Be Bold, Be Beautiful…
Last season seemed to be about fine and delicate jewellery. Thin chains hanging softly in the nape of the neck, with a little wishbone or initial that was small and very understated.
Chunky tribal jewellery seems to be a huge hit this Summer. Bright neon colours have been around for a while and are pretty much a staple of the Summer wardrobe, but this year it is not just the nails that are sporting these bold colours, it is a statement jewellery piece.
Bib or choker style necklaces are nothing new, but add the 2 together and you have something special. It can turn the dowdiest of outfits into something spectacular.
If you have a plain dress for the office, with a pair of heels and killer statement necklace you turn from serious day look to hot night look – instantly.
If you are into one of a kind jewellery (Obvs we are huge fans of this ourselves here at VWL HQ) then perhaps the High Street just won’t cut it for you. Besides the obvious ‘Not on the High Street’ website (which made its name for delivering just that, to the masses) it is definitely worth having a peek at Etsy for that special something. For the few of you who may not be familiar with Etsy, it is the market place for crafty folk. Their strapline “unique and handmade items directly from creative people around the world” says it all. It really is a chance to buy handcrafted jewellery (or anything else you could imagine!) from all four corners of the globe.
So whether it is bright and bold, or big and chunky, this Summer it is all about the jewellery doing the talking rather than your clothes itself. We are a huge fan in the VWL office of statement pieces and we have picked out some of our favourites from the High Street and online sites.
So checklist for rocking the statement piece this year:-
- Go for a plain backdrop, so thinkblack white or neutral colours. Wearing a coloured patterned top will make the whole look too fussy.
- If you are going for bright neon, wear a high scoop neck top. This will provide a good backdrop to maximize effect. If you are after a chunky bib style or choker, these look elegant with bare skin, so works well with strapless tops or gowns.
- Be bold in colour choice and be brave enough to clash. This year is not about samey samey. If you choose a bright neon yellow choker, wear a bright red or orange nail varnish. Or wear shoes and accessorize with a clutch purse with a totally different colour. It keeps the look interesting and does not look too contrived.
It is that simple! Just be bold and let your jewellery do the talking!
Now we just need to do the sun dance!