Maybe it’s the year-round sunshine, or maybe you can chalk it up to all that green juice and meditation… All we know is that Angelenos possess a relaxed cool-girl vibe we want to emulate—and it shows with their outfits. You know the look: It strikes the perfect balance between put-together and effortless, and it’s often marked by vintage denim, basic tees, and on-point accessories.
But while their style veers toward casual, they don’t shy away from making a statement when it comes to their jewelry. Just ask blogger Sara Escudero of Collage Vintage, an L.A. girl by way of Spain who says attention-grabbing baubles are the perfect way to add interest to an otherwise laid-back look. Today she’s sharing three ways you can use of-the-moment statement jewelry from her go-to brand, BaubleBar. The brand is known for it's mix-and-match, layerable pieces, which makes it easy for Escudero to channel her West Coast style, or enhance any type of personal style.
Keep scrolling to get the fashion-girl tips on making your jewelry stand out front and center.
Play up color
As every L.A. fashion girl knows, neutrals are the perfect backdrop for statement accessories. Turn the volume up on a breezy white bohemian blouse with eye-catching jewel-toned earrings featuring fun, on-trend pom-poms. “It’s the perfect mix of dressy and relaxed,” Escudero says of the look.
Mix feminine with masculine
Want to tone down a masculine outfit? “Statement jewelry can be the perfect ally,” says Escudero, who gave this vintage graphic tee and khaki skirt a feminine twist by adding a sparkling crystal bracelet into the mix.
go big or go home
Jeans and a tee don’t have to be boring. Case in point: Escudero amped up her off-duty L.A.-girl uniform by adding an oversize bib necklace, a crystal cuff, and a crystal choker wrapped around her wrist as a double bracelet. It’s also the perfect way to get more wear out of statement-making jewelry you might otherwise relegate to more formal occasions.
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