Pandora Amoratis on Accessories
The colder temps and the season’s first storm getting you down? Then it’s high time you consider your accessories game and retool it for the months ahead. Accessories can make an outfit, and with each season comes an array of new possibilities to try on. There’s no better way to celebrate your unique look than with a few personal trademarks — the go-to pieces you reach for again and again. These style statements can speak volumes without saying a word, but sometimes changing things up a bit makes all the difference.
I love an eclectic approach and often layer on jewels and accessories. Yes, I’ll wear earrings and necklaces as well as bracelets and rings. It’s all about scale and combining feminine pieces with classic flair or introducing something edgy and unusual into your everyday favorites rotation. Ear stacks may be the new arm racks, but that doesn’t mean you have to neglect your wrists! Especially when there are so many amazing Citizen timepieces to add to your repertoire. Try mixing metals and styles. Wear several at the same time. Invest in a casual daytime look and a dressier evening one, then switch it up and wear a formal style by day and a sporty one at night. Layer these with antique jewels, an heirloom or a single, bigger-than-life cocktail ring. Have some fun!
If you usually sport chunky jewels and bold cuffs, then try a men’s chronograph style. The weightier timepiece will stand out and command attention. Delicate can be daring too. A stainless steel bracelet style encrusted with Swarovski crystals is decadent and demure and combines rock ‘n’ roll with romantic. Diamonds used to be a girl’s best friend, but nowadays anything goes. Don’t let the trends define your personal style, but do let them influence your individual spin!
Pandora Amoratis, Style Director of OK! Magazine, makes regular appearances on TV and radio stations across the country to discuss top trends and news. She also writes a daily blog for okmagazine.com called Pandora’ s Fashion Feed — a daily dose of outfit inspiration — and manages her personal website styledbypandora.com.
Pandora began her career at Cosmopolitan magazine where she was assistant to the fashion editor. After honing her skills, she moved on to become an assistant editor at SELF magazine where she produced and styled numerous fashion photo shoots. Deciding to strike out on her own, Pandora dedicated her talents to a variety of top magazines including In Style, Glamour and In Touch where she worked with celebrities Kerry Washington, Jordana Brewster, Adriana Lima, Jewel, Zendaya Coleman and Taryn Manning, among others.
An impeccable eye for all things style-related, coupled with an easy-going personality, have earned Pandora a name as a leading industry expert. Her personable and gracious approach to her profession and her love of fashion have won her the praise of countless colleagues and secured her a spot as a sought-after specialist. A self-professed Instagram fanatic, you can follow her at (@PandoraAmoratis).