We often turn to the latest runway shows for a glimpse at upcoming fashion trends, but what about jewelry? The pieces on runway seem to many to be intimidating and unwearable, and that’s not even mentioning how many designer jewelry pieces carry huge price tags for cheap materials. However, it’s pretty easy to pull inspiration from Fashion Week with pieces that are both high quality and easy to wear. Here are a few great ways to wear the latest looks:
Some see pearls as old-fashioned and stuffy, but the pearls being shown in the latest runway shows are not your grandmother’s. Designers like Jason Wu have shown that pearls can look fresh and modern. For a simple, understated look, you can’t go wrong with simple pearl studs, especially at such a steal!
2. Victorian Excess
Givenchy’s F/W 2015 collection certainly made a statement with its accessories, which included pearls and gemstones glued onto the model’s faces and nose rings galore. Toned quite a bit down, these kinds of over-the-top Victorian designs are suitable for any lavish occasion. For extravagance of this caliber, we can turn to Phillip Gavriel, whose jewelry cannot be topped when it comes to wow factor. These teardrop earrings featuring genuine gemstones and sterling silver are no cheap imitation; feel great knowing you spent less to get the runway look for higher quality, truly impressive pieces. The above earrings are sterling silver with green onyx and black spinel; below are gold plated sterling silver earrings with aqua chalcedony and ruby.
3. Statement Rings
If you happened to be watching the models at Gucci’s F/W 2015, you may not have noticed any jewelry, unless you were looking at their hands. However, the model’s fingers as they clutched their purses were certainly worth noticing, as they carried giant, beautiful cocktail rings. Again, Phillip Gavriel is no stranger to statement rings, and many can be found throughout his collections. These are a few of our favorites: the cocktail rings above feature smoky quartz, blue topaz, rock crystal, sapphires, and diamonds (!), set in sterling silver and 18k gold. For the ultimate in opulence, we recommend you wear an entire handful. The ring below is also a stunning Phillip Gavriel design featuring rose quartz and black diamonds.
4. Simple, Long Gold Pendant Necklaces
If giant quartz and topaz rings aren’t quite your style, designs inspired by Chloe’s F/W 2015 have you covered. The floaty Stevie Nicks-inspired collection features long, delicate gold chains perfect for the low, low cut tops shown throughout the collection. This vintage key necklace on a 22″ chain is a beautiful, more wearable way to get the look. The evil eye and hamsa chain necklace below also has a similar feeling, while also warding off malevolent glares (likely caused by jealousy over your great necklace).
5. One-Sided Earring Cuffs
Most of the models on Donna Karan’s F/W 2015 runway also had very simple jewelry, save for their left ears which featured top-to-bottom hoops. If you have multiple ear piercings, an easy way to copy the look would be to wear our endless hoop earrings all the way up the ear. Another way to get an all-over metal look is climber earrings. The pair above are diamond cut 14k gold, while the pair below are sterling silver. The sterling silver climber is actually half-climber, half-stud, so the asymmetry is already done for you. You could also simply mix and match your climber earrings with some other classic everyday studs to get the same look with some added versatility.