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#nylongirlproblems: finding the perfect subtle jewelry

sometimes less is actually more.

by rachael wang

Got fashion questions? We've got answers. Welcome to #nylongirlproblems, where every week our Market DirectorRachael Wang answers your most pressing style quandaries. Need help? Tweet us your issues using the hashtag #nylongirlproblems, then check back to see what she says. Yes, it's that easy. You're so welcome.

The Question:

I want to wear lots of small jewelry thing spring--any tips for how to pull it off? 

The Answer:

If you wear loud clothing, it's nice to keep your accessorizing minimal. Or if you're into rocking normcore, chances are you're into classic, never-take-it-off jewelry. I love pieces that feel like simple hand-me-downs from your mom's jewelry box.

Wear a tiny chain choker or mix up a few different length charm necklaces. Pile on skinny layering and first knuckle rings or rock a classic signet ring. Anklets are cool when the weather warms up a bit. I wear them on both ankles. Teeny-tiny hoop earrings are great for a good minimalist nineties throwback, or make an anti-statement jewelry statement with an interestingly placed new piercing. Septum? Conch? Rook, anyone? I'm addicted to

J Colby Smith's pretty and delicate custom body jewelry


Whatever you choose, find your pieces and forget you're wearing them. Check out the slideshow for my favorites.

Mociun Truquoise and Diamond Ring -- $734

Gorjana Ring Set -- $45

Lana Petite Signet Ring -- $498

Catbird Classic Hammered Ring in Rose Gold -- $64

Loren Stewart Mini ID Ring -- $250

Tom Binns Gold Plated Safety Pin Necklace -- $250

In God We Trust BFF Necklace -- $200

Lord & Taylor Sterling Silver Chain Necklace -- $20

Lucifer Vir Honestus Rose Gold Chain Necklace -- $4,050

Jennifer Zeuner Anklet -- $132

Claire's Mixed-Metal Mini Hoop Earrings -- $10.50

Hirotaka Short Diamond Ear Bar -- $253