No outfit is complete without the right accessories. Your jewelry should enhance your look, not distract from it. Sometimes it’s challenging to find that perfect balance, which is why we’ve put together this How-To Style Guide to help you choose the right ALEX AND ANI pieces to incorporate into your everyday look.
For April, we spotlight 3 new trends that just launched in our Mother's Day Collection which are must-haves for you (and your giftee's) ALEX AND ANI jewelry boxes.
TREND #1: PEARLS
Pearls have been - and will always be - one of the most sought after additions to the jewelry box. Pearls are a classic addition to any outfit and an absolute must-have for every woman. You'll find pearls in every possible iteration this season. Pearls have been modernized and have been adopted by celebs (especially our fav singer Harry Styles), influencers and fans.
The new wave of pearl jewelry is sleek and modern, and miles away from anything you might find in your grandma’s jewelry box. This Mother's Day we have embraced the natural beauty of pearls in their most organic form.
HOW TO NAIL THIS LOOK
Wear with Collar Necklines: A collar neckline doesn't leave much space for wearing anything too wide. Since you will only see a glimpse of your neck, make it count. Wear sans necklace or with one short strand that compliments the line of your neck. Our Heart Locket Necklace is a sophisticated option that will enhance your outfit. Pair with longer crystal pearl earrings that draws attention to your face and neck.
Pile on the Pearls to Create a Modern Mix: Yes, pearls are beautiful on their own but this season try mixing them with trendier pieces and experiment with mixing metals. Create a heavier wrist that is layered with multiple pearl bangles and modernize it by adding silver or gold charm bracelets that have personal significance to you.
DID YOU KNOW? Pearls symbolize wisdom acquired through experience. They are believed to attract wealth and luck as well as offer protection. Known for their calming effect, pearls can balance one's karma, strengthen relationships, and keep children safe. The pearl is also said to symbolize the purity, generosity, integrity and loyalty of its wearer.
TREND #2: THE LOCKET NECKLACE
Heart motifs are a wearers favorite and a sure fit hit to gift this Mother's Day as they serve as keepsake pieces that can be worn close to your heart. Add a picture of your child, parent, deceased relative or someone who inspires you and carry them with you on your daily travels.
The locket necklace is the perfect addition to your ALEX AND ANI jewelry box. Offered with a delicate chain in 2 finishes (Shiny Gold and Shiny Silver), this look can be worn alone as a single statement or delicately layered with other necklace styles.
HOW TO NAIL THIS LOOK
Wear with a Scoop Neckline: A round neckline pairs best with a short necklace with some volume, like our locket necklace. You can also fill in the open space of your neck by layering with a shorter necklace or choker.
Layer Necklaces with a V-Neckline: This is the easiest type of neckline to layer with. A V-neck draws attention to your face and neck so you will want to layer your necklaces at graduated lengths that compliment the shape of your neckline. Your mid-length necklace should stop short of your top with a decent amount of space between the two. The third necklace can go further or stop short of the neckline depending on the look you’re going for. And don't forget, make it personal by adding our charm station charms to your necklaces.
TREND #3: RING WRAPS
The once popular cocktail ring has evolved and this Mother' Days season is all about ring wraps. Our new ring wraps are sculptural and showcase pear and baguette-shaped cuts offering its wearers a contemporary appeal.
HOW TO NAIL THIS LOOK
Less is More: For a minimalistic look, wear your pearl and crystal ring wrap on your index finger to create a sense of individuality and power. Added Bonus: Our ring wraps are expandable so they are one size fits all!
Mix it Up: Don't be afraid to pair with your ring wrap with other rings, mixing metals and colors. Silver and gold rings DO work well together.
Ring Stacking: The most important thing to remember is that that there is no right or wrong way to stack. If you love how your ring combination looks, that's all that matters. Still, there are some tips to help you achieve an eye-catching look without going overboard.
Keeping your pearl and crystal ring wrap alone on your index finger, layer either your middle or ring finger with multiple initial, birthstone and symbol rings that are personal to you. Every finger shouldn't be stacked with multiple rings, that would be overkill. Create a cohesive look that balances the beauty of your pearl ring wrap and your ring stack.
To shop all these trends and more, visit our New Arrivals page and get inspired!
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Need gifting ideas? We make meaningful gift giving easy. Visit our Mother's Day Gift Guide to select the perfect gift.