Several months ago, after the 2014 Fall/Winter couture shows in Paris, London and Milan, OBJ predicted the top jewelry looks for fall and offered advice on how to get them for less. But now that fall fashions and jewelry collections are in the stores and moving off the shelves, we’re drilling down to see what’s actually hot – or not. Here are three easy pieces to help you update your fall jewelry wardrobe right now:
Calligraffiti – Lanvin’s script necklaces are the talk of the town this fall. Harper’s Bazaar gave them a big nod when it commissioned Lanvin to create a limited-edition “word necklace” to sell on ShopBAZAAR.com. Designer Alber Elbaz’s buzzwords in gold — Happy, Cool, Love and Beyond – retail for $1,195, but you can find the happy-talk look for less. NationalJeweler.com just picked Royal Chain’s “Love” necklace ($31) as one of its “little things” trendsetters to watch.
Still Punked – Fueled by the recent Metropolitan Museum of Art “Punk: From Chaos to Couture” exhibit, spikey jewelry pieces with hard angles and fringe elements are here to stay. Feeling a little too ladylike in your workday wardrobe? Amp up the edge by adding a bold geometric bracelet or choker. You’ll find them at every price point in stores and online.
Get Behind the Chandelier — This prediction was a no-brainer. Chandelier or drop earrings have reached classic status for night and day…and they seem to get bigger with every season. The debut of the Diva Collection by Bulgari has accessories editors swooning this month. Take a page from their book and look for affordable faux gemstones and chunky textures. Indulge!