During these sunnier seasons, it is more likely that you will opt for a low-key approach when it comes to dressing—after all, who wants to be weighed down with fussy details when the sun is beating down on you? With that said, the latest accessory trend to pop up on our radar—tribal necklaces—is perfect for those who want to make a statement without sacrificing their comfort level. Even better, you can look to a slew of stars for styling inspiration—include Gwen Stefani and Gwyneth Paltrow, to name just two—and there are options for every budget. Ready? Click through to today’s Accessory Report for all the details!
Who is trying this trend?
This trend might only just be hitting the mainstream, but it is definitely coming on hot and heavy—all four of our muses have rocked tribal necklaces in the past two weeks. Emma Roberts kicked things off when she wore a colorful beaded necklace to the Coachella Music Festival in California last week. Just a day later, Solange Knowles showed off a neon-hued tribal necklace at the 2012 Tribeca Ball in New York City. The very next day, Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted wearing a tooth-shaped necklace while out to lunch in Beverly Hills, and a day after that, Gwen Stefani wore a spiked necklace while out and about elsewhere in Los Angeles.
How are they styling it?
It is plain to see that you can wear your tribal necklace in a number of ways. Both Emma and Solange used their tribal necklaces as an integral part of their respective outfits. Emma used hers to add a pop of color to her outfit, layering it over the top of a peach-colored lace top. Solange, on the other hand, used hers to amplify her outfit by picking a necklace that featured a neon hue similar to one of the colors on her printed top. Gwen and Gwyneth, however, went in a different direction. Both these ladies used their necklaces to transform otherwise simple outfits. Gwen paired hers with a black tank top, while Gwyneth layered hers over a casual grey tee. The addition of these necklaces elevated their respective outfits from casual to cool, in an instant.
How can I make this look my own?
Now that you are ready for the fun part—shopping—think carefully about how and when you will use your necklace. If you think you will use it on a day-to-day basis, we suggest you opt for something in a solid metal the way Gwen and Gwyneth have done. We love House of Harlow 1960’s Tribal Horn Necklace ($120)—this is similar in style to Gwyneth’s gorgeous necklace—as well as both Mango’s Torque Necklace ($70), which has just a hint of color, and Nasty Gal’s Curved Fringe Necklace ($30). If you want to really amp up the volume, a la Emma and Solange, we like Orly Genger’s Thread & Tube Accented Rope Necklace ($270), BaubleBar’s Tribal Chroma Strand Set ($96), and Natasha Couture’s Mixed Media Necklace ($98)—all three of these picks will draw plenty of attention.
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