As always, there are plenty of fun new fashion trends this season.
But I have particularly fallen head over heels with the bright coloured jewellery trend.
(Photo by ImaxTree via stylebistro.com)
Seen last year at London Fashion Week 2012, Sass and Bide styled their spring collection with these amazingly vibrant neckpieces with intricate almost tribal details.
I love that they can be worn with blacks and neutral colours (of which my wardrobe is full of).
It can be worn with neutral or colourful patterned or print outfits (which is also on trend).
And it can go with outfits featuring big blocks of colour. Colour on colour!
These coloured rhinestone bib necklaces are just so pretty! The style is much more delicate and “everyday” as opposed to the Sass and Bide ones, which are very bold, edgy and large!
These babies are by designer Adia Kibur and are only $56 from Shopbop.
The amazing necklace on the left is by Tom Binns (via net-a-porter.com), hand painted Swarovski crystal necklace for £1,410.
It’s very obvious that this necklace would totally transform any outfit!! A simple black dress, white silk blouse, coloured tank, a nude dress.
If you do an image search for Tom Binns necklaces, you’ll find heaps of DIY images by crafty fashionistas too.
Apparently you can buy a $30 rhinestone necklace and use nail polish to paint the stones however you want. It looks so easy I was tempted to have a go myself – but alas I don’t have the time to do it.
And if you want to make something similar to those Sass and Bide necklaces, you can just buy an affordable stone, pearl, or jewelled necklace and then spray paint it a neon colour to create your own statement neon necklace.
The necklace top right is also by Adia Kibur (Shopbop) and the bottom one is by Etro (net-a-porter.com). I love the slightly tribal, edgy and glam look.
And if you lean more towards a classic, timeless look… but still want some colour in your jewels, these might be the way to go.
Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Women’s Online Fashion Shopping Guide.