It is a universal truth that when you want to jazz it up, Zatarain’s can’t be far. What happens, though, when you’re considering your outfit, that which makes it prosaic, and how to eradicate that looming sense of “blah”? Is a stain smack dab in the middle of your chest care of the newest “Jambalaya Mix” really going to make your look seem all that better? In this instance, unfortunately, I think not.
Enter a selection of jewelry that makes co-existing with accessories during winter months and therefore sweater weather not just palatable, but enjoyable. Because, really, what’s worse than buying a huge crystal cuff, wearing said cuff and realizing shortly after having digested with pride the first omg-I-die-obsessed-where-did-you-get-it stamp of approval from your lady comrades that the entire sleeve of your knit has unraveled faster than a cat could have obliterated it when said cat first mistook the thing for a ball of yarn?
To answer that question for you, there’s only one thing that’s worse: trying to get a jacket on over a collection of thick bracelets that are paradoxically cramping your winter style because they seem so damn pivotal when considering all the black or denim you’ll be probably wearing every day. Through the end of May.
This brings me to my next point. Yesterday’s afternoon story referenced the proliferation of dark-colored clothing in the winter but left out an important detail: what about the accessories?
Granted, I styled the antecedent navy blue sweater and black jeans with a thick metal choker, but is it just me, or has jewelry that doesn’t require pre-shower removal never seemed this lucrative? I just want to know that what I put on, I don’t have to take off. Ever. Unless I want to. I’m sick of operating as a slave to my accessories but I might be experiencing a cold case of Stockholm Syndrome because I don’t want to forfeit them either. So where’s the happy medium?
Rhetorical question, obviously, because I’ve got an answer and it is in Australia-based accessory brand Wanderlust + Co, where not only ladies who like to put their metal to the pedal can unite but so too can the repellers on a budget — this way, you don’t have to be trading in your CASH-4-GOLD like all those illusive commercials tell you to.
Stack your dainty-ass plated arrow necklaces because you can afford all three colors, add a silver tablet that kind of looks like an old-school Advil capsule and let them tangle together. Mold a selection of the skinny, small gold rings to fit and festoon your fingers from the pinky backward. Try your luck with some bracelets if you want to, and definitely don’t let your ears continue to function as the unsung hero of jewelry wearing. The best part here, as previously inferred, is that no bracelet, ring, earring or necklace retails for upward of $50.
Now, for that Zatarain’s…