Jewelry Trends from the Runway at Fashion Week

"Statement necklaces, arm cuffs, art school earrings and raw stones all made an impact on the runway this Fashion Week." Vogue


It's always interesting to me to see how a Jewelry Trend starts on the Runway as a fantasy and emerges later as a staple!  Trends may come and go, but they often do find their way down the chain, eventually, and I am going to have fun seeing where these Jewelry trends pop up this year...

Agates, Druzy, Stalagmite Crystals...a Mineral Jewelry moment is my favorite trend! I have been juxtaposing shiny objects with a touch of these rough, organic minerals in my own jewelry collections since the beginning:

Mineral Jewelry Trend on the Laura James Jewelry Blog

Do you also love a big, bold statement earring?! This trend gives added leeway, so you can go out on a limb without a worry:
Arty Statement Earring Jewelry Trends on the Laura James Jewelry Blog

Finally, we're downsizing those 3" chokers of yesteryear and trading Goth for Glam with these wispy, delicate options:
Delicate Chokers Jewelry Trend on the Laura James Jewelry Blog

They're here (did they ever leave?!) and they pack a punch...especially with their Pendants:

Runway Trends and Statement Necklaces on the Laura James Jewelry Blog

Now, I can't leave out the UFO Jewelry trend! That's right, there is such a thing. Think TOTAL FANTASY when you see this extremely Avant-Garde jewelry:

Fantasy Jewelry Trends from Fashion Week on the Laura James Jewelry Blog

That's a wrap for today! Now, quick, go through your own jewelry collection and see what's trending...or pick up a new piece or two. :)

xox-Laura James 


photos courtesy of Vogue Magazine

Approach the Brooch

AH, the Brooch.

The trend is everywhere, but many people just aren't into wearing them. As a result, I re-work Brooches of yours into bracelets and necklaces ALL of the time! Some of the most stunning family jewelry I have seen has been in the form of a Brooch.

However, there are many out there who who DO enjoy rocking the Brooch, or want to... but are unsure of just where to begin. So, here are a few tips on how to wear them from Harper's Bazaar (we like #4 the best!):

1.Pin them on your masculine pieces, like blazers and button-ups, for a feminine flair.
2.Smaller styles look interesting when worn in groups. Choose pieces from similar genres - all deco, for example.
3.Expand beyond diamonds. Pins are chic in unique styles, like rosettes and ribbons.
4.Put them on in unusual places. A brooch doesn't have to be stuck on your lapel. Try one on the hip of your dress, to fasten your scarf, or as a closure for your cardigan.


Do You/Would You wear a Brooch?