Trendspotting: We Give a Hoot About Summer’s Bird Du Jour

Feathered hair extensions? Check. Wing-motif jewels? Double-check. Labels a plenty with the name Bird in it: Bird, Bird by Juicy Couture, Bird boutique in L.A. Check. Check. Check. Clearly the trend toward all things bird has taken flight. But we’ve noticed that a particular species has recently soared to the top of the popularity list: The owl. Owls have perched atop the world of accessories, with everything from baubles to home basics boasting their recognizable form. With wise eyes and rustic charm, they’re this summer’s go-to feathered friend.

verameat owl ring

Verameat Owl Ring ($78)Ukranian-born jeweler Vera Balyura takes a nod from woodwork (her grandfather was a whittler) in her line, which is why this owl ring looks like it was plucked from the top of a grandfather clock. Flash this feathered friend on your finger and you’ll show everyone just how wise to the trend you are.

Dani Black Wise Walker Sandals ($148)

Dip your toes a little further into the owl trend with these Dani Black sandals. We can’t think of anything more perfect to pair with staples like summer maxi dresses or denim cutoffs. We dig the steampunk vibe (think of the uber-camp of the original Clash of the Titans). And while we’re loving a wedge when the temps climb, these flats are irresistible.

Jonathan Adler Owl Salt & Pepper Shaker ($48)

Adler’s signature white, glazed porcelain charms no matter the shape,

Jonathan adler salt pepper shakers

so it’s no surprise we’re smitten with this charming couple. While we always have trouble telling shakers apart (couldn’t one have been black?) we’re willing to overlook that with their sweet faces staring back at usJason Wu Paxa “Miss Wu” Tee ($354)Michelle Obama-approved Wu is more known for his red carpet gowns and fashion-forward frocks, so it’s a little unexpected to see him slapping an owl on a broken-in tee.

Not that we’re complaining, though. This cute summer top is one to put in rotation all year long.


tiffany owl brooch

Tiffany & Co. Sapphire and Diamond Owl Brooch ($49,000)

Go for broke with this one-of-a-kind brooch from Tiffany & Co. While they boast about gem matching and pavé technique, we’re just smitten by how adorable this owl is. Available for special order. It’s one way to take owls from trendy to timeless, if the price tag doesn’t make you fly away!

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.