Sapphire, ruby, garnet and emerald aren’t just meant for pricey baubles. This season, rich, dramatic jewel tones are a must for more than rings and necklaces. Shop the trend with our tips for what to buy and how best to wear it.
Over your shoulder
One of the easiest ways to incorporate the jewel tone trend into your wardrobe is with an accessory like this retro-inspired faux leather handbag in a get-noticed garnet hue (modcloth.com, $58). We fell instantly in love with the rich color and go-anywhere style that’s perfect for everything from a day at the office to a night on the town.
On your feet
Escape the mundane and give your feet something to look forward to by adding this pair of dark malachite green Tory Burch pumps to your fall footwear collection (toryburch.com, $325). The classic heel is done in chic snake-print leather that gives the ladylike shoe a decidedly edgy twist. Pair with sleek black trousers or a gray pencil skirt to give office wear a boost.
On your legs
Nothing adds interest to a basic or neutral dress like the right tights. We’re currently coveting this pair in a sumptuous shade of purple (saksfifthavenue.com, $58). The jewel-hued semi-sheer tights are covered in mini triangles and would look great with anything from a charcoal sweater dress to a midi-length pleated skirt.
In your ears
Trade studs or hoops for a pair of these sapphire-hued, hand painted statement earrings in the shape of long, elegant leaves (nordstrom.com, $115). The stately shade gives these earrings an air of elegance and grace perfect for elevating anything from your favorite cocktail frock to a business meeting ensemble.
On your nails
What better place to show off your penchant for this season's must-try palette than with a fall-ready mani? We are in love with Essie’s Dive Bar, a rich blue-green hue with a hint of shimmer (essie.com, $8). As the weather cools down, nail colors get darker and this jewel-inspired hue is a great way to transition your look for a new season.
On your arms
Make a fun fall statement with a stylish stack of boho-chic wooden bangles on your arm in a deep yet pretty plum (endless.com, $60). The varying widths of the bangles make for an eye-catching accessory when worn all together, but one or two at a time looks equally chic.
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