Spring in Naples will be the time to shine. New trends are abundant, coming to us directly off the runways. And this season’s shiny metallic trend is the perfect fit for the Sunshine State. Friends up north may need to wait another few months to bring out their bathing suits and beach bags, but Neapolitans are already donning warm-weather fashions. This season, it’s easier than ever to add an appropriate dash of shine to every outfit. A new metallic accessory can brighten up a whole wardrobe. Imagine a sassy new belt or shimmery tank with last year’s suit, and voila – you look very Spring 2014.
Tracy Groenendaal, Vice President General Manager of Saks Fifth Avenue at Waterside Shops, says, “Spring 2014 is sure to be an eye-opener in all things fashion accessories for metallic rules! Iridescent pops are everywhere from Alexander McQueen’s metallic clutches to Christian Louboutin’s leather metallic glitter toed pumps. Don’t shy from Jimmy Choo’s metallic cork wedges – the perfect pairing to the stylish streets of Naples.”
WEAR WHAT SHINES
Not sure how to incorporate this new style? Anne Fleming, Waterside Shop’s General Manager, says accessories are key. “Fashion is personal, so I always encourage women to express their own individual style. One way to stay true to oneself, yet still be relevant is to add three new accessories each season. This spring, I added a shiny charmeuse shell from Nordstrom in a slate gray shimmer; a Michael Kors shiny metallic wristlet that holds my iPhone perfectly; and bejeweled Bulgari sunglasses from Edward Beiner.”
For jewelry, try wearing shiny gold with navy, turquoise or fuchsia, and shiny silver to complement your blues, grays and whites.
White pants and shorts are always de rigueur in Naples. Navy is a classic go-to partner for white,but the crispest new looks pair white with French blue, chocolate brown, or rosy pink. Also, try a white skirt this season instead of pants, particularly one of the newest tealength skirts. Tracy Groenendaal suggests, “Flirty and feminine skirts replace the classic short this spring and summer.”
Left: A paillette-embellished tank in ivory by Beyond Vintage. Available at Calypso St. Barth at Waterside Shops Naples for $325 or at www.calypsostbarth.com. Other colors available.
Top Right: Salvatore Ferragamo short-sleeved runway metallic top and skirt. Available at Salvatore Ferragamo at Waterside Shops in Naples and at www.ferragamo.com.
Bottom Right: Jimmy Choo’s Pela Degrade metallic leather cork wedge sandal in gold for $595. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue at Waterside Shops in Naples or at www.saksfifthavenue.com