I just saw an article that said, among other things, layered necklaces are now out of fashion. Meeeerp, nope, wrong. Layered necklaces are so in and so around my neck. And, I get compliments on it every time I wear this combo, so I would venture to say the public is on my side.
Trends and their supposed rules are always funny to me in retrospect, and often even in the moment. My personal style was virtually nonexistent until I graduated from college, when I went through my fashion renaissance. In 2011, I was so into glitter nail polish, until I wasn’t. I wore exclusively silver jewelry until that one year I wore exclusively gold, and now I mix it up. I tried neons, then for a long time I liked black-and-white outfits with a passion, and now I also like gray. I have even started adding other colors to my saved online shopping carts – I know.
Wear what you like, wear what works for you and acknowledge but filter the noise from other people. So layer away with those necklaces!
Outfit details while shopping to make a difference:
|What I Wore||Where I Bought It||Eco-Chic Qualities|
|Gray sweater||H&M, last year; cute Ann Taylor sweater with zips||Wear Another Year, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Sheer white button-up||H&M, last year; love this fair trade organic voile shirt from Kowtow||Wear Another Year, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Dark gray skinny jeans||H&M||Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Black faux leather jacket||Zara, old sale score; fab ASOS option here||Vegan Leather, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Gray pumps||Stuart Weitzman via Nordstrom Rack||Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Silver fleur-de-lis necklace||H&M; pretty Nordstrom option here||Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Silver coin and chain necklace||H&M; great Nordstrom option here||Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Wide sterling silver ring||Independent artisan at the Minnesota State Fair||Independent Retailer, Handmade, Made in the USA|
|Black faux leather handbag||Zara, last season; pretty ASOS option here||Vegan Leather, Wear Another Year, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|CZ stud earrings||Nordstrom Rack; identical here via Nordstrom||Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Round sunglasses||Target, very old; gorgeous Jason Wu here||Wear Another Year|
|Warm lip color||Mineral Fusion, sheer moisture lip tint in “Blush” via Whole Foods||Cruelty-Free Beauty, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Dark burgundy nail polish||Mineral Fusion nail lacquer in “Garnet” via Whole Foods||Cruelty-Free Beauty, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
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I also pretty much had to justify wearing more gray when these Stuart Weitzman pumps I’d been eyeing on every trip to Nordstrom Rack were reduced to $44. That’s right folks, I bought my first pair of Stuart Weitzmans for less than a fifty-dollar bill. Think of that brilliantly low cost per wear over the lifetime of love they’ll get. Zomg! Oh wait, I forgot that expression is totes passé now… too bad, I like it. Zomg!