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Article: How to Dress Like a Chic New York Woman: Jewelry Edition

Chic New York Woman: Jewelry Edition

How to Dress Like a Chic New York Woman: Jewelry Edition

If you’ve ever been to New York City, you’ve probably experienced a dynamic pulse that just can’t be replicated elsewhere. With constant momentum, comes constant innovation. And this has made New York one of the most fashionable cities on the planet.

New York is the ultimate blend of influences. With ways to immerse yourself in just about every culture imaginable, inspiration is everywhere and anywhere.

The chic New York woman has been a muse for endless movie and book characters, paintings, songs, and of course, fashion movements.

Are you ready to harness this iconic style through your jewelry choices?

Keep reading. We’ll show you how to dress like a chic New York Woman: Jewelry Edition!


How do you define that chic New York woman style? 

It’s the apex of looking busy, confident, elegant, and carefree.

But how to harness this effortless expression through your jewelry? 

A few golden standards of New York fashion, all applicable to jewelry: 

1. Comfortability

New Yorkers never stop moving. And getting around often requires multiple forms of transportation, with a strong focus on good old fashioned walking.

New Yorkers notoriously fill their planners to the brim. They don’t call it “the city that never sleeps” for nothing.

When a piece can effortlessly transition from the office to the party, it’s an instant go-to.

Inspired by cities like New York, the Misahara Chain City Collection is home to the perfect transitional pieces from daytime to night.

gold chain jewelry

2. Originality

In a city of over 8 million people, it can be easy to blend in.

But why blend in when you can stand out?

A home to the Avant-garde, the bold, dynamic and unexpected is celebrated in New York. Say yes to jewelry pieces that push the envelope. Whimsical and surprising for the win!

The Misahara Original Collection, where it all began, features some of our most unique and designs.

green tourmalines necklace

3. The Season

Unlike its Los Angeles counterpart, New York experiences all four seasons.

A truly chic New York woman will be wearing what’s timely. 

Striped back and open summer wardrobes offer the opportunity to play with big necklaces.

Fall and spring are great for layering.

And winter is all about the earrings! Let your drop or hoop earrings be the stars when you’re cozy head to toe. 

All Misahara pieces derive influence from nature, so you can honor the season with the jewelry look. 

"All seasons in NY are special because it's one of my absolute favorite cities. No matter what the weather I find fashion that suits my mood and more importantly wear jewels that I love and evoke an emotion. In winter I love wearing white gold and our Ice Reimagined Collection because it reminds me of snow shimmering in the sunlight. The warm gemstones in our Talas and Talasi rings I feel moved towards in the fall. In the summertime gives me all the celestial and Serengeti pieces for the whimsical designs and effortless daintiness. The Chain City Collection suits every season with the various elements of diamonds or enamel found throughout the pieces. Springtime and Plima are a match made in heaven with the sweet pink tourmalines. I could go on and on but as you can see all our Misahara collections really speak to an emotional connection and year round they really are the perfect jewels for that chic NYC style." - Lepa Galeb-Roskopp

4. NYC It Girls

New Yorkers aren’t just on trend. They create the trends.

NYC It Girls will always have an influence on the most popular jewelry trends of any given moment.

It Girls like Ashley Park, Cyhthia Nixon, and Rosario Dawson love Misahara. Our Celebrity Moments page shares some of our favorite It Girl moments to date.

NYC It Girls

Whether it’s jewelry for on the go, or classic simple studs, New York women know the importance of jewelry in completing the look.

For some New Yorkers, jewelry is a status symbol, but for the true New York It Girls, the movers and shakers, and the ones you should definitely be paying attention to, jewelry is about self-expression, heritage, and storytelling through art.

We saw this recently in the striped back, down to earth September 2023 New York Fashion Week looks. Misahara founder and designer, Lepa Galeb-Roskopp, followed fashion week closely and shareddreamy ideas for pairing Misahara with her favorite designers of the season, like Altuzarra and Helmut Lang. Think chunky chains, statement rings, orange hues, and feminine florals.


Misahara Jewelry was born from a love of sharing stories - embracing individuality, and how your jewelry makes you feel. Truly unique, sustainably sourced fine jewelry is a way of expressing a profoundly personal, human understanding that changes from person to person. Nostalgia, heritage, personality, self - our jewelry is about telling your story. Often drawing from Mother Nature, Lepa is inspired by the astonishing nature she’s seen on her travels, and of course, her family.

The classic New York woman generally shies away from jewelry that’s just about flash. Fine jewelry isn’t about vapid shimmer. These pieces don’t have staying value. If you’re able to, it’s better to invest in high quality pieces that will support you through the seasons of your life. This is one thing all New York It Girls can probably agree on.

Speaking of It Girls…

Starring on the quintessential NYC show, Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon is everything an It Girl could hope to be! And she rocked our Sahara Pyramid Earrings in true Miranda fashion.

Cynthia Nixon Jewelry

NYC It Girl, Broadway star who originated the role of Gretchen Weiners in Mean Girls on Broadway, Ashley Park, was spotted in the Misahara best-selling Icy Link Pendant. On Wednesdays we wear pink, preferably with the Icy Link Pendant.

Ashley Park Jewelry

Melissa McCarthy loves the Misahara New York Chain, having been spotted in it on more than one occasion. New York icon wearing our New York chain in New York?! How’s that for a full circle moment?!

Melissa McCarthy chain necklace

New York City born and raised actress, Rosario Dawson, has been seen out and about in Misahara jewelry. What better way to honor her story than wearing designs handcrafted in NYC. The It Girl is pictured below in the Zora Unity Earrings.

Rosario Dawson Jewelry

Misahara founder and designer, NYC local Lepa Galeb-Roskopp is the definition of New York It Girl. Combining her entrepreneurial spirit with her passion for heritage and storytelling, Lepa designs each and every Misahara piece with the intention of connecting her story with yours.

Lepa Galeb-Roskopp Jewelry

Shop Lepa’s favorites in our Styled by Lepa Collection or peruse our Celebrity Moments page for our current gallery of Misahara-loving It Girls.


Misahara Jewelry has been celebrated for colorful gemstones, unique yet timeless designs, and whimsical nods to Lepa’s inspirations.

Gold settings house earth’s most stunning gems, all ethically and sustainably sourced.

Our collections are notoriously versatile, with pieces that can make a New York City size statement, and pieces that offer more subtle bling.

A chic New York woman seeks versatility and originality in her jewelry. And of course, her pieces must support her active lifestyle. Opt for jewelry that lasts forever.

New Yorkers, many of whom are transplants, infuse pride for their heritage in their daily activities. With thousands of countries represented in one geographically tiny city, everyone’s out to make their mark. Jewelry that puts your story front and center is coveted.

Embrace New York’s distinct seasons with jewelry that honors earth by creatively shaping her gifts into timeless adornments.

Leave the fast fashion for somewhere else, New York cares about quality, heritage, nuance and honesty. Traits that Misahara aims to embrace in every handcrafted detail.


Every New York fashion icon finds comfort in shopping. Embrace the chic New York woman in you and make it luxurious.

Book a private appointment at our Misahara New York City showroom to experience the magic of Misahara in person. Get the champagne flowing while our specialists curate a shopping experience perfectly tailored to you.

Misahara NYC Showroom

If you’re a New York It Girl in spirit (versus physical location), book a Virtual Shopping Consultation. From the comfort of your home, our team will take you on a journey through our collections to match your preferences, budget and occasion. Let us bring the Misahara magic to you.

And if you’re old fashioned, classic kinda It Girl, just give us a call, and we’ll be happy to help you over the phone.

It’s no secret…we love New York. It’s the partial inspiration for our Chain City Collection, which features a variety of pieces named after the concrete jungle.

Best sellers, the New York Ring and the New York Bracelet work together to guide you from the is the morning commute to evening event.


This collection transitions beautifully from day to night, has a place in every season, honors Lepa’s story, and is perfectly poised to help you tell yours. Whether you’re going for sparkle or subtlety, this collection is a classic bet.

We’re proud to adorn New York’s confident, strong and gorgeous women with these equally dynamic designs.


New York City is home to the bold and the bright, the streetsmart and the booksmart, the creative and the innovative.

Misahara is right at home.

A chic New York woman knows her values and doesn’t settle for anything less than the best. We are honored to provide the highest quality fine jewelry for the city slickers, the globe trotters, the movers and the groovers.

Everyone who’s found their way in this vast city has had to do so in their own personal style.

With the comfort and security needed to get through the all too common twelve plus hour day, the colors and designs that will stand out in a sea of suits, a healthy nod to the current season, and cool influence from the chic New York women we know and love, leave your stamp on this town!

And when the city’s got you down…just remember: If you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere. Now go get ‘em, you chic New York woman!

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