Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wear It Twice: Fall Trends

When you make jewelry for yourself, to you make it to match your outfits, or do you create outfits to match your jewelry? Either way, clothes and jewelry are made to complement each other - not just in color but in style as well. When you’re wearing a piece of jewelry that you really love, the trick is to match it with garments that let the jewelry stand out!

I had so much fun working with Pantone palettes this week, that I decided to keep going and include it in some fashion collages with great statement jewelry. I started by seeking out an assortment of items in Fall 2012 colors, but there were so many fantastic pieces, I couldn’t decide on a single palette. Instead, I made three separate collages, each taking a cue from this month’s bead color trios.

Jet Set Peacock

Bright Chartreuse, Olympian Blue, and French Roast is still my number one favorite. I can’t get enough of this palette, and I hope to work with it and a few variations in the coming weeks. Tribal is trending this season, and while there are many meanings of the word, I like to think of it as a combination of prints and natural elements. I included a few different animal themes together in this set, including a fantastic elephant cuff.

September Sunset

Honey Gold, Pink Flambé, and Titanium look even better in fashion than they did in beads.
For this set, I went with a more casual, back to school look. There are a lot of great stand-ins for the Pantone colors, including amber, gunmetal, and hot pink suede.

Autumn Rain

I wasn’t completely satisfied with the results of Ultramarine Green, Rhapsody, and Rose Smoke in beads, but in fashion they really stand out. I chose amethyst as the focus for lack of anything prettier in soft purple - there were just too many gorgeous green tops and dresses not to use them as the backdrop for a great necklace.

Here are my three favorite Polyvore sets featuring today’s statement necklaces:

Peridot Perfection

Summer Brights

Perfect Purple POP

Do you prefer tops or dresses to display your statement jewelry?

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  1. Hello: really good post. You know what you are talking about.
    I had isolated Rose Smoke as the most sensual color, in my opinion, and French Roast as the most complex. However I love how you showed them combined with other colors from the Pantone Palette.
    It is very nice to make your aquaintance!
    jean yates

  2. Thanks, Jean! One thing I really love about the Pantone selections is the great possibilities for color combinations - everything works together.

    I think Rose Smoke and French Roast would make a very intriguing combination - even the names go together perfectly!

  3. So lovely colors and mitch&match =)


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