Fashion trends for the Spring 2014 season seem promising, and the jewelry industry is no exception. Earlier this week, the Pantone Color Institute revealed "Radiant Orchid" as the color for Spring 2014. Fashion reporters predict the color will be matched with soft pastels as well as vivid brights. "Radiant Orchid" is a stark comparison to past seasonal colors; last spring, "Emerald Green" eclipsed all others in the fashion world, and in 2012 "Tangerine Tango" paired with warmer hues on the color scale was considered in vogue. The choice of "Radiant Orchid" for spring 2014 seems to be practical for many consumers, as this color is versatile for both professional and casual settings. The purple hue has been on the rise as a complimentary color in seasons past. Designers have already incorporated the color into their spring collections, and other trends sure to be hot this year have already appeared in fashion shows.
Although many of the jewelry pieces donned by models in New York, London, Paris, and Milan are somewhat impractical for the average fashionista, jewelry connoisseurs nonetheless should study the trends gaining momentum with designers and what celebrities are wearing on the red carpet.
The fashion forecast for Spring 2014 is more tranquil in comparison to trends of previous years. Be sure to view our Top Five Jewelry Trends of 2014 for popular styles this season.
Jewelry Containing Messages or Slogans
This particular trend has been rated as number one as the fastest on the rise with most jewelry outlets, from craft store charms to products carried by most fine jewelry retailers. This jewelry style seems to mesh well with the progressive atmosphere and "can do" attitude exuded by the general public. These accessory pieces have many functional purposes- such as promote a cause, express words of endearment, or serve as a reminder of personal motivation.
Cuff bracelets are reminiscent of seasons past, and dominated the runways so far this season. Cuff style necklaces were also introduced in addition to the bracelets. Cuff bracelets are here to stay, which is good news for consumers in a shaky economy since we can mix and match our jewelry wardrobe based on what we already have. Another perk of cuff style bracelets: they can be worn both to the office and to an evening cocktail party.
Stacked and Layered Jewelry
Stacked and layered necklaces are also hot this season; Pinterest users have already began "pinning" and sharing DIY tutorials on creating these multi-layered masterpieces. This style has ranked as one of the top shared styles by users of the website so far for 2014. Many A-List jewelry designer collections have also incorporated multi-layered necklaces into their collections for this season.
Delicate and Feminine Inspired Jewelry
Delicate and feminine style jewelry using "Radiant Orchid" paired with pastel tones, pearls, and warm colors will be in demand with consumers this year. Many designers have utilized pearls in their creations using this color scheme as well as neutral tones. Vintage cameo pendents, rustic metals, and feminine floral designs are also appearing in department stores.
Pins and Brooches
Pins and brooches have made a recent debut as one of the top trends for 2014, as evidenced in their appearance on the runway. Crystal pins add a glitzy pop to any outfit or make an interesting conversation piece. Brooches featuring animals, birds, flowers, and other nature inspired motifs are becoming more prominent this season compared to past fashion seasons.