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Sweater Friendly Sparkle

The days are getting shorter, the temperature is getting colder and sweater season is upon us! While these cozy knits are often completely necessary for staying warm, they tend to present one bothersome problem: they can snag easily. This can make styling your favorite pieces of jewelry something of a hassle during the chilly months. Luckily, we here at Heirloom Finds have some tips for choosing pieces that reduce the risk of pulls, snags and loose stitches.

Sweater Friendly Earrings

Choose striking earrings to make a statement with knitwear.

First and foremost, shirk the statement necklace and instead let a pair of vivacious earrings do the talking for you. Statement earrings positioned safely at your lobes won’t pose a threat to your threads. Our favorites for wintertime styling include crystal scrollwork dangles, dramatic black resin drops, Deco-inspired beauties and fanning rhinestone dazzlers.

Sweater Friendly Necklaces

Beaded necklaces and sleek pendants are perfect for sweaters.

If you simply must wear a necklace with your pullover or cardi, don’t fret! Not every necklace poses a risk to your knits. Opt for beads and smooth-surfaced pendants rather than crystal clusters and spiked metallics to avoid those snags. Consider, for example, a trendy floral beaded tassel, a bold simulated pearl number, a teardrop tassel pendant with a hammered finish or a chic combination of simulated pearls and sparkly crystal beads.

Sweater Friendly Bracelet

Choose cuffs, memory wire bangles and magnetic bands for cold-weather wardrobes.

Wrists aren’t too problematic, provided you skip bulky stretch bracelets and troublesome mechanical clasps. Settle on cuffs, memory wire bangles and magnetic clasp bands instead. Your sweaters will thank you! Need some inspiration? Check out this imitation snakeskin statement cuff, shiny magnetic bangle, double simulated pear memory wire wrap and ultra-glitzy aurora borealis crystal spring coil bracelet.

These suggestions should see you well on your way to styling sweater friendly jewelry like a pro. If you want to bring some retro appeal to your look, consider also adding vintage brooches or sweater clips to your knitwear.  They’re the classic accessories for winter apparel. Whatever baubles you choose, stay warm and stylish out there!

by Sarah Clark

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Let’s Focus on Brooches

If throwback fashion is kind of your thing, you’re in luck this season. Vintage vibes have overtaken the runway! We here at Heirloom Finds have been noticing that brooches have become especially prominent in this year’s fall fashion trends. If you’re looking for ways to rock these retro baubles while making a cutting-edge statement, we have some tips you’ll be dying to try!

Black Blazer

This vintage Bakelite brooch adds a perfect pop of color to a black blazer.

Perhaps the most commonplace location for attaching a brooch is on a blazer. However, that doesn’t mean the look needs to be boring. Opt for something large, bright and eye-catching to enliven an otherwise demure lapel and attract compliments on your unique fashion sense.

Pink Blazer

A romantic vintage rose brooch makes such a sweet statement on a pink lapel.

If you’re not quite ready to go bold with your brooches, a more delicate alternative is to pair a romantic long-stemmed rose pin with a blush pink blazer. The resulting look is flirty, floral and feminine without being overly cloying.

Collar

This Sarah Coventry cameo brooch adds classic appeal to your workday wardrobe.

Does your workday wardrobe include several collared blouses? Every one of those tops offers an opportunity to style a vintage pin. Simply attach a classically gorgeous brooch below the top button and go! It’s best to opt for smaller, lightweight pieces in these instances.

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This 1960′s aurora borealis crystal brooch suits a purple striped blanket scarf perfectly!

Trying to keep off the crisp autumn chill? You can easily rock a brooch while staying bundled up! Pick out a cozy blanket scarf, wrap it around you and attach a brooch to hold it in place. We’re sort of obsessed with the look of sparkling crystals against soft woven textiles.

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This vintage wire wildflower brooch makes a striking statement on a fringed knit ruana.

The resurgence of the ruana this year provides yet another fantastic chance for rocking a brilliant brooch. Choose something bright, bold and metallic to fasten onto a fringed wrap. The ruana’s versatile nature is replete with potential with regard to pin placement.

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Take a turtleneck and add a fabulous floral brooch to achieve vintage fashion greatness.

If sweaters are more your scene, try fastening an eye-catching brooch onto a turtleneck collar. You couldn’t ask to look more fabulous while staying so warm! We prefer the appearance of a metallic flower pin against a darker knit for optimum autumn panache.

Denim Jacket

This super cute cluster of floral brooches expertly enlivens a basic denim jacket.

Don’t be afraid to wear more than one brooch at once! The clustered look is lovely when you have the right collection of pins. The possibilities here are limitless! A few flower pins, for example, turn a denim jacket into a backdrop for a lovely bouquet of beautiful blooms.

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This darling Coro cameo brooch makes the ideal companion for a black floppy hat.

Think brooches are only for wearing below the shoulders? Think again! Any pin styled on a chic chapeau can make an incredibly gorgeous and wholly original statement. A band on a black floppy felt hat is the perfect place for fastening the prettiest brooch you own. You can also experiment in glamming up beanies, cloches and trilbies as well to curate a look that’s uniquely you.

Ponytail

Wear a retro brooch in your hair to make an unparalleled vintage fashion statement.

If you have a hair tie, you have one more opportunity to show off a favorite brooch. A basic ponytail becomes something one-of-a-kind when you add a brooch to the back. Any hairstyle you choose, however, has creative potential for stunningly showcasing a pin.

These suggestions should have you well on your way to becoming a brooch styling expert. Enjoy finding your favorite way to wear these dazzlingly versatile accessories!

by Sarah Clark

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Paired Bracelets to Double the Glam!

Tired of your usual jewelry lineup and looking for something fresh to try? We here at Heirloom Finds have a look that’s fun to experiment with and easy to achieve. We give you: paired bracelets! Simply find two identical bracelets, slip one onto each wrist and voilà! You’ve crafted a statement look that will glam up nearly any ensemble. Need a little more inspiration? We’ve got you covered.

For formal attire, all you need are two sparkling rhinestone bracelets with an attractively ornate design. We’re definitely in love with how this blush pink dress plays perfectly with these Art Deco-inspired bands. The look is on-point for wedding couture, soirée ensembles and every outfit in need of some exquisite double shimmer.

Don’t be afraid to try styling multiple pairs of matching bracelets. We’ve combined clear crystal and white simulated pearl stretch bracelets together and found the look to be nothing short of fabulous. Their coordinating antiqued goldtone finish lends a timeless feel that’s ideal for evening wear.

Crystal Bracelets

Colorful crystals add amazing pop to your casual cute.

If you prefer something a little more casual, try styling colorful crystal bracelets in a double arm party. The arrangement makes a wonderful addition to your go-to jeans and blouse combo! This look lets you rock favorite colors that fantastically fit your mood. We’re a little bit obsessed with this pink and black stretch bracelet mélange.

Gold Bracelets

Want to try something really daring? Style some statement cuffs over long sleeves!

Something a little more daring but definitely striking is wearing bold cuffs over long sleeves. Such an eye-catching look makes an incredible statement your fashionable friends will envy. These polished goldtone cuffs create a vibe that’s perfect for fall when they’re combined with a chic marsala sweater.

This incredible style breathes new life into wardrobes, but it’s actually a rather old look. Wearing matching wide repoussé cuffs or wrap bracelets on both wrists was a major fashion fad during the Victorian era. The style also appears in the artwork of ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, among others. When you’re ready to rock your own take on this time-tested trend, rest assured that we have the bracelets you need to craft a matching double arm party that’s uniquely you!

by Sarah Clark

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Falling in Love with Autumn Tassels

We’re all about fringe for fall this year here at Heirloom Finds. Tassels that combine attractively sweeping lengths, classically delicate vibes and edgy designs make the optimum autumn accessories. Their elongating effect is fantastically flattering and perfect for adding the ideal amount of flash to any ensemble.

Gold Tassel Earrings

Swaying flash and a gleaming finish make these tassel earrings absolutely perfect for fall.

One of our favorite aspects of tassels? They’re so incredibly versatile in their ability to transition from breezy bohemian to elegantly tailored with a simple change of outfit. And their swinging kinetic appeal is both entrancing and effortlessly fun!

Vintage Ball Tassel

Sparkling crystals and a timeless design make this vintage necklace incredibly appealing.

We can’t help but notice that this season’s fashion landscape is full of retro-inspired clothing and baubles. Why not craft your own look using authentic vintage jewelry? The tassel pendants of yesteryear are definitely as admirable as they are today. Paired with a cozy pullover and jeans, the right vintage fringe necklace will add a brisk autumn vibe to your casual couture. If you need “something old” for an October wedding, our vintage catalog is replete with classic necklaces that fit well with bridal attire while staying true to the fall fringe trend.

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If you like the look of artistic tassels, this mixed media necklace is your ideal companion.

Another thing we love about tassels is the fact that they come is such beautifully diverse styles. They are far from restricted to chain fringe and a metallic finish. Mixed media pieces composed of polished stones, leather and thread add artistically eclectic flair to fit your unique personality. How fabulous!

Hematite Tassel Bracelet

This dramatic fringe bracelet brings the trend to your wrist in style.

The timeless feel of the season’s fringe trend is simply irresistible, so make sure your autumn wardrobe is ready for an influx of beautiful tassel jewelry that’s easy to style and always on point. How do you plan on showing off your tassel necklaces, earrings and bracelets this fall?

by Sarah Clark

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Three Ways to Style Your Little White Dress

Although the little black dress is always in fashion, the long summer days we’re currently enjoying call for something just a little bit lighter. Enter the little white dress! A flirty white frock makes a great blank canvas for styling fresh looks, and we here at Heirloom Finds have pulled together three fantastic variations on this vital wardrobe essential.

Breezy Bohemian

The boho chic look is enormously popular this year, so don’t pass up the opportunity to let your hippie chick run free. All you need to do is break out that white dress and pile on a long tribal-inspired necklace, fringe earrings to match and a few of your favorite coordinating bracelets. This updated take on festival couture is the perfect ensemble for road trips, picnics and any occasion your creative spirit needs to shine.

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From music festivals to just relaxing al fresco, a boho chic take on the LWD is the way to go.

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We’re simply in love with this necklace’s Southwestern take on the modern tassel.

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For your hippie chic bracelets, opt for beautiful beads, bold cuffs and geometric patterns.

Casual Chic

Whether you’re celebrating Casual Friday at the office or running errands on the weekend, this laidback look is the way to keep your LWD cute without overdoing it. You’ll need one white dress, one denim jacket, three or more dainty necklaces to layer (we love this combination of inspirational, iconic and magnifier pieces), multiple bracelets stacked in an arm party and a few of your favorite rings. Not only will you be rocking the trendy layered look, you’ll be showing off the baubles you feel that matter most. How fabulous!

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This casual take on the LWD lets you curate a collection of favorite baubles to layer.

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Ring stacks? Check. Arm party? Check. Super cute magnifier? Of course!

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The adventurous vibe of this bracelet stack brings unexpected excitement to this white dress and denim combo.

Date Night Dashing

Planning a special evening out? We’ve been crushing on antiqued gold-tone baubles set with sparkling rhinestones as the optimum choice for fancy nighttime glamour. Simply pair that little white dress with a flattering blazer, add some coordinating high heels and then pile on the jewels! The edgy look of an antiqued gold-tone finish plus the classic shimmer of clear crystals will make this evening ensemble truly memorable. A few bracelets, two layered statement necklaces and one pair of dangle earrings later, and you’ve got yourself one gorgeous go-to date night outfit.

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These baubles glam up the LWD without becoming overwhelming.

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Could you ask for more amazing accessories for date night couture?

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High heels, edgy bracelets, a beautiful blazer and that LWD: perfection!

The effortless versatility of the little white dress makes it a serious style contender this season, so make sure your wardrobe is ready. As long as you have the right accessories in your wheelhouse, customizing the LWD to suit any occasion is sublimely simple. Whether it’s boho, casual or delightfully fancy, enjoy curating your own unique look!

by Sarah Clark

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