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3 Top Fashion Favorites - Scarves Bangles and Jewelry

Updated on August 28, 2015

Today's fashion styles have changed dramatically. The new fashion trends are fresh and typically denoted by one distinct feature - bold. Consider the trend just in scarves - they are bold and long - the newest trend is the pashmina the oversized scarf that elongates the body and adds a punch of color to any outfit. But what about the classic scarf? Is the classic scarf now out of style? Absolutely not! Is the tiny scarf out of fashion - most definitely, but the classic silk scarf continues to reign and perhaps always will.

Three trends to explore:

  • Scarves - Bolder and Longer
  • Necklaces - Bolder and Longer
  • Bangles - Larger and Stacked

NEW - Long and Large Scarves

Three attractive females all wearing long scarves
Three attractive females all wearing long scarves | Source

Small Scarf - Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly wearing a small scarf around her neck
Grace Kelly wearing a small scarf around her neck

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Scarves are simply the best fashion accessory - always have been and always will be in my opinion. They offer a softness and texture along with color - outshining even the biggest and best of any jewelry bling. Yet, scarves have evolved. In general scarves are larger and longer. As a petite woman always seeking an edge in appearing taller, the new scarves along with the pashminas are the best fashion accessory for changing up the wardrobe and adding a longer line to your outfit. Best yet, scarves are both formal and casual.

What is perhaps passe is the small scarf - except as a headband. The small scarf of Grace Kelly has been reserved for the head band which celebrities such as Paris Hilton has elevated into a signature piece for her personal fashion statement.

The classic scarf of Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn remain alive and well as Michelle Obama's photo here can attest.

Be sure to note the color of Obama's scarf is perfectly coordinated with a purple bangle bracelet watch. Obama showcases not just the scarf but also the bangle - bright colors adding style and grace - will Michelle be the next iconic first lady of fashion for centuries to come? She IS starting out strong.

Scarves are a timeless fashion statement. I should know, I continue to wear my Grandmother's heavy silk scarf every season.

Silk scarves and pashminas are not expensive and the colors are endless.

Men LOVE scarves. It never fails, I can always, always count upon a complement from a man when I wear a scarf. I cannot say this about boots, I cannot say this about coats, hats, shoes or jewelry - scarves are true to make a statement and may even bring a complement from the opposite sex.

Classic Silk Scarf - Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama wearing a classic scarf
Michelle Obama wearing a classic scarf | Source

NEW - Long Bold Link Necklace - Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump Wearing an Evening Gown with a Long Bold Necklace
Ivanka Trump Wearing an Evening Gown with a Long Bold Necklace | Source

Classic Bold Pendant Necklace - Ivana Trump

Ivana Trump, mother of Ivanka Trump, wearing a bold necklace and silver satin dress with matching heels and lifting two silver barbells
Ivana Trump, mother of Ivanka Trump, wearing a bold necklace and silver satin dress with matching heels and lifting two silver barbells

Bold Necklaces

Bold necklaces have been in style since Cleopatra and yet they have changed. Of course, the bold pendants will forever remain a classic as exemplified by Ivana Trump but her daughter Ivanka has lead the way to a new fashion trend for bold necklaces - the chunky bold and long necklace.

What is amazing about this new fashion trend - it is not reserved for the office or casual wear - it can even hit the red carpet.

Look at the bold statement that Ivanka made in this vision of blue with the silver chain necklace.

Keep in mind that Ivanka doesn't need to add height, she is 5'11" tall.

Bold Bangles Are Hot!

Three celebrities wearing bold bangles
Three celebrities wearing bold bangles | Source

Stackable Bangles

Stackable Bangle Collage with Jennifer Aniston
Stackable Bangle Collage with Jennifer Aniston | Source

Classic - Single Bangle Bracelet - Jackie's Engagement Bangle Bracelet


Bangles and More Bangles

The Jackie Kennedy Collection includes stunning bangles. Philip Katz provides a historical review of both the origin of the many pieces of Jackie's jewelry along with historical photos of how Jackie would wear her jewelry. A favorite fashion piece of Jackie's was bracelets. Photos of Jackie without a bracelet are rare. What is a common for Jackie was her bangle bracelets - even her engagement bracelet was a bangle.

Her enamel bracelets she loved so much, she had that bracelet made in three colors - royal blue, cream and vibrant summer green almost a periodot green. And yet, except for Jackie's gold bangle bracelets, her chunky bangles were almost always worn solo. Perhaps because they were always made of fine jewelry.

Today's bangle as Michelle Obama has shown us can even take the form of a bright colored watch such as the purple watch she is wearing in coordination with her purple floral scarf.

Today's bangles are different - they are stackable and the more the better - check out how the celebrities are now wearing the stackable bangles - layers upon layers covering the arms - from gold to silver - from casual to even formal wear.

Bakelite - the plastic bangle has returned too! Look for great vintage Bakelite bangles on eBay in a multitude of color - perfect for spring and summer! The wood tones are fun for fall. Combine black and white and spice up your wardrobe for the fall.

The bangle has returned with a roar! Big, bold and exuberant! Enjoy!

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Three Fashion Favorites - New and Old (aka Classic)

There you have it - three fantastic fashion favorites - classic and new too!

The moral of the story is to purchase classics, update and complement what you already have or in some cases recycle what your Mother and / or your Grandmother may have.

Fashion doesn't have a formula, it has guidelines. Seeing the best of the best guidelines such as these three fashion favorites of scarves, bold necklaces and bold bangles, I hope has motivated for your next fashion update.

To wrap up the three fashion favorites and what they ALL share in common:

  • Think color.
  • Think bold.
  • Think long.

Include these elements in your wardrobe and you will create a personal fashion statement to be proud of year after year complete from the classic to the modern for a fresh new look.


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    • GmaGoldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Hi Mary,

      Thank you so much! And I love the quote you have about harbors in your current bio - somehow, oceans apart I feel we are kindred spirits.

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      Mary Cimeni 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Wow. I love it!

    • GmaGoldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Dolores Monet,

      Let's face facts - you are ahead of the curve. You have been fashionable before it was popular. Trendsetter!

      Personally bangles and I get along for a short period of time. I find bangles to be too cumbersome for me - guess it is a matter of what one gets used to. I do like the look.

      Oh, the look of silver bangles is very couture!

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      Dolores Monet 

      8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I said that I wanted a long scarf, ala Tom Baker's rendition of Dr. Who and wound up with one so long I am afraid I'll pull an Isadora Duncan. And the stacked bangles has me miffed. I've been wearing silver bangles since day one and feel like I should take them off. Don't want to be fashionable!

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      Yena Williams 

      9 years ago from California

      Wonderful hub gma, I love the scarves. I also love how it was worn back in the day; small and tied around the neck. Rated up!

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      Rhonda Musch 

      9 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      This was truly a great hub and I enjoyed it. I love fashion the bolder and the bigger, is the better. What a great idea for a fashion hub. Voted up.

      Sweet wishes Rhonda

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      9 years ago from Texas

      what a great idea for a hub. I enjoyed reading it.

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      9 years ago

      Great Hub. These are some great fashion favorites. One of the fashion trends that I love that is in right now are kitten heels. They look great with skirts/pencil skirts and slacks, plus have just a small heel for comfort.

    • Nan Mynatt profile image

      Nan Mynatt 

      9 years ago from Illinois

      Beautiful scarfs are always good taste. Living in the midwest you almost have to wear a scraf in the seasonal weather. I have too many scrafs, all colors and styles and I wear them all the time. I'm glad you exposed the other hubbers to various styles, that are high fashion. One of my hubs features long scrafs covering bathing suits, dressing up the curves that are not as good to look at. Keep writing and keeping us informed!

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      9 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Not being a fashionista (I mean I could care less so long as I'm covered) this doesn't apply to me. But was very nice to look at, GmaGoldie. Good job as always. Lynda

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      drbj and sherry 

      9 years ago from south Florida

      I do hope scarf fashion doesn't get any longer - I have enough trouble not tripping over my own feet right now. But I did love tripping through this beautiful hub, GG, thank you for the pleasure.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      I didn't realize you were so into fashion. Very nice job.


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