September is always my favorite month to refresh my jewelry wardrobe. After summer’s playful and relaxed jewels, it’s nice to invest in more substantial classics (like this David Webb Barbell Diamond Chain Bracelet) that will carry you well over time. I’ve highlighted some essentials in earrings, necklaces and bracelets that seem like pieces you’ll keep reaching for this season — and next!
A Best-Bet Bangle
A simple and thin bangle (like these Dinh Van bracelets) offers a great degree of versatility and is a wonderful alternative to a chain style. Whether it’s a rigid bracelet or an open cuff design, it can look clean and chic on its own, for all the minimalists out there, or it can be paired with an arm stack for those who like to hear themselves jingle. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this classic must-have.
A Hoop With Flair
There’s a reason hoop earrings are perennially having a moment. A jewelry staple since ancient times (no exaggeration!), the classic hoop is basic, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Level up with a pair that boasts a little sparkle or a few charms and you’ll soon discover that hoops are the jewelry equivalent of denim jeans — you can’t have just one pair!
A Sentimental Locket
Lockets are the quintessential heirloom jewel. Built to hold photographs or locks of hair in secret compartments, the style first became popular during the Victorian era, when jewelry was, almost by definition, sentimental. Contemporary designers have brought fresh eyes to the classic style by adding gemstones, embellishing the metal with unique finishes or allowing for a touch of personalization.