It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a “Jewelry Box Basics” article. In case you weren’t around when I began the series or need a little refresher, here’s what it’s all about. Based upon my 17+ years as an image consultant and wardrobe stylist, I’ve identified six different personal styles: the lady who lunches, the bohemian, the rock star, the minimalist, the romantic, and the trendy gal. Granted, most people don’t fit exactly into any one box, but you can use these styles as a framework for assessing your own style, and what you may want in your jewelry box. (Click on each type to see the original articles with descriptions.)
With brooches being heralded as all the rage for fall/winter 2015, I thought it would be fun to investigate how each style might interpret this trend…because trust me, everyone will select a different permutation! So here are some ideas based on these different styles.
The Lady Who Lunches
She is feminine, loves her diamonds, and she needs a brooch that will go to a daytime charity luncheon or to a cocktail party.
Color and texture are the name of the game.
Robin Mollicone safety pin brooch
Black, skulls, chains…it’s all good!
Alexis Bittar pyrite heart pin
I struggled with the thought of a minimalist even opting to don a brooch, but then I found a couple that may work.
Cameos are a given for this personal style, so here are a couple non-cameo ideas.
This one is willing to try the latest trend — she goes for fun and whimsy!