5 Best Jewelry Styles for Fall

Fall weather brings in bulky sweaters, scarves, turtlenecks, and generally just a lot more layers. While it's probably my favourite season outfit-wise, it always comes with a certain set of challenges when it comes to accessorizing. Here are a few quick tips to help your accessory game stay strong through the colder seasons.

This season, the statement earring still reigns supreme, but the well loved style has taken on a new shape! While hoops were all the rage for spring and summer, geometric shapes and long drops are what's hot now that the temperatures are cooling. Shoulder grazing styles are an excellent way to add elegance to any look but they make a particularly bold statement when paired with a structure blazer. They’ll also take your holiday party looks to a whole new level.

Silver and Jade Shoulder Dusters are both modern and timeless. Shop the look  HERE

Silver and Jade Shoulder Dusters are both modern and timeless. Shop the look HERE

Turtlenecks are still a strong trend this season. They’re such a flattering item but as such a large blank canvas they can sometimes seem intimidating to accessorize, short necklaces and fine chains are out of the running, but a great pair of statement making earrings can keep the focus up around your face and make sure you don’t look buried under all that fabric!

The  Idra Statement Earrings  are a great way to add a bit of brightness to your winter wardrobe

The Idra Statement Earrings are a great way to add a bit of brightness to your winter wardrobe

Pairing necklaces with knits tends to be a tricky affair, but long necklaces with heavier chains or more statement-making pendants are the perfect match for even the puffiest of sweaters. A long fine chain can also help to add a bit of delicacy to balance out your bulky knitwear and give your outfit a bit more complexity. This pairing also helps by creating an elongated line to balance out the inevitable width that sweaters can add.

The Ryder can play double duty and be worn as a Lariat or even as a Chain Belt, one of the season’s hottest new trends! Shop it  HERE

The Ryder can play double duty and be worn as a Lariat or even as a Chain Belt, one of the season’s hottest new trends! Shop it HERE

Or, try something new and instead of wearing chains around your neck, drop them down around your waist and hop onto the newest trend, chain belts! This trend is sure to make an appearance at your upcoming holiday parties, its a great way to accent your waist without the hard cutting line of a belt. Not to mention, a fantastic way to dip a toe into the 70s boho trends that have been overtaking the runways.

When in doubt, the easiest winter friendly accessory is the bracelet. You never have to worry about it getting tangled up with you scarves or getting lost under all your layers but its still there to help you look polished and pulled together (even when you feel like a giant ball of yarn). Opt for heavier chains or chunky bangles so that they can still stand out and when paired with bulkier sweaters, a gemstone or large charm can go a long way.

The Reyna Bracelet is sleek and minimal and ready to slip into any outfit. Shop the look  HERE

The Reyna Bracelet is sleek and minimal and ready to slip into any outfit. Shop the look HERE

Dolorous is popping up at INLAND

I'm very excited to announce that Dolorous will be popping up for another season at INLAND Market! September 21 & 22 at 134 Peter St in Toronto you can come find me to shop special details on my collection, as well as a ton of one of a kind jewelry made special for the event!

Come out to shop loads of ooak pieces and special prices for the event where I'l be selling alongside over 70 other Canadian designers! It's a great way to support local, small businesses and show your Canadian pride, all while snagging some new stylish pieces for your fall wardrobe! Did I mention that attendance is totally FREE!? I hope to see you there!

Photo from INLAND Market 2017

Photo from INLAND Market 2017

Friday from 3-9pm and Saturday 11-7pm at 134 Peter St. in Toronto

Join the event HERE

NYFW Trend Report

The 3 top styles to invest in according to NYFW

For the past few days all eyes have been on the streets of New York to see what new styles are emerging on the Runways of New York Fashion Week, and on the streets as it-girls, influencers and celebs flood the streets while running from show to show. Here's a roundup of the top three trends to watch...

Bright and Bold

Color me happy! Bright jewel tones and bold color pairings have been on nearly every runway so far! Bold patterns and bright hues are about to be everywhere so channel your inner Romy and Michelle and put the fun back into your fashion sense. 

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All about Earrings

Statement Earrings still have a huge presence (pun intended) in all the trend forecasts. While hoops are still a go-to fav, a new staple style is emerging in the form of shoulder dusters! These long earrings are both youthful and elegant and breathe a fresh breath into any look from formal wear to your favourite jeans. For those afraid to take the plunge aim for a pair that hit around the bottom of your jawline but, if you're brave enough, go for something that hangs right down to your shoulder! It may seem intimidating but this new style is fun and flattering and definitely has some staying power. Check out my take on this new trend HERE

The Chain Gang

Chain Belts are back in a big way! I may be biased (I LOVE chain belts!) but this trend has been a long time coming. From Western style to 80s Lux, this look is versatile and fresh, and suitable for all body types! Wear them tight to cinch your waist a lá Escada or, as shown on the Carolina Herrera runway, wear it slung low and loose around your hips for a more laid back 70's boho look. Chain Belts are a style I've been exploring for a while now but my newest style is quickly heading to the top of my best-sellers list, check out the new Ryder Belt HERE

New FW18 Jewelry!

I'm beyond excited to finally share the new FW18 collection with you! I may be a little biased (lol, I'm definitely biased) but this collection is full of killer pieces that are ready to become your new forever favourites! Taking inspiration from the bold and colourful 80s, combined with the irreverent art of Alexander Calder, this new collection is full of fun, unexpected colour combinations, and bold statement styles! This lookbook shoot was one of my favourites so far with an amazing team of women and a creative direction that I had so much fun designing and executing.

Many of these styles are already live in the shop, with more coming soon! Head to the shop now to check out what's new!