Are you wondering which new jewelry styles to add to your spring/summer wardrobe? One way to decide is to review the major fashion trends emerging from the recent collections. We’ve edited three key looks that popped up over and over in the New York and European shows. Read on for must-have fashion and jewelry suggestions that guarantee you’ll be on trend this warm-weather season.
Playing for Keeps
Track-and-field chic is a runaway hit this spring. Look for bomber jackets, racing stripes, and exercise gear worn as outerwear. The surfer/skater/snowboarder vibe is hot right now too. And the footwear trend of the moment seems to be “sneakers-with-everything” (the British call them trainers).
We love Prada’s Spring 2014 Racing Stripe Bracelets and expect them to be widely copied at different price points by summer. Tommy Hilfiger’s jewelry collection also features rugby stripes, a classic look that works well with sportswear.
For the real deal, consider a smart bracelet or fitness tracker to measure your personal mileage. Fitbit has teamed up with designer Tory Burch on a soon-to-be-released line of pendants, bracelets and wristbands that will transform the Fitbit Flex into a stylish accessory. The “June” bracelet from Netatmo is the first smart (and very attractive) bracelet to warn you when you’ve had too much sun exposure. Cool!
Tropical is Topical
Speaking of sunshine, the spring collections were dominated by splashy prints, including palm trees, magnolias and birds of paradise. Embrace this island vibe by adding a piece of coral jewelry to your summer wardrobe. Coral is the perfect color for these luau-inspired prints…and it plays just as well with gray, navy, and black-and-white.
For more “Endless Summer” style consider Aurélie Bidermann’s hand-woven cotton bracelets with lacquered shells and mother-of-pearl heart charms. These thoroughly modern designs are reminiscent of the ‘70s, but they’re definitely not your mother’s pukka beads.
There’s something timeless about the American West look, as celebrated by Ralph Lauren over the last five decades. Lauren, Moschino and Donna Karan all featured the Wild West in their Spring 2014 collections, where FRINGE was the operative word — on bags, boots, chaps, shirts and skirts.
Find your inner Texan with a fringed or feathered bracelet, or a lariat necklace. Want to go beyond the fringe? Chanel’s 6-gun silver ponytail clip may be over-the-top, but a pair of turquoise and sterling silver earrings will add just the touch of Old West your new spring/summer wardrobe needs.
Go get ’em, cowgirl!
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