Fashion Accessories: 2011 Jewelry Trends

We are already well into the new year and hot fashion accessories are popping up everywhere. With warmer weather approaching, it means brand new styles in jewelry, which may just be a woman’s favorite accessory! With designer fashions being recently shown on runways, jewelry is taking front and center stage at many of these big shows. There are a few trends that are regularly showing themselves across various designs.

The first and most out there jewelry fashion accessories are bold, big necklaces and bracelets adorned with Cabochon-style stones. Cabochon stones are bright, colorful, natural stones of varying sizes. These necklaces usually have a bit of an off look, with mismatching stones in color and size that make for an eclectic look. Necklaces are huge, becoming centerpieces of outfits. If you are going to wear one of these, you don’t want to overdo it with anything else.

Fringe and tassels are making a comeback, especially in earrings. The longer the earrings, the better. Again, you want to wear these as a sole statement piece. If you wear a necklace or bracelet it has to be small and simple, otherwise you are going to look like you are wearing a mess of jewelry.

Antique and vintage jewelry is also coming back. You aren’t going to find these in your newest fashion accessories store at the mall, though they may sell replica vintage pieces. You are going to want to raid grandma’s jewelry box or the nearest thrift stores. Brooches are reappearing all over the place as well, something you may have thought was left years behind you. But they are coming in cool, funky designs that mix the old with the new.

As far as precious metals, rose gold is being seen all over the runway. From watches and bracelets, to earrings and necklaces, rose gold is a beautiful choice for any piece of jewelry. It isn’t as loud as yellow gold but still a bit more fancy than just plain silver. Save these pieces for going out for the night or on that big date. They will be sure to impress and stand out against that little black dress.

Whichever way you decide to go with your fashion accessories this year, if you pick up any of these pieces you’ll be on trend. The most important thing beyond staying in fashion is feeling confident in and actually liking the pieces you are wearing! Always go with what works best for you and the rest of your great fashion sense will follow.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.