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On The Fringe

on the fringe

Fashion trend; fringeOn the Fringe

Looking for a way to add some playfulness to your spring wardrobe? Designers have embraced fringe with a fresh new perspective. It’s not just for Western looks anymore.

In suede and leather, fringe looks particularly modern and can be mixed with your everyday separates for an instant splash.  For evening, touches of fringe in dressier silks look especially chic.  Fringed hems on dresses and skirts are flattering, creating movement and glimpses of skin.

If living on the fringe seems too adventurous, no worries! You can look to small accessories with fringe, whether it be a pair of shoes, a bag or statement jewelry. We love to style up with these bright Sylca Designs wood and elastic handmade earrings.

If you are a little more daring we recommend our Modern Fringe Necklace in Wine or in Gray

 

XOXO

Sylvia & Camila

 

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How To Wear Pantone’s Color Of The Year With These Necklaces

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2016’s Color of the Year is: Rose Quartz AND Serenity!
Pantone rocked the design world in December when it announced there would be not one but two shades for its 2016 “Color of the Year.” The two colors are Rose Quartz, a girly, pastel pink, and Serenity, a soft blue. These colors will reign supreme this year on catwalks, in floral arrangements, throughout marketing materials, and yes, in jewelry!
Rose quartz circle pendant
According to Pantone’s website, the annual Color of the Year is meant to serve as a symbol and express a shared worldwide mood and attitude. Color experts from around the world chose Rose Quartz and Serenity because of the compassionate, calming properties they both possess. Pantone’s site states that Rose Quartz is warm and embracing, while Serenity is cool and tranquil, and that, together, the two reflect “connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”
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On that note, while we can only guess at how consumer-oriented industries will introduce Rose Quartz and Serenity into their everyday vernacular, we are excited to announce several trend-friendly pieces that you’ll love wearing this year and for years to come!
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Pantone suggests pairing Rose Quartz and Serenity for a dose of calm and relaxation. We love this idea and are already looking forward to seeing the ways our customers create striking outfits using both shades, but don’t feel like both colors have to be worn together. We recommend you have fun playing with the colors on their own and see what works best for you!
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We have good news for ladies looking to keep their jewelry collections on trend throughout 2016: Our latest collection features several handcrafted statement necklaces with color trends in mind – especially Rose Quartz!
Sylvia is wearing one of our new circle pendant statement necklaces that is offered in multiple colorways, but we absolutely adore the feminine yet confident look of this pink version! The cord is adjustable, so it’s easy to play with different lengths for any and every outfit. It’s lightweight, making it an easy choice to wear alone or with additional necklaces as a simple “pop” of pink. One of our favorite features is that the circle pendant can also be worn as a bangle – talk about versatile! The circle pendant necklace is available for order here.
Layerin Necklaces

Camila and Sylvia are wearing four necklaces in total, which goes to show how flawless layering can look if done right! We especially love the geometric touches on both our Pink Cube Necklace and Pink and Gold Necklace. Beautiful on their own, both of these necklaces can be worn as a single strand with other necklaces for a unique look or doubled for an easy splash of color. If you’re a little more daring, you can stay on trend by wearing either of these beautiful handcrafted statement necklaces over a pale blue shirt. (Read our blog about how to wear statement necklaces with any neckline for tips!)

According to Pantone, 2016’s Color of the Year evokes a “sense of composure” and bring “feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” Whether or not you feel more serene and compassionate wearing these colors, we know you’ll feel beautiful!

XOXO
Sylvia & Camila
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How It’s Made – Behind the Design at Sylca Design

How It’s Made: Behind the Design at Sylca Design

How we started…

THE LOVE OF GREAT DESIGN has always been a part of our Sylca story and our inspiration to create can truly be drawn from anywhere. This journey to design began when Sylvia and her husband owned a small construction supply company in Colombia. With the aspiration to help create a feeling of comfort with luxury — blending the practical with the desirable — Sylvia drew on her creativity to help home builders design and decorate living spaces that evoked emotion within their model homes.  After moving to the United States,  her love for fashion and accessories took over as she began the next step of the journey working for a variety of designers styling consumers, and selling to boutiques locally.  Her keen eye for trends, great color, and unique design blossomed the idea to create her own line of jewelry.

Where we are now… 

Continue reading How It’s Made – Behind the Design at Sylca Design

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How To Do The Transition From Summer To Fall

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Handcrafted beaded necklace in orange

Printed pants, Black top and handcrafted beaded necklace in orange

Printed pants handcrafted bracelet

white handcrafted ring and bracelet

 

We are soo happy for fall fashion! it is our favorite season, but it is difficult to figure out what to wear when the weather outside is still so HOT and Humid. Today we finally have a “colder” day and decided to bring out some of our fall fashion items!

Here I put a black flowy top from one of my favorite designers Stella Carakasi. They do this style in a few different colors, but I bought it in black because I think it is a great canvas for our artsy handcrafted necklaces. This top is so easy and comfortable, not to mention versatile. I can wear it over jeans, printed pants, or a skirt, and accent it with a fabulous statement necklace.

I paired this black top with a pair of wide printed pants. These pants are great because they can be worn over many seasons. In spring/summer I will wear these with a lighter fabric top and in fall/winter I will use a sweater or long sleeve shirt. Oh and don’t forget your hands! Always add a handcrafted ring and/or bracelet to make sure your outfit comes together nicely.

We would love to see your outfits that include some Sylca handcrafted jewelry! Tag us on Instagram or email us your pictures.

XOXO

Sylvia

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What’s Our Fall 2015 Favorite Color?

What’s our Fall 2015 favorite color? The blue hues were very much in during the fall/winter 2015-2016 runway shows, and by sure our favorite color for this season. It is a cool color offering intrigue and chic sophistication to this seasons major trends. We have hand picked some of our favorite articles of clothing and handcrafted jewelry in this beautiful color for your viewing pleasure .
Blue maxi skit with blue handcrafted necklace
This blue maxi skirt is from anthropologie. Pair it with a tan top and tan boots as in the picture and accessorize with our handcrafted statement necklace to create that WOW look you are going for this fall.
Blue and black handcrafted necklace with a blue jumpsuit
Moving into a lighter hue of blue, this jumpsuit from French Connection is perfect for the fall. Just add a black cardy and you are all set for those colder days. Can be dressed up with heals or worn more casual with booties. But never forget to accessorize this plain jumpsuit to turn up the volume on this outfit.  This black and blue adjustable necklace is a must have for the season. To complete the outfit you can add a pair of blue earrings and a statement ring.
Blue pendant necklace and blue jeans

Sticking to the blue theme, but for a more casual look, wear a pair of jeans with a white tee. Add a handcrafted pendant necklace with some stud earrings and you will be the talk of the town on your next brunch date with the girls.

Happy Tuesday to all our beautiful Sylca Fans and remember be confident wear statement jewelry!

XOXO
Sylvia & Camila
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Your Next Casual Weekend Outfit

Happy Friday my Fellow Fashionistas!!!

Today we are so ready for the weekenddddd and we thought what a better day to post a casual outfit inspiration for your regular fall day. This is the perfect outfit to go pumpkin or apple picking or maybe if you feel a little more fierce pumpkin beer tasting… Can you tell we love FALL and all things pumpkin??

Anyways back to our outfit, this one was so simple and easy to put together (bonus points super comfortable) I started with the shoes as they are brand new and I needed an excuse to wear them. I paired these with jeans, a black cami top and this grey cardi — which is my favorite piece of clothing in my closet right now. Of course you can never forget your accessories!! I added some sass to this casual outfit with an over sized bold statement necklace in grey and yellow (ps we LOVE this color combo) oh and did I mention this piece is so light you can barely feel it on (bonus points again it is adjustable so you can wear it long and short.)

Camila and Whiskey Sylca Wooden Statement Necklace Sylca Statement Necklace Sylca Shoes

Happy weekend

XOXO

Camila

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5 Basic Fall Trends to Fall In Love With

Fall is all about embracing changes! We see the changes in leaves, fashion, the days get shorter and many more, but life in general is about learning to like change. It keeps us on our toes and gets us moving forward. Here at Sylca, we LOVE change especially when we are talking about fall fashion trends! I don’t know how many times we have told you already, but it is our favorite season. The clothes are comfy and super cute. Plus BOOTS are the BEST!!!!

Fall Fashion trends!

Start with you basics!

1) Boots- this year the mayor shoe trend is short ankle booties with cropped jeans. Make sure to get them in your basic colors. For us our favorites are black, and camel, but really it all depends on what colors you wear most.

2) Basic over-sized tees- These will be easy staples to your everyday outfit. Get them in all your basic colors black, browns, blues, greys, greens and tans for fall. This will be the key to your layering look for this fall.

3) Sweaters – Baggy and comfy is the trick here! We like to pair them with the basic tees underneath when they are open in the front. Go wild with the sweater! You can make it fun autumn colors like rust or crazy prints, but make sure to keep your first layer simple. Add some accessories like a statement necklace or statement scarf for an added sass to this look.

4) Scarves – you can never have too many of these. Add a chunky infinity scarf to keep warm. You can pair it with a long pendant necklace for a layered look. If you decided to go on the more basic side with your outfit this is the time to add some spice to it with a printed scarf and pair it with statement earrings for a fun look.

5) Jackets- If it is a bit chilly and you will be outside a lot wear your favorite leather jacket over a basic tee with a statement necklace and/or a chunky scarf. If you are wearing a baggy and chunky sweater go for a shorter trench coat as they are super in right now.

But always remember fashion is what you feel best in and what makes you the most comfortable and confident. Just because something is in style does not mean it will be the correct fit for you! When getting dressed make sure to follow your heart and wear what you feel good in while still trying new things and stepping outside your comfort zone.

XOXO

Sylvia and Camila