Anna Soo Wildermuth

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Archive: Jewelry Trends

Long earrings – current trends

Long earrings

Long earrings can be fun to wear in business setting and social settings. These are some key points to remember in choosing the right length to wear:
• The longer earring worn shows best contrasted with the neckline of the top.
• A necklace should not hit the shoulder blade otherwise the earring will not have movement.
• Long earrings can have double to triple strands. For the look not to get lost, balance it with a simple hair style.


petrified_woodRecently, when working with a client in refreshing her wardrobe, we realized that the jewelry that worked a few years ago needed to be replaced with more statement pieces for a couple of reasons. She was recently promoted to a senior vice president role and the office went to a more casual environment.

So now, for her, professional casual is more fitting. She also travels internationally. In upgrading necklaces and earrings choosing the right proportion of each is critical. Increasing the size of the stones by one half and wearing a more intense color will add the impact needed to create the elegant, smart, professional casual look.

How many rings is too many?

rings on fingersIn recent years, the classy way to wear rings meant that less is more. One or two on each hand was the norm. A few years ago, a Chicago fashion setter was featured in many articles wearing three to four rings of varying sizes on each hand.

When shopping at a high-end store, I noticed the sales person waiting on me wore two rings (designer with the initials DY) on each finger, plus she had a ring on her middle toe. Because she was in the fashion industry selling jewelry, this was acceptable. In everyday business settings my recommendation is to use jewelry as an accent, not as a main focus.