What jewelry to wear to work largely depends on your industry. Clearly if you’re a “creative” then you can get away with murder (feathers, layers, chunky, anything outré) but for the corporate types, I feel your pain. I learned this lesson the hard way in my early days as a lowly corporate associate in a NYC law firm. I woke up one morning feeling rather festive and donned a neon green linen dress, put my hair up and then decided that rhinestone fireflies clipped in my hair would “complete the look”. The only thing it completed was a few partners notions of my insanity and belief in my imminent institutionalization. Maybe 18 glittery bugs of different sizes was a bit of overkill. . .actually I loved my firm and they loved me so I got away with it. . .barely.
So for all of my corporate DMD darlings out there wanting to let a bit of that sparkly personality shine while not making it on the Managing Partner’s worst dressed list (Ours used to send out memos about “appropriate business attire”. Black suits were frowned upon for gentlemen as a black suit is strictly evening attire.) I would recommend with a subdued piece of statement jewelry. Only one. The rest of the accessories can have a sublet edge or wit about them, but if your boss gets whiplash when you walk by his/her office you’ve probably gone too far. Unless, of course, you ARE the boss.
Look #4 of #JZPOneDressTest:
LBD by Vivienne Westwood
Belt from Fendi (note the subtle spikes)
Shoes Manolo Blahnik
Clutch J. Crew
Necklace from Fallon
In case you missed it, this is the inspiration for the #JZPOneDressTest. And a quick look back at:
Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,