Have you noticed we’ve been upping our jewelry game? Well for one, you can thank our lovely Accessories Buyer Teresa; secondly, get ready to gleefully consume our newest brands, including one of my favorites, Sweet Evie. Based in Los Angeles, Sweet Evie is the gilded baby of Charlotte Kruse, who pulls inspiration from nature, texture, color, history, art, music and love. Each piece is handmade in Charlotte’s studio under the design philosophy she developed at Rochester Institute of Technology studying medical illustration and fashion design: statement pieces can be easy to wear.
Her knack for advanced figure study, fabric manipulation and metal-smithing was quickly established and 12 years in the industry led Charlotte to build striking body jewelry built on quality and unique materials (for example: urchin spikes). Without a doubt, one of the most versatile pieces the collection is the daintily bondage inspired Kat Convertible Body Harness, which can be worn over 4 ways! This suede and antiqued brass accessory is equipped to spice up an absurd amount of outfit combinations, from an edgy addition to a floral chiffon dress and completely doing an S&M overhaul on a leather bodycon dress. Here’s your insider guide to rocking the piece.
There are several variations on how to position the harness piece, whether you choose to flaunt it on your chest or your back. Wear it in either inverted position, depending on what’s underneath and where you want to draw attention on your figure.
Again, the chain straps can be worn straight or crisscrossed so keep that in mind when either draping them on your front or hanging from your back.
The beauty of this piece lies in its multiple clasps, allowing you to manipulate it at all its intersections to suit your wardrobe needs. If you have other suggestions on how to style it, share in the comments!