For the past few summers, we’ve been intrigued by ancient Roman and Greek style, so this season it’s no surprise that fashion is taking its cue from another great – and greatly glamourous – civilization: Ancient Egypt.
Move over gladiator sandals and leafy headbands: this summer is all about Cleopatra-inspired accessories. Designers from Isabel Marant to Vivienne Westwood recently showed collections with Egypt-inspired details, and jewelry designers have been quick to pick up on the trend too – with much-blogged about results. Wendy Brandes scored a major style coup when her “Cleopatra” earrings showed up on Kim Catrall’s Samantha character in Sex and the City 2, while cheaper ankh, snake, and amulet pieces are flooding the mid-range retail stores.
How will you embrace your inner Priestess this summer?
Ben-Amun Gold Royalty Charm Bracelet, $120, at Max&Chloe
Snake Hinge Bracelet, $14.99, at Urban Outfitters
Cleopatra Earrings, $450, Wendy Brandes
Looking for something less ancient-looking (but still awesome)? Check out our selection of jewelry online – and don’t forget to ask about our Buy it For Free program!