Certain seasons seem to require a bit of an accessory redux. That’s not to say you need to rid yourself of everything you’ve been loving (though we understand if your boots take a bit of backseat for a while), but a few new pieces can be subbed in for those cold-weather mainstays and feel so apropos as the days get longer and warmer. Spring is the quintessential season for this kind of renewal—it’s arguably code for “refresh”—so we asked our fearless leader, our head designer Joyce, to share with us the accessories she’s adding to her style arsenal. Getting a peek at her personal shopping list is a great place to start your own revamp, we’d say.
According to conventional wisdom, you’re supposed to dress for the job you want, but one of the many things we love about LA-based jewelry designer Jess Hannah is that her clothes and her career aren’t an obvious match. Imagine a woman in a white button-down, denim shorts and sneakers wielding a metalsmithing torch. But that’s her uniform, or as she says, “I have a take and I stick to it.” Her vibe is tomboy and classic, echoing the barely there feel of the gold necklaces and rings she designs.
It’s something we’ve seen some of our most stylish friends doing lately, whether they’re dressed up or down.
Want a really good excuse to treat yourself to new jewelry today? We’ve got one. Get to know Same Sky™, the latest addition to our Labels We Love family. Founded by filmmaker Francine LeFrak in 2007, Same Sky is a fair-trade line of colorful fabric wrap bracelets, handcrafted by female artisans in Kigali, Rwanda. Through employment with Same Sky, they’re able to earn 15 to 20 times the average wage in sub-Saharan Africa. So go ahead, wear your good conscience on your sleeve (or peeking out from under it, as the case may be).
Hey, New York friends: Join us and Same Sky at our Fifth Avenue store on April 8th for a night of feel-good shopping and a special discount.
Muscle tees: A tough name for a pretty friendly style. But there’s a trick to making this typically masculine silhouette a bit more feminine — and it’s all about the right accessories. Whether it’s a quiet gold necklace or a string of gilded beads finished with colorful tassels, delicate jewelry here has the effect of a whisper, not a shout. And that’s just how we like it.
Because it’s the one time of year when it’s totally OK to out-sparkle those twinkle lights, we’ve gathered some of our favorite gleaming and glittering gift ideas. An old-school silver harmonica for the musically (or nostalgically) inclined. Our shimmery Pavé Arrowstack Necklace as that perfect “you shouldn’t have” present. Or a little gem-like set of jacks to give that kid at heart a way to pass those long winter nights. And with that we say, shine on (and gift on).