Summer, a season of maxi dresses and music festivals, calls for a lighter-hearted, more experimental approach to fashion. Usually shy, I am galvanized by these sweet and fleeting days. A fair-weather bohemian, I’ve become a girl who wears hot pink J Brand cut-offs and feathers in her hair.
Feathers are the season’s leitmotif. The perfect blend of boho, ’70s glam, and ethnic influences, they make a surprisingly adaptable statement. Serefina Jewelry and Adia Kibur have glamorous/hippie lines based around luxurious real feathers, while Monserat de Lucca and Alkemie Jewelry put a polished interpretation on the avian theme with shimmering metals and rhinestones. Strong statements on their own, feathers make an intriguing layering piece—wear them layered with leather jewelry, contrasting with chains, or mix and match natural and metal feathers for a pleasing play of texture and tone.