Fashion Week is the highlight of every fashionista’s year. Established and emerging designers come together to showcase their collections on the runway, and feature innovative styles in their shows that inspire us all for the upcoming season. The first organized Fashion Week took place in 1943, and was called “Press Week.” During World War II, industry insiders were not able to travel to Paris for French fashion shows, so New York Fashion Week was born. The original planners wanted to take attention away from French style and place it on the local styles of New York. American designers who had originally been overlooked now had a chance to break into the business, giving the world access to their beautiful and unique designs. The first Fashion Week was a smashing success and led to popular magazines, such a vougue, featuring American designs in their pages. Since originating in 1943, Fashion Week has continued to evolve, but the central focus remains the same– placing emphasis on American designers.

At Fashion Week this year, we saw a number of bold trends appear on the runways, including fresh fabrics and creative hemlines. It was clear that this season is all about standing out from the crowd. Jewelry played a key role in the fashion shows, completing flashy ensembles with an element of sophistication. Collar necklaces and deep, dark colored gemstones were two trends that were undeniably prominent. Many designers incorporated these pieces into their looks, leaving a lasting impression on the audience. Viewers immediately wanted to incorporate these ideas into their street style, and searched the stores for similar accessories.

If you are looking for the perfect jewelry piece to pair with your winter wardrobe, try investing in a statement necklace. These jewelry pieces are must-haves this season, because they can be worn with anything in your current wardrobe, resulting in a more put together look. If you own a lot of plain blouses, a necklace with a lot of gemstones or intricate beading is a great way to make your clothing really shine, setting it apart from other ensembles in the room. Sparkling gemstones around the neckline draw the attention to your face, making you absolutely unforgettable. The next time you find yourself feeling drab, simply slip on a fun necklace for an instant update.

If a chunky necklace is not really your style, stud earrings in deep hues have a similar effect. Look for a pair of colored diamond earrings, and enjoy benefiting from the attention-grabbing results. Choose a deep blue or black shade to ensure they will pair perfectly with everything in your closet. You will get a lifetime of wear out these stud earrings, making them a wise investment. The glittering gemstones are unique, and because they sit so close to your face, they really play up your eyes. The dark hued diamond is extremely modern and unique, making it unlike anything you already own. You will captivate everyone when you wear this standout accessory, making you look as good as you feel. This season, taking tips from Fashion Week is simple. Find a piece of statement jewelry with some serious sparkle and incorporate it into your looks. This will give you an instant update to  everything in your collection, opening the doors to the unlimited possibilities you already own. Once again, local designers have inspired our style, giving us tips to look our very best all of the time!