ACCESSORIES REPORT: Southwest State Of Mind

One trend that I cannot get enough of this summer is turquoise accessories. The humidity here is far from the dry heat of the desert, but you can still pull some style inspiration from the southwest. With a more earthy touch than other gems, this stone brings interest to an outfit without the use of sparkle. I’m personally a big fan of this aqua hue, so it’s no surprise that this week’s Fashionista caught my eye.

This laid back Fashionista sports a two-toned look of black and teal. She pairs a high-low skirt with a basic tank and simple sandals for a subdued summer style. Her turquoise bib necklace gives this Fashionista’s outfit the perfect dash of color, proving that a single accessory can make all the difference.

Turquoise jewelry is usually associated with more of a casual look (think Lucky Brand and Free People), but it can be elegant when paired with the appropriate clothing. Jewelry that is set with this beautiful, blue stone can add depth to an outfit, as well as a burst of aquatic color. Who says you can have too much of a good thing? Pile on all of your favorite turquoise accessories for a bold, eye-catching look.

Whether it’s real turquoise or just teal in color (like this Fashionista’s), these accessories bring a wonderful pop of contrast to any outfit. Take a hint from Mother Nature, and get in touch with this chic southwestern style.

Spotted: Chunky turquoise accessories made their way down the runway as a part of the Naeem Kahn spring 2011 ready-to-wear collection.

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