Every Fashion Editor I Know in NYC Is Wearing This One Necklace

Charm necklaces
(Image credit: Jessica McCormack; The Row)

When attending dinners, runway shows, and press previews in NYC recently, I’ve been making some observations about what fellow fashion editors are wearing. Watches are one of the hot buys of the moment. Capri pants are everywhere. Conversation-starting flat shoes continue to dominate. The piece that is winning, though, that I’m seeing on practically every single New York fashion editor? Charm necklaces. They are truly the piece of the summer and there are so many great styles on the market.

These necklaces are falling into two camps. The first are minimalist pendant-style necklaces finished with one dominant, solitary charm. These are typically in the form of shells, donut-shaped stones, or circular silver charms—often, set on a corded necklace. The second are maximalist necklaces covered in a myriad of charms—often, paired with other jewelry pieces such as the collar chokers that are also taking over this season. Ahead are the best charm necklaces to shop right now.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.