Jewelry’s going a little rigid this season, with brands like Anndra Neen, Haute Hippie, and Pamela Love turning out structured baubles that hint at the warrior within. Cuffs are the easy way to add hard-lined style to a look (Citrine by the Stones has a particularly covetable, rough-hewn piece), but the real must-try of the season is the structured collar. The Anndra Neen necklace pictured has an ancient feel with its antiqued patina and dramatic point, and the necklaces in the Pamela Love fall 2011 collection balance their tough rigidity with soft earthy elements.
How to wear them? With anything really. I’d use the heavy metal to anchor an airy ensemble, or play off a collar’s sleek lines with a tailored silhouette.