Style Expert Alison Deyette, here!
Shy is not a term one would use to describe me which is why I’m so excited about the jewelry trends for Summer from some of my favorite designers. From statement earrings to bold color in necklaces, bracelets and cocktail rings and even the return of chokers – the assortment of choices is like being a kid in a candy shop.
Let’s start with statement earrings. I have officially fallen in love with anything that dangles. These beaded tassel earrings are easily THE piece to complement a dress for a summer wedding or make that little black dress look even more chic. They’re also just fun to pair with a bright cute top and jeans when you want to give your outfit a little oomph. I’ve sometimes said I dress feet first when I love a pair of shoes, but now it’s earrings first as I create multiple outfits in my wardrobe to show off these conversation starters since all eyes will be on my earrings and the smile I have while wearing them. And with warm weather finally here, I put away my heavier stainless steel watch and swapped it for a two-tone colorful leather strap watch to add a bit of whimsy to my outfits.
Here’s a style tip about wearing statement earrings like these – avoid pairing them with a collared top which may impede how they hang or move. These earrings deserve to be seen uninterrupted by any collar competition.
When I said I’m not shy, the best example of that is how I embrace color. As a style expert & stylist, I always try to veer people away from always choosing black, white and grey clothing. I make it my job to introduce some color into people’s wardrobes.
If you’re not ready to buy a bright colored dress, simply adding a bold necklace or mixing a few colorful pieces to create a color blocking look is all you need to give an outfit an instant lift. And knowing that you add the “wow” factor with a bright piece of jewelry that’s versatile enough to be worn with your work or weekend wardrobe is an easier substitute than buying a bright colored dress you may not wear that often.
I love layering these two-colorful chain and thread charm necklaces, since together they make more impact. And speaking of standout pieces, my big flower cocktail ring with multi-colored stones and coral leather and gold chain hoop earrings equally make my whole outfit just pop. Spring and Summer is the season show off bold color from clothes to accessories.
Now let’s talk about what you’ve likely seen scrolling through your Instagram feed. Chokers are having their moment in the spotlight. While you may be thinking they’re a throwback to the 90’s, what I’m seeing are new stylish versions of ribbons, suede and stones, twisted metals and multi-bead creations that are just as adaptable in your wardrobe as the statement earrings and bold color pieces. From bohemian to bold to pretty these new styles of chokers have staying power. The hard part is what style to choose. I went a little gaga for this gold multi-beaded choker because it’s a showstopper piece that will add fashionable flair to so many outfits. Plus, it’s adjustable so I can vary the length depending on if I want it to lay right at my collarbone like a traditional choker or hang a little lower if I’m wearing a V-neck top. The choker necklace and the multi-colored strappy sandals were all I needed to give a simple red dress plenty of punch.
I adore that a simple swap of jewelry can refresh any outfit and this season’s variety makes fashion oh so fun.