Layered Looks

During my latest visit to H&M in NYC last weekend, I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of new looks for Spring…not that that is a bad thing! But what excited me most was the array of layered necklaces, chunky chokers and sparkly accessories. I mentioned in a recent post that I have been swooning over gold jewelry this season — rose gold has become a new favorite as well — so I was delighted to see all of these beauties arranged in one place. Even with my arms full of clothing…in a crowded store…with the music blasting, I managed to pull necklaces that would work for the office, but still be casual enough for the day-to-day look.

Exhibit A:

Braided Statement Necklace - H&M

This braided statement necklace was love at first sight and it has fast been integrated into many workday outfits. Since I have yet to swap out my dark winter hues with more Spring-like colors, this edgy necklace (which can be worn at varying lengths) complements my attire and adds some warmth to my look. Even though the necklace is a bit heavy, the multiple strands intricately braided together make this a fun and fresh piece for Spring.

Exhibit B:

Long Layered Necklace - H&M

I’m going to congratulate myself on finally buying a long necklace that can easily be combined with other pieces for a more layered look. I don’t particularly love the lengths of some of the longer necklaces, which often make me question how they should be worn (should I wear it as a single strand or was it meant to be doubled?), but this one is perfect. It’s simple, effortless and has become that when-in-doubt-wear-this go-to. I spent the majority of last week incorporating it with my dresses, and since it goes with everything it’s a great way to accessorize a work outfit.

So, there you have it. My latest obsession with gold jewelry appears to be in full swing! And in the interest of full disclosure, there is a third gold necklace that accompanied this purchase, but it has yet to see the light of day (as in, I haven’t had a chance to wear it!).



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