The Look

Golden State Style in RI

Jewelry designer Linda Gonzalez brings a West Coast vibe to her New England winter wardrobe


"Nine years ago, I was recruited from the West Coast to head up a large jewelry manufacturing company here. I’m thankful that it allowed me to learn and see the beauty of this city, the artistic and creative force that is here as well as the five-star culinary experience.

I would define my style as effortless chic, elegant, but also understated. I wear what makes me feel good all day, every day. My signature look typically begins with a great pair of jeans, like this Citizen of Humanity pair that I am wearing, a T-shirt or blouse, my must-have hoop earrings and minimalist, bold jewelry.

Being from the West Coast has had a big influence on my personal style. This comes in the form of what I feel is a laid-back but dressed-up approach to fashion. Work and non-work attire rarely change for me and if it does, it will be going from a pair of comfortable flats to striking high heels.
“Every girl deserves to sparkle!” is my personal quote and the embodiment of my XOJULEZ jewelry line. There is not a day that you won’t find me wearing my own line of essentials. Some of my favorites are the iconic XO collection and my day-to-night pave hoops.

Winter in New England does not change my style too much. The winters here allow me to cover up my jeans with a great pair of boots and a wool coat or parka to keep me warm."