At the Who What Wear office, we often discuss "micro trends". Those small looming products that suddenly gain momentum among the fashion community and are poised to be the next big thing. Out of nowhere, they begin to flood our Instagram feeds and make their way to our shopping carts. One that has recently caught my attention—specifically among French girls—is religious jewelry.
To find out more about the "micro trend" straight from the source, I asked Parisian Sabina Socol, who also pens Who What Wear's monthly French-girl style column. She explained, "To me, it's not so much about being religious, as it is a 'clin d'œil' (which literally means a 'wink' in French) to traditions and classism. If you look at them closely, you'll see that French girls (including me) do wear jewelry with religious connotations but always with a modern twist. It's just another French way to play with the codes!" Ahead see how French girls are wearing the pieces, how I've been inspired to wear them again myself, and then shop our edit.
This jewelry has a personal connection for me. Here I'm wearing a cross necklace that was a gift from my mom in high school, as well as a Saint Christopher necklace that is a recent addition.
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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.
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