March 20 was the first day of spring…and what better way to celebrate than to buy a new piece of jewelry – or several! To help you get started we’ve identified some of spring’s designer jewelry trends, as seen in your favorite fashion magazines and blogs, and paired them with lookalike pieces for under $50. Happy shopping!
The Chain Link Choker
If you buy only one new piece of jewelry this season, make it a chain link choker. Whether in silver- or gold-tone metal, this classic style works effortlessly with everything you own. Dubbed “industrial chic” by one editor we know, the look was big at the Alexander Wang Spring 2016 collection. Notice the I.D. bracelet-type tag and the chunky links; we found a dead ringer on eBay for under $20.
The Fringed Earring
First introduced at Oscar de la Renta last September, the folkloric fringed earring inspired a bestselling pair at BaubleBar. It’s no secret that the fringe binge will be with us for a while: here’s a way to make a modest investment in this trend. Nolita Drop Earrings (above right) in Pantone Colors of the Year Pink Quartz or Serenity Blue, $38, www.baublebar.com.
The Disco Disc
From statement earrings at Isabel Marant to swinging pendants at Givenchy, the shape of the season is the definitely the disc. It almost doesn’t matter what material it’s made of, this vaguely ‘70s style works to update any springtime outfit. Check out the Monogrammed Initial Gold-Tone Pendant, $45, at www.wheretoget.it
Spring Jewelry Wardrobe Tips
Even before you begin your spring shopping, there are tricks of the trade that can help you step up your style. Here are two jewelry wardrobe tips that will cost you nothing; both involve wearing pieces you already own in new ways.
Necklaces on Scarves
Printed silk scarves are bigger than ever this season – another throwback look from the 1970s.Tie one at your throat and add a choker or strand of pearls on top, as seen at the Maison Margiela and Christian Dior collections.
Bracelets with Sneakers
The white-sneakers-with-everything trend ruled the runways for spring, but Calvin Klein took it to another level. His chunky gold links amped up the traditional ankle bracelet. Try it with one of your bracelets and see!