So, you know your winter woolens from your summer sheers. We have given you awesome outfit ideas for summer, too. But are seasons reserved for clothing only? Well, if you said yes – now is the time to change. Jewellery for summer is no child’s play – one wrong move and you’ll go green. Literally! Try cheap metal jewellery on a summer day. In a few hours you’ll see how your sweat has reacted with the artificial metal and left green markings on your skin.
Not to worry, here’s some help. Summer 2015 is a lot about minimal accessorizing. But being an Indian, I can’t say no to my chunky party look either. So, here’s what I have put together – 5 must-have jewellery pieces for Spring/Summer 2015. Thanks to the worlds designers, who came up with some quirky ideas to flaunt on the ramp. Here are a few jewellery trends for summer. Get inspired!
Upper arm cuff
21st century is seeing a major shift in the jewelry trends. Now-a-days, it is all about statement pieces like gold cuff and bracelets. However, do not even try to picture a chunky metal cuff sitting high above your elbow. This season we are doing sleek little pieces that give you that sophisticated style. Silver or gold swirls with matching pearls are what rules the ramps. There are some wider options too. You can go for costume jewellery – just make sure you get some quality stuff, that don’t leave a trail. Pair these up with a gorgeous summer dress – ideally for an evening party.
Yes! Gold – our all time favourite, isn’t it. Summer, heat and sweat is not a good combination with metals. But you can trust gold all you want. Just keep it simple and loose. Jewellery for summer 2015 include a simple chain and tiny pendant. And the best part, it can be paired with ethnic or western styles. Just make sure that you keep the chunkier pieces for the evening though. An all black look with a hint of gold can never go wrong.
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Beads and Bejewelled
They are out there in all sizes and shapes. What can be better than bright beads and baubles for summer? Thick or thin, this is a must-have jewellery component for the bright and sunny days. Okay, let’s keep the sparkles for the evening and concentrate on plastic or even cloth beads for the super hot daytime. A string of colorful beads can spice up any boring outfit.
So what if the trend is swaying towards minimalism – you can still make a statement out of it. There are a couple of ways to style your statement A long shiny metal chain with a relic pendant is the statement neck piece for this season. The charm could be a encaged stone, as seen on the ramp for Armani, or charm bracelet inspiration from Celine’s Spring/Summer show. If you want to keep it real simple and straightforward, go for a bunch of large pearls or beads.
‘Ear this! Statement earrings are a big trend this summer but make sure they are quirky. You could either go for a mis-match style, i.e; wear a different colour, length or shape on either ear, or catch hold of a funky shape like the fan earrings from Cushnie et Ochs show or the rose gold swirl from Tory Burch. If it is a traditional look that you are accessorizing, try textured pendant like earrings that are not too loud, but quirky enough.
These styles ruled the ramps at Spring/Summer 2015 shows last year, in India and abroad. Now, it is time to flaunt them on the streets. Which one is your first pick? I am going for the charm pendants – just need to find a big rock now!