Fall Trend Watch: Precious Metals
It feels like summer is still in full swing, but I am already noticing the sweaters and other hints of fall that are beginning to emerge in stores. There are whispers of back-to-school shopping, and it seems like not that long after the weather finally warmed up, we’re ready for things to cool back down. Naturally, the change in seasons doesn’t just involve the weather, but fashion as well. While you may not be pulling out boxes of sweaters quite yet, it’s never too early to think about a few things that you can do to spice up your fall wardrobe. Instead of purchasing new clothes, try updating your look with some new accessories. A few carefully chosen items can infuse new life into that old ensemble!
One of the hottest trends for fall will be more hardware-focused items. Far from dainty, these pieces are bold, metallic, and make a statement. Grab a few bold cuff bracelets, or some dazzling metallic bangles. Dress up a simple top by pairing it with a necklace that is just a tad bulkier than your normal comfort level; pieces this season are all about making a statement. Of course, only choose items that you can wear with confidence, because if you don’t feel fantastic wearing it then no one else will notice it!
I love the bold, industrial feel of the Dannijo Frankie Chain Link Cuff – ($390 at Net-a-Porter) though it is most certainly on the “splurge” list.
A less expensive option is the Multi-Row Silvertone Chain Bracelet (Target – $12.99).
These definitely aren’t your grandmother’s pearls! Timeless elegance certainly has its place, but you can strike a balance between classic round pearls and modern metallics with this gorgeous Golden Orb Choker. (Anthropologie $118)
Alternately, check out the Serpentine necklace. A braided metal necklace that can really help you to “tie” the perfect outfit together. (Serpentine necklace, $29.99 at Urban Outfitters)
Why not let your bag do all the talking and infuse some precious metals into your look? Go for something simple, like this Deux Lux Chain Flap Clutch ($29.99 at Urban Outfitters), that you’ll be able to use long after the fall trends have faded.
Don’t be afraid to be a bit bolder this season, and incorporate some of these more chunky accessories into your fall collection. Start with a simple necklace or bracelet, and go as big and bold as your personality allows. Have fun, and mix it up!