Trend Alert: Look Ahead to Spring/Summer 2015
|It seems as department stores are emptying their shelves of holiday merchandise, they are already stocking their spring and summer goods! C’mon, admit it–you’re just as anxious to shed those bulky sweaters by February as you were to start wearing them last October! Although fun to look forward to, “sweater weather” is appealing for only so long.Enter the spring and summer fashion trends. What better way to pass the time during the waning weeks of winter than by planning your spring outfits? Or to clear away the bleakness of gray winter days than by making colorful jewelry?
Our editors are always on the lookout for what’s trending in the fashion and jewelry world. We scour runway reports, fashion forecasts, Pinterest, details of Pantone’s color of the year–just to name a few. Here, we list the spring and summer trends that are sure to be a home run:
|Spring 2015: (clockwise from top left)La Vie en Rose–pretty and feminine, garden-party florals, airy or ruffled (photo: eBags)
Convertible–interchangeable components turn a set of bracelets into a long necklace or allow a multi-strand necklace to be worn various ways (photo: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads)
Peaches and Cream–warm and velvety, sweet and springlike, pretty and pastel (photo: Marie Fly Fly)
Leather and Metal–warm, soft leather accented with cool metal components (photo: Arhaus Jewels)
|Summer 2015: (clockwise from top left)Fringe–made from thread or fine cord, small beads or chain, leather or suede (photo: Colored-Fashion)
Druzy–from chunky and raw to dainty and glamorous (photo: Les Pommettes)
Mixed Metals–various metals worn together; think bright gold with gunmetal or silver, bright silver with copper or brass (photo: Youku.us)
The Color Turquoise–accented by coral, sparkly gold, khaki, or chocolate brown (photo: A Colorful Mind)
|A week from now we’ll send our spring issue of Jewelry Stringing off to press. You can pick up a copy on newsstands starting February 17th to see how jewelry artists like yourself have incorporated these spring trends into their designs. And if you’re feeling inspired by the summer trends, why not whip something up to submit to the magazine? We’re still accepting submissions for our summer issue through January 30th (visit www.beadingdaily.com/content/StringingContributorGuidelines.aspx for details).So get started creating now, and before you know it, you’ll have an arsenal of new jewelry to update your spring and summer wardrobe!
Debbie Blair, Editor
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