Oh baby, it’s cold outside. Yes, it’s sweater time and there’s an art to styling sweaters and necklaces. We love wrapping ourselves up in sweaters like long lost friends, but at this time of year, with the flurry of social activities, we want to look put together every day. Styling your jewelry well will invigorate the coziest of sweaters, accentuate your best features and elevate this winter wardrobe staple.
Consider these styling tips to make your sweaters sing through the holidays:
A Double Pocket Go-To For A Layered Look
The Classic Blank Slate
The standard pullover doesn’t have to be drab. Think of it as a backdrop for a fabulous focal point that is made with “Lynx”, a dramatic statement necklace.
Pullover with Long Side Slits, DKNY.com, Sale – $207
“Lynx” Tigers Eye Gemstone Bib, $130
An oversized, boatneck sweater has an easy feel that calls for a funky necklace in either bright contrasting colors or co-ordinating hues. Edgy “Savanna” has both gold and silver tones paired with khaki spikes, it’s neutral tones and dynamic features are an intriguing addition to this cool look.
Baby Alpaca Marfa Pullover, PeruvianConnection.com – $159
“Savanna” Fall Fashion Jewelry, $52
A cowlneck adds a lot of volume to the neckline so making a good styling choice is critical. Select a high choker that will lay above the cowl or a rope necklace. “Sandcastle” is 6′ long with a clasp so you can wear it many ways. For a sophisticated look, wear it very long with a knot tied in it or wear one layer high like a choker and drape two more long layers below like a festive garland of golden sparkles.
Fine-gauge Merino Cowlneck Sweater, Orvis.com – $89
“Sandcastle” Long Crystal Beaded Necklace, $65
This lovely wine colored tunic has a jewel neckline which exposes the breastbone and provides an alluring canvas that begs for attention. A collar, bib or choker (“Cheyenne”) with flowing fringe will adorn the neckline and décolleté beautifully.
Chevron-Stitch Merino Tunic, Orvis.com, Sale – $79.40
“Cheyenne” Tigers Eye Boho Choker, $80
This gorgeously textured sweater displays the artistry of knitting. Pair a special sweater like this with a beaded necklace that draws out one, or in this case, all of the exquisite colors of the hand painted yarn.
Impressionist Alpaca Cardigan, PeruvianConnection.com, – $239
“Swallowtail” Handblown Lampwork Glass and Gemstone Necklace, $58
A stylish graphic knit requires something either very light and metallic or something very bold in the same palette. “Harlequin”, an architectural statement necklace in black and metallics, has a graphic, three-dimensional quality to it and complements the color blocked top. It would also add polish to a monochrome crew neck taking it from ordinary to extraordinary.
Graphic Shiny Rayon Stripe Knit Top, KarenMillen.com – $140
“Harlequin” Black Agate and Pyrite Necklace, $88
Accentuate the lines of a V-neck sweater with a long tassel necklace or pendant necklace. “Harvest” features a carved jade flower pendant and mixed jade in rich earth tones, a lovely pairing against this cozy chocolate brown sweater.
Dahlia V-Neck Sweater, Baukjen.com – $195
“Harvest” Mixed Jade Pendant Necklace Set, $56
A fine knit wrap sweater calls for a choker or collar necklace that doesn’t interfere with its design details. Our “Matrix” necklace lays gracefully along the collar bone; it’s three braided strands mirror the drape of the wrap sweater and flatter your neckline.
Callington Wrap Sweater, Baukjen.com – $155
“Earth Tone Matrix” Braided Czech Glass and Crystal Necklace, $72
An embellished sweater is a must for the holidays. You can style this lace cardigan daintily or play up the theme of the detailing. “Elsa” is a floral statement necklace whose magical glow enhances its femininity and winter wonderland feeling.
Lace Panel Cardigan, KarenMillen.com – $170
“Elsa” Green Chalcedony and Pearl Floral Necklace, $78
This dressy fine gauge metallic-silver cowlneck requires something sleek and elegant like the “Moon Shadow” lariat. A turtleneck paired with one of our long lariats would also be great with jeans and boots for a more casual downtown look.
Celestia Pima Cotton Cowl Neck, PervianConnection.com – $149
“Moon Shadow” Plum Lariat with Freshwater Pearls and Swarovski Crystals, $84
While a scarf may add a colorful splash to your warmest winter gear, when your remove those layers, you still want something sparkly atop that sweater.
Glance through our necklace collection and we are sure you will find that there is a jewelry fit for every sweater and occasion.