Spring is in full throttle, the 4 big shows are over, and accessory trends are making a bold statement. A great outfit is just the start, but accessories set the tone and deliver the attitude. When accessories are paired creatively - POP goes the look! The combinations are endless.
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What trumps… What are the Accessory Trend designers influencing for 2014?
The Large Round Watch
This season there has been a trend developing for large round watches combined with added bangles – all kinds! I have always loved large watches and bangles – so it makes this trend a win-win.
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Boho Haute Hippie
These designs are organically influenced by earthy elements, especially noticeable on purses. The Hippie Culture inspires trademarks with words like Peace, Love, and a variety of symbols. The Rope is also making a nostalgic comeback in wrist ties, anklets, rings and shoes. A telltale sign will be lots of color and a natural influence.
Out with the roomy hobo catchall bags and in with the tiny boxes and clutches. Oh, this one is tough for all of us who carry our life essentials in our purse. Personally, I will never go tiny… I need my camera, notebook, water bottle, make up bag and phone…
The sideways cross is on rings, bracelets, bangles, necklaces and watches. They are available in a broad range of metal finishes and colors. Oh, and by the way, I did some research to find out the meaning of the sideways cross to see if it was in any way demeaning to the traditional cross, and happy to report it’s not at all. A sigh of relief, especially because I like the simplicity and minimalist appearance and how well it mixes with other pieces.
The Sports Inspired
Sporty influences from printed shoe laces to gym bags were pacing the runways, combining a freshness with the Sporty street style hipster look. It was the fall of 2013, just around the start of football season, sport inspired clothing was starting to show up on magazine covers, so naturally the designers wisely predicted the niche for the accessory trend. What you might see, rubber sole shoes, crazy, over-sized sunglasses, NFL logo pumps, and other Sport Activity Influence such as surf wear.
Making a prominent place in Hot Trends are large Earcuffs that attach to the outside edge of the ears. Usually the cuffs are only in one ear, but many are stepping out with a different cuff on each ear. The Ear Cuffs are popular in metals and black enamels and are available in just about any design from A to Z.
The Comfortable Shoe
Finally. The runways welcomed back the flats! I am excited to see the menswear inspired Oxford’s back in a softer feminine design. Ballet flats, mules and loafers had a presence on the catwalk, creating a long anticipated realistic comfortable look. Now you can report to work without stuffing an extra pair of shoes in your hobo bag.
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You can see Knuckle Rings on just about everyone who follows Trends. They are the cutting edge in ring in high demand. They can be worn on as many fingers as desired or just one finger. They look unique in sets of multiple bands are being worn all together or split up. I love this new trend, it’s fresh and interesting.
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It doesn’t matter which accessory trend you choose to embrace, but these are proven winners. Give your accessories the opportunity to complete your look and give you the most mileage for your outfit. Pick something that fits your personality and feels comfortable. Be true to you…
Very truly yours,
True to you girls – “Inspired by trends on the outside, beautiful on the inside”.