The initial image of an anchor might seem kitsch, but this is a symbol with real symbolism! There’s a reason trend-master Kate Moss has a baby one tattooed on her wrist. Not only does an anchor keep a boat still in the water, it’s a heraldic symbol for hope. Seamen would use their anchor as a last resort, so naturally they took comfort in knowing it was there.
I’m not suggesting you go out and get a tattoo – that wouldn’t be very original, now would it? – but a delicately crafted anchor pendant ought to help you weather life’s little storms. Especially when it’s set with antique white diamonds. Renee Lewis’ grounding necklace is embellished with a gold rope, which makes it all the more special, and a doubled-up 18-karat ball chain keeps it everyday-casual. The price might be a commitment, but consider this gem your comforting safety net. At Barneys New York for $13,000.
Pair with: Capitalize on the nautical trend with a pair of boldly striped shoes. Pierre Hardy’s platforms ($595), Giuseppe Zanotti’s peep-toes ($750), and Charlotte Olympia’s retro wedges ($945) will look equally sportive.