Naked Jewelry

Enter “naked jewelry” – the most minimal pieces that even you forget to take off. We’ve singled out the best barely-there earrings, bracelets, and necklaces you can wear day and night. Give your jewelry box a discerning makeover with one of the perfectly simple staple pieces ahead.


Loren Stewart 14K Rose Gold Black Diamond Rod Earrings, $250, available at Bird.

The most effortless shine comes from tiny black diamonds that subtly sparkle on your everyday studs.

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Erica Weiner Triplets Necklace, $45, available at Erica Weiner.

This simple gold-meets-gunmetal necklace has a subtle added bonus: There’s no clasp or fastening on the vintage chain. You can truly forget you’re wearing it, because you won’t constantly be fumbling to correct its positioning on your neck.

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Still House Kati Necklace/Wrap Bracelet, $205, available at Still House.

For those who can’t ever pick just one: This gold-and-silver chain can be worn as either a wrap bracelet or a pendant, making it the most versatile piece in your dream jewelry box.

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Anita Ko 18 Karat Gold Diamond Ring, $3650, available at NET-A-PORTER.

The 0.21-carat Asscher-cut diamond feels almost weightless when resting on a light gold chain. (Don’t worry, it’s still perfectly safe: The solid band hooks around the back for security.)


Rainbow Moonstone Foot Chain, $45.00, available at BohoGlamJewelry

Footwear doesn’t get more minimalist than barefoot sandals.  This gorgeous blue fire glow rainbow moonstone is the center of attention on this piece.  Available in 14k gold filled or Sterling silver, this beauty is waterproof and is perfect for the beach, swimming, beach wedding, yoga or even peeking out of your favorite shoes.

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The Sukajan

You’ve come a long way, baby. From humble souvenir to runway sensation, the sukajan has enjoyed quite the ascent. This letterman-style embroidered bomber, often sumptuously decked out in tigers, koi, dragons, and cherry blossoms, has its origins in WWII, when troops who had served in Asia wanted a memento of their time overseas.


They’ve since become something of a staple tourist buy, the province of countless thrift shops stateside when their novelty wears out. (Some may also remember the sukajan Katy Perry wore on the cover of her “Roar” single.) But with the Resort and men’s Spring ’16 collections, designers proposed lavish versions without a hint of chintz.


Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller spun a quilted take with blooms and prowling leopards, while Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s boasted a veritable ark’s worth of fauna, from frogs to the house’s famous butterflies. Men’s options were no less dreamy, like Kim Jones’ blush number with perching bird-of-paradise (courtesy of illustrator Gordon Flores) at Vuitton or Kris Van Assche’s lush white roses for Dior Homme.


The bomber’s back in a big way. Now the only question remains: How will you wear it?
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