In this age of quiet luxury, you really need simple, statement pieces of jewelry that can elevate any outfit.
The modern traveler is one who manages to pack style, convenience, and functionality into one bag. More often than not, clothes, bags and shoes take the lion’s share of the weight, leaving little room for jewelry. But that shouldn’t be a problem. In this age of quiet luxury, he really needs simple, statement pieces of jewelry that can elevate any outfit, highlighting different versions of his personality.
Here are some functional pieces of jewelry that you can take with you when you travel for work or on vacation.
From former US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, who wore a pearl necklace when she traveled to India in the 1940s, to actor Timothée Chalamet, who recently wore fitted pearls with a casual sweater, the versatility and ease of pairing a pearl necklace with anything makes it a timeless accessory.
This delicate piece of jewelry has seen versions ranging from extravagant kamarbandhs to the Cuban chains of pop culture worn around low-rise jeans. Easy to pack, usually flexible and lightweight, the belly chain is a good way to elevate your beach look.
A high-glam gold bracelet works well for a meeting during an office trip or while enjoying coffee in Florence. Such a piece can make any holiday dress more elegant. Also, you really don’t need to wear easy-to-lose rings if you have a bracelet on.
The big fat hoop is a girl’s best friend. It’s a classic, no-fuss piece that suits most face shapes. Buy them in rubies or spinels for the option of adding color to your collection, or in platinum if you’re feeling more minimalist.
A multifunctional brooch can be used on hats, dresses, scarves and jackets. A word of advice: vintage brooches make good collector’s items and are great conversation starters.
When it comes to travel jewelry, the simple trick is: easy to pack and easy to style. Choose fits that complement your clothing based on the climate of the place you’re going to. It really is a time to stop hiding those gems in lockers and drawers, and find new ways to make them shine.
Upasana Gupta is the Creative Director of Shri Ram Hari Ram Jewelers.