Hot Summer 2007 Fashion Accessory Trends

Are you ready for a sizzling hot and stylish summer 2007 to show off your feminine, bold and chic side? I am again playing trend watcher and would like to share some of my favorites with you to help you adorn your unique essence.

Fashion Jewelry

Metallics, sculpted resins in smooth and bold designs, semi-precious gemstones, Murano-style glass, shell and crystal glass are all setting the glamorous trends in fashion jewelry this summer.

Let’s look at how these materials are being used to create artistic beauty:

o Heavy necklaces and cuff bracelets

o Chokers and shorter necklaces

o Large pendants

o Earrings and bracelets using concentric circles and bold loops

o Link bracelets

o Bangles

o Brooches reflecting a garden theme with blossoms, butterflies, lady bugs, and dragonflies

o Chunky rhinestone or Swarovski-crystal rings

Handbags

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 summer 2007 are:

o Oversized bags in patent leather, pebble-grain leather, clear plastic or quilt

o Metallic bags in silver, gold and bronze

o The envelope bag or a clutch in metallics or shiny satin

You’re a style trendsetter with any of these handbags.

Shoes

Naturally, you can’t forget the importance of wearing the perfect shoe for the summer. So, what are the key styles this year?

o Platform sandals

o Mary Jane ankle-strap shoes

o T-strap shoes

o Wedge platforms

o Lucite heels

o Peep-toe shoes

o Wood or cork heels

The heel height continues to go from one extreme to the other this season. Flat or extremely high, pointy or round, shiny or bright, is filling the store shelves and pounding the streets.

And what are the key colors dominating fashion jewelry, handbags and shoes?

o Gold

o Silver

o Gray

o White

o Light browns

o Animal-print

o Peach

o Aqua

o Fuchsia

o Mint green

o Teal green

o Yellow

Keep in mind that fashion jewelry is indispensable this season, not only because it is the fashion trend, but because it reaches an historical high in artistic beauty. When it comes to handbags, oversized is the name of the game. For shoes, it’s height and metallics. So, for summer 2007 big and bold is the style. Mix and match accessories with the easier trends in clothing this summer and you’ll be adorning your inner trendsetter! Most importantly, have fun with playing with integrating some of the summer 2007 fashion accessory trends into your wardrobe.

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Fall 2007 Fashion Accessory Trends!

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:

Fashion Jewelry

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 Bangles

o Brooches

o Chunky rhinestone or Swarovski-crystal cocktail rings

Handbags

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.

Shoes

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 Black

o Dark brown

o Gray

o White

o Cream

o Burnt orange

o Merlot

o Burgundy

o Maroon

o Chili pepper

o Scarlet red

o Fuchsia

o Magenta

o Royal purple

o Dark olive

o Apple green

o Chartreuse

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!

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