Jewellery Trends for 2014If you splashed out on statement jewellery for AW13/14, you’re sorted for the summer. New York, London, Paris and Milan Fashion Week catwalks were packed with statement pieces from all the top designers. Jewellery has the advantage of being able to perfectly pull together an outfit and add a special twist even to standard basics. Buying the right accessories can immediately update your seasonal wardrobe, so don’t hesitate to start planning your SS14 must-have collection.
Bangles and Cuffs
Bangles and cuffs are really having a moment right now, and they work well with chunky knits and long sleeves in the winter months. This trend is set to continue with metal and leather cuffs from Elie Saab and Jean Paul Gaultier making an appearance in SS14 collections. Chloe’s show included a range of big, brass bangles, perfect to be worn with ditzy florals or for festival chic.
The message from Dolce & Gabbana’s Milan catwalk appearance was decidedly lavish and thoroughly Italian. Their neoclassical icon prints were teamed with chandelier and hoop earrings. Don’t be afraid of going big on earrings this summer, whatever the shape you prefer. Channel your inner 60s icon Edie Sedgewick, Andy Warhol’s factory muse, famous for her shoulder-dusting chandelier earrings.
Bigger is Better
More really is more when it comes to jewellery this spring and summer. Several strands were included in many of the necklaces seen on the catwalk, and Valentino’s use of the zodiac in his pendants was particularly striking. Chunky gold necklaces are still in vogue, so don’t discard your winter chains. Keep your statement earrings and oversized necklaces separate to make sure that your look doesn’t become too busy. This is particularly important if you’re teaming more-is-more jewellery with an embellished top.
Unusual stones are preferred for SS14 and an excellent example of this is Tanzanite. Tanzanite is mined from Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and is exclusively found in this location. If you’re looking for a really unique eternity ring, this deep purply-blue stone is the perfect choice of gem. Look for a jewellery retailer like Diamond Boutique that has a tradition of selling these unusual and highly-regarded gemstones.
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