One trend that I come back to, year after year, is the crew-neck and big jewels look. It's been done numerous times in the last few years: Oscar de la Renta made it a feature in 2007 with simple sweaters heavily beaded at the neck, and Vera Wang's collar-like tulle and gem necklaces just keep getting bigger (they should come with Advil for neck strain). The combo of simple with sweet - plain 'ol sweater or tee with heavy stones - is easy to do and makes a statement. Best of all? It can take you from morning brunch paired with jeans, or out for cocktails with a swishy skirt.
This fall, J.Crew is even taking out the challenge of choice. These fun tops come with jewels included!! P.S. Two of the shirts are $50 or less - an economical choice, considering most J.Crew jewelry starts at that price.
All images, J.Crew.