How To Wear Your Jewellery This Summer
The SS15 catwalks this year were bursting at the seams with 70s bohemia, floral patterns and vibrant unapologetic colours – so rather than leaving the trends to your wardrobe, encompass them into your jewellery box too. This summer is all about the jewellery, so rather than planning your jewellery around your outfit, plan your outfit around your jewellery. We bring you the top 10 bijoux trends for summer this year;
Ditch those plain studs in favour of chunky, crystallised and over embellished earrings and necklaces – perfect for glamorous summer evenings. The only way to rock this new trend is to invest a little money in order to pull off a fun, rather than cheap vibe. We suggest you head down to every fashion editor’s go-to store, J Crew. With a whole range of statement jewellery, you’ll be able to find a pair of chunky earrings which finish off any summer outfit. Simply tie your hair loosely into a chic bun to showcase your new finds, and team up with a plain maxi dress. This look is all about the jewellery.
Yes, yes we know what you’re thinking; toe rings went out back in the 90’s along with Adidas tracksuit bottoms. But not anymore! Rather than those awful make-your-feet-green chunky silver toe rings of yesteryear, 2015 has seen delicate, barely noticeable toe rings come back into fashion. The trick is to choose a design which is simple and reflects the tone of your outfit. Rather than wearing a toe ring with jeans or a short skirt, team up with gladiator sandals and a maxi dress to achieve that must have Sienna Miller vibe. Think boho chic! There are some nice, one-of-a-kind toe ring designs on Etsy.
A huge trend over the years has been to ditch those awful gaudy cocktail rings in favour of delicate stacking rings, which can be grouped together for a statement yet super trendy look. Pick up a pack of beautiful gold-effect rings from Accessorize for peanuts, or if you have a little extra cash to hand, why not treat yourself to some beautifully hand-finished rings from Scandi-favourite, PANDORA. With sterling silver rings starting from just £30 you can build up your own stack for less than £100.
Ok, so not jewellery exactly, but body art is becoming a huge summer trend amongst the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna. Now, we’re not saying you should head down to your local tattoo store for a permanent stamp, but why not try the beautiful metallic options available from Topshop. Simply apply the artwork onto the upper part of your arm for an evening look which will set your tan right off. Henna designs are also becoming increasingly popular and look great whilst on holiday or travelling.
If overly adorned bijoux isn’t your thing, than why not try wearing an subtle ear cuff. Rather than the chunky, goth-like ear cuffs of 2014, 2015 brings with it beautiful fragile alternatives which delicately outline the shape of the ear with tiny sparkling diamonds. Topshop now offers some great options which won’t bankrupt you and also look much more expensive than they are. This is a perfect daytime look which can be worn right through into the evening.
Last year it was friendship bracelets, this year it’s bangles. Not all of us can afford the Cartier Love Bracelet (a firm favourite of the Kardashians, and coming in at a hefty £4,000) but we can afford some of the more affordable options available on the high street. Rather than wearing your bangles around your wrist, try wearing just one further up your arm. Your look will automatically appear more trendy, and it is the perfect accessory for a deep golden tan. Team up with a bandeau midi dress and a white trilby hat for the optimum vibe.
With the likes of Chanel and Balmain showcasing their beautiful designs on the SS15 catwalks, chokers are another hot trend for summer this year. The key is to choose a simple, not too tight design! We would recommend going for a plain gold look, which will not only look great with a summer tan, but will go with anything. We recommend teaming it up with a strapless dress and no other jewellery for a statement look.
Another take on stacking rings, midi rings are a beautiful must have accessory for the season. Gorgeously delicate, these bad boys can be picked up in most high street retailer for less than a tenner. Make sure you have the perfect manicure to set this look off – it should all be about the hands. Midi rings can be worn with jeans and a loose blouse for a daytime vibe, or chuck on a pair of your favourite heels to up your game in the evening.
If chokers aren’t your thing, try the layered look. The best way to rock this look is by layering up fine gold or silver chains, with tiny pendants and charms to give you a beautiful feminine style. The best designs are the chains which are barely noticeable, only catching your eye as they catch the light. Layered necklaces should be saved for the evening, with a shimmery moisturiser and sexy low cut blouse and stilettos.
Hair accessories are huge this year. Think unashamedly embellished crystal clips, which you can slide into gentle tousled curls or a loose, cool bun. The best way to pull this look off is to ditch the rest of your jewellery and keep your outfit simple. Over complicating this look will make it look cheap, and so for best results wear a black or white outfit and make it all about the hair.