If you're following us on Instagram you've probably noticed a new series with our designer, Katy! Every Friday, Katy shares a new resource or creative way to wear jewelry!
Our new Solaro Convertible Necklace is an incredibly versatile piece with multiple looks. Read on to see three ways Katy styles her own Solaro Necklace.
Which look would you try first?
Be sure to follow us on Instagram for more of #TheKatyEdit on Fridays!
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When it comes to fashion there are certain 'rules' that are assumed to be true like "big earrings are only for going out" or "you can't wear statement jewelry with a casual outfit". But, much like the jewelry myths we cover in the blog post below, these 'rules' are often far from the truth (and can be limiting)!
We chatted with Personal Stylist Scarlet Chamberlin to end the myth on two fashion 'rules' that she comes across the most often with her clients: "women with fuller chests can't wear long necklaces" and "petite women can't wear statement jewelry".
Keep reading for Scarlet's tips & tricks for accessorizing a large bust or petite frame, modeled by two stylish real-life Grayling customers!
"Getting dressed can be really fun when working with a wardrobe that sparks your creativity. Confident women tend to want a thoughtful selection of stylish pieces that are comfortable, travel-friendly, and versatile. The easiest way to spice things up and add dimension to your core basics is with signature accessories. Grayling jewels add an element of playfulness which I love."
"Contouring silhouettes with an easy drape punctuated with statement shoes and layered jewels is a look I adore. I call it “luxe casual”. This kind of vibe works anywhere in Portland. The Hampton Convertible Necklace anchors her blouse to her figure in a flattering way and it’s layered with the classic Basaltic Necklace to frame her clavicle. The Edessa Earrings echo the layered effect. En could switch out her shoes with platform sneaks and her earrings with Audrey Swarovski Crystal Studs to run around town in looking equally current."
PETITE FRAME: "Petite women can wear statement necklaces. In this look, Nancy is rocking the mixed metal Crystalline Convertible Necklace and the Celestial Necklace that is so fun worn tucked under the collar of a button-down shirt. It says “I’m not taking myself too seriously” and keeps the tailored look feminine. I could see her wrapped in this season’s leopard print jacket revealing the Menara Bracelet on her pretty wrist, of course!"
"En has an adventurous sense of style. We paired her slouchy cashmere sweater with her pleated lamé midi skirt and mules. To accentuate her waist, we used a vintage brass safety pin belt. Because all of these pieces are textured and full, we balanced the look with the delicate Capri Convertible Necklace. The pendant lands at the narrowest part of her torso, just under her bust; this is a lovely spot to draw attention to. The Sorrento Drop Hoop Earrings complete the look. Every gal should have a pair of these (in silver or gold). Hoops are back!"
"The Lyra Convertible Necklace is the perfect statement piece for a petite woman to try if she’s just starting to experiment with bold jewelry. This is because it is substantial in size but subtle in color. Wear it with a t-shirt and distressed denim or with silky separates like this. This blue surplice top with the burgundy pencil skirt and nude wedge heels got Nancy just a bit out of her comfort zone and it totally worked! She looks beautiful and authentic."
Whether you have a larger bust or a petite frame (or both, or neither) getting dressed and accessorizing your wardrobe can be really fun when you play by your own rules. At Grayling, the only rule we think you should follow is if it makes you happy...wear it!
Inspired to try any of the looks Scarlet put together? Want more posts like these? Let us know in the comments below!
P.S. Thank you to En and Nancy for playing dress up with us!
With fall right around the corner and Pumpkin Spice Lattes back on the menu at Starbucks (yes!!), September is one of our favorite times of the year. Although there's so much to love about September, it's also one of those weird transition months where every fashion magazine is promoting fall fashion but it's still pretty hot outside.
We caught up local #GraylingGirl and Personal Style Coach Sara Dahlquist to get the inside scoop on her jewelry essentials as the weather transitions from summer to fall.
Keep it Simple
"There is so much opulence in the trends this season so when it comes to my jewelry I’m all about keeping it simple, elegant with a touch of originality. I am obsessed with my Grace Swarovski Crystal Stud Earrings and the Audrey Necklace in ‘Smoky’. It’s the classic take on the diamond stud but in a color that’s a little edgy. I wear this set together or separately and with literally everything. They are perfect when I’m in a rush and I have to throw and go but want to look put-together."
Classic, Not Classic
"It’s always good to have something in your jewelry box that will never go out of style but makes a style statement. That absolutely describes these Capri Earrings. I love the simple but interesting shape that doesn’t demand all the attention but it’s not going to sit quietly either. I get compliments on these everywhere I go, which is a sign of a great purchase."
I'm All Rosy
"It has taken me a season or two but I’m finally on board with all the rose gold. And I feel strongly that you might love it as well. What surprises me about the rose hues is they look good on just about anyone and they compliment every ‘it’ color of any season it’s paired with so you really can’t go wrong. The style of this Souk Necklace is so organic, cool and statement-making, I didn’t have anything like this in my jewelry mix which is a great sign that it’s needed."
"Who doesn’t love a convertible right!? Designers have become so innovative and thoughtful about designing, you can find pieces like this Lyra Convertible Statement Necklace at Grayling that converts from one style of necklace to another making this piece beyond versatile for any wardrobe whether it be casual or business. This one necklace takes me from client sessions to date night in seconds, you can’t beat that!"
Looking to add a few transitional pieces to your collection? Click to shop Sara's favorites!