Fashion Trends to Try as Summer Turns Into Fall

When it comes to jewelry-making and other accessories, it seems like the industry is always changing. With new seasons come different styles, and it's important to be mindful of them to seamlessly fit in with up-and-coming trends.

This year, there has been an explosion of everything from metallic-colored beads to shimmery handbags, and these trends are expected to continue. Here are some of the hottest accessory styles to try out as summer winds down and fall follows just around the corner.

Floral Patterns
Everything from necklaces to earrings are now exhibiting floral patterns and harking back to Mother Nature. reports that showing your love of the Earth through your outfits is a great way to win points with fashionistas. Think about adding a flowery cocktail ring or necklace to your jewelry collection. Although these pieces may seem better suited for spring, they continue to attract attention this summer and certainly won't go out of style any time soon.

Chandelier Earrings
Gone are the days when chandelier earrings were only meant to be worn at ritzy get-togethers. One of the hottest trends in the beading and jewelry world is lavish earrings. Chandelier earrings appear to be large and in charge this season, and they don't appear to be going away. states that more designers are making sure their models sport these baubles while walking down the runway.

If you're interested in chandelier earrings but you're afraid of them being too heavy and weighing down your earlobes, consider the material. Opt for earrings that are primarily made out of plastic rather than metal to give your ears a break. Plastic earrings can be just as beautiful and make a bold statement.

Cream-Colored Jewelry
When it comes to color, neon was the height of popularity heading into summer 2012. However, is reporting that this trend will no longer apply to most jewelry and accessories come fall.

Instead, prepare to see more people wearing cream-colored pieces on their wrists, necks and earlobes. Although it seems bland compared to the neon trend, jewelry in this hue can give off a sense of sophistication and beauty. Beading is specifically expected to be big as women look for elegant pieces to with the trend.

Nature Inspired
Another style that came with spring and isn't expected to go away is nature--this can be used to categorize everything from feather earrings to earthy-colored necklaces. As fall arrives, expect to see more nature-inspired jewelry making its way across stores.

Similarly, the tribal look is expected to continue into autumn. This trend also leans toward simple, earthy colors and jewelry that is more rustic than fancy. If you haven't tried out these trends yet, you'll have plenty of time to do so in the coming months.

One metallic hue that has been all over the runways since the spring is gold. Elle Magazine reports that it's still going strong, and it's showing up everywhere from jewelry to evening dresses. If you want to make a splash this fall, opt for gold accessories--it isn't gaudy if everyone is doing it!

If you don't want to go all out with a full gold dress or shoes, find a way to subtly incorporate a metallic piece into your ensemble. Carry a gold clutch or wear a metallic medallion around your neck. These are easy ways to make a statement without feeling uncomfortable and self-conscious in what you're wearing.