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Sylca Fashion Tip: The Right Top for Mid-length and Long Statement Necklaces

Hey there!

Today we are talking about the right top for mid-length and long statement necklaces. How to best wear these beauties.

Mid-length necklaces are extremely versatile and best complement V-necks, square necks, halter tops, and off-the-shoulder shirts. Necklaces featuring slight or dramatic angles are great for V-necks and square-necked shirts. Try this White and Grey Statement Necklace with a teal shirt for a fun look or a white top of a minimalist look!

Long statement necklaces pair well with turtlenecks and other high-necked shirts as well as boat necks. This Cream Handcrafted Link Necklace is a neutral but textured piece that would look great with any color turtleneck or high-necked shirt. Finally, a boat neck’s elongated neckline is nicely offset with the circular beads – such as the ones featured in this Handmade Multi-Strand Orange Necklace.

So go right ahead and take an inventory of your wardrobe and determine which necklines make up the majority of your most-worn shirts. Using the suggestions in the past couple blog posts, invest in a statement necklace best suited for your current wardrobe and see how many new looks you can create. Remember statement jewelry doesn’t need to be intimidating!

XOXO

Sylvia and Camila

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Seasonal Must Haves!

 

Hey There!

With winter finally ending, now’s the time to rethink your wardrobe for the warmer weather!!! Here are 4 Spring trends your closet is begging for… But remember style isn’t about chasing every single trend, Instead it’s really about curating your own versions that make you feel confident and make you shine.

1) Statement Slip-Ons
It’s a no-brainer that slip-on sneakers are one of the easiest and most versatile shoes you can have in your wardrobe. For spring, go brighter and bolder. You can even experiment matching that bold slip on with your jewelry.

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Are You Giving Back?

For a few years now Sylvia and I have been talking about giving back, and although we donated a little here and there, we hadn’t found the “right” organization to work with until now.

So here it is (drum-roll)…. We have partnered up with Kiva to help make a difference! With every purchase you make, we will donate a percentage to help empower Filipino women in need. Why women from Philippines you may ask. We picked women in the Philippines because this is where most of our handcrafted jewelry is made.

Have you heard of the quote-  “Give a man a fish and you’ve fed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you’ve fed him for a lifetime.” ? We have! We are true believers of this quote which is why we have chosen Kiva to provide women with the tools and information to realize their own potential.

Kiva Empowers People

So what exactly is Kiva, and what do they do? Kiva empowers people around the world through microloans. They understand how important financial support is for entrepreneurs, especially those living in developing countries. Through our partnership, we will help to enrich countless lives and communities.

We are very happy to be able to give back to the women in The Philippines by helping them succeed in their entrepreneurial ventures. We encourage you to follow our progress by visiting our team website at http://www.kiva.org/team/sylca_designs where you can loan as well.

Sylca designs handcrafted production

Sylca designs handcrafted production process

 

XOXO

Sylvia & Camila

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The History of the Statement Necklace

Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend 🙂

Have you ever had this happen to you? – You’re all dressed up on your way out but when you stop to look into the mirror you realize that there is something missing… Perhaps a that statement piece of jewelry. Whether you’re going on a date, dressing to impress, or going out with the girls you can ALWAYS use statement jewelry to transform your wardrobe. Here at Sylca we believe statement jewelry is wearable art, a conversation starter, and a show stopper.

We wanted to tell all our fans about the history of statement jewelry, and why we love it so much.

We already know how innovative the Egyptians were, and their fashion sense was definitely no different. From chunky necklaces to dangle earrings and bold statement rings, these were all part of an Egyptian jewelry box. Romans, followers and competitors of Egyptians were also sporting statement jewelry. The history of statement jewelry continued to evolve through time with the Victorian era and followed by Coco Chanel who brought to light the idea of costume jewelry. Her use of colored glass and crystals instead of gemstones made statement jewelry affordable to the everyday woman (and the savvy fashionista is born)

Today, statement jewelry is even more intricate, and it includes elements from all throughout history. From elaborated designs of the Victorian era to the bright colors of 60s, today’s jewelry has an amazing balance of all.

sylca designs handcrafted gold link necklace

 

History of statement jewelry. Handcrafted long necklace

XOXO
Sylvia and Camila
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We Love Summer But It’s Time To Say ‘Till Next Time…

Hi Friends,

Today is a bit of a sad day because it is our LAST outfit inspiration of the year that will have a summer outfit. So here it goes, bye bye summer….. Do we really have to part ways already???

On a positive note, we do have Labor day weekend coming up so we need to focus on all the fun we will have while we say goodbye. What are you guys doing this Labor Day weekend? We have family coming into town to visit! Our niece/granddaughter will be here so we couldn’t be happier 🙂 🙂 She is now 6 months old, can you believe it- time really does fly.

unqiue Handmade beaded necklace with big pendent

 

pink flowy dress

Today’s outfit is simple yet so comfortable and stylish. This flowy pink dress is so versatile and easy to wear that it ended up being one of my most popular dresses, and probably the most practical one to style — especially during those HOT summer days. I can dress it up with a fancier statement necklace and some heals or make it casual with flip flops and an easy-going summery necklace.

Handmade beaded necklace with big pendent

 

Hope you guys like today’s outfit!

XOXO

Sylvia & Camila

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Be The Sylca Designer

Hi friends and fashionistas!

Spring summer 2016 color trend

We want your opinion.

Have you always wanted to be a Sylca designer? Well… today might just be your lucky day! We want to hear from all you. What would you like to see in our next handcrafted jewelry collection for spring/summer 2016?

Please let us know what colors/styles or if you have any particulars you would like to see. Send us an email to info@sylcadesigns.com with all your amazing ideas.

We can’t wait to hear from all of you!

XOXO
Sylvia & Camila

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Beauty In Grey

We recently collaborated with Carol from Evolving Your Image to style one of our signature statement necklaces. She picked this three layer Beauty In Grey shell necklace as her choice to style. Can we say she absolutely looks beautiful, and did an amazing job!

 

 

From Carol "I chose to wear this very lightweight and comfortable necklace as the feature signature piece for my entire outfit. The neutrality of the necklace gives it versatility allowing you to dress it up or wear it casually. A statement necklace is often a large or bold piece of jewelry that takes center stage of your outfit."

 

Shop her look -- Vince Camuto Top (similar) :: Melissa McCarthy Skirt (similar) :: Belt :: Nine West Sandals  :: Necklace

 

Head on over to her site http://evolvingyourimage.com - her blog posts are great and will give you awesome ideas on new outfits. Also you can work personally with Carol to help you evolve your personal image.

 

 

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How To Wear Statement Jewelry 101

Hi Friends!

Have you ever thought “I’m too short” or “I’m too old” or “it looks great on her, but I could never pull it off” Well we have a little secret to tell you… You are just the right height, and just the right age ohhhh and let’s definitely not forget that it will look just as AMAZING on you as it does on the person next to you! It is all about trying it out and finding the perfect piece for you. With that being said we have made a little guide on how to find the perfect statement accessory for you.

Tip #1 — The rules were made to be broken.

As Pharrell puts it “Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment and where you’re going. It doesn’t have to be loud, just has to be you” So even though we will give you some guidelines to follow, know that these tips are just suggestions and it really boils down to what makes you feel uniquely YOU. Don’t be afraid to break the rules and make a statement.

Tip #2 — Accessorize according to your outfit

Accessorize based on your outfit

If you have a busy patterned top then keep your neckline simple. This is your chance to wear statement earrings or/and a statement bracelet and skip the necklace. But on the other hand if you have a more simple and plain outfit then make sure to sass it up with your jewelry. Wear a BOLD statement necklace with solid tops to give it that WOW factor. Here at Sylca since we are on the shorter side we tend to skip the earrings or wear studs with a bold necklace, but this doesn’t mean you can’t pair a large necklace with large earrings. Just be conscious that you are not overdoing it when pairing them together.

How to wear statement neacklaces

 

Tip #3 — Don’t be afraid to wear color

As you all know we LOVE color in our jewelry. It is a great way for us to bring our South American life style into play. Be spontaneous and wear color you will be amazed how a small pop of color can transform your outfit.

Wear colorful jewelry

Tip #4 — Keep it light

YES we said it! Statement jewelry must be lightweight, but be very careful when buying it. Don’t let something that is suppose to be fun and exciting end up being a pain in the neck (literally) When wearing a statement piece that is heavy you will end up having to take it off in the middle of your event because it is hurting your ear, neck, arm etc. and just like that your outfit went from fab to blah in a split second. So keep it light.

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