Introducing Capsule ONE: Elevated basics

Here we are, our very first CAPSULE collection.

I came up with the idea of jewelry capsules because the comment I hear most frequently when I meet you in real life is “Your jewelry is very pretty, but I just don’t know how to wear it!” I get it. Styling can be tough. And it can be particularly challenging if you’re in any period of transition. And let’s face it, who among us isn’t going through some sort of transition at some time or the other?

STYLING JEWELRY CAN BE CHALLENGING. I’M HERE TO HELP.

The theme for January’s Capsule ONE is Elevated basics. If you’re new to adding jewelry to your wardrobe, or are looking at a refresh, this capsule is a look at 3 essentials: hoop earrings, a choker necklace and a cuff bracelet. But this capsule takes it one step further with some interesting twists on these essentials.

Capsule ONE: Elevated basis - hoop earrings, choker necklace and cuff bracelet with interesting details

Capsule ONE: Elevated basis - hoop earrings, choker necklace and cuff bracelet with interesting details

All three pieces in Capsule ONE have been curated so they can be worn together for an effortlessly styled look, or you can pair them up, or wear them individually. And if you’re an advanced jewelry stylist, mix and match them with pieces you already own!

Let’s dive into the collection a little further.

Wide Hoop Earrings: Hoop earrings are having a little moment, with newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wearing them in her swearing in ceremony. Hoop earrings don’t normally show up in conservative places like government, so her choice of hoop earrings really made a fashion statement.

Whether you wear hoops to work yourself really depends on how conservative (or not) your workplace is. I would not recommend wearing them to an interview, unless it’s an edgy, bold company you are interviewing with. But I’ve worn these hoop earrings to work, and I work at a financial institution, so context definitely matters.

I particularly like wearing these with my hair up in a ponytail that matches the fresh attitude of these earrings. I also like wearing these to elevate casuals like a tee shirt or sweater. In contrast, they balance down a glam look like a faux fur jacket or vest, and lend the right amount of sass to a leather jacket.

Styling our  wide hoop earrings  with a tulle skirt, black tee, faux fur jacket and turban. Also pictured, Capsule ONE  thin choker necklace

Styling our wide hoop earrings with a tulle skirt, black tee, faux fur jacket and turban. Also pictured, Capsule ONE thin choker necklace

Thin brass cuff bracelet: I love cuff bracelets because I love wearing them tight on my wrists. Cuff bracelets open easily and are adjustable so you don’t have to worry about size, especially if you have one wrist larger that the other (which is quite common). I also love stacking bracelets to create an “arm stack” - if you’re new to mixing metals or hesitant to do it, mixed metal bracelets stacked together are an easy trick. There are no real rules for stacking bracelets - go ahead and mix textures and styles, but I recommend stacking an odd number of bracelets for visual interest. You don’t want your stack to look too symmetrical.

Capsule ONE: earrings, bracelet and necklace curated to be worn individually or together

Capsule ONE: earrings, bracelet and necklace curated to be worn individually or together

Thin choker necklace: This is my personal favorite piece in Capsule ONE because it is so simple and yet so sexy - one single circle that hits your neck just right. This piece is best worn with an outfit that has a round neck so mimic the shape of the necklace, or with a strapless dress. You could also layer this with other slightly longer necklaces to create a stack with a little bit of drama. This would look gorgeous paired with a 17’ statement necklace, or with a strand of pearls for a mix of edgy and classic.

Styling the thin choker necklace with a simple tee shirt, leather jacket and tulle skirt.

Styling the thin choker necklace with a simple tee shirt, leather jacket and tulle skirt.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this in depth look at Capsule ONE - I love styling jewelry, so if there’s something specific in your own jewelry collection that you need ideas for, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me on facebook, Instagram, or via email!

And if you’re interested in exploring the capsule further, head over to the SHOP for a closer look!