Architectural Accessories to Edge-Up Your Wardrobe

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Over the last few years, I have seen an increase in architectural fashion designs, especially with shoes, handbags, and jewelry pieces. The architectural influence seems to make fashion pieces edgier and more vocal. Furthermore, architectural fashion accessories can make a more dramatic impression because the accessories are more rigid and contain more metal. Architectural fashion can create an uber hot look because it is sophisticated and edgy. To add a little architectural edge to your wardrobe, try one of these easy-to-incorporate accessories.

This RJ Graziano silver collar necklace is sleek and can put the finishing touches on any top. Whether it be the little black dress or the black slacks and a button up top, this necklace will give be a contemporary add on to your wardrobe.

RJ Graziano Silver Collar Necklace

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If you like to give your wrist a little fashion of its own, then check out this sexy gold warrior cuff! It’s a simple geometric design with brushed gold and it’s a total hit! You can wear it with any outfit and can wear it with smaller pieces to give it a more va-voom look. Try to accompany it with some bling or wear some big bold earrings to balance out the look.

Francesca's Collections Warrior Cuff

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If you’re a ring gal, then you will love the pave metal ring. It has a very distinct design and the metal curves and capped crystals to give it a more girly, feminine feel. I think this will also complement your silver accessories.

Ariella Collection Satin Metals Pavé Twist Ring

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Speaking of architecture, check out the Elizabeth and James "Architecture" cube ring. The rose gold and silver ring is striking and it has very nice lines that provoke. I love this ring and it’s amazing how exciting it is without having any crystals on it.

Elizabeth and James Architecture Cube Ring

→ Buy the Elizabeth and James Architecture Cube Ring, $250.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

My last pick isn’t necessarily architectural, but it reminds me of walking by all the skyscrapers in New York. The back of this astoundingly tall wedge is all shiny gold and it’s flashy, which I love. It’s a shoe that will go well with rock star jewelry pieces and even hold its own. Stand tall and be confident because you can’t afford to fall off these stunners.

Betsey Johnson Britt Satin Wedges

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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.