Statement Accessories: Retro, Punk or Ethnic

 how to wear bold, retro, futuristic, edgy, cut out, ethnic jewelry by helen hou, the art of accessorizing

Photos: (clockwise from top left) Olivia Palermo, Miranda Kerr, Shala Monroque, Coco Rocha, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea. 
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Spring/summer is a great time to play with different types of statement accessories–when we dress less, eye-catching accessories really help to elevate the simple outfits while filling in the blanks. Today, I picked several of my favorites this season, from Miranda Kerr’s retro sunglasses and Punk finger ring set to Olivia Palermo’s ethnic choker necklace and futuristic slate-colored pearls, from Shala Monroque’s whimsical brooch to Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea’s edgy cut-out cuffs, hope to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and explore more sides of yourself!

Retro round sunglasses on Miranda Kerr-by helen hou, the art of accessorizing, Alternative: Quay Retro Sunglasses,  A.J. Morgan 52mm Retro Round Sunglasses,  Madewell hepcat shades,  3.1 Phillip Lim Amber And Yellow Tortoiseshell Sunglasses,  Prada Baroque Round Sunglasses,  Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Round Sunglasses,

A.J. Morgan 
3.1 Phillip Lim
Prada (truly an art piece!)
Marc by Marc Jacobs ($14 here)

Shala Monroque-white and gold-by helen hou, the art of accessorizing, Alternative: Forever 21 Panther Brooch,  Alexis Bittar 'Allegory' Dragonfly Statement Pin,

Alexis Bittar
Forever 21

Doutzen Kroes-silver cuff Alternative: K KaneSilver Signature Cuff,  Forever 21 Cutout Chevron Cuff,  Vince Camuto 'Basics' Cuff,  Mango Embossed metallic cuff,  Deborah Lippmann Nail Color,

Cuff: (clock wise from top left)
K Kane
Forever 21
Vince Camuto
Nail: Deborah Lippmann “hit me with your best shot”

Miranda Kerr-rock and edgy jewelry set Alternative: Gorjana Chloe Necklace,  CC SKYE Mini Spike Bracelet,  Ariella Collection 'Messages - Love' Script Station Bangle,  Maison Martin Margiela Open Ring Set, ASOSChunky Bracelets & Rings Multipack  ,


Necklace: Gorjana
CC Skye (similar here)
Ariella Collection (40% off)
Maison Martin Margiela (similar here & here)

futuristic bold grey pearl necklaces Alternative: stella & dotIsadora Pearl Bib Necklace,  AZ Collection Mirror Polished Ball Necklace,

Stella & Dot
AZ Collection

statement necklace transforms an outfit Alternative: DANNIJO Medine Bib Necklace,   Stella & Dot Indira Necklace,

Stella & Dot (50% off now!)

Olivia Palermo wearing ethnic accessories Alternative: Pachamama necklace,  Mango MANGOEthnic necklace,