Fashion Trend: Lariat Necklace

Jewelry trends are coming fast and furious this summer, and the latest one hovering on the horizon is the lariat. It may not have arrived completely, but it seems to be on its way and we like to give you the heads up so you can be ready. While “lariat” may call up images of cowgirls and bandanas, never fear—what we’re seeing are definitely more sophisticated versions. Incidentally, we love the multiple necklace options that we’ve got this spring and summer—a beautiful jewelry piece is a great way for a budget fashionista to up the style factor without spending a fortune. For a pop of color and texture, we like this Coral Lariat, for $14.50 at Alloy.com —wear it with a solid tank, a full skirt, and some strappy flat sandals for an easy weekend look. Looking for something a little more under-stated? Try this delicate Beaded Leaf Lariat Necklace, on sale for $9.50, at Old Navy. And for something a little dressier, a Freshwater Pearl Multi-Strand Necklace, on sale for $50.99, at Target.