Key spring ready-to-wear shows in four cities—New York, 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. Sleeveless garments and open collars 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 adorn those looks.
Sleeveless Garments and Open Collars
Duh—it gets warmer in spring, so many styles on the runways lacked sleeves or showed more skin around the collar. Bare arms were abundant—including at the Chanel and M. Patmos shows, so stock up on stackable, bangle, and cuff bracelets. And, wide-open necklines by Bibhu Mohapatra and at Elizabeth and James are ideal perches for the well-placed collar necklace.
1. Pile bangle bracelets on bare arms.
Old World Stack 7 comprising, top to bottom: Granulated bangle in blackened sterling silver and 18k yellow gold, Lacy bangle in blackened sterling silver and 18k yellow gold with 0.208 ct. t.w. diamonds and white sapphire accents, and Skinny Cravelli bangle in blackened sterling silver and 18k yellow gold with 0.224 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,750 for the trio; Armenta
2. Put a cuff on a wrist that doesn’t easily fit bangles.
Cuff in 14k gold-plated and recycled brass, $60; Kris Nations
3. Place a choker on a bare collarbone.
Extra large curb link chain with oversize ID plate in sterling, $695; Loren Stewart
4. Layer slender station necklaces on an open neckline.
Station necklaces in gold-plated silver with cubic zirconia by Sterling Reputation
5. Position a great watch on a naked wrist.
Longines Heritage 1973 is based on a model produced by the brand in 1973 and is newly fitted with a column-wheel chronograph movement, $3,250; Longines
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