Vintage touch

With clothing trends playing heavily off the style of the 1930s and 40s this winter it’s no wonder that jewelry has followed suit. It’s been interesting to see Anthropologie’s take on the trends through their whimsical pieces. In particular I’ve noticed their necklaces have been taking on more stature lately. Larger pieces with a more delicate touch than previous years are too tempting to pass up.

Above is the Finishing Touch Necklace ($48). I adore the fan detailing next to the flower. This tri-strand statement piece would look great under a blouse for work. It’s currently on backorder but if you have the patience to wait for it I think you’ll find it well worth it.

For the Krossa Necklace ($158) I think it’s the strand that lends itself to the vintage feel. A bit heavier to support the large medallion, the strand has a touch of old world charm to it.

Similarly, the Respite Necklace ($98) uses an unbalanced strand to achieve a statement look. Can’t you see pairing this with a ruffly or flapper-esque number for the night on the town? I suppose that combination would make it more 1920s than 30s or 40s. If you want to slide the look a bit later pair it with a v-neck merino sweater and a pair of wide leg slacks.

If you want to draw some attention to yourself the Hale Shower Necklace ($38) is a great way to do it. Layers upon layers of beads cascade over your neck to create the effect of, well, hail. A friend of mine bought this piece to wear for a New Year’s Eve party and I only wish I’d thought of it first.

Something a bit more dainty is the Defy Gravity Necklace ($58). With double stands of pearls being all the rage right now this understated, elegant look could dress a casual outfit up or add a modern touch of class to a holiday party look.

Finally, if it’s something a bit different you’re looking for…my eye has been on the Babe in the Woods necklace ($198) for a few weeks now. I love the different sized wooden beads and the marbled beads create a magical looking necklace. The unevenness of the beading adds drama. It’s a fashion-forward piece with a vintage feel that I expect to see repeated by other stores.

Do you own any Anthropologie jewelry pieces? Are there any pieces in the current line that caught your eye?

1 Comment

  1. December 9, 2008 / 2:59 pm

    I've been staring at the Respite Necklace, as well. Hoping it'll drop in price though. That's a fabulous price for the Finishing Touch necklace. You'd think it was more. I may have to add it to the order I haven't placed yet w/the free shipping. I have lots of Anthro jewelry (mainly earrings and necklaces) with a few statementy ones. I really like how unique their pieces are. I can't get on the site now, but there is a cuff I really adore that looks like an enameled watch (2 sizes available, I like the larger one). I used it in 1 of my sets on Polyvore,

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