Good Stuff: Jewel Tones & Complex Patterns

Goodlifer: Good Stuff: Jewel Tones & Complex Patterns

As nights grow longer and darker, keep things bright by dressing in rich jewel tones of red and blue. Add some fun and playfulness by rocking complex yet wearable patterns — there is no such thing as too much pattern right now. Statement-making baubles in golden metals add some elegance into the mix. This is the good stuff I am craving right now.

Goodlifer: Good Stuff: Jewel Tones & Complex Patterns

Gretchen Jones Dress
This season is all about prints and texture and the combination of the two. The gorgeous dresses in NYC-based designer (and winner of Project Runway Season 8) Gretchen Jones have both in abundance. The low back on this one makes it an extra-hot addition to your fall wardrobe. Pair with a burgundy hat and some great boots and you are ready to step out in style.
Gretchen Jones NYC

Goodlifer: Good Stuff: Jewel Tones & Complex Patterns: Olga Road

Olga Road The Cypress Motorcycle Jacket

Leather is one of the major trends this fall and winter. Instead of buying something new and contributing to the leather industry (which is often fed by factory farms), check out these smart leather jackets by Olga Road. The company buys used leather trench coats, identifies any unique design features in the original jacket and incorporates them into the design of the new one. The red color of this one is a fun, slightly unexpected alternative to the usual black.
$229, Olga Road

Goodlifer: Good Stuff: Jewel Tones & Complex Patterns: Della

Della Honeycomb MacBook Case
We all spend too much time in front of our computers, but I also lug mine around enough that I think it deserves to dress well too. This fun, protective case by Della is made from local Ghanaian fabric and will protect your MacBook (or similarly sized laptop) in style. It’s also 100% vegan and made from sustainable materials.
$38, Della

Goodlifer: Good Stuff: Jewel Tones & Complex Patterns: Edge of Ember

Edge of Ember Aysha Earrings
I recently discovered Edge of Ember, a new jewelry line by designer Lynette Ong. The pieces are all handcrafted by artisans in Asia, who are thus able to make a living wage. Some of the pieces, like these rectangle stud and dangling spike earrings are made from recycled bomb shells, plated in 18K gold.
$70, Edge of Ember

Goodlifer: Good Stuff: Jewel Tones & Complex Patterns: Feral Childe

Jean Val Jean by Feral Childe

The plain old blue jean will always have a place in my closet, but this fall I am feeling like wearing denim that makes more of a statement. Feral Childe’s Jean Val Jean are made in NYC’ Garment District from hemp and organic cotton and feature a great pattern that is still versatile and wearable.
$242, Feral Childe

Goodlifer: Good Stuff: Jewel Tones & Complex Patterns: Myrrhia

Myrrhia Fine Knit Dress
The best thing about winter is that we call wear knitwear again without sweating. California-based knitwear brand Myrrhia‘s newest collection is full of knits that are edgy yet simple and wearable, like this gorgeous blue dress. All the pieces are 100% handmade in the U.S.
Made to Order, Myrrhia

Goodlifer: Good Stuff: Jewel Tones & Complex Patterns: Concrete Polish

Concrete Polish Tree Trunk Crystal Growth Ring
There’s nothing I love more than statement jewelry, especially for winter. I want pretty much everything in Concrete Polish’s Crystal Crush collection, but this rose and gold ring strikes the perfect balance between bold and elegant.
$275, Concrete Polish

Goodlifer: Good Stuff: Jewel Tones & Complex Patterns: Shannon South

Shannon South Royal Blue Tala Clutch

The square-edge clutch is very much the bag of the moment. This patchwork envelope clutch by Shannon South is handmade to order, in Brooklyn, from beautiful deadstock nubuck leather. I love the gorgeous royal blue color and the wrap-around tie closure.
$190, Shannon South

About author
A designer by trade, Johanna has always had a passion for storytelling. Born and raised in Sweden, she's lived and worked in Miami, Brooklyn and, currently, Ojai, CA. She started Goodlifer in 2008 to offer a positive outlook for the future and share great stories, discoveries, thoughts, tips and reflections around her idea of the Good Life. Johanna loves kale, wishes she had a greener thumb, and thinks everything is just a tad bit better with champagne (or green juice).
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