With all this talk about tidying in the air, it seems like everyone is trying to simplify their space. Here's how to say goodbye excessive accessories and hello to the life-changing magic of minimalist jewelry.
Minimalism isn’t just an aesthetic– it’s also a mindset, and it goes hand-in-hand with our jewelry. Fine jewelry isn't just about gold & diamonds– we believe it should be defined by its value to you. Our live-in-it philosophy means we create quality everyday jewelry that fits your lifestyle and allows you to be your best self.
A minimalist approach to your jewelry means keeping only the pieces that enhance your life.
Let's face it– this approach isn't for everyone. But for those stuck in a style rut, it can be the perfect way out. You could benefit from jewelry minimalism if you:
Let's get to the basics. Here's the Loren Stewart guide to jewelry minimalism.
Mind Over Matter.
Your jewelry should lift you up, not weight you down. Take a look at your current collection piece-by-piece to zero in on what you should keep. It all comes down to two questions–
- How does it make me feel?
Try on each piece, and make note of how you feel when you wear it. Focus on paring down your collection to pieces that make you feel good whenever you put them on.
- Do I wear it?
Set aside jewelry pieces as you wear them. At the end of the month, take a look at what you did and didn’t wear. Your most-worn pieces are likely the most functional. Consider letting go of pieces that don’t serve a unique purpose in your wardrobe– like rarely worn pieces or multiples of similar styles.
Assess what it is you like about your favorite pieces. What about the style & material makes it versatile and comfortable? Use this to inform how you curate your pared-down collection.
Waste Not, Want Not.
Having a hard time letting go of something for sentimental reasons? Gifting pieces you no longer need to friends or family allows you to appreciate the value the piece gave to you, and pass that on to a loved one.
For family heirlooms or vintage pieces that aren’t quite your style, consider displaying them as decor. For everything else– donate rather than discard.
Invest Is Best.
Now that you’ve pared down what you have, you’re free to curate your very own capsule jewelry wardrobe.
A capsule wardrobe is a minimized collection of select, versatile essentials you love to wear. Here's what that means when it comes to your jewelry:
Capsule Jewelry Wardrobe Essentials
Building your capsule wardrobe from the ground-up and don't know where to start? We've broken down our minimalist wardrobe into seven essential categories, featuring some best-selling LS staples that always spark joy.
1. Simple studs.
2. Comfortable hoops.
3. Everyday chain.
4. Long layering chain.
5. Leave-on ring.
6. Basic bracelet.
7. Select statement & seasonal pieces.