If you’re someone who loves fashion and dressing well but finds the whole thing a little bit confusing, then you’re not alone. Fashion changes so fast it can be hard to keep up. To help you out, in the realm of jewellery at least, we’ve put together a little guide to the top trends for 2011. Mismatched bracelets are going to be really big, which is great as it means you can largely just wear things you’ve previously bought and don’t have to worry about what goes with what.
Extremely long drop earrings are also going to be big in 2011 – the longer the better. This is a great chance to really make a fashion statement with your jewellery. Big hoop earrings are going to be really popular but it’s the long earrings that just skim or ‘dust’ along your shoulders that are the hot ticket item right now. Earrings with a couple of crystals or little gems that catch the light are one really great way to wear the trend for maximum impact.
The cuff watch is also going to be a big 2011 women’s jewellery trend. They are available in a whole range of colors and designs, which means you have loads of options to help your accessory stand out, particularly if you go for bright colors and intricate patters. Cuff watches come with a thick band of fabric for a strap, making them idea to make a bold statement and they just slide on like a bracelet. Alternatively, you could wear a metal watch with a thin silver or gold strap.
For the vintage lovers among you, you can benefit in 2011 with the popularity of vintage-style pendant necklaces. You may well already have something like this in your closet, so get hunting to see what you’ve got. Large pendants are sure to help you stand out and they’re a great way to add detail to any outfit. For a pretty, feminine look, try a large fabric flower pendant on a string of beads. You could also go for a metal or plastic pendant for the wow factor.
Our last tip relates to an item of jewellery that’s a true style classic. It’s always popular and will be for years to come, meaning you can get great use out of it – the crystal. In particular, we love the little, sparking gems such as those by Swarovski that add instant glamour to any outfit. The intricate detail they embody really adds a zing to your style while still being ultra classy so you can wear them with practically anything while staying coolly fashionable.