By Danielle Olivia Tefft, jewelry writer
Have you been following the latest fashion trends? If so, you probably have noticed that menswear-inspired looks will be hotter than ever this spring. You'll see plenty of crisp white button-down shirts, tailored suits and pieces with sporty details like piping and stripes.
So how do you soften this power look and make it uniquely your own? Consider wearing a vintage locket on a neck chain or ribbon. Or wear a dangling vintage locket brooch. The combination of menswear-inspired styles with lovely feminine lockets makes for a sensational look! Do take the time to put photos of your sweetheart or children inside to make your locket even more special.
Lockets have been one of the most treasured and sentimental pieces of jewelry in many cultures over many centuries. Even the Romans had lockets, although they were called something else. A Roman boy wore a "Bulla" before coming of age and a Roman girl wore a "Lunula." Each of these amulets contained items to protect a child against evil and the envy of others.
In February everyone has romance and Saint Valentine's Day on the mind. I think it's a perfect month to start wearing vintage lockets, especially those shaped like hearts. Here are some photos of vintage lockets to inspire you:
If you've been following this blog, you know I have a special fondness for antique jewelry, so I had to include a few antique lockets as well:
If you still can't get enough of pretty antique and vintage lockets, I recommend you drool over the lockets on Maria Helena Lacerda's Pinterest board here. She has amassed photos of over 560 gorgeous lockets. I love her board!
What do you think? Are vintage lockets a great way to soften the trendy menswear look or not? Let us know your style choice! And be sure to subscribe to this blog so you don't miss a single article about style and jewelry!
Danielle Olivia Tefft is a professional writer with a lifelong passion for gems, jewelry and fashion. She is a GIA accredited jewelry professional and the owner of online antique and vintage jewelry shop, Treasure Box Antiques. Current projects include ghostwriting jewelry and fashion blogs for clients worldwide. When she is not writing, she spends time in the garden, spoiling her cats and traveling with her significant other. Would you like to hire her? Visit her website danielleoliviatefftwrites.com for clips, terms and more information.
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