Fashion Trend Report 4 of 10: 5 Ways to Adorn Geometric and Minimalist Attire

Key spring ready-to-wear shows in four cities—in New York City, London, Milan, and Paris—took place in September, resulting in a fresh crop of clothing trends. Jewelers need to take note in order to stock cases with the right pieces to complement the necklines and silhouettes of the season. Minimalist garments and ones with geometric influences were among the spring 2014 clothing trends outlined in “Fashion Trend Report: 10 Spring 2014 Clothing Trends Jewelers Must Know.” Here are five ways to outfit those looks.

4. Minimalism and Geometry

Minimalist clothing choices include boxy garments with angular cuts. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi showed sharp-cornered shirts with asymmetrical front closures, while Calvin Klein displayed boxy frocks with what designer Francisco Costa called elements of “elevated deconstruction” (just a sliver of color on an angular fabric fold). Looks like these require similarly geometric motifs like pyramids or bars (also called matchsticks) or other sleek forms. Look to the choker necklaces on models of the Saint Laurent collection for direction.  

Five Jewels to Wear With Geometric and Minimalist-Inspired Attire

1. Pair pyramid motifs with angular effects to complement the geometry.

Zoe Chicco pyramid open cuff bangle in 14k gold with diamonds

Open bangle in 14k rose gold with oxidation, triangle motifs, and 0.06 ct. t.w. diamonds, $870; Zoe Chicco

2. Wear matchstick (or bar) motifs to maintain an understated vibe.

Dana Rebecca Bar ring in 14k gold wtih diamonds

Silvie Rose bar ring in 14k rose gold with 0.05 ct. t.w. diamonds, $330; Dana Rebecca

3. Slip on a sleek collar necklace as a statement piece.

Robert Lee Morris silver-plated brass collar necklace

Silver Linked collar necklace in silver-plated brass, $450; Robert Lee Morris

4. Wear stud earrings—the ultimate in minimalist jewelry.

Wendy Brandes Breaking Bad-inspired Heisenberg Hat stud earring in silver

Breaking Bad–inspired Heisenberg Hat stud earring in silver, $35 (sold singly); Wendy Brandes

5. Let a message jewel make some noise when clothing styles speak in restrained tones.

Optima jewelry #swag necklace in silver

#SWAG hashtag necklace in silver, $43; Optima Jewelry

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