May 28, 2012

Pile It On

The modern sophisticate is not always one for brightly hued garments. Many of the chicest outfits are comprised of minimal color, channeling an organic form of chic. Most effortless combinations seem to be assembled this way, which is a likely explanation for why color is often absent in street style.
Often the simplest solution to a droll color palette in everyday life can be found in jewelry. My instinct is to leave the house with my accessory mainstays: two necklaces and a ring, each with distinct sentimental value. I tend to put more focus into the garment section of what I wear.
As a challenge to such a tendency, I've put together three ideas that use jewelry as a focal point. The foundation of each outfit is simplicity at its best. The jewelry combinations utilize the art of contrast for a collage that pairs alternative creativity with luxurious femininity.

Collages created using


DAY Birger et Mikkelson cotton tank top, Moschino silk shorts, Proenza Schouler PS1 bag, Rebecca Minkoff wedges, Coralia Leets earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane flat link bracelet, Ginette_ny monogram bangle, Gorjana charm bracelet, Frangos cluster ring, Kendra Scott ring.

Topshop peplum top; McQ Alexander McQueen cropped cotton trousers; Reed Krakoff handbag; Rebecca Minkoff wedges; bracelets (from top to bottom, left to right) by Frangos, Suzanna Dai, Citrine By The Stones, Kara Ross, Alexis Bittar, and Bounkit; D_luxe spike ring, Armani Exchange stacked rings.

A.P.C. silk boatneck dress, Stella McCartney clutch, Alexandre Birman metallic leather heels, EB by Erickson Beamon earrings, Erickson Beamon bracelets.

There are many ways to assemble a wardrobe. In the future, I hope to create a mainstay of wardrobe basics around which I can create a varied collection of avant-garde jewelry.

How do you add color to an outfit of neutral garments?


  1. i love the first outfit! the bag and shorts are cute <3

  2. love love love the jeweled bracelets!!!