is more’ and toss it out your chicly draped window, because this season’s trend report wraps around the indulgence of multiple accessories. From several delicate rings on a single, perfectly manicured finger, to the double-shift jeweled bibs hanging around the neckline, women are embracing the grunge-meets-chic method of piling on the ornaments.

This trend crosses one thing off our getting-ready list: which piece of jewelry to wear. Introduce your emerald encrusted owl ring to your elephant ring stampeding with a ravishing ruby hue. For your night out, the two can be civil and play side by side, or rather finger to finger. Go a step further and set their habitat with your golden, multi-leaf necklace.

Mix and matching is the key to tackling this look. Go random and wild.Hey, you can even try closing your eyes and letting your hands pick at will what will decorate you. Combine bangles of different hues with some glistening and others rugged. At the moment, I have six rings meshing the fearful silver-and-gold combo. On my left are three delicate, silver rings that are of a peace sign, “love” spelled out and a leaf. On my right is an enormous teal rock embedded into a silver, distorted frame with a bedazzling, gold owl hooting nearby. Don’t over think this gypsy-inspired trend, the more random the better.

Wear all in one look:

1. Philippe Audibert Chaine Gold-Plated Multi-Strand Necklace $775
2. Philippe Audibert Manchettte Galon Gold-Plated Bracelets $280
3. Isharya 18-Karat Gold-Plated Bangles $95
4. Isharya 18-Karat Gold-Plated Lapis Bangles $95
5. Giles & Brother Braided Wrap Bracelet $115

6. Daisy Knights 22-Karat Gold-Vermeil Studded Ring $230
7. Daisy Knights 22-Karat Gold-Vermeil Skull Ring $140
8. Kenneth Jay Lane 22-Karat Gold-Plated Starfish Ring $180

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