The world’s most elegant woman, Coco Chanel, was said to have advised the following when dressing with accessories:
“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”
If jewelry is, indeed, a deep-seated need for self-expression, one might surmise from my closet display of costume jewelry that I am totally fulfilled when it comes to expressing myself through accessories. Fashion is fickle, so I invest in some basic pieces of wardrobe that I know will be kind of classic and timeless. THEN I add whatever trend has been declared as the latest and greatest in color and style. No need to put any of this in a safe or lock box-none of it is meant to be an heirloom. To be honest, I do have some pearls, some gold necklaces and a couple of fabulous diamond earrings-which are, of course, timeless, but the costume jewelry is kind of fun and almost always reflects a sense of being current-even trendy.
I love the new idea of layering and/or stacking! If one necklace is good-3 is even better. That one little bangle looks lonely-keep adding until the noise is intrusive when you move your arm! When I am all stacked and layered, I couldn’t sneak up on anyone-I kind of enjoy the whole jingle/jangle of it all. Look in the mirror and take one thing off? Never…..
Are you into investment jewelry, or do you hear the latest, fun thing in costume jewelry calling your name?