Fashion Trend Report 6 of 10: 5 Ways to Accessorize Rocker Chic 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. Rock star–inspired ensembles 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 dress some of those denim- and chain-accented outfits.

Rocker Chic

There was a lot of edge to the spring collections. Grommets, ripped denim, and even leather (for spring, no less!) showed up in many a show. Diesel Black Gold crafted skin-baring sundresses covered in metal effects, Hervé Léger by Max Azria offered jackets and corsets, and Rachel Zoe had ripped-jeans–wearing models strutting down her runway. Accessorize these I-don’t-care-what-you-think looks with spike and stud themes and chunky chains.

1. Accent spikes, studs, and metal effects with similar edgy interpretations.

Charles Garnier Paris sterling hoops from Spike collection

Hoops in sterling from the Spike collection, $225; Charles Garnier Paris

2. Dress leather outfits in gold or silver geometric or sculptural styles for contrast.

Elizabeth & James Bauhaus Hardware Triangle Link earrings

Bauhaus Hardware Triangle Link earrings in a proprietary sterling silver mix with 22k gold plating and 1.35 cts. t.w. white topaz, $225; Elizabeth & James

3. Add a classic chunky chain to offset grunge-inspired attire.

Midas 14k gold chain

16-inch curb-link chain necklace in 14k yellow gold with 6.7 mm links, $2,928; Midas Chain

4. Balance a busy of grommet-covered garment with an ear cuff.

Graziela Gems ear cuff in sterling with black rhodium and white zircon

Wave ear cuff in sterling silver with black rhodium and white zircon, $360; Graziela Gems *

* Ten percent of proceeds go to the Red Cross to aid Philippines relief efforts.

5. Lighten up dark, subdued clothing with a lighter-colored ring.

Mary Esses Feather ring in sterling with gray diamonds

Feather ring in oxidized silver with 0.28 ct. t.w. gray diamonds, $1,000; Mary Esses

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