Get Charmed - The Trendy Accessory
There's just no denying the appeal of charms. From bracelets to hair ties, dainty dangling charms can serve as souvenirs and remembrances from the important events of one's life, and they allow women to express their individuality and tell their life stories. The charm craze hit more than a decade ago, but it's still going as strong as ever. This season, in fact, charms played heavily into the looks of some of today's hottest designers. There are many ways that you can accessorize with trendy charms and express your individuality.
Go Retro with a Vintage Charm Bracelet. Charm bracelets were quite popular during the 1950s and 60s when young women purchased charms to symbolize their interests and achievements. A quick search on e-Bay or a trip to your local vintage and second-hand stores can help you locate a stylish vintage charm bracelet.
Tell Your Story with an Italian Charm Bracelet. Among the modern charm bracelet designs, Italian styles are the most popular, and are nearly single-handedly responsible for starting the charm trend back in the 1990s when American tourists began returning from Italy with the bracelets. Most starter Italian charm bracelets have 18 links, which can be removed and replaced by charms. There is a huge selection of charms to choose from, and some designers even offer custom photo and laser engraved charms.
Choose a Necklace with Charm. The buzz around Italian charm bracelets has inspired many designers to create beautiful necklace designs that incorporate charms. Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole and MARC by Marc Jacobs are just a few of the couture design houses to feature charm necklace designs in their jewelry collections this season. Styles range from a simple chain that bears one large charms to necklace versions of charm bracelets, which can be customized with interchangeable charms.
Finish Your 'Do With Hair Charms. A play on the charm bracelet, hair charms feature one charm dangling from a barrette or hairpin from a beaded wire or a chain. Hair charms look best when the hair travels a few inches past the end of the charm. For a subtler look, blend the charm into the back or side of your locks, and to get your charm noticed, wear it more towards the front.
With the right outfit, you can wear charms to the office, while out on the town for the evening or on a casual outing. Don't be afraid to stack charm bracelets and necklaces with other pieces from your jewelry collection, or wear your charms alone to let their sentimental designs speak for themselves. Whatever way you choose to wear them, you're sure to find this hot spring accessory positively charming.