It was a cold day in January at one of the country’s most significant events when a mystery woman, clad in an oversized white collar and chic plaid coat that glittered with sun-colored jewels at the shoulder, stole the spotlight. The coat? Miu Miu. The intriguing style maven? Vice President Kamala Harris’ 21 year-old stepdaughter: Ella Emhoff.
Dozens of headlines christened Ella the breakout fashion star of the inauguration. The world flocked to her Instagram, admiring Ella’s seemingly effortless pattern mixing and experimentation with color. IMG Models promptly signed her.
And Ella truly embodies this moment in fashion. She’s mastered the enviable art of combining color, texture, and pattern to create eye-catching (but not retina-burning) looks — and don’t cancel us for saying the “c” word — that seem comfortable. Her accessories, often simple small hoops paired with stacks of bead and gold necklaces, complement her colorful looks without overshadowing them.
And after the past year, we wholly support an icon who mixes fashion and function.
Denim patchwork, bright check and a pile of wonderful necklaces: Is there anything better? The key to a perfect necklace stack is choosing the right combination of length and style, something Ella does with aplomb.
Below, we’ve put together an Ella-inspired necklace stack (with lengths noted!) that’ll give you icon-level status.