This week, I attended a showing of the Amber Poitier Fall/Winter 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week. If you’re not familiar with her line, she creates unique leather costume jewelry that is inspired by Africa’s Ivory Coast. The collection included chunky leather bracelets, wood cuffs, leather drop earrings and dramatic statement necklaces in rich, dark tones such as burgundy, brown and black. I think these pieces are fun, edgy versatile accessories you can rock year ‘round, plus the durable material is guaranteed to last, making this collection a timeless investment to add to your wardrobe.
The good news is as a Splender member, you can immediately scoop up similar African-inspired pieces at your favorite retailers while earning cash back on all your purchases! So, whether you’re looking for bold pieces to spice up your look, or you prefer a simple and classic wood cuff for everyday, I’ve got you covered with my list of save versus splurge options below.
- Leather Drop Earrings: Leather drop earrings are a fun and easy way to enhance any look. They’re ideal for a night out on the town with friends, on a tropical getaway or a date night with that special someone. I love this save version from AhaLife with its intricate details and vibrant colors (and 5% cash back for Splender members). They go perfectly with a tan and an effortless updo. This splurge option at Moda Operandi is so chic and elegant (with 10% cash back). They would pair beautifully with a cocktail dress or gown for a special occasion or even to add a little pizzazz to a classic black pantsuit.
- Tassle Necklace: How festive are these leather tassel statement necklaces? I would pair either of them with your favorite tank and a maxi skirt in warmer weather or a silk cami and a blazer for cooler months. I love the gold accents on this save option from BaubleBar (with 6% cash back), but I’m also drawn to the timeless and understated splurge version available at Neiman Marcus (where Splender members can earn 4% cash back).
- Wood Cuff Bracelet: I think every woman of any age can pull off a wood cuff bracelet. Whether you style it with a breezy and colorful sundress for spring/summer or to elevate a monochromatic winter white ensemble, this is a classic staple that will stand the test of time. I’m coveting this save version at Chico’s (less than $40 and 3% cash back) for my spring wardrobe. But how incredible is this splurge version made of tiger wood and mother-of-pearl available at Neiman Marcus (with 4% cash back)?
Adding bold and colorful accent pieces inspired by New York Fashion Week to your wardrobe is an easy way to elevate any look. I would keep the rest of your ensemble simple, because you want the focus to be on the jewelry. What’s great about leather accessories is their versatility and longevity…items you can wear any season and are guaranteed to last.
Be sure to shop with Splender as you add new accessories to your New York Fashion Week wardrobe. You’ll earn cash back on every purchase, whether you’re saving or splurging!
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Kate Dunphy is the author of Taffeta & Tulips, a lifestyle and fashion blog created to inspire and elevate the every day through timeless and approachable fashion choices, healthy and easy recipes, and creative and simple ways to improve your living space.