Today is the birthday of January Jones, the incredibly talented actress and absolute goddess of a human being. Her classy, compelling and eternally chic portrayal of Betty Draper in Mad Men has captivated audiences since the show’s debut in 2007. Jones has also made various appearances in other highly-acclaimed shows and movies. Let’s not forget her cameo in Love Actually alongside Colin (A.K.A self-proclaimed God of sex). Both on-screen and off, Jones exhibits effortless glamour through her minimalist aesthetic. Paradoxically, her simple style lends for dramatic and iconic looks.
January Jones tends to keep her accesorisation understated and modest. We all have our signature jewellery pieces. Some of us prefer to switch up our necklaces. Others opt for an eclectic array of rings. I myself, have an endless amount of earrings. Studs, drop earrings, hoops - their versatility of the items allows you to transform any outfit with a single change. After dipping into January Jones style archives, it seems the star shares the same affinity with earrings. Let’s have a look at the top five earring looks of January Jones so you know which gems to rock this January.
The Ear Cuff
Ear cuffs are a youthful and edgy way to elevate an outfit. Ear cuffs have always been a leading trend. However, ear cuffs were reinvented with audacity last year, with designers such as Fendy and Miu Miu sending outrageous ear cuff pieces down the runway. The way Jones wears an ear cuff exudes effortless style. Wear alongside a pair of statement studs, or allow it to take centre stage for a natural look. Borgioni’s Baguette Double Ear Cuff is an eye-catching accessory. The warmth of the rose gold paired with the gleaming white baguette-cut diamond creates the perfect balance between statement and seductive. The punk meets boho aesthetic of Borgioni’s jewellery will keep you on-trend this month.
The Signature Draper
I couldn’t not include some style inspiration from the immortal Betty Draper. The first two seasons of Mad Men mostly saw Betty playing the role of the 1960s surburban housewife. Her style centred around classic and traditional sets of pearls. As the show settled into the late 60s, the looks became bolder, the dresses became shorter, and the earrings became bigger. As Don and Betty enjoy a European mini-break, who can forget Betty’s ensemble as she waits for Don at the restaurant. Rocking the typical 60s beehive updo and drop pearl earrings, the actress is the epitome of 60s playfulness. For a modern twist on this iconic look, go for Joanna Laura Constantine’s Nail Pearl Ear-Jacket Earring. The asymmetrical form fused with the use of a timeless gemstone creates a powerful look for the modern woman.
This is one of my favourite looks from January Jones. The flash of green and simple design of the earring evokes her personal style in an effortless manner. Many people shy away from luxurious colours such as emeralds and rubies, but Jones shows how a pop of colour can retain a casual and classy aesthetic. REALM’s Sceptre Linea Signature Vert Exclamation Earrings will replicate Jones’ look and add quirky twist. The curved form and playful colour of the set can be dressed up and down, taking any outfit from day to night.
January Jones was a vision in red at the 2011 Golden Globes Awards. Wearing a gorgeous red Versace gown, the actress looked like a garnet herself as she radiated Hollywood glamour. With a bold red lip to enhance her dress, Jones added a flash of sparkle with a pair of diamond line studs. This red carpet look aptly showcases Jones’ signature style. Even to one of the most glamourous events in Hollywood, she needs only a understated pair of studs to complete her look. Take a leaf out of January’s book with Penny Preville’s 18kt Gold Diamond Ear Climber. Why not champion the less-is-more philosophy this month?
Hoops With An Edge
January Jones certainly preempted the Boho chic trend this year with this look. The disc/hoop-esque earrings are the perfect pick to uplift casual attire. You can never go wrong with black, so bag a jewellery box staple with Stephanie Bates’ Black Med Kite Hoop Earrings. Hoops have been on trend since the noughties, when R&B singers rendered the circle with a whole new sartorial significance. Since then, circles, geometric shapes and architectural statement earrings have evolved into fashion-forward pieces such as these. Bates’ earrings are handcrafted in oxidised silver for a chic and stylish finish.
Now that you've got some gemstone inspiration, shop the rich and rouge January gemstone, Garnet.