3 Must-Have Spring Jewelry Styles with Designer Looks for Less

Kendall Jenner in Balmain
Kendall Jenner in Balmain Photo courtesy of cosmopolitan.co.uk

As I write this post, the Fashion Week crowd is attending the Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear collections in Milan. If you can’t quite get your head around next winter’s styles, you’re not alone. Many top designers are finally giving up the old-school “six-months-out” collection calendar and switching to a more shopper-friendly “see it now/buy it now” schedule. This means the new fashions and accessories we see online, on Instagram and on the red carpet will be available in stores immediately after they debut in New York, Milan and Paris.

Spring Summer 2016 Valentino
Spring Summer 2016 Valentino L to R: Photo Courtesy of AmritJewelry.com and HarpersBazaar.com

With this happy thought in mind, let’s focus on what’s on-trend and on the shelves right now…for Spring 2016. Here are three must-have jewelry styles for spring and summer, along with tips to help you get the designer looks for less.

Ankara Hoop Earrings and High Priestess Earrings
Left: Ankara Hoop Earrings $23 on Etsy.com-eTurnerCouture. Right: High Priestess Earrings at Derek Lam, $425.
Photo Courtesy of WaltCassidyStudio for DerekLam

The Fashion Tribe Loves Tribal Jewelry

From Balmain to Derek Lam to Valentino, the spring collections were rife with tribal influences. Think breast-plate-size collars and animal bone earrings, Maasai beaded chokers and feathered bracelets. Check out this video from Valentino Spring/Summer 2016 for inspiration.  I’m on visual overload…it’s a jungle out there!

Sculptured Gold Necklace and Cuff Bracelet
L to R. Sculptured Gold Necklace at J.W. Anderson.
Right: Giles & Brother Cortina Cuff $185

Sculptural Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets Rule

Designer J.W. Anderson embraced his inner sculptor for spring, and so can you. Whether curved and sinewy or cool and linear, one bold gold cuff might be all you need to make an artistic statement of your own.

Balenciaga and Ferragamo Dangling Pearl Earrings
Left: Balenciaga’s Boho Baroque Pearl Earrings as seen in Harper’s Bazaar; Carolee Pearl Drop Earrings
$50 at Macy’s. Right: Ferragamo’s Dangling Pearl Earrings as Seen in the March Issue of Harper’s Bazaar
with Closeup of Ferragamo Drop Pearl Earrings, $230 at ShopBazaar.com

It-Girls Love Their Pearls

Okay, I was going to save this one for June, but let’s get a jump-start on this trend now. Ferragamo and Gucci both showed pearls hanging from long silver and gold threads – the earring of the season. And Balenciaga featured Boho chandeliers that go-for-Baroque. Try crisscrossing long strands of pearls under your black leather jacket. Think of new ways to wear your old favorites…pearls!

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