Tough-girl chic is making a comeback this fall, as evidenced by the continuing penchant for items like studded heels, leather bags, and bomber jackets. The tough-girl chic trend is moving onto jewelry as well, so whether you’re feeling pretty tough or just a little adventurous, it’s not hard to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe.
Tough-chic jewelry is hot right now, and for good reason: accessories are a great, commitment-free way to experiment with a wild new trend. And if you’re feeling especially skittish about the trend, you can always remove the accessory partway through the day—no need for a full outfit change!
Tough-chic jewelry like Zariin’s ‘Tale of Two Stones’ gold ring, with black agate and labradorite, can be worn in one of two ways. You can use a touch-chic piece to complete a head-to-toe touch-chic look, like black skinnies, studded heels, and a bomber jacket. Or, for a more feminine and wearable mix, use the piece to toughen up a sweet look, like a dress or a silky top.
Pieces like Zariin’s ‘Follow Your Dreams’ earrings—geometric gold squares with drops of blue druzy—or their ‘Stylish Desire’ studs, featuring squares of labradorite, are both tough enough to embrace the trend and feminine enough to mix seamlessly into your regular jewelry wardrobe for everyday occasions.
Of course, sometimes you need some sweet, feminine jewelry pieces to soften the touch-chic clothing in your closet. If that’s the case, you can’t go wrong with something pink—Zariin has a full line of cut pink agate cocktail rings, new for fall 2012; or try a piece like their cocktail ring, with sparkling purple, gold, and silver druzy.
Founded in 2010 by sisters Mamta and Vidhi Gupta, Zariin jewelry has quickly become on of the most coveted jewelry brands in the fashion world, receiving rave reviews from Harper’s Bazaar magazine and being featured at the 2012 Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, India. Zariin’s bold designs fuse contemporary style and feminine aesthetics with bold colors and raw, uncut stones for a truly unique collection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and cocktail rings. Named one of the top three must-have Indian jewelry brands by Harper’s Bazaar, Zariin now sells worldwide at high-end boutiques like Anthropologie and through zariin.com.