Thursday, April 21, 2011

Adding A Little Polish

Heat up your spring wardrobe with polished statement accessories in bold, bright colors.

Pair heavy gold jewelry with jewel-tone colors and a slim silhouette to get the season's chic '70s look.

Gucci silk raso jacket, $2,150, matte satin strapless top, $895, Indian jade pants, $875, and python belt, $990, all available at select Gucci stores, for store locations; Louis Vuitton Monogram Savage Tiger clutch, $3,730, available at select Louis Vuitton stores, for locations; Tom Ford Tribal earrings, $2,430, for more information,; Salvatore Ferragamo polished brass whistle pendant, $180, polished brass chunky cuff, price available upon request, and brass ring, $150, available at Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques nationwide,; Etro gold bracelet with black crystal, $913, available at Etro, Beverly Hills, 310-248-2855; Etro gold python print cuff, $469, Etro, New York, 212-317-9096; David Webb double headed dragon cuff with emerald eyes and hammered gold, jade, and diamond ring, both price upon request,; Yves Saint Laurent arty oval ring in green, $250, get it at

Daytime sequins get toughened up by fierce silver bracelets and a shot of hot pink.

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Cannage Acidule sequin dress, $19,500, Balenciaga Boutique NY, 212-206-0872; Christian Louboutin Toutenboucle buckle sandal, $995, get it at; Salvatore Ferragamo navy stingray minaudiere, $1290, Available at Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques nationwide,; Iradj Moini amethyst and quartz earrings, price upon request, 212-925-5666; Lynn Ban silver mechanical link bracelet, $600, available at Barneys New York,; Lynn Ban silver bulletproof cuff, $1096, and silver armour rings, $250, get them at

Level bold stripes and rich texture with basic bangles and a ladylike brooch.

Prada striped poplin dress, $1,860, and fox fur stole, $4,805, both at select Prada boutiques, for stores; David Webb Maltese cross brooch (on stole), price on request,; Hermes Ariodante thin lacquered wood bracelets, $225, and Assam large lacquered wood bracelets, $225, both available at Hermes stores nationwide,

Sporting one of spring's high-volume looks? Balance the silhouette with a sleek mini clutch.

Jil Sander blouse, $845, jacket, $1,645, and pant, $595, get it at; Kimberly McDonald Mammoth tusk and carved tourmaline lotus pendant, $21,000, and phantom quartz and diamond ring, $8,500, see for store locations; Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. lacquer bangles, $395 each, get them at Tiffany & Co.; Fendi Fan-di pink leather clutch, $1355, Fendi, NY, 212-759-4646

Spring-hued ensembles get an unexpected twist with cheeky accessories in unusual shapes and hues.

Celine black shirt, $1,350, and printed skirt, $2,650, available at Bergdorf Goodman, 212-872-8811; Celine nude heels, $720, available at Celine, Bal Harbour, 305-866-1888; Jil Sander striped market bag, $445,; Jil Sander pyramid clutch, $258 to $645, Jil Sander, 30 Howard Street, 212-925-2345; Yves Saint Laurent gold-plated fingerprint drop earrings, $460, get it at; Alexis Bittar gold cuffs, for more infomation,; Salvatore Ferragamo polished brass ring, $150, Available at Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques nationwide,; Sass & Bide Lost Innocence chain ring, $190, get it at; Balenciaga by Nicholas Ghesquiere silver brass “Zebra” ring, $865,

Leave the patterns for your pumps and amp up a monochromatic look with graphic accessories.

Loewe poppy napa leather top and skirt with crocodile belt, for more information,; Jil Sander floral printed pumps, $450, Jil Sander, 30 Howard Street, 212-925-2345; Hermes Kelly Candy 28 bag, $7,250, for more information,; Louis Vuitton Manchette Chinoiserie cuff, $2,150, for store locations; Kenneth Jay Lane coral cabochon center cocktail ring, $150, 877-953-5264; Prada resin bracelet, $125, and resin bracelet with charms, $295, both available at select Prada boutiques,

A classic suit shape is playfully reinvented with sequins and lace. Take a suit really outside-the-cubicle by pairing it with bright citrus accessories.

Proenza Schouler tweed jacket, $2,670, red sequin top, $3,250, and lace sequin skirt, $3,525, all available at Barneys New York,; Versace yellow heels, for more information visit; Bottega Veneta Fire Opal Intrecciato Nappa Montaigne bag, available at select Bottega Veneta boutiques,; David Webb carved coral earrings in platinum and diamonds, price upon request,; House of Lavande 1950s yellow teardrop necklace, $1,298, and 1950s pink and clear stone three-strand necklace, $1,848, available at; Kimberly McDonald peridot ring with diamond vine setting, $19,000, and lemon druze and diamond ring, $6,600, see for store locations

Photographer: Shoji Van Kuzumi
Stylist: Kate Davidson Hudson
Make up: Jenna Menard for Clinique @ Art Department
Hair: Tamara McNaughton
Model: Lais Oliveira @ Supreme


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