With bright colors and bold accessories abounding, 2012 is the summer of “more is more.” In the past, subtlety was the rule; nowadays, it seems like the more bracelets, shiny necklaces, and bold patterns we can pile on, the better! So don’t be shy – here’s a few tips for fearlessly pairing your accessories while still looking put together and oh-so-chic!
1. Leopard is the New Black
Believe it or not, animal print is quickly becoming the new neutral. With a little practice, you’ll see that it can be paired with just about everything! This coral and leopard clutch would pair up perfectly with white skinny jeans, a cobalt blouse, and a chic black blazer. So fierce!
2. The Bracelet is King (or Queen)
Looking back at my summer camp days, I never thought friendship bracelets would make an appearance in my adult life. However, it seems like they have come back with a vengeance, and I couldn’t be happier about it! When it comes to bracelets of all kinds, the more the merrier. Try pairing up a few colorful woven bracelets with a chic gold chain link bracelet, a few bangles, and the it-item of the season: a sideways cross bracelet. Don’t be afraid to keep piling them on until you’re satisfied with the look. This new trend is sure to be your BFF 4-EVA.
3. The Brighter, the Better
It seems that color has finally come out of it’s shell. Summer brights, neons, pastels – they are all popping up everywhere this season, and people are finding fearless new ways to wear them. Pair them up together for a bold color blocked look, or slowly incorporate color into your wardrobe by adding one standout piece at a time. These chick citrus stud earrings are the perfect pop of color, whether it’s the only color you’re sporting, or you’re decked out from head to toe!
4. Pattern is Here to Play
Like the color trend, patterns are popping up everywhere! Not only are people wearing print in unexpected new ways, like patterned denim, but they’re even being paired up together in some ultra-glam combinations. The pattern trend is here to stay, and it’s something that can easily be transitioned into your fall wardrobe, so start playing with pattern now. These chevron bangles are an adorable touch to any outfit – wear them with solids, or pair them up with a sweet floral pattern.
So what have we learned, girls? Accessorizing can be fun and fearless, this season and beyond! Shop FrockCandy.com for some exciting new embellishments, and don’t be afraid to play around with some of these bold new trends. Go ahead, you daredevil!
Tell us: what are some of your favorite gutsy ways to incorporate accessories?
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