The Top Summer Jewelry Trends To Try!
A visitor to Boston could be forgiven for mistaking Downtown Crossing with the jewelry district. After all, with over fifteen jewelry stores lining it’s streets, most Bostonians know it’s the place to go for fine jewelry and fun baubles. So what better place to spot and shop 2013’s top summer jewelry trends?
Statement Necklaces continue to reign supreme in the most stylish jewelry boxes. Put away last year’s fluorescent hues in favor of pastels and natural stones like Agate. A favorite of fashion bloggers everywhere, the statement necklace should always be the primary focus! The best place downtown for necklaces that get you noticed, has to be Harper & Faye. Pair their Embera Bead Collar with a strapless dress for added drama at night or impress the style set by wearing E.B. Horn’s 18kt White Gold & Ceramic Wide Curb Link Chain with a button down and jeans on a weekday.
Fringe & Tassels: More boho than your average Bostonain? Don’t worry! Just channel Yves Saint Laurent’s runway by layering a tasseled necklace over your suit for a hint of festival flare appropriate for even the most conservative office. A hammered gold fringe necklace is a subtle way to wear this trend every day or throw caution to the wind by stocking up on BOHOBOcollective’s Cascading Fringe Knuckle Rings to wear all at once.
80’s Throwback: The top Parisian designers embraced the eighties with their summer jewelry collections with oversize crosses at Jean Paul Gaultier, giant hoop earrings at Balmain and opulent pearl cuffs at Chanel. Discover (or relive!) the most over-the-top decade, by wrapping a traditional pearl necklace around your wrist (extra points if you secure them with a diamond broach) like the ones from HiKari at DePrisco Jewelers. Go bold with Joseph Gann Jewelers Large Gold Tube Hoops and complete the look with a Madonna inspired rosary or three. Just remember to leave the shoulder pads at home.
Call of the Wild: No matter what look you’re going for, there is a nature inspired piece perfect for you this summer! At Alexander McQueen dazzling bumble bee pins adorned hats and chokers while snake shaped cuffs and bangles always catch a fashionable eye. Thistle & Bee’s Sterling Silver & Enamel Bee pin (available at E.B. Horn) looks chic on a summer blazer for days at the office or can be attached to your favorite clutch for cocktails. Don’t care for insects? Coil a snake shaped bangle on your arm instead.
These summer jewelry picks are an easy way to update your look when the temperatures rise downtown!