A bit prim and proper and a bit rock 'n' roll, cameos are making a comeback. They recall Roman decadence, Victorian propriety, and modern-day elegance—no small feat for something as unassuming as a well-chosen accessory. Anthropologie, true to its whimsy-meets-glamour style, offers some of the most delicate and classical cameos in their peachy charm bracelet ($48) and post-backed earrings ($38).
Dominique Cohen's collection for Target is a bit more edgy; she backs her ivory-white silhouettes on stark black and mounts them on severe, chunky chains ($50). Try a heavy dose of layering with lace-wrapped gray pearls ($30), black lacquer bows ($35) and simple silky black ribbon to give Cohen's cameo some serious smolder.
If cameo jewelry doesn't make enough of a statement for you, let iconic clothing do the trick. Delia's vibrant cameo-patterned hoodie ($40) is a fun way to cut the chill. Neon pink, blue and green cameos on a black background certainly aren't traditional but provide a playful alternative to the played-out crown pattern of last year.