Based on their survey of fashion designers, Pantone has named Aquamarine, a watery shade of blue, “the lead color for women for the Spring/Summer 2015 season”. They suggest pairing this color with other blues and greens in the top 10. Vintage costume jewelry offers the opportunity to accessorize with aquamarine, even if it isn’t a color you normally wear. Take a look on the TruFaux Jewels website for a selection of stunning aquamarine pieces produced in Europe and America in the 1920s through the 1950s.
To inspire you to accessorize with vintage costume jewelry, I have created outfits featuring TruFaux Jewels with a selection of clothing and accessories currently available online. You will see a variety of ensembles for casual, office and evening wear, that pair aquamarine with various shades of blue and green, as suggested by Pantone, as well as with other colors you might not have considered. My goal is to suggest ways in which pieces from my website can be worn. In some cases, the same piece of jewelry is presented in multiple outfits, to show how versatile the piece is. In other cases, the same clothing and accessories are shown with different TruFaux Jewels. Many examples of what I call everyday basics (e.g., blue or black jeans, a white blouse or tee shirt, and a blazer; a dark skirt and a white top) are included to inspire you to accessorize with vintage costume jewelry to refresh your existing wardrobe.
The outfits presented below are in slide-show format, with the caption (my comments) at the bottom of each slide. If you like a particular outfit and want to see the detailed descriptions of the items shown, just click on the image to be transferred to the Polyvore site.
For More Information About Color Trends
To find out more about aquamarine gemstones and their counterparts in vintage costume jewelry, read my blog post Aquamarine for Spring. For more about color trends for women’s spring/summer fashion, read the Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2015 here.
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