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A Touch of Sparkle
"The other day I went to the bank in diamonds and a T-shirt," says jewelry designer Janis Savitt, who doesn't believe in timid baubles. Her new company, Janis by Janis Savitt, roughs up and reinterprets classic pearls and diamonds (real or otherwise) with chrome chains ("Like on a car"), and she loves the look of several necklaces at once: "Pile them on, mix real and fake, don't be afraid!" she says. Use graduated sizes and lengths—this pearl and crystal collar is bigger and shorter than the multistrand crystals and long platinum chains ($1,000; all, Janis by Janis Savitt)—and keep clothes casual: "It's best to be underdressed, or you'll look like a Christmas tree."
Cardigan, Dsquared2, $895. Jeans, James Jeans, $180. Rings, Savitt's own.