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Clothes may make the outfit, but nothing adds a little extra oomph quite like some gleaming, eye-popping accessories. Maybe your obsession is bold bracelets, or you can’t get enough crazy-cool necklaces in your repertoire. Whatever your weakness, the stylish citizens of SoCal definitely know how to excess-orize with the best of ‘em. So, we asked our intrepid street photog, Bess Byers, to grab her trusty camera and hit the streets of the Southland to snap all the best baubles that can elevate even the most humdrum ensemble. We've got all the best accessories represented here, including the most excellent earrings, statement-making necklaces, and bracelets galore to keep your wrists, necks, and ears jingling all season.
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