Five Jewelry Pieces We Wear Because of Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey has created quite the following – dare I say cult? Sunday and Monday my Facebook stream is filled with comments, reviews or after last week, anger, about what is happening on the show. Never kill off a favorite character!

The show has also hugely impacted fashion and jewelery trends. Pinterest anyone? I have to admit, I am quite the fan of the Downton Abbey inspired jewelry that is popping up everywhere. Here are my top picks!

1. Lace Collars


The simplicity and versatility of this necklace is endless. Even better? You can learn how to make your very own on Madigan Made. Pretty necklace + DIY = pure WIN!

2. Ornate Chokers

blackchoker3 This piece has my name written all over it. Made of stunning black beads this necklace is sure to get attention anytime you wear it! Pair it with a white shirt of sexy black dress and all eyes will be on you.

3. Brooches

brooch2The long overlook brooch is back in circuit. Add it to a scarf, a piece of ribbon or a jacket for an instant outfit pick me up. The Edwardian periods offers so many choices, styles and sizes – you are sure to find one (or two) that you absolutely love!

4. Vintage Pearls

pearlsWhether it be faux pearl and emerald drop earrings, elaborate chokers of pearl accented pendants, pearls are definitely in. Hollywood has grabbed on to this trend. Rhianna was recently spotted wearing them at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall is often accessorizing with pearl chokers and earrings.

5. Headbands

headbandsThe easiest trend to wear this season! I personally wear one everyday – almost to a fault. These jeweled and beaded options can easily dress up a pony tail or bun and add just the perfect amount of ‘ooo la la’. And with so many choices, a girl can never have enough!

Since I have added every piece to my wardrobe, I would love to hear what pieces you have added. Which Downton Abbey fashion accessory is a ‘must’ in your opinion?

What do you think?