Chic jewellery is very often associated with precious materials such as gold, silver, diamonds, platinum… But this season, we love materials that challenge the codes a little! Between plastic necklaces, mesh earrings or wooden bracelets, here is proof that jewellery made of fantasy materials can be feminine and give style.
One of the key trends of the spring-summer 2016 season will be the bohemian look. Already in our cabinets last summer, this perfect look for summer festivals blends Aztec print, white lace dresses, headbands and fringe pieces. And to perfect your gipsy look, there’s nothing better than Salomé Charly wooden jewellery! We fall for example for the wooden necklace Vernon that we wear with the short white top Lylee Blu, or the wooden bracelet Lin and the wooden bracelet Lan that we match with the white dress lace and silk by the fashion blogger Pauline and the John John bag by Maradji. We also like the Trine wooden earrings that we wear with the Olivier Battino silk saroual. Even if it is very casual, the wooden jewel can also be adapted to a bohemian evening outfit, such as the Amul wooden necklace that can be worn with the Karine Amzallag high waist trousers combi or the Ore wooden earrings that are worn with the white long Pierre Henry Bor dress.
Another key trend of the spring-summer 2016 season is the look from the nineties. If you were 20 in the 1990s, then you must remember the bare-shouldered tops, overly loose sweaters, high waist jeans, red bandanas and colourful backpacks. The piece that we thought was out-dated and which is one of our favourites at the moment, is the choker, like the Punk Plexiglas choker by Couleur punk à l’eau. In 2016, it is worn for a trip with friends with the two-tone bomber by blogger Adénorah and the two-tone leather backpack Frivole by Darris. We also love plexiglass earrings by Couleur punk à l’eau, which are perfect for an evening if worn with the short top bra in Angéline Dangelser jeans and a high waist skirt like the skater high waist skirt by Elodie Oberlé. Finally, we fall for the Punk plexiglass cuff by Couleur punk à l’eau, which we wear with the Louise de Testa printed sweatshirt and a classic red bandana by Mona Sultan that we can attach in several different ways as we explained here.
It is conceivable that chainmail certainly reminds you more of a medieval garment than a piece of jewellery. And yet the designer L’Or J proves that chain mail jewellery can be terribly chic, and can be worn with your most beautiful evening dresses. If you are attending a wedding, you will love Henora earrings, which will go very well with a tight dress like the short cigarette dress by Milkaya Laijah. If you are the bride yourself, then you will love the Tudala chainmail bracelet, which will go perfectly with the long silk and lace wedding dress by blogger Pauline. To go out on a Saturday night, you’ll prefer a necklace, like the Connie knitwear necklace, to wear with the short skater dress by Lylee Blu.
Leather is synonymous with chic when it comes to clothing. Why shouldn’t the same be true for jewellery? The designer Camille Roussel answers this question with a collection of leather jewellery with geometric lines. Feminine and colourful, they should not leave us out of the season, as their bright colours can be associated with the sun that is gradually coming in. We love the “working girl” side of the Ruby leather earrings, which we wear with the black Milkaya Laijah cigarette pants and a colourful jacket like the collarless Louie jacket. For a weekend in the countryside, we prefer to wear the Zora reversible leather saltire, which we wear with the T’Edith ruffled sleeves dress and the leather and raffia bag Otinguema. For an urban look, however, you will love a leather strap such as the Mona reversible leather strap, the Juliette leather strap or the Eva reversible leather strap. They can be worn with a silkscreened top such as the Milkwood printed tee shirt and the Bibana Paris quilted leather perfecto or the Olivier Battino cotton and leather trench coat.