Everything is pared down in the summer: clothes, beauty routines, accessories- the name of the game is ‘less is more’, though ‘less’ doesn’t have to be unimpressive, it just takes a little more thought. It’s easy to throw on an oversized, blood red choker in December and call it a statement piece, but combining whisper-thin, glittering threads in an impactful way is an art form.
Carbon + Hyde is the fine jewelry brand of the moment here in L.A., a well-deserved title when stars Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift are parading around in pieces from the line. The brands’ Rosette chokers are practically cult pieces, but the real standouts from the range are of the daintier variety. In true L.A. form, the sisters masterfully balance masculine and feminine- think glittering, thread like chains accented with diamond daggers, ‘floating’ diamond rings and collarbone grazing, bevel-set necklaces that all miraculously play well together. Below, we’ve created three looks based on the (completely unofficial) rules for stacking and layering to inspire your summer accessory game. As if you needed an excuse to go jewelry shopping: