Jewelry and Accessories Trends That Are Making a Comeback
As the fashions of 2013 strut the catwalks of Paris and Milan and stock the racks and shelves of boutiques worldwide, spectators and shoppers alike are plunged once again into a state of déjà vu. Styles from 2012, the ‘90s, the ‘80s and even the ‘70s have all converged, offering a variety of overall looks choose from. While some of the comebacks might not be received with welcoming arms, these accessory and jewelry trends of 2013 promise to infuse a punch of vibrancy and fun to every ensemble.
Give Them the Boot
This year’s shoe racks offer an extensive selection of boot styles. The short flat and taller flat suede boots that bookended the ‘80s decade have returned. Ankle boots of the ‘90s are back, from laced granny combat variations for the grunge look to styles embellished with zippers, studs, straps and cutout patterns to accommodate all manner of legwear. After a brief sojourn, last year’s riding boots are once again pushing the summer sandals out of the closet spotlight. Last, but certainly not least, thigh high boots are back for walking all over the fashion scene. Worn with skinny jeans, leggings and short skirts, this dominating footwear makes a powerful statement. Whichever boot style strikes one’s fancy, heel height does not command a second thought. From flats to spikes, anything goes. Show support by shopping for footwear brands that give back a portion of their proceeds to the environment, worthy causes and communities in need.
The bangles of the ‘80s are back to add an eye popping and jangling flare to every outfit. Chunky bold designer bangles are worn singly to add a pop of dramatic color. Thin, textured metallic bangles are slipped on by the handful to add musical bling. Bangles dress up the wrist and provide a defining finishing touch.
Clutches That Pop
Clutch handbags have returned after a lengthy hiatus to bring a touch of sophistication to wardrobes everywhere. This year’s clutches come in an array of bright colors for a dramatic accent to neutral outfits and to match this season’s color trends. Colors to watch for span a wide palette that includes emerald green, peacock blue, tomato red and hot pink. Today’s stylish clutch ranges from simple elegance to dressy options complete with detachable chain straps, pleated flaps, bows, studs and other tantalizing trims.
While some fashion comeback trends, such as fuchsia leopard print leggings or baggy harem pants, may be best left to rest for all of eternity, embrace 2013’s accessories and jewelry pieces that anyone can wear with confidence. Whether you revel in romantic vintage or prefer to pound the pavement in punk tradition, this exciting fashion year is all about offering a diverse selection that empowers you to select, express and define the style of your choice.