This season, tiny tweaks to your everyday outfits will give your wardrobe a whole new lease on life. Here, the itty-bitty pieces you’ll need to make the most major of fashion statements.
Chained to the Rhythm
Little glints of gold can be seen dangling around the necks and in between the cleavage of all the it-kids around town—a comeback that actually serves as a wise investment. (Gold is still appreciating in value, meaning your one-time purchase may get better over time.) Go for something classic with a slight twist, like this number here, from Tiffany & Co., who just launched their first men’s collection, an offering that looks chic on any gender, thank you very much. “It felt like such a natural and obvious opportunity to give the customer who’s visiting Tiffany something new,” says Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer of the brand. “Men are wearing jewelry and definitely spending much more time on their personal appearance, so it felt like the right idea and the right time.”
Tiffany & Co., available at Tiffany boutiques worldwide and tiffany.com.
Make like Alexander McQueen and subvert classic tailoring with bejeweled elements. Instead of swapping a tie for a necklace (as shown here) consider a drop earring—either a subtle statement or something more audacious and dangling. Either way, a little statement on the ears will go a long way to help you stand out at the office, that Black Tie event, or on a special date night.
Available at alexandermcqueen.com, and Jiwanaia, available at Dover Street Market New York.
Not Your Grandmother’s
Running around Paris Fashion Week, the fashion editor Corey Stokes (who styled Dan Levy for this issue, p. 82) was frequently snapped in his new favorite accessory: a pearl necklace. Instead of looking dainty, the pearls—when mixed with layered, thin gold chains, tank tops, oversized button-down shirts, and beat-up Nikes—looked surprisingly cool. “My overall style has been leaning super street lately,” he says. “I think we’ve totally moved past the question of femininity with pearls.” Case-in-point: The industry-favorite brand WWW. Will Shott recently released a new range of pearl necklaces and bracelets just for men, and Comme des Garçons showed models wearing a style at their latest menswear collection. If you want the best of the best, go for the ultimate classic: a strand of Mikimotos. Your grandmother is guaranteed to be jealous.
Mikimoto pearl strand necklace, available at mikimotoamerica.com.
The ‘90s classic (and Carrie Bradshaw favorite) Fendi Baguette bag continues its epic comeback tour, now rendered in durable bonded nylon thanks to a collaboration with cult Japanese luggage brand, PORTER. On the runway, models wore the style as a crossbody, right across their chests, or as a belt bag, along the waist. Either way, it’s a great catchall for the little things (wallet, phone, keys) and looks a lot chicer than those unsightly lumps in your pockets.
Fendi x Porter Baguette Bag, available at Fendi boutiques worldwide and Fendi.com.
This article appears in Out's 2019 Fashion Issue covered by Janet Mock and Dan Levy. The issue will be available on newsstands on October 1. To get an advanced look at the issue, preview other articles here, or view it on Apple News+, Kindle, Nook, and Zinio beginning September 24. Grab your copy by subscribing now.