As the sizzling hot and stylish summer 2007 is unwinding, it’s time to start thinking about some of the wonderful accessories to add to your collection for fall 2007. As is the case with each season, I’m again playing trend watcher and would like to share some of my favorites with you to help you adorn your unique essence and ensuring that your personal style is a reflection of your individuality. So, here are the trends I’m seeing:
Metallics, sculpted resins in smooth and bold designs, semi-precious gemstones, Murano-style glass, shell and crystal glass are all still setting the glamorous trends in fashion jewelry this fall. Bracelets will remain the “it” fashion accessory and non-traditional hearts, lock and keys, crowns and other girlie motifs guide brooch and pendant designs.
Let’s look at how these materials are being used to create artistic beauty:
o Boldly colored necklaces
o Cuff bracelets
o Chokers and shorter necklaces
o Large pendants
o Earrings and bracelets using concentric circles and bold loops
o Link bracelets
o Chunky rhinestone or Swarovski-crystal cocktail rings
Naturally, we can’t forget one of our favorite accessories. Handbags! A handbag is the ultimate accessory to complete your outfit and adorn your uniqueness. The big themes for fall 2007 are:
o Oversized bags in patent leather, pebble-grain leather, clear plastic or patterned
o Medium doctor bags
o Metallic bags in silver, gold and bronze
o The medium-size envelope bag or a clutch in metallics or shiny satin
o Faux crocodile or snake-skin handle bags You’re a style trendsetter with any of these handbags.
The toes will now need a hiding place since the weather is becoming crisper. So, what are the key styles this season?
o Pointed-toe pumps
o Ballerina flats
o Thick masculine boots with laces at ankle
o Below-knee boots
o Two-toned thick pumps
o Oxford heels
Fall fashion shows show the models again wearing extreme heel heights from flats to spectator pumps and other more generous heels. (Please remember that tennis whites are still not vogue when pounding the pavement to work. Stick with the cute flats and loafers!)
And what are the key colors dominating fashion jewelry, handbags and shoes?
o Dark brown
o Burnt orange
o Chili pepper
o Scarlet red
o Royal purple
o Dark olive
o Apple green
o Dark turquoise
o Peacock blue
o Dull gold
o Polished silver
o Jewel tones
Collections for fall 2007 are simple, chic, elegant and truly glamorous. This fall, black is back in a variety of shapes and textures. However, what ensures that clothing is not boring and drab are the powerful colors appearing in fashion accessories, as outlined above.
Keep in mind that you should only purchase a fashion accessory, which you can easily afford or you haven’t seen anything else like it anywhere. Don’t buy it if you won’t get multiple uses from it, it won’t match anything in your wardrobe and most importantly, you really can’t afford it. Playing with integrating some of the fall 2007 fashion accessory trends into your wardrobe is meant to be fun. So, keep it light!