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. Relaxed silhouettes were among the spring 2014 clothing trends outlined in “Fashion Trend Report: 10 Spring 2014 Clothing Trends Jewelers Must Know,” and here are five way to outfit some of those styles.
Spring is all about casual clothes (again). Expect to see softly shaped trousers, shift and slip dresses, shirtdresses, sweatshirts, and streetwear-inspired denim. Nods to these aesthetics can be seen from 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Helmut Lang, Gucci, and DKNY. Accessorize them with a well-placed pendant or cabochon cuts of stones, among others.
Five Jewels to Wear With Casual Clothes
1. Anchor a shift dress with an oversize pendant necklace.
Acorn necklace in silver and 18k gold, $1,895; Gurhan
2. Punch up denim with diamonds for a chic high-low look.
Navette earrings in 14k rose gold with 0.98 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,495; Meredith Marks
3. Cloak bare arms in bangles or cuffs.
Bangles in oxized silver with 18k yellow gold accents, $385 each; Jolie B. Ray
4. Pair a slip dress with a dainty pendant necklace.
Pendant necklace in 14k rose gold with moonstone, $470; Ginger Peachy
5. Dress up a casual look with dynamic drop earrings.
Earrings in 18k gold with 8.81 cts. t.w. Imperial topaz and 1.63 cts. t.w. inverted diamond, $9,500; Tamir Jewels
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