The Spring 2014 runways were coated with jewels – at least the leg wear was! The sparkle came in all shapes and sizes from Simone Rocha’s pearl-embellished knee-highs to Tom Ford’s full-body crystallization. Admittedly, these are looks that require a grand forum, so I’ve picked out some pieces that are less editorial and more everyday. Get ahead of next season’s trend with these jewel embellishments…
Alexander McQueen Black Crepe And Pearl Leaf Trousers: McQueen’s signature aesthetic is pure decadence, yet the use of these faux pearls is beautifully restrained. Why wear plain black paints when you could have these? On Ssense for $1,195.
3.1 Phillip Lim Cinched Hem Boxing Sweatpant: While Phillip’s are certainly not the sweats you go to the gym in (or sleep in!), with the right high-low styling, they’ll soon be your favorite pair. On Farfetch for $750.
Saint Laurent Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Stretch-Mesh Tights: It’s so easy to ruin tights as it is – can you imagine how quickly these would snag? Still the appeal is hard to deny. If they get a run, it just might be worth embracing. This year brought the return of grunge after all! On NET-A-PORTER for $1,290.
Elnaz Niknani Encrusted Jewel Tights: There’s a reason these are on sale. Maybe they would work in a Space Age editorial, but for the average event? Not so much. Exclusively on ASOS for $49.83 (from $71.19).