Fashion Trend Report 7 of 10: 5 Ways to Accessorize Menswear-Inspired Attire

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. Menswear–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 quasi-masculine ensembles.

Menswear

There are lots of lapels going on in spring lines! Think boyfriend blazers, tuxedo jackets, and double-breasted numbers. Salvatore Ferragamo had relaxed, striped blazers; Ports 1961 had fitted, single-button styles; and Jenni Kayne had long tuxedo-inspired silhouettes. Accent these with stickpins or a sprinkling of small brooches, among other items.

1.   Place a long or tiny brooch or stickpin—or cluster of them—on a blazer’s lapel.

Siegelon estate brooch

Estate Feather pin in platinum (signed on reverse Van Cleef and Arpels) with 19.6 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Siegelson

2. Wear a boyfriend-inspiredin size or lookwatch to complement menswear-influenced attire.

Belair watch

Women’s watch (with matching male style available), $180; Belair Time Corp.

3. Wear stud earrings to keep in line with a minimalist, masculine aesthetic.

Tourmaline studs by Cynthia Renee

Studs in 18k yellow gold with 3.12 cts. t.w. green tourmaline, $2,795; Cynthia Renée

4. Accessorize with a chunky chain bracelet to maintain the virile vibe.

Gurhan bracelet

Galahad bracelet in sterling and 24k gold, $1,995; Gurhan

 

5. Flash a signet ring (or two) on digits to send a girl-power message.

Signet ring in 14k gold by Quality Gold

Signet ring in 14k gold, $675; Quality Gold

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