Wave goodbye to winter, because it's time to ring in spring, and as you tuck away bulky overcoats and infinity scarves, make room for shine and sparkle to add that finishing touch to your springtime wardrobe. This season be prepared to pair minimalist pieces with pale shade garments, as well as colorful jewelry with eccentric prints. These springtime treasures are sure to make you stand out in a crowd.
Some would say the runways of NYC's Fashion Week were all about the accessory. And jewelry was a key staple in perfecting those final looks. Metallic took center stage with designers like Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy and Dries Van Noten. They utilized glossy metal finishes paired with pale colored garments as backdrops. This is a perfect way to add sleek touches to flirty dresses and girly silhouettes. Metal fringe and chunky bracelets are easy go-to items.
In the city you really need a wardrobe that works for you. In one day you can easily go from the gym, to work, a lunch meeting, and after work cocktails with your friends. At Joonbug we like to feature style staples that are anything but ordinary! We recently took a look at the latest in monogram jewelry by designer Jane Basch and are really impressed. Carly Rae Jespen, Giuliana Rancic, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani, and Kerry Washington are just some of the hot celebs that have been spotted rockin' the latest custom monogram and nameplate fashions by Jane Basch. Don't let the star clientele fool you, because she prices her jewelry so that every woman (and man) can enjoy handmade, high quality, and detailed pieces.
This spring season is most definitely about accenting your look with the latest accessories! Whether you're wearing a pastel statement necklace, the latest wedge sneaker, a chic purse, or bold cocktail ring—Joonbug has you covered. No Spring/Summer 2013 look would be complete without discussing the latest in headband trends! Here are a few of our fashion faves.
The turban look is all the rage. One of our favorite sites with the best selection is Danabands. We like the fact that these bands are handmade in the USA of quality fabric and feature cool accents such as a grommet detail.
Sneakers are the go-to in comfort. When you just need to run out on errands, you grab a pair of running shoes and you’re out the door. Sneakers are functional, and with designers like Isabel Marant and Marc Jacobs designing high-fashion sneaker wedges, your tired gym shoes are getting a whole new lease on life. By spinning a classic, sporty design, sneaker wedges have become a fun alternative to traditional wedges and heels. Here are five sneaker wedges Joonbug loves.
Debenhams’ Dark Red Truffle Diamante Trim Wedge Trainers ($53) on Debenhams.com
The newest trend in handbags for spring 2013 may look like an oversized coin purse but these unexpected new mini bag shape are essential to any fashionista’s handbag arsenal. Inspired by military field bags these bags are surprisingly practical given their size unlike Karl Lagerfeld’s show stopping Chanel Summer/Spring 2013 Hula Hoop Bag. We found 5 great Canteen Bags to roll into spring with.
Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Print Silk Circle Bag ($725)
Spring is...well, springing! And nothing announces the approaching season like cute pedicured toes making their way out into the world. Flaunt your feet in this season's hottest shoe styles by some of our favorite designers. Whether you're rocking a boho chic look or sophisticated lady look, we've got you covered. From sandals and heels, to strappy and sneaks, check out our top picks for the season below.
Cat Footwear, a division of Wolverine World Wide Inc. and global licensee of Caterpillar Inc., is a brand that focuses on quality, rugged leathers, old-fashioned craftsmanship, and sophisticated details, all for a reasonable price. During Nolcha Fashion Week, we got to see a preview of Cat Footwear's Spring/Summer 2013 collection, which launches March 20th, and couldn't get enough. The collection features pastels and earth tones, perfect for the warm weather ahead. We particularly love the bohemian look of their sandals, which are made of leather and feature many crisscrossing straps, reminiscent of the gladiator sandal. The Cat Footwear dress sneakers in this collection lean towards the preppy side, but can be worn by any fashionista. The new collection just makes us itch to see the warm weather and have our toes peek out from these summery styles.
If you don't know it yet, you are bound to hear about it soon. If you have a slight bono accessories obession then Sara Horne Jewelry is just for you! The edgy pieces are even been seen on the necks of starlets and celebs such as Juliette Lewis, Janel Parrish, and Taylor Swift. Having grown up making jewelry and pursuing the arts, Sara finally decided to create her own line. All pieces are made from a dynamic supply of materials ranging from turquoise to bone and leather. Her jewelry is laid back, with a worn quality, making it effortless and chic. Her line of jewelry is always adapting, incorporating new materials and textures as needed.
The buzz has it that the haircut of the moment has arrived. In fact, this new do is already being deemed as the haircut of the year. Fashion bible, Vogue, stated in their January 2013 issue that this season's "sexy and refreshingly easy to wear" look is "The Chop," as beautifully exemplified by model, Karlie Kloss. The look, made possible by hairstylist, Garren Defazio, who Karlie adoringly refers to as "the Godfather of hair," rests just above the shoulders, with slight, feathery layers in the front and is brought together by long, airy bangs.
So you've decided to keep to your resolution of working out and being healthier in this new year. Whether it's at the gym, yoga studio or a joyous jog along the Hudson -- Joonbug has our pulse on some stylin' fitness ensembles which are so on trend that you'll be sure to get physical. No excuses!
Zobha, which means “grace, beauty and brilliance,” is a distinctive yoga wear brand. Their line of style focused premium active wear for women and men offers a variety of ultra-fashionable styles. The retro-inspired Ruby tank is figure flattering with a great pop of color and also enhances your bust area.
Ever since stilettos became a wardrobe staple (thanks to Sex and the City) heels have reached painfully new heights. For some of us, especially those of us who are vertically challenged, it's hard to feel sexy without throwing on a pair of sky-high heels to elevate our entire appearance. At work, heels evoke a sense of style and authority and help women meet the expectation to always look polished while on the go. It's hard to resist the funky and affordable styles of Steve Madden, Vince Camuto, Sam Edelman and the like with their studded, spiked, strapped and printed platform heels.