Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What's HAUTE for Fall/Winter 2010!!??

Handmade jewelry trends for winter 2010 are bold and commanding with an eclectic and bohemian look. In style are large cuff bracelets, focal point necklaces, long multistrand necklaces, big hoop earrings, chandelier earrings and cocktail rings with huge stones. Popular winter colors include black, coral, yellow, chocolate brown and shades of blue, green, purple and pink, according to the Color Association of the United States in its annual color forecast for fall and winter. In-demand stones are pearls, crystals, quartz, simulated colored diamonds, and chunky polished, natural stones.

The Statement Necklace
Statement necklaces feature big rocks and stones, metal designs, metal beads, even feathers, yarn and fabric. These eye-catching pieces can also have multiple strands of various lengths and mix-and-match large and small beads, stones, and chain. Celebrity red-carpet fashions set trends--this extends to jewelry. Get your own statement necklace like the Cleef and Arpels turquoise collar worn by actress Eva Mendes at the 2009 Golden Globes. The photograph appears in "InStyle" magazine's online coverage of the annual awards ceremony.  Below is a similar one from Carol Rose Designs...for a fraction of the cost.

If you could sum up the trend in neckwear for the upcoming winter season, it would be statement necklace . Statement necklaces are huge in fashion jewelry right now,the necklaces for this season have come out of hiding. If you love jewelry, this is the year to express yourself with your own statement making necklace piece.
Adding a Statement Necklace can make almost any outfit pop instantly. Jessica Alba, Whitney Port and Vanessa Hudgens are just some celebs that are a fan of the look. When wearing a bold necklace just be sure to keep the rest of your jewelry simple so it doesn't take away from your fabulous necklace.

Just as you can hear from the name, the "Statement Necklace" is designed to make a serious statement. It has to be big, edgy and reflect your personal style. It shouldn’t be in real gold, it’s almost nicer when it’s fake. Let the piece around your neck do the talk and leave your outfit in the background when wearing a big necklace.

While each decade is known for signature “styles,” from the 60’s mini dress to the 80’s power suit, could the 2010’s be defined by the Statement Necklace? While we work our way through the current economic lull, take advantage of your right brain by transforming what’s already in your closet: a tee and jeans can go from running errands during the day to running the nightclub dance floor at night with the simple addition of a statement necklace!

There's no better way to add style and elegance to an outfit. Eye catching jewelry can give an outfit that extra edge and turn it in fabulous. Whether you're going to an evening party or simply enjoying a casual afternoon, jewelry is an important part of your overall look. As with clothing, jewelry trends come and go. The necklace or earrings style that's hot one year can look outdated the next. That's why it's a good idea to reassess your jewelry on a seasonal basis and fill in the gaps with some trendy new styles.
Visit my online shop for more "in your face" necklaces.  These are best worn with simple clothing as all eyes will be drawn to your neck. Put away your small, demure chains and think big, bold, and eye catching when it comes to necklaces.  Happy Fashion!

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