For the past six years we have watched the lives of several women blossom, transition, unfold and eventually unravel in the Bravo reality TV series The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Now, I can’t say that I am a big fan of this show however I find myself watching it week after week. I’ll give them one thing, regardless of the silly drama and seemingly unrealistic lifestyles man do these gals have amazing style! To me this is one of those shows where one of the cast members will pop up on screen and ill frantically pause the show to examine a dress, pair of shoes or piece of jewelry. I can’t help it, it’s all to die for! In this blog post I’m going to visit some of the latest trends in season 6 and tell you how to get the O.C look without the O.C. budget. Enjoy!
Let’s start out at the top. Pictured from left to right are newest and returning cast members for season 6 – Fernanda Rocha, Gretchen Rossi, Tamra Vieth-Barney, Vicki Gunvalson, Alexis Bellino and Peggy Tanous.
When you are constantly on the go as these ladies are, one of the best tricks to looking put together is to throw on a simple pendant necklace. Whether you are in a super fancy cocktail dress or casual jeans and a tee, a pendant is the perfect thing to polish the look. Peggy wears this stunning pink mini dress and spices it up with a simple silver charm. Get her look with our Bond Girl Martini Necklace or Teddy Bear Sandal Pendant!
If you are looking to make a little more of a splash with your outfit then try out a statement necklace. This is one piece that every lady should own, no matter how intimidating they may look on the shelf or jewelry display case. The best thing about this piece is that you can put it on and not have to worry about any other accessories. These necklaces do all the talking as you can see in Gretchen and Tamara’s case. Pictured here are the Mosaic Glass Bead Necklace and Lynne’s Statement Necklace, these two are also my personal Inspired Silver faves, imaging how many outfits you could match with all those beads and flowers!
Rings are extremely important in the equation of how to get the O.C. look. They don’t call them cocktail rings for nothing! Pictured here are two of my other personal faves, the Elegant Sparkle Ring and the Long Heart Night Ring. Keep it simple like Tamara and match your favorite cocktail ring with a cute dress and shoes. Or, be brave like Gretchen and match your favorite statement necklace with a cocktail ring and some super high heels.
Another perfect way to spicy up an outfit is with a statement cuff. As you can see statement pieces really drive the style behind these lovely ladies and you too can absolutely embody this look. Fernanda in yellow, Vickie in pink and Alexis in teal are all styled with a large statement cuff which make a perfect match for their earrings. Shown to the left are the Crystal Flower Metal Cuff and Oval Two Tone Bracelet. Great for any occasion, easy to work with and just plain fun to wear!
Last but certainly not least are earrings. In the O.C. the most common hairstyle you are going to see is long, softly curled hair. When you have long hair it’s important to wear earrings that can be seen and not hidden under your lovely locks. Fernanda and Vickie both pick perfect earrings to compliment their hair style and skin tone. Get their look with our Subtle Textured Gold Hoop Earrings and Gold Layered Disc Earrings.
Overall I have to say that while it must be fun living life like this group of ladies, there is no reason to feel like you can’t achieve the same great style! In a recent Facebook poll of ours it was mentioned that you, our inspired fans would like to see more of their styles on our site. Well here is a good start for you and we are excited to keep finding more pieces to share!
Let us know what you think, styles you would like to see any any other comments or questions here on the blog! XOXO