Contrary to what you might believe, most trends don’t come with an age limit.
When it comes to accessories and jewellery, most looks can be adapted to suit your personal style and budget, meaning there’s no reason not to embrace some of this season’s hottest looks.
Whether you’re 18 or 80, here are some top jewellery trends to take a look at for spring-summer 2013.
It’s difficult not to notice the abundance of dark shades around, which is certainly a stark change from the usual preoccupation spring has with pastels.
In order to get the perfect mix of light and dark, monochrome is a great shade to get a grip with and extremely versatile too. This could mean wearing your favourite little black dress and then accessorising with pearl earrings or a set of white enamel bangles.
You could confine monochrome to your accessories and allow your clothing to be as colourful as you like, safe in the knowledge that your bold jewellery will help you stand out from the crowd.
Monochrome dresses were an instant hit on the red carpet earlier this year as celebrities dressed up for award’s season, and after witnessing so much black and white inspiration it’s no wonder everyone is still enjoying this statement look.
This is an easy trend to try, but it promises to make an impact and remain timeless as the years go by.
Spring is synonymous with flowers and floral colours. To make the most of this fabulously feminine theme you ould could use flower icons in your jewellery, perhaps on a pair of gorgeous gold earrings featuring gemstones in the centre, or as a pretty pendant on a delicate gold or silver chain.
By using the floral shape you can then coordinate your jewellery with flower prints, using some of spring’s top blooms such as oriental orchids and cherry blossoms or traditional English roses and daisies.
Alternatively, stick to a relatively minimalist, clean cut clothing style and use intense floral hues within your accessories and makeup.
Whether you enjoyed the 60s first hand or not, you simply can’t escape from this decade’s influence over style aesthetics this season.
The catwalks for spring-summer 2013 were filled with beehive hairstyles and graphic prints, as well as plenty of circular and chunky jewellery styles. Plus with the sixth series of Mad Men currently underway, everyone fancies themselves as either Betty Draper or Joan Holloway.
A large pair of circular stud earrings is a great way to dress up your look and draw attention to a bouffant hairdo, and for a classic look pearl necklaces are a must, especially if you have a high-necked shift dress to wear them with.
You don’t have to be a teenager to enjoy festival fashion. Forget muddy tents and crowded fields, instead let’s focus on the creativity which festivals draw out.
Anything goes at these events, meaning you can contrast as many beaded necklaces as you like, cover your arms in bangles and practice your plaits, all without the worry of being judged by your fellow festivalgoers. Back in the real world you might not want to wear face paint, but the freedom to choose large chunky jewellery using an array of colours, precious stones and wood is still there.
Pick out a maxi skirt and simple cream blouse and see what fun you can have experimenting and layering your jewellery.