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Friday, December 3rd 2010

A Nontraditional Approach to Jewelry

There’s a place and time for diminutive signature pendants and studs, of course, but this season, jewelry is ready to make a statement. Body chains made their way on the scene a few seasons back (one memorable Mara Hoffman resort runway comes to mind), but this fall is truly the beginning of a bauble renaissance. Designers are approaching metal adornments as they would apparel, draping chains across the body in fluid, figure flattering ways (see Bliss Lau and Ellen Arthur jewelry).

How to wear this arresting new trend? Keep the underlay (read: your clothes) simple and let the chains be the focus. Layer one over a T by Alexander Wang tee and J Brand jeans, or a casual jersey Velvet dress. And if you’re not yet down with the body chains, take your favorite chunky necklace and wear it draped over a sexy open back for a glamorous, elegant look.

--Amie

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