If you are anything like me, you can’t bear to leave the house without at LEAST a pair of earrings on. I have what some might call an obscene amount of costume jewelery. I however would call it being prepared because, for me, every outfit should be finished off with the right accessory…this can make or break any outfit. Many fashion icons adhere to the old adage from the great Coco Chanel that when accessorizing, you should put everything on and take one thing off. This season the rules have changed, and more is more!
We’ve all mastered the art of layering our clothing, but another hot trend our fav celebs are rocking right now it layering their accessories….everything from necklaces, bracelets, rings, even belts! If you’re not used to wearing even a little jewelery, start of simple and layer a few necklaces over a plain tee or tank. This makes the necklaces the focal point of the outfit. Same with bracelets…maybe skip the necklace all together and just wear a sleeve of bangles, using different colors and textures to make it interesting.You can even layer up a leather cuff and some friendship bracelets with your watch for a more casual look. Belts look great layered too, just grab a few skinny belts and intertwine them around a cardigan or dress!
SJP & Blake dripping in layers!
skinny belts work best for layering, like in these runway looks
Like anything, there’s a right way and a wrong way. Vanessa’s layered bangles and rings are perfection, but this over-the-top runway look can stay on the runway!
The layered look not for you? No problem! Here are some of my picks for this season’s must-have accessories:
Your go-t0 arm candy this spring/summer is the cuff. It’s a popular notion that the cuff evokes only a tribal or global feel, but there are no limitations on what you can wear a cuff with or what style you can achieve. Cuffs come in a variety of materials, patterns, & colors. Wear them with jeans and a tee, a LBD, or a wedding dress. Either way, if you don’t already have one, go get one!
Make a statement with a bold bib! Bibs often combine fabrics, embellishment, and metals and truly stand out all on their own. As for what look you can achieve,the same thing applies here as the cuff. A bib necklace can really be worn with anything as long as you choose one that suits the look you’re going for. Just be a little more careful with you’re choices since these bibs really do steal the show!
This rosette bib would be great with a simple cardigan or summer dress for a casual & feminine look
This fringed bib offers up a more edgy rocker style and could be paired with a LBD or a tank and leather pants
For a little more class and elegance, try a bib adorned with gems and pearls, perfect for a modern bride
Scarves are a given in everyone’s wardrobe, but if you pick the right size and weight, it can do double duty for both your head and your neck. This makes it an easy trend to try, because if you decide your not into the head wrapped trend or the trend itself becomes short lived, you’ll still be able to wear it.
Nicole Richie making good use of her scarf
Need it now?? ALL of these accessories are available at ALDO!
cuff bracelet $12 / spiked bib necklace $18 / pair of belts $20 / scarf $20
Hit up your nearest ALDO store today or shop more styles at aldoshoes.com!