I recently had a conversation on the phone with my friend Emma who just got promoted and found out that some jewelry was missing to complete her "business-women perfect wardrobe". Dress-codes exist and are a little bit different whether you work for a bank, a retail company or in the cosmetic industry... But from Paris to Hong-Kong or Tokyo there are some essentials that every business-women should have in her wardrobe. In that case, this is the list I would always check when dressing my client:
The watch: of course the unbeatable Rolex and Cartier. But if you don't want or don't have the budget to invest in it, legendary brands like Omega or Longines have beautiful and timeless pieces. And for smaller budget Louis Pion or Fossil offer nice models as well.
Pion (left), Longines: La Grande classique, (right).
The ring: usually something not too big for practical and safety reason...
Earrings: remember the ones with long feathers you bought in Bali? Forget about them. Make it simple and chic!
A bracelet: If big bangles are not very appropriate for you (computer typing..), choose a leather cuff or small chains.
Necklaces: choker or a string? Depending on your outfit and body shape...
Avoid pearls like turquoises or corals, too "summer holidays". Favor nacre, citrine, amethyst etc...
Don't forget: less is more, choose only a few accessories and go for some or even just one that will add personality to your outfit!
And now for inspiration: my selection!
1 Delphine Pariente @L'exception, 2 earrings Marni @Ssense, 3 Wendy Nichol glod pyramid studs, 4 Coccinelle, 5 Viveka Bergstrom ring, 6 Marc by Marc Jacobs bracelet, 7 Dannijo crystal earrings @ ssense, 8 Coralie de Seynes choker.