There is no doubt that jewelry can be the perfect accessory to tie together an entire outfit, and this was definitely the case with this fashionista! While clothing is quintessentially the way to make a fashion statement, sometimes it takes a back seat to a standout accessory. In this fashionista's outfit the tribal inspired necklace takes centre stage in this otherwise neutral ensemble. I love that she chose simple attire as a backdrop for her stunning piece of statement jewelry because it allows the necklace to really pop against all the black.
Tribal accessories were a huge trend on the runways for Spring/Summer 2012, and have now found their way into the wardrobes of many fashion-savvy students. This season we will see a plethora of globally inspired accessories that will add interest to any outfit. Although they are typically seen in earthy/wood tones with colourful gemstones and ornate detailing, this Cleopatra-inspired, metallic silver collar necklace is a little fancier and would transition easily from day to evening. While bold and exotic looking jewelry is a great addition to an outfit, it is important to keep it to a minimum of one item per look so that the outfit does not look cluttered.
For a different look try a collar necklace with a brighter colour scheme like this one from Zara. Not only does this necklace have a tribal edge to it, but is also right on trend for the summer with neon yellow and aqua stones. This would look perfect paired with a white top and your favourite cutoff jean shorts or a black maxi dress. If you want to continue with the tribal theme in a different way, opt for an Aztec patterned clutch like this one from BCBG.