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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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