Trending: Chokers, Statement Asymmetrical Earrings, Pearls and Many More!
BY YAILYA MARTINEZ Erika, Gabrielle, Kelly, and I all researched the most prominent jewelry trends for the upcoming Fall/Winter season and this is what we found…
If your eyes have not been lucky enough to see Dolce&Gabana’s recent ads then you have been missing out on greatness! The Italian fashion house has made their mark with dazzling statement head pieces that can make any girl feel like a true queen due to their magnifying crown-like design. This brings us to the first trend on our list based on an article featured in Harper’s Bazaar highlighting current jewelry trends. The first trend stated in the article is Head Cases. Head Cases can either be sporty or gilded giving off pirate vibes. Chanel, Dolce&Gabana, Givenchy, Gucci, and Miu Miu have all featured head cases in their current runway collections.
As per Gabrielle, “pearls have, and always will be, a symbol of class and pure elegance,” and based on her research it is an upcoming major trend — they definitely have made a comeback. Pearls are now a trendier version of the beloved classic styles resulting in a “pearl passion” for everyone from celebrities to jewelry enthusiasts. Trendy pearls are a great way to spruce up your Fall/Winter wardrobe as we welcome those dark, more neutral colors. The classy lady look is not the only way to wear pearls anymore. Oscar de la Renta, Jason Wu. Stella McCartney, Chanel, Bottega Venetta, Gucci, and Victoria Beckham are a few of the many designers incorporating pearls in more dynamic and bold ways. Don’t get us wrong, the classic designs are timeless and elegant, but pearls can be more versatile than that!
PSA: Matching Earrings are out of style! According to Harper’s Bazaar, “Not so Matchy-Matchy” is an earring trend that has been seen on various runways; including Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Céline, and Roberto Cavalli. This trend encloses asymmetrical earrings, wearing only one earring, or wearing two different earrings that still go with the ensemble. So if you’re that kind of girl that always loses one earring only, don’t stress…you can still wear it adding a fashionable and creative taste to your outfit.
It’s pretty clear that one of the top trends from this season is chokers which have made their revival recently, appearing in many styles — from bold chains to delicate links to even diamonds. Chokers have been around longer than we think! I’m talking Cleopatra days, but I fondly remember them from a more recent decade …the 90’s! Chances are anyone actually born in the 90’s didn’t get the chance to rock this trend, but there was still no secret of how popular it was. One does not always have to wear an actual necklace around their neck and call it a choker. From the looks of recent collections such as Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, and Rodarte, silk scarfs tied around the neck can serve as chokers as well. I’m glad this trend is back and from its appearance on recent runway shows and red carpets, chokers are definitely here to stay!
THE BODY COVERAGE
From dramatic body chains to charming anklets—the body coverage is my favorite trend yet! When I mention anklets I am not referring to the matching anklets you and your BFF wear as a symbol of your friendship. Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, Chloé, and Valentino are taking body chains, hand chains/hand pieces and anklets to a whole another level. I personally love this trend because these statement pieces speak for themselves. They can make any off duty-outfit look busy real quick!
Layers on Layers on Layers…and we’re not talking about hair! Mixing and matching different textures and tones in jewelry is everything this season. You can achieve this look by layering your favorite necklaces, bracelets, or rings. This new look is perfect for a festival, a night on the town, or a casual night in. The “Long Story” is the icing on the cake….it will give your outfit life. It is also perfect for our bougie fashionistas who love wearing a little something around their necks to add to their swimwear ensemble, Tory Burch style!
Here’s a little history lesson: During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Industrial Revolution had a great impact on the concept of mass production and machines. Now lets forward to 2016… designers such as Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Chanel, and Giambattista Valli are utilizing this concept in their designs by featuring chain links, buckles, and hardware pieces in their collections. This trend is perfect for the minimalistic girl who wants to add a tad bit of edge to her wardrobe.
You’ve probably been wondering why those shapes you use to hate studying in Geometry class are being used in jewelry. Well FYI, the incorporation of these shapes such as necklaces with huge circles, triangle earrings, or pentagon rings has been very prominent lately. The Geometric trend exemplifies Fashion in the Age of Technology which was the theme for this year’s Met Gala ball for those who did not know. Integrating shapes in jewelry exudes a futuristic and wowing affect.
THE GRAND FINALE
To sum it all up, these are the trends that we feel are the most dominant ones for this upcoming season. Like Kelly stated, chokers aren’t going no where! It is what every fashionista is wearing and we should not ignore that they look super trendy with pretty much anything. Gabrielle said it best, “pearls have, and always will be, a classic”. Pearls add a classic look to any outfit. Another trend that we all had in common within our research are the “Not so Matchy Matchy” earring trend! Wearing asymmetrical earrings is the new norm and it exudes an effortlessly cool look. If you want to feel like Queen Elizabeth on some days and want to channel your inner Pirates of Caribbean on the others, the Head Case trend is for you. Last but not least…the girls and I decided to make the Geometric trend our last prominent trend. The embodiment of technology in fashion is the core for this upcoming season’s styles. I would like to give a special thanks to my girls Erika, Gabrielle, and Kelly for contributing on this awesome blog. I hope of all you enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you dazzling goddesses. Until next time!
Note: Contributions by Erika Kuhn, Gabrielle Rolffot, and Kelly Raymondi