The Only Pieces Of Jewelry Smart Women Rely On To Look Polished In Partnership With David Yurman

By Laura Lajiness

As modern working women, we know how challenging it can be to dress for a multi-faceted job that extends far beyond the traditional 9-to-5. From office meetings to industry events, outfitting yourself in sophisticated pieces is the first step in appearing at once stylish and professional. Maintaining a poised, polished look is infinitely easier with dynamic jewelry at hand. Take it from us—our team is pro when it comes to switching gears throughout our daily routines. Whether we're appearing on camera for a beauty tutorial, interviewing celebrity makeup artists, previewing designer collections or writing feature stories—not to mention all the meetings, brainstorming and scheduling that goes on in between—each task requires a smart aesthetic and transformative baubles to bring it all together. For fall, we're relying on pieces like a gemstone pendant necklace to inject color, a pavé diamond bangle for an elegant accent, a stackable ring set for a glimmering personal touch and gold faceted drop earrings for an eye-catching finish. Each piece has the modern functionality to get us through the most hectic of days and complements myriad outfits, from sleek suiting to our favorite dresses and heels. Ahead, see how five members of Team Zoe maneuver their ever-changing schedules with a hand-selected edit of David Yurman jewelry, plus their style tips for pulling off each piece with panache.

Nicky Deam, Editorial Director

"My workday can involve everything from photo shoots to sales meetings to red-carpet events, which means I often go from casual to cocktail attire at a moment's notice. I rely on a few versatile pieces of jewelry to add personality to my office wardrobe and elevate my evening look when I have no time to run home. A delicate necklace is subtle enough for day but appears opulent enough for evening. A stacked cuff makes a strong statement without being too hefty—plus, the touch of gemstones is a glamorous yet subtle way to inject color."

Angela Melero, Managing Editor

"My daily office uniform typically consists of denim, a cream or white blouse and a pair of heels or loafers. Since I keep to a mostly neutral palette, I like my accessories to offer color and personality—the pop of turquoise in this pendant necklace and the relaxed elegance of this gold bracelet give me the exact impact I’m looking for. Both pieces fit nicely into my day-to-day ensembles and give me that perfect put-together finish whether I'm in meetings at the office, attending a press event or having dinner with colleagues."

Laura Lajiness, Senior Fashion Editor

“I tend to dress quite simply at the office, so I rely heavily on eye-catching jewelry to elevate wardrobe staples like button-down shirts, muted midi skirts and solid dresses. Earrings are my number-one choice of accessory, and sleek golden drops with delicate diamond pavé are my versatile pick. The style is quietly dazzling for day yet still glamorous for evening at an after-work event or business dinner. I'm also partial to mixing a variety of rings for a unique, stacked look. This cable-style ring with a gemstone as the focus stands out against my dainty collection and is a lot more unexpected than piling on simple bands.”

Stephanie Montes, Beauty Director

"I'm obsessed with layering jewelry—that goes for rings, bracelets and necklaces! These stacking rings do the work for me and go with everything. Since my hands are always on camera for makeup tutorials and nail videos, they must be accessorized perfectly. As for the necklace, I love how it gives the effect of a layered look with only one piece. It always makes my outfit look better."

Amy Lee, Fashion Editor

"When I have a day of meetings, fashion presentations and evening events, I love a pair of statement earrings like these gorgeous turquoise drops—they're the perfect way to add color to my standard formula of a mid-length dress and blazer. On my busiest days, I'll throw on a white tee, blazer and jeans with these earrings to polish up my outfit even more. I also like to wear a dainty ring every day, and this diamond pavé cable design is subtly elegant to pair with anything from denim to dresses."

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