I STOPPED BY E! NEWS THIS WEEK…

Friday April 3, 2015

THE TRICKS BEHIND PULLING OFF SPRING'S BIG FOUR ACCESSORY TRENDS

NOTHING GETS ME MORE EXCITED THAN THE VISUAL EYE CANDY OF AN OVERSIZED STATEMENT NECKLACE, GORGEOUS TOWERING HEEL OR THE DANGLE OF A DRAMA DROP EARRING.  THIS SPRING THERE ARE SO MANY NEW TRENDS HAPPENING IN JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES THAT ARE EASY UPDATES TO YOUR LOOK WITHOUT HAVING TO GO OUT AND BUY A WHOLE NEW WARDROBE.  

 

THIS WEEK I STOPPED BY E! IN L.A. TO GIVE CATT (SADLER) AND ORLY (SHANI) SOME INSIDER TRICKS BEHIND PULLING OFF THESE TRENDS ON THE SET OF THEIR NEW SHOW, WHO WORE IT BETTER.   (HOW COOL RIGHT?) HERE'S A FEW GREAT IDEAS AND SHOP MY EDIT OF WHERE TO GET EVERYTHING BELOW.  HAPPY WEEKEND!!!!

 

WHEN I SAY CHOKER, YOU SAY_____________? THE FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND IS AN AWKWARD CLAIRE DANES CIRCA MY SO CALLED LIFE.  BUT THE UPDATED CHOKER HAS BECOME A MAJOR OUTFIT POWER PLAYER.

 

TRICK BEHIND THE TREND/ LOOK FOR ARCHITECTURAL VERSIONS IN METAL AS A STRONG ADDITION TO YOUR WORK WARDROBE.  A BOLD GRAPHIC GOLD NECKLACE (LIKE ALEXIS BITTAR'S MODERN VERSION ABOVE) ADDS SOPHITICATION AND POLISH TO A SOFT BLOUSE AND JACKET.  

 


 

CONTRAVERSIAL?  ABSOLUTELY.  THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TRENDS THAT NOT EVERYONE WILL WANT TO (NOR SHOULD YOU FEEL PRESSURE TO) TAKE FOR A TEST RUN.  DO YOU LIKE TO TAKE STYLE RISKS?  LOVE YOUR LEGS?  CHECK YES, CHECK YES?  THEN THIS TREND IS FOR YOU.  I'LL ADMIT THE IMAGE I PULLED FROM THE SPRING 2015 PRADA SHOW IS A BIT DRAMATIC AND EXTREME.  AS IF WEARING SOCKS WITH PLATFORMS WASN'T INTIMIDATING ENOUGH- HERE THEY ARE MIXING THE TREND WITH COLOR, PRINT AND A VERY AGRESSIVE PLATFORM.  
 

TRICK BEHIND THE TREND/ MAKE THIS LOOK WORK WITH A FEW SIMPLE TWEAKS. TO TONE DOWN THE LOOK BUT KEEP THE ESSENCE SWAP A KNEE-HIGH SOCK FOR A SHORT, THIN TROUSER SOCK THAT JUST COMES ABOVE YOUR ANKLES.  THESE ARE THIN SOCKS LADIES (THINK THE THICKNESS OF A SEMI-SHEER TIGHT).  ATHLETIC STRENGTH SOCKS NEED NOT APPLY!  2) AS WITH ANY TRICKY TREND REMEMBER THIS FORMULA:  ONE PART FAMILIAR, ONE PART NEW.  IN OTHER WORDS DON'T GO RIGHT FOR THE EXTREME.  INSTEAD OF BRIGHT COLOR OR BOLD PATTERN, TRY THIS WITH A SHORT BLACK SOCK AND NEUTRAL PLATFORM.  AND LASTLY, MAKE SURE THE PLATFORM YOU CHOOSE IS CASUAL WITH A CHUNKY WOOD HEEL TO GIVE THE LOOK A SPORTLY FEEL.

 


 

THIS IS THE SEASON TO UPGRADE YOUR SUNNIES!  WHILE THERE ARE SO MANY SUNGLASS TRENDS RIGHT NOW, OVAL AND ROUND FRAMES ARE A NEW SHAPE WE HAVEN'T SEEN IN A WHILE AND YOU CAN FIND THEM AT EVERY PRICE POINT.  

 

TRICK BEHIND THE TREND/ AGAIN, NOT EVERY SHAPE WORKS FOR EVERY FACE- CONSIDER THE SIZE OF THE FRAME AND REALLY MAKE SURE IT'S PROPORTIONATE TO YOUR FACE BEFORE MAKING A BLANKET STATEMENT THAT "YOU CAN'T WEAR" A CERTAIN SHAPE/STYLE.  OFTEN PEOPLE ARE TRYING ON FRAMES THAT ARE TOO SMALL OR LARGE FOR THEIR FACE AND MISTAKE THE SHAPE FOR THE CULPRIT WHEN IT'S ACTUALLY THE SCALE.

 


 

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE JEWELRY TRENDS- BECAUSE IT BREAKS ALL THE RULES.  MOST PEOPLE WILL PROBABLY TELL YOU TO CHOOSE EITHER A BOLD EARRING OR A BOLD NECKLACE.  THIS TREND IS THE OPPOSITE.  I'VE COINED THIS THE DOUBLE BOLD BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT ACTUALLY WEARING BOTH TOGETHER (I KNOW, IT'S BLOWING YOUR MIND...).  

 

TRICK BEHIND THE TREND/ TO MAKE A DOUBLE BOLD WORK YOU WANT TO CHOOSE A NECKLACE AND EARRING THAT REFERENCE EACH OTHER BUT DON'T MATCH EXACTLY (THIS ISN'T THE 90'S LADIES:).  What i mean is look for similar materials and colors in both pieces so they look like they belong in the same family without being siamese twins.  This trend is playful- so don't try this with fine-looking jewelry.  Choose colorful pieces in rope, plastics, resin or natural materials (wood, etc).
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