A monogram makes it yours!

Make it yours with a classic monogram


Maybe it’s because I’ve been frantically putting my daughter’s name on all of her belongings as she gets ready to spend a summer semester in France, but lately I’ve been thinking about my monogram. I’ve long been a fan of swirly letters on sweaters, block prints on shirt cuffs, and of course, all forms of casual jewelry sporting my initials. And lately, it appears that monograms have made an incredible resurgence after a noticeable absence. Happily, I’m seeing monograms on everything from traditional writing paper, to home goods, to totes, hats, bags and more.

A monogram can turn otherwise bland pieces and accessories into something special and uniquely yours. In fact, I think I became a true convert in college – in order to stop my roommate from constantly borrowing my clothes!

As a fashion statement, a well-executed monogram says confidence. And, as Lisa Birnbach so eloquently stated in The Preppy Handbook, “Who needs LV or YSL when you can lay claim to a discreet EBW III?”

Where to find the best monogram jewelry and accessories?

I’ve highlighted a few suggestions for contemporary necklaces (my favorite spot for a spashy “SEM”) that become truly special with the simple addition of a monogram. But, the possibilities are endless. Try a local embroidery shop or seamstress who can easily and inexpensively add monograms to fabric pieces that you already own. And, visit Marley Lilly for a truly amazing selection of monogrammed jewelry ideas.

Monograms? They’re not just for co-eds anymore.

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