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Trends in Jewelry

We’re kicking off this afternoon with a guest post from our good friend Elizabeth of Swipely and Frost Yourself. She’s examining jewelry trends and sharing her thoughts.

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Who remembers the accessory trend reports from 2009? (Frost Yourself does!) Those were the tabloid glory days when Micha Barton and Olivia Palermo’s necks were decked with collar-hugging jewels. The bib necklace was a mainstay and interestingly, is continuing strong throughout the rest of the year.

The recent crop, which has been making appearances around the web, sits closer to the collar and emphasizes varied tribal textures as well as jewel-toned colors. Some showcase a central vertical drop while others span an even 2″ to 3″ circumference all the way around.  

So what’s different today? Styling. While the 2009 vintage were often featured against bare skin, under a crisp button-down or to perk up a scoop neck dress, today we’re seeing these necklaces layered over a tee, or even other necklaces for a fresh, maximalist take. What do you think? Will you be layering your bibs over a heather gray tee this summer?

  1. 1. Frieda & Nellie
  2. 2. Janis Savitt
  3. 3. Dannijo
  4. 4. Lizzie Fortunato
  5. 5. Tom Binns
  6. 6. Fenton Falon

Coverage by Elizabeth Ducoff

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