If you follow the fashion industry closely, there are no surprises when we see a trend become a must-have one day and old news the next. But there’s one trend that has stood the test of time, and seems to only be getting bigger: monogramming.
The art of monogramming has a long history of being used in a number of different ways to signify royalty or aristocracy as well as identifying wealth and status throughout centuries.
Today, monogramming has become a trendy way to identify our belongings and add a personalised touch to our individual style.
We take a look at our favourite alphabet accessories that will have you making a personalised statement this season.
If the clip fits, wear it! Leave it to luxury American footwear label, Stuart Weitzman to create an exclusive line of alphabet accessories that have become this season’s most coveted accessory. The limited-edition crystal letter shoe clips can easily be attached to your favourite pair of shoes, giving you the perfect excuse to kick up a (stylish) fuss!
While fine jewellery and petite rings are having their moment, we can’t go past The Alphabet line by Chloé and their bold pieces. With Aussie it-girls like Elle Ferguson wearing their signature letter on high rotation, it’s no wonder these classic gold alphabet rings are at the top of every accessory lover’s wish list.
At the height of luxury and the forefront of the alphabet accessories trend is none other than Louis Vuitton. The LV & ME collection is the brand’s own take on the trend, which offers a range of different personalised jewellery pieces, including necklaces, bracelets and earrings complete with your signature letter or unique letter combination. The interactive website allows you to create your own LV & ME video of your letter combinations and also displays a breakdown on the complete range in each letter.
The Gram Bobbi is the perfect gift for the girl who has everything (including yourself). These cute customisable alphabet accessories come in 14K gold, rhodium or rose gold and simply slide onto the hair to easily personalise your up-do or put your fly-aways to good use by making a statement.
A-Z Earring by Ellery (exclusive to Net-a-Porter)
In true Ellery fashion, the brand has taken the alphabet accessories trend and given it an edge that is fit for those who like to make a statement. The solo alphabet earrings are cast from polished gold-plated metal and marked with medieval-inspired engravings for a gothic-chic look.
The ‘Alphabet’ pendant was the only necklace seen in the entire Celine Fall/Winter 2017 collection last year and has since set the standard for bold personalisation. Each oversized-initial letter pendant is completed with delicate carvings and uneven edges for a unique look. Wear solo on a gold chain or with multiple letters knotted on a signature piece of jersey cotton in blue-grey. The size of the Celine pendant charms gives them the versatility to be worn around your neck, wrist, ankle or even sewn onto the zip of your bag.
Whether you’re layering these Maya Brenner letter necklaces together, with other jewellery or wearing them alone, the timeless and simple style is the perfect addition to your everyday look. You can check out these treasures for yourself in Brisbane at Calexico on James St.
These stackable alphabet rings are the perfect way to celebrate anniversaries, friendships, someone special or just because. Each letter is individually handmade by Alice Orin Sydney and they are available in caps and small font in either 9k, 18k or Sterling Silver in white, yellow or rose gold. Alice also makes matching necklaces, earrings and bracelets.
Designed and handcrafted in Sydney, Sarah and Sebastian is a local brand that focuses on creating jewellery pieces using high-quality, locally-sourced materials. The 14k white gold petite letter pendant comes set in place on a Sarah & Sebastian 18 cm chain, making it the ideal signature piece.
Feature image: Chloé