Fashion Trend Report 1 of 10: 10 Ways to Accessorize 1970s Looks

Key spring ready-to-wear clothing shows in four cities—New York City, London, Milan, and Paris—took place from Sept. 2 through Oct. 1, 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 ahead. The 1970s was one of the spring 2015 clothing trends outlined in Fashion Trend Report: 10 Spring 2015 Clothing Trends Jewelers Must Know and Why. Here are 10 ways to adorn some of those spring ensembles.

The 1970s

When was the last time we witnessed such a healthy respect for the ’70s? Rebecca Minkoff suggested it in jumpsuits paired with gold-tone jewelry, as did Elie Saab and Saint Laurent with flowing silhouettes. But it was the Italians—Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, Just Cavalli, and Emilio Pucci—that positively owned the era with fringe, feathers, beads, and golden touches. Complementary jewelry should be gold, mimic the motifs, and bring lots of sexy to the equation.

10 Ways to Accessorize ’70s-Inspired Looks

Fringe

Fringe necklace in silver from Simon Alcantara

Hand-woven Fringe Asymmetrical collar necklace in sterling silver with diamond-cut fringe and shiny silver cord, $1,670; Simon Alcantara

Feathers

Feather cuff in gold with sapphires from Mimi So

Phoenix Hinged cuff in 18k gold with 2.1 cts. t.w. rubies, 1.08 cts. t.w. orange sapphires, 1.07 cts. t.w. yellow sapphires, and 0.32 ct. t.w. diamonds, $12,900; Mimi So

Owls

Erica Molinari Owl pendant necklaces in gold and silver

Owl and Flower charms in sterling silver or 14k gold, with or without 0.39 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,715–$3,005; Erica Molinari

Turquoise

Viv AND Ingrid earrings in gold fill with turquoise

Firecracker Long earrings in 14k gold-filled metal with natural turquoise, $91; Viv & Ingrid

Layering Necklaces

Vintage sequin necklace with chrysoprase, vintage sequins, and silver from Goldhenn

Vintage Sequin Strand with chrysoprase, silver, vintage sequins, and silver, 60 inches long, $475; Goldhenn

Big Pendant Necklaces

Svelte pendant necklace in silver with color-enhanced diamonds

Svelte pendant necklace in silver with 1.03 cts. t.w. color-enhanced diamonds, $999; World Trade Jewelers

Gold Pinky Rings

Michelle Fantaci Checkmate pinky ring in 14k gold

Checkmate Pinky ring in 14k gold with diamonds, $2,350; Michelle Fantaci

Beads

Lana Jewelry lapis and gold necklace

Lapis beaded necklace with 14k gold, $1,665; Lana Jewelry

Gold Chains

Layered necklace in 14k yellow gold from Ariel Gordon

Layered necklace in 14k gold, $565; Ariel Gordon

Gold Hoop Earrings

Dana Rebecca's Sophia Ryan hoops in 14k gold with diamonds

Sophia Ryan hoop earrings in 14k yellow gold with 1 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,960; Dana Rebecca

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