“Nothing’s more interesting than that person, unadorned.”
I once heard this in a lecture about writing.
It is strongly applicable to fashion.
No jewelry, watches, tattoos, or accessories is its own aesthetic. A refreshing one, I think, where you’re not burdened by anything.
It’s disciplined styling.
There are innumerable ways to wear jewelry badly.
Too much jewelry is a common mistake. Colorful bracelets, heavy rings, and an art deco watch? Confused onlookers can only view so many bangles.
I know an expert dresser who beautifully dresses jewelry.
She’s the only one: the .1%. Her jewelry is icing on the cake.
I’m sorry I don’t have any advice for jewelry-wearers.
Because to me, anything beyond a plain wedding band (or maybe one watch) looks showy.
Aesthetically, I like some jewelry — like the JLC Reverso. I’ve considered splurging on that watch from time to time. But I’d hardly wear it and feel regret.
Why? I’d wear the Reverso to a nice event, but not every day. I’d likely die before the cost-per-wear plateaus.
I want my wardrobe items to be utilitarian and consistently worn.
Maybe i’m wrong. Maybe i’ll retract all this sacrilege in a decade. Who knows.
But for now a minimalist wardrobe is important to me – a watch just isn’t essential.