Red carpet season is upon us! Along with it comes the reminder that the runway isn’t the only place to preview upcoming trends in fashion and jewelry. Many of this new year’s hot trends were on display at the Golden Globe awards. Some of fall’s trends, like big bold pieces, were in evidence of course – but 2012 is a brand new year full of brand new looks.
An especially popular fashion trend is jazz age styles reminiscent of those seen in “Boardwalk Empire” and on the runway in the form of flapper dresses, so think floral and art deco-inspired pieces. This 1920’s style was seen all over the Globes and was by far the most popular look. Look to starlets like Emma Stone, Rooney Mara and Claire Danes for inspiration.
Color made a big splash both on recent runways and on the red carpet. Bright yellows, deep reds and blues – it’s not just about classic black anymore. Natalie Portman, Paula Patton and Viola Davis weren’t afraid to be a bit more colorful and it definitely worked for them. When it comes to jewelry, colored stones are where it’s at in the coming seasons, especially golds and yellows.
Don’t let your hair go unembellished! Jeweled barrettes, headbands, even broaches are being used for an extra touch of glamour. Gorgeous ladies Charlize Theron and award-winner Michelle Williams sported jeweled headbands on the red carpet. This also ties in to the 1920’s trend which is currently so popular.
One past jewelry trend which appears to be experiencing a resurgence is the cross. Designers such as Pucci and Lanvin featured crosses on necklaces and as earrings on their runways this past fall. And guess who was seen sporting a cross necklace at the Globes? None other than Madonna, who made this look a must-have back in the 80’s.
Earrings play a major factor in both winter and spring 2012 trends. Whether you play it safe with button or stud styles, or choose to make a bolder statement with sparkly or feathered chandeliers, earrings are an across-the-board must-have this season. Angelina Jolie’s understated button earrings and Kate Beckinsale’s stunning chandeliers are perfect examples.
What was your favorite look at the 2012 Golden Globes?