Top 5 summer jewellery trends for 2013
The summer season is heating up with the latest jewellery trends making their way to the runways and into leading fashion magazines! From electric “pop” shades to whimsical moustache rings, this season is dedicated to fashion aficionados who take their bling seriously, and will go that extra mile to pair a statement piece with a classy ensemble, or take the bohemian route via lots of layering. Here are the top 5 trends to watch out for and try.
Number 5 belongs to pop shades of jewellery, which are, without a doubt, the most summery trend this year so far. Fluorescent and electric shades are bright and add that breath of fresh air to an otherwise drab ensemble. From blue to yellow to bright pink, pair a statement piece in either shade to amplify that little black dress. Alternately look at a budget option which involves layering multi-colored rubber bracelets to give you that fun 80’s look. For the daring fashion follower, coordinating fuchsia lip gloss with a cobalt blue statement neck piece turn you into quite the head turner!
Number 4 is reserved for Art Deco jewellery, which juxtaposes classic heirloom jewellery with a modern twist. From classic monograms such as Coco Chanel’s inverted C’s, to the more bold bracelets featuring art pieces such as “The Melting Clock” by Salvador Dali”, Art Deco jewellery is meant for the more elegant, more reserved woman who prefers making a silent but elegant statement, reminiscent of Lady Diana and Maharani Gayatri Devi. Pairing one piece of this jewellery with a monochrome outfit will serve to propel you to their standards of classiness.
Number 3 is for the color green; the shade of the season. From bright, beautiful emeralds to sophisticate turquoise, green comes in many hues, and is a versatile shade. It is compatible with tanned skin tones especially and those who are more inclined towards earthy, natural shades will find it naturally complementary to their outfits. Pairing a simple emerald ring with a pastel hued outfit is simple, yet classy for the summer season.
Number 2 belongs to Victorian antique inspired jewellery, which, thanks to designer Oscar De La Renta, has made a splash on the runway and has inspired a number of A List celebrities. Definitely recommended for those who prefer timeless classics and pure elegance, this line of inspired jewellery is compatible with formal and evening wear and it is recommended that outfits be kept simple in order to showcase the intricacy and craftsmanship of these pieces.
Number 1 belongs to geometric jewellery, which, we promise you, has more to do with cool patterns and exciting shapes than it has to do with mathematics! Whether arranged symmetrically in a single line or haphazardly to form zigzag patterns common to cuff style bracelets, this trend is making a comeback after the 70’s and 80’s; inspired by rock musicians and fashion designers alike. From classy monochromatic lines to more funky prints and patterns, geometric jewellery is for the fearless fashion follower who has no problem being at the center of attention. Given the heaviness of most geometric designs, it is recommended to pair pieces with non-printed outfits, however, those who really wish to give the garish but fun style of the 80’s a chance, feel free to mix and match and have fun!
Trends usually last only as long as the season to which they are dedicated, and it is wise to buy only one piece of jewellery per trend, unless you are one of those people who is unlikely to discard a piece simply because it has gone out fashion.