Last year, statement jewelry was all about gemstones — delicate, sparkly, rough-edged natural wonders. But 2015 is shaping up to be all about Western-inspired stones. Think: speckled turquoise, coral and white marble. So, it’s no surprise that along with their resurgence comes one of the most traditional ways to wear ‘em: the bolo tie. But what is surprising is the celeb who’s trying to start the trend: earworm maker/pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen.
Rocking her new short chop + metallic copper hair, the “I Really Like You” singer sported the quirky accessory at the City Year Los Angeles Spring Break event, proving that the bolo tie isn’t just an accessory for cowgirls. The necklace not only popped against her white lace button-up and spotted blazer (all thanks to that giant green stone), but with its decidedly tomboy feel also turned her outfit into a look. Thanks to Carly, we’ve just found a totally unexpected way to dress up our work uniform.
But the bolo can be styled so many other ways too, especially since retailers and makers alike are putting modern twists on the piece — think of them like next-level lariats. Scroll below for four surprisingly chic ways to wear a bolo tie this spring.
1. Nasty Gal Lawless Bolo Tie Necklace ($25): Dangling arrowhead-shaped pendants are perfect for tops with plunging necklines.
2. Madewell Ropeswing Tassel Necklace ($28): Made to stand out against a basic white tee and denim jacket.
3. Free People Snake Chain Charm Bolo ($38): The rose gold chain and starburst pendant would look like a dream over your date night LBD.
4. Raife And Singer Reclaimed Wood Triangle Bolo Tie ($45): Whether it’s chambray, printed or office-white, consider this necklace your collared shirt’s soulmate.
What jewelry trends are you latching onto this spring? Tell us in the comments below.
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