Us women love jewelry (they make the perfect gift for any occasion fellas!), but sometimes it can be challenging to know when and how to wear our most favorite pieces or we may find it a bit tricky when it comes to adding to our collection. We often see pretty pieces in the store, but struggle in thinking if there's too much going on or if we could actually get away with wearing it without looking obnoxious or just down right ridiculous. I'm here to tell you that when it comes to jewelry the bigger the better, the more eye catching the better. They can help make a statement to an otherwise simple or boring outfit and can help to refresh your wardrobe without having to buy a ton of new clothes, especially if it's not in the budget.
This spring, we saw some great statement pieces hit the runways that are practical for the every day modern woman like us. There are two trends that I'm particularly in favor of and that's the miss-match earring (1) and statement rings (3). The reason I love them so much is that you could either work with what you currently have in your jewelry collection or add to it, knowing that there are other options in wearing them. For the miss-match, you can either wear two different earrings that are the same or similar in style (i.e, two studs), but different in color and/shape or you could opt for wearing a stud and a longer earring combo, the choice is yours, so have fun! There are just as many options with the dainty, yet impactful rings. I personally love the stackable sets, as they can either be worn all on one finger or one on each to add more excitement to your look.
I do also love the choker trend (2) because they remind me of the mid-90s when I was growing up. Everyone had the black tattoo chokers, including myself. I went to private school, so statement accessories like this was essential for me in standing out from my uniform wearing peers. Now, as an adult, I'm loving the chic yet bold take. It would look amazing worn with a crisp white button-up peaking through the collar or added to a simple dress to add that wow factor. Another trend we saw were pieces that had an earthy, boho, hippie vibe (5). Wooden or bone inspired pieces were prevalent, as well as a mixture of threads in the form of tassels. Lastly, we saw stacked bracelets, which I also really love! I love the message bracelets that were seen on the Chanel runway, the perfect statement! What I love is that you can stack them for a nice arm party celebration or select one piece to be the eye catcher, either way, you're sure to make a statement and help transform your look.
Here are some affordable options inspired by the 5 trends we discussed. Which is your favorite?