Go with the Grain

Designers are knocking on nature’s door wtih accessories that are a cut above the rest.

 

Thanks to such designers as Donna Karan—who accessorized her namesake runway collection with clutches, statement chokers and cutout wedges that looked fresh from a forest—a number of oak, cherry and walnut extras are coming out of the woodwork this season. Available in architectural and organic shapes, summer’s chic timber looks range from bold bangles and bib necklaces to pine-worthy stilettos reminiscent of wood paneling. Call it natural selection, and stick to dangerous accoutrements with a raw finish (splinters, and all) or slight varnish while you still can. Come fall, the trend could make like a tree and leave.

 

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1 / Joie bangle available at Mary Jane’s, Central West End, 314.367.8867.
Gold-accented bangle available at Ivy Hill, Central West End, 314.367.7004.
2 / Yves Saint Laurent platforms available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
3 / Square earrings available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600.
4/ Proof sunglasses available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.
5 / Necklace & rings available at Ziezo, The Loop, 314.725.9602.
6 / Sondra Roberts clutch available at Nordstrom, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.884.4900.
7 / Amy Joy earrings available at Mary Jane’s, Central West End, 314.367.8867.

 

Photo credit: Carmen Troesser

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