Dazzling Jewelry that Holds Its Own Against Winter Fashion

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Winter worthy jewelry typically needs to be more dramatic because our thicker, layered winter clothing mutes the more subtle pieces. However, winter worthy jewelry should also be practical. So, I have selected a few pieces that won't let your winter clothes overpower your jewelry pieces.

The multi-star line bracelet is a perfect example because the multi-colored stones will definitely enhance your wrists to princess status. The different shapes and sizes give this bracelet an extra spark and a unique look. Although the colors are subtle, the placement creates a bright attraction. This statement piece will add enough dazzle to the little black dress.

Banana Republic Multi-Star Line Bracelet

→ Buy the Banana Republic Multi-Star Line Bracelet, $49.50, at bananarepublic.com; shipping is free on $50+.

Lately, I have been wearing linear earrings when I wear my hair up because they exude a sleek, modern look and make your face appear elongated. I recommend this cute Kenneth Cole crystal drop pair. You can wear this earring during the evening with any kind of attire. Although you can wear these crystal drops when you leave your hair down, you will make a visibly dramatic impression when worn with your hair in a high ponytail along with a nice blush to accentuate your cheekbones.

Kenneth Cole Crystal and Beaded Linear Drop Earrings

→ Buy the Kenneth Cole Crystal and Beaded Linear Drop Earrings, $26.00, at macys.com.

Since the cold winter months make you search for those chunky sweaters in the deeper recesses of your closet, it's nice to have some bold pieces to divert the eyes away from those bulky sweaters. I love dramatic bracelets, so I've fallen hard for Vince Camuto's hinge bracelet. The pattern takes over the whole bracelet, which will turn all the right heads.

Vince Camuto Resin Hinged Cuff Bracelet

→ Buy the Vince Camuto Resin Hinged Cuff Bracelet, $145.00, at macys.com.

My next choice is a bulky necklace that will instantly spice up any boring v-neck. I have dozens of chunky, layered necklaces and they never disappoint me. When I don't feel like searching my closet for a perfect top, I always grab a solid colored v-neck and glam it up with a multiple stranded necklace like Chico's Lyssa Bibb Necklace. These stunning imitation pearls, dazzling faux diamonds, and beaded metal fringe are phenomenal. You'll never have to debate how to dramatize a boring look again!

Chico's Lyssa Bibb Necklace

→ Buy the Chico's Lyssa Bibb Necklace, $149.00, at chicos.com; shipping is free on $100+.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.