With winter behind us, we’re discarding sweaters, sensible layers, scarves, and jackets to enjoy longer days and warmer temperatures. Just like changing your clothing fashions with the seasons, updating your jewelry wardrobe is a great way to freshen up your look and get into the spirit of spring. So what should you consider when you’re looking for pieces to pair with your favorite spring looks?
The first thing to consider is color. Spring fashions generally include lighter, brighter hues than their winter counterparts—evoking the shades of new spring foliage, flowers, or a clear blue sky. Gemstones such as blue topaz, aquamarine, peridot, or citrine coordinate with or complement these colors well. Go for lighter, brighter shades that lift your mood.
Spring is a time when we’re all feeling the urge to get back outside and reconnect with nature, and you can reflect that in your jewelry as well. Flower-themed jewelry has been enjoying renewed popularity lately, so what better time to wear it than when gardens are bursting with blooms again? Bright colored gemstones such as amethysts and rubies can bring to mind the shades of early spring flowers, so don’t hesitate to add a pop of brilliant color in as well.
Spring wardrobes also give you the opportunity to wear pieces that might have been hidden by a sensible scarf or the cuffs of long sleeves during the colder months. Now is the time to break out that lovely diamond solitaire necklace or show off a tanzanite bracelet—scoop necklines and shorter sleeves mean a better display for your favorite jewelry items.
Your spring jewelry should coordinate not just in color with your clothing, but also in general feel. If you’re wearing a light, airy dress, consider a stack of thin bangles or delicate chandelier earrings to set off your look. The look of a single statement piece is on trend this year, so you can also pick a single standout item, such as a long pendant necklace, to build your jewelry look around.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match pieces—in recent years, you’ve been far more likely to see fashionistas sporting a mix of precious metals and gemstones than attempting to achieve a uniform look, and this aesthetic is still popular. You can layer several necklaces in different lengths or stack rings for a unique expression of your own taste.
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