Thursday, April 5, 2012

How to Style an Easter Necklace

Easter weekend just keeps getting closer, so for this month’s fashion collage, I couldn’t resist starting with some sweet egg inspirations. Not all of us can pull off wearing pretty pastels like baby pink and blue, but luckily, soft gray counts when you’re going for a spring palette. And since accessories and jewelry can look good no matter what color they are, it’s easy to find a nice balance of pastels for any taste.

I tried to locate an egg shaped or bunny rabbit necklace for this spring collage, but the choices were not very inspiring. I didn’t want to go with a simple pendant-on-chain piece, which would be far too easy. So I restarted my search with pastel jewelry, and was nearly overwhelmed with tasty choices. The one that really stood out was a pretty necklace with big chunky round beads in four pastel colors. The ribbon closure only adds to the Easter-basket look, and it had more than just a hint of gray, which I was determined to include in the palette. It was perfect!

Sweet Spring Pastels

For the more adventurous ensemble, I started with a pink baby doll dress in pleated polyester. It’s light and pretty, but could look very grown up with the right accessories. For cooler climates, I added some gray tights, but it would also look great with some gray suede ankle boots.

The second outfit is a little less girly, with a beautiful cinched jersey top and sailor jeans. A pink leather shoulder bag and soft yellow ballet flats add a hint of color. I couldn’t resist adding an optional pom-pom scarf with hints of magenta.

Each outfit has only a hint of blue to complement the necklace, with earrings that are small but stylish. Some fun round and egg-like cocktail rings add some extra color and sparkle, and the lovely pastel crystal bracelet would work well with both sets.

As always, handmade and vintage alternatives can build looks just like these:

Spring Pastels Treasury

And here are my favorite Polyvore sets featuring some of today’s picks:

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What’s your favorite pastel to wear or use in beadwork?

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1 comment:

  1. I've yet to see an ugly color, so I can't answer this! I like to work with them all.


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