When it comes to investment fashion items, jewelry ranks at the top of my list. I think of jewelry as something to be worn for occasions ranging from special events to the everyday and modern jewelry pieces, in particular, can cover both bases. Perhaps that is why modern jewelry brands have become a mainstay in the wardrobes of fashion insiders, who gravitate to their versatility and designs that feel trend-forward as well as pared-back all at once.
So, which brands are worth committing to memory? Looking to the fashion set, there are some clear favorites that range from affordable items priced under $100 to fine jewelry investment pieces that are set to be future heirlooms. Ahead, see the 6 modern jewelry brands every fashion person is wearing right now and shop pieces from their collections—from inventive takes on Baroque pearls to directional wedding bands.
As a leading stylist at Nordstrom, Sandy Koszarek is at the forefront of the latest trends to suggest current-feeling pieces (in addition to the classics) to her clients. Lately, there are a few key pieces she’s been offering up that her clients are particularly loving. And actually, the items in question sort of felt “outdated” or not as popular to Koszarek in the past but over the last few seasons have become incredibly forward and of the moment thanks to fresh designs and cuts.
Below, you’ll uncover a sampling of her go-to picks that are fresh for this season and beyond. You’ll also notice outfit references from Koszarek, along with her testimonials and inspired shopping picks if you’re looking to add a few new items to your own offering.
“Square-toe heels have been so popular recently, and while pointed-toe heels have never really been ‘out’ (they’re more in the classic category), they’re back in a greater way, and I’m ready to add them as a part of my wardrobe. I love how they elongate the leg and look amazing with denim, trousers, and dresses.”
“When I started my career, I loved wearing trousers and pantsuits to work, but I was also happy when the trend came to an end! Well, the once-outdated trousers are back again. I love wearing the current version styled with a blazer for work or a T-shirt and denim jacket for brunch on the weekend.”
Fashion influencer Melissa Meyers has an inspiring sartorial point of view. While age clearly has nothing to do with what you should or shouldn’t wear, she is 57, so she has that experience with style trial and error over the years. She has a sense of what pieces can potentially help build a solid wardrobe.
She actually recently shared the eight-piece early fall wardrobe that she really thinks could work for everyone because the pieces are versatile and lean into that modern-yet-classic territory.
Keep scrolling to check out visual inspiration from Meyers along with insights into the pieces she deems as fall wardrobe staples. If you’re interested in shopping, you’ll also uncover a range of product recommendations.