I watch classic films like High Society, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Mahogany repeatedly - not so much for the story lines, but because I get a kick out of seeing Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Diana Ross dressed exquisitely in the fashions of their eras.
It's a season of cold shoulders, one-shoulders, and off-the-shoulders. All this clavicle-baring has made a particular accessory shine. The trendlet The statement earring. Victorian-era diamond drops, flapper-era faux stones, and geometric shapes from the 1930s are dangling from many a stylish earlobe this spring.
Elizabeth Wellington is the fashion columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She covers celebrity style, pop-culture and the burgeoning local designer scene.