October I started a journey with Milwaukee based e-commerce retailer Wantable.co as their
accessories curator. As a fashion stylist for many years, I was thrilled
with the opportunity to share and explain ideas about fashion jewelry to their
customers. The site has the distinction of providing experts in the
fields of cosmetics as well. This flexibility allows women to purchase a
one–time, hand–selected package or subscribe monthly to our stylish offerings in
either realm of beauty products or jewelry.
Working closely with a buyer,
I suggest ideas for what will be on the front lines of fashion and the buyer
translates that into the items we send to our customers. Almost every
woman who has a sense of style understands that one accessory can actually make
any outfit into fashion! For spring 2013, there are numerous trends that will take you from drab to fab in a
flash. That’s why we’ve selected
items for our jewelry collections that will have you looking and feeling pulled
together no matter what ensemble you’re wearing!
Colored gemstones in soft pastel tones are being seen on
runways, magazines and sidewalks alike. These gems that have a more sculptural and geometric effect, take center
stage when paired with a soft brass or dull metal setting. Fabricated as
pendant necklaces, or boldly faceted rings and bracelets, you can’t go wrong
when you’re adding that bit of personal style to your everyday fashion
statement. Any beautifully hued stone will do, but pay close attention to mint
green, teal, coral and pink to stay on trend.
Wearable art, wherein designers have taken seemingly
unrelated elements and forged them into unique statement pieces, have been on
the uptick when it comes to the latest in fashion accessories. Mixed metals and unusual fabrication
equals high style. Hand wrought is the key element here, so metals have a
softer quality overall. You’ll see pieces that combine yin and yang, like a
hand forged looking bracelet that is combined with sparkling crystals to catch
the light of day for instant glamour.
Minimalist chic is all the rage as well, with sleek
up-to-the-minute pieces that reflect the simplicity of modern art and
design. Barely there flowing
metallic bracelets and earrings mingle well with the continuing trend in
fashion toward effortless silhouettes. Uncomplicated tooled metal rings as well as slim-cut bangles stack on the
style with embedded crystal details in straightforward settings. No frills here, just sinuous style.
Punk princesses and soccer moms alike will love to add some
heavy metal to toughen up their accessory wardrobe for spring. Look for chains, studs and leather to
make their way out of rock venues and into the country club or office! Multiple strands of assorted color
metals make it easy to get a statement look quickly. Whether dangling from earrings or wrapped around your wrist,
fashion always loves a twist on the rock and roll aesthetic and so do we.
Another take on the metallic trend is the lacy or filigree
effect. Large statement cuffs take
on an unquestionably delicate feeling, as feminine patterned designs are die
cut into the metal, to both lighten the mood and create drama at the same
time. Sometimes one bold piece is
enough to put you on the fashion map and that is where you’ll be with our
Heading Southwest is the destination for all true fashion
mavens this spring. Bold colors in
classic patterns take us into the land of the setting sun in high fashion
cuffs and other items. Don’t fail
to remember to get some of the Native American variety as well, as
beads, feathers and leather also mark their territory on the fashion landscape
of Wantable.co in the months to come.
Cocktail rings of all shapes and sizes look fresh again with
sleek and geometric silhouettes, too. Oversized style doesn’t just mean enormous rings. Subtler rounded dome designs and
faceted gemstones that wrap or stack up in graceful fabrications have a
Wantable.co knows what women want, and that is quality hand picked items
that fit your life, as well as your personal style. That’s a beautiful thing indeed. Click here for more information on how you can get your
risk-free spring style selection shipped directly to your door!