Enameled jewelry is where it is at for late summer. The idea is not to wear several charms on a wrist or necklace but to wear one single charm from an expenive gold or silver chain. Fruit is really popular with enamaled strawberries, apples or cherries dangling from the chain being very popular. This look is also popular in dangling earring styles.
In terms of bracelets it is mainly the corded styles that are dominating the market. Bracelets made out of fabric cord in black or white are threaded with hematite, diamante or other types of round beads. These items look good stacked and are like larger, more glamorous versions of the classic friendship bracelets.
Anything that has the Chanel logo on it is also in style for summer and fall. This is especially true of cuff bracelets which must have that big interlocking silver pair of C’s on the clasp. This too is part of that rage for anything that might have been popular in the nineties. Vintage Chanel pieces are particulary poplar. This look in costume jewelry is a mainstay. It just never seems to go out of style.
Necklaces made out of interlocking metal and interspersed with rhinestones or crystals are also a big deal. These usually look like long collars and are made out of rows of interlocking chains that have a resemblance to watch wristbands.
Vintage or vintage look-alike necklaces made out of large clunky pieces of glass or rhinestones are also very hot right now but only as long as they are made out of platinum or silver colored metals. Just like a seventies, young girls are wearing these rhinestones with black t-shirts and weathered jeans.
Also popular are necklaces and bracelets with large square shaped gems, bigger than your thumbnail in different smoky colors hanging on a single gold chain. This is a very chunky eighties look for jewellry with a deliberate nod to all things faux.
There is also a lot of fuss in the fashion magazines about what are known as statement necklaces. Statement necklaces are big pieces, usually costume jewelry, that one cannot help but notice on the neck. Often the beads or design is very kitsch or artistic. Many of them are bib necklaces that cascade like a kerchief down the front of the peron. Once you wear this with a black top or dress then you need not wear any other piece of bling on your body!