Thursday, August 18, 2011

This Trend Just In: Bold Statement Jewelry

This week's trend has sometimes been categorized as 'gaudy', 'flashy', 'ostentatious' and even 'extravagant' by some standards, but this summer, with the heat still searing many streets far and vast, the best way to accessorize without adding bulk to your body is by going 'bold' with your jewelry.

From as low as HSN and Forever 21 up to the diamond studded sky of high end jewelers, a statement necklace can add new dimensions to your day-to-day work wear, change the look of your favorite LBD or dress-up a casual jeans and t-shirt weekend outfit. Now granted, some things may be deemed just a tad too "over the top" for certain occasions but that's why this summer trend is being touted as 'bold' - the expression "go big or go home" comes to mind.

Here are a few celebrity looks to help draw inspiration. You may want to adjust your screen for the size of some of these baubles!

Sarah Jessica Parker wore these two Erickson Beamon necklaces together.

Olivia Palermo wearing a Mawi Sunray bronze necklace.

Leighton Meester sports a Chanel agate stone necklace.

Kate Beckinsale paired her red carpet gown with these gorgeous ruby red Fred Leighton earrings.

Jessica Alba adorned with House of Lavande necklace.

Heidi Klum took the bold bull by the horns by pairing Lorraine Schwartz's large earrings with an armload of bracelets and bangles.

Amy Adams wowed in this Fred Leighton bib necklace.

Carrie Underwood wore this Jenny Packham dress with attached bejeweled collar.

Niecy Nash wore this stunning Charles Albert necklace with peridot hued gems.

Eva Mendes needed no other accessory but this bold necklace compliments of Van Cleef & Arpels.

Ali Larter's Erickson Beamon necklace is a work of art.

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