How to Wear Your Jewelry More Often
In March of 2020 when we thought quarantining to stop the spread of COVID-19 would last just a few weeks, it was relatively easy to transition from commuting into the Who What Wear offices in Manhattan every day to working from home in my Brooklyn apartment. While I eagerly swapped my uniform of skinny jeans and boots for leggings and oversize sweaters, much of my WFH routine remained the same. However, reflecting upon the myriad challenges and adaptations we faced over the past year, it dawned on me that I had inadvertently made a change that I was unhappy with: I completely stopped wearing jewelry.Â
As one of the more casual dressers in the Who What Wear office, I tended to express my personal style by changing up my jewelry every morning. Whether it was swapping my petite diamond studs for Chan Luu pearl huggies or layering a few different necklaces or bracelets each day, I found it both simple and fulfilling to experiment with my look through simple accessories. And while I have always been a big believer that you don't need a âspecial occasionâ to wear your favorite piece, it became clear that my WFH routine had become completely devoid of any sparkle whatsoever.Â Â
With that in mind, I resolved to revisit my everyday jewelry (plus a few sentimental pieces) during the week between Christmas and New Years Day. Since purchasing new pieces or borrowing from family members wasn't in the cards this year, I enlisted the help of Kendra Pariseault, an incredible jewelry designer and personal friend, to get some tips and tricks for incorporating jewelry back into my everyday attire. Read on for advice on how to rediscover hidden gems in your jewelry box, give old items a second life, and choose meaningful pieces thatÂ can be worn for years to come.