Any person who knows the first thing about fashion knows that no outfit is complete without the carefully chosen accessories that will bring the look together. This may be by adding a touch of color or a layer of contrasting personality to liven up an otherwise plain ensemble. With Fall creeping ever closer, many women are eager to find out which jewelry styles will be trend-right for the coming season.
Fall 2012 fashion trends in jewelry are toward bold and dramatic pieces, but not necessarily serious or demure. Here are some of the top jewelry looks designers incorporated into their Fall 2012 collections…
Animal Inspired Jewelry
Jewelry styled to resemble animals or reptiles, or using related jewels like tiger's eye, are important. You'll can find rings with snake heads, necklaces with camels and bracelets with find rings One such example is This fall is seeing a major focus on animals and animal print. A key trend in women’s jewelry for fall of 2012 is pieces that are designed around specific animals such as rings designed to look like a snake though studded in diamonds and other precious stones. Another very trendy ring resembles a roaring lioness head, her eyes sparkling with gemstones. A fun trend that actually combines two is animal stacking rings. These rings allow wearers to choose several designs that they love and wear them together. These rings feature the outline of different animals such as squirrels, rabbits, and sheep and stack snuggly together. It is today’s charm bracelet in miniature.
The Bigger the Better
This Fall jewelry is all about size. Barely-there bracelets and dainty necklace strands have no place among the chunky, dramatic pieces appearing along the runways and on celebrities. Instead of simple bracelets, this fall is seeing the cuff come back with a vengeance, but with the modern twist of elaborate textures, studding, and intricate details.
Bracelets created with large, mismatched stones create a dramatic statement when placed along a chainmail band. Rings are being made huge, with some resembling finger armor, such as House of Harlow 1960’s cross hatched ring with crystals.
A statement piece, such as the bib necklace, is all about letting one dramatic piece you absolutely love anchor the entire outfit. So let those matching jewelry sets of earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces sit this season out and go for pieces that stand out when you enter a room.
Many of fall 2012’s fashion trends for women are about embracing femininity, showing off curves, and embracing womanhood. But trends in jewelry contrast this, allowing consumers to add a touch of “tough girl” to their feminine looks in order to balance out the aesthetic. Cartier, for example, has a collection designed to look like sharp nails. Similarly, Alexis Bittar’s large Rhodium cuff looks like it easily provides more protection for the street warrior than Wonder Woman’s bracelets.
So remember when choosing a new piece of jewelry for Fall 2012, to opt for those which make a unique, dramatic statement, and err on the side of oversized rather than undersized.
Below is a representation of Fall 2012 statement bib necklaces available from retailers in the H2H Online Shopping Mall.
1) Betsey Johnson multi-colored bejeweled camel charm bib necklace $195 (Macys), 2) Aqua Jewel tone 18 inch bib necklace $48 (Bloomingdales), 3) Shameless Jewelry Twisted Love gold tone bib necklace with smokey topaz stones $99 (Endless), 4) Hoss Intropia anthracite crystal embellished bib necklace €125 (Stylebop), 5) David Aubrey Indigo blue and green bib necklace $88 (Endless), 6) Bliss Lau multi media bib necklace $195 (Saks Fifth Avenue), 7) ABS Allen Schwartz gold tone, glass bib necklace $250 (Saks Fifth Avenue), 8) Etrusca 18ct gold plate spiral bib necklace £75 (John Lewis), 9) Kate Spade New York Clean Break 19 inch bib necklace $228 (Bloomingdales), 10) Kenneth Cole New York gold tone metallic multi jeweled bib necklace $125 (Macys), 11) Lucky Brand two tone floral bib necklace $59 (Macys) 12) Monica Vinader multi-colored quartz stones bib necklace £1750 (Harrods),
13) ABS Allen Schwartz gold and stone 17 inch bib necklace (Bloomingdales), 14) Swarovski Seductive Necklace black fabric embellished with crystals bib necklace €300 (Swarovski), 15) Bing Bang Sacred Geometry fan shaped, brass bib necklace $290 (Saks Fifth Avenue), 16) Kate Spade New York Resin multi-colored jewel bib necklace $248 (Bloomingdales), 17) Ziba tiger eye jeweled bib necklace £125 (House of Fraser), 18) Anndra Neen polished brass cage bib necklace £700 (Browns)