The Minimalist’s Guide to the Idea Jewelry Box
I was asked what my ideal, favourite pieces of jewelry would be in a minimalist wardrobe.
As it is with style, my jewellery and accessories are FAR from minimalist, but I thought long and hard, and narrowed it down to these items:
- Everyday necklace
- Everyday ring
- Everyday earrings
- Statement necklace
- Statement ring
- Statement earrings
Something simple, elegant, and easy to wear with any outfit.
I personally like this long black metal chain necklace of mine because it tends to go with everything but something more everyday like a pearl necklace may be better for some people.
I know people wear their wedding bands and/or engagement rings, so an everyday ring is also needed sometimes.
I’d also probably add two or three thin stacking rings because I am in love with my thin stud stacking rings:
I don’t wear earrings but I know if you don’t wear any, the holes close up in your earlobes, so some simple silver, drusy, or pearl studs look great.
I really like this trio of drusy stud earrings:
I am a huge fan of wearing a watch.
I know it sounds strange because I always carry my iPod Touch everywhere and can read the time on it, but I really like the look of a simple, elegant watch in a leather with a huge 30mm watch face.
Sometimes I just wear a watch and no jewellery.
I love, LOVE statement necklaces.
I am especially in love with multi-layers of beads because it can make anything look expensive and luxe without needing to resort to any kind of sparkly bling.
A nice cocktail ring like this leafy one, or something more subversive like an armored ring. I particularly love my Conqueror Ring:
Either really REALLY long, big earrings that catch the light when you swish your head, or these simple gingko leaf earrings that look fancy & large without being too glittery or loud.
I love a good cuff, a thin minimalist one or a really strong bold one like my favourite sage cuff which comes in gingko too.
I of course cannot live without a drawerful of jewelery options but those would be my MUST HAVES if I ever had to cut down on anything.
Nice! I think you made good selections.
The Asian Pear
I love all my jewelry… But if I had to give up all my jewelry I could. There’s only one ring that I love and that’s the one I bought in Notting Hill in London over a decade ago. That’s my one piece. That said… I’m still amassing my jewelry collection. I want a few chunky necklaces right now.