Style inspired by the orient is fast becoming the trend of the moment. After its last major appearance in 2012/2013 it is now appearing not only in our favourite high street stores but also being worn by our favourite celebs!
The American socialite event – Met Gala (May 2015) is a perfect example of the emergence of style inspired by the Orient. The theme of the night was ‘China – through the looking glass’ where amazing and iconic looks worn by our all time favourite celebs on the red carpet. Although not a British event many of us took to social media and scoured the newspapers and magazines to see iconic looks that were the talk of the town – to say the very least!
The most celebrated looks of the night were worn by Rihanna, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Kardashian who seemed to take on the theme whole heartedly with revealing, sensual and quite frankly OTT ensembles – Rihanna even admitted her outfit had been handmade by one Chinese lady for 2 years!
Their ensembles included motifs associated with the orient such as dragons, butterflies, fire, lilies, blossom trees and beautiful colourful stones and brocade.
We here at TJC have definitely been inspired by the Met Gala theme and already have key pieces that you can wear to keep up with the celebs and incorporate this playful trend in minimal ways to refresh your wardrobe.
Refresh your wardrobe with styles inspired by the Orient…
Get ready to embrace this fun trend perfect for donning when the weather heats up with accessories and jewellery to bring your orient inspired ensembles together seamlessly!
Be inspired by the Orient with beautiful jewellery from Lucy Q and adorn your outifts simply and elegantly with ther sophisticated lily motif ring, earrings and pendant Sterling Silver designs. Jewellery and stunning decorative stones were eye catching at the Met Gala event. Turn it down a notch with Lucy Q’s Lily motif jewellery which can be worn on a day to day basis, but still has the ‘wow’ factor.
This is an easy accessory to work with when wearing any outfit, and great for adding subtle print. When I think of Oriental themes what fist comes to mind is blossom trees and understated floral prints. Find a scarf that incorporates a similar print and soft pastel pinks and blues or bigger statement flowers or butterflies and begin to introduce the Oriental theme to your everyday wardrobe, whihc can be worn against jeans or your most tailored outfits.
Finish your orient inspired outfits with a statement watch. Go all out like the celebrities at Met Gala with an embellished bangle but incorporate a watch element with this STRADA or simplify your take on the trend with this cute pastel pink STRADA watch with white Austrian crystals!
Every woman wears a bag, and the size of her bag depends on how busy her day will be! Find stylishly designed bags with an oriental twist. Extend your outfit with this Bali collection floral print shoulder bag which comes in three colours to accentuate your outfits and complete your look.
TJC are passionate about jewellery and have every gemstone to compliment any trend you want to covet. On the red carpet at the Met Gala 2015 awards, celebrities looked dazzling form head to toe, adorning their bodies in jewels and iridescent colours. We saw bold colours like deep reds, yellows, blues, greens and pinks! Check out what gemstones we think you should be wearing to make your fashion inspired oriental style pop!
Will you be making like celebs and taking on styles inspired by the orient?