When it comes time to add the final touches to CL’s wardrobe, understated baubles need not apply. The South Korean superstar likes her accessories big and infused with hip-hop swagger. Known for her flamboyant Moschino, Chanel, and Alexander Wang–filled wardrobe, CL never fails to complete her look with the addition of a few flashy pieces of jewelry or a wealth of decorative headgear. Less is more is distinctly not part of the CL philosophy, and the star favors mixing and matching necklaces with layered-on bracelets. A fan of conversation-piece rings, her manicured hands are never without a flash of metallic sparkle. This maximalist appreciation for the power of jewelry makes her accessories collection fascinating—if you want to know the latest trend in bijoux, chances are CL is probably already wearing it.
Throughout CL’s jewelry collection a few themes repeat. Gold always trumps silver, Lynn Ban’s geometric pieces pop up time and time again, and kitsch is embraced with gleeful abandon. To truly capture the CL look, the rules have to be discarded for a maximalist sensibility that begs for more, more—more! The best way to top off that teddy bear–covered minidress? A pair of oversize retro gold earrings, of course. Why wear only one ring when you can pile on five on each finger? Layers of pearls and a full-on veil encrusted with jewels? But of course! Excess is best—as long as it’s blingy.