Perfect for the season, the J. Crew April 2013 Style Guide showcases a slew of chunky necklaces that feature a range of pastel hues. Soft and feminine as far as statement pieces go, the accessories are in line with American businesswoman and fashion icon Iris Apfel's exclamation, "I prefer fun jewelry with big stone--so large they would be untouchable if they were real."
Shot in studio against a black void of a backdrop, the J. Crew April 2013 Style Guide is nevertheless far from dark. The bright jewels stand out even more against it. It helps that model Mona Johannesson is clad in crisp white ensembles that also contrast nicely with the background. The casually elegant looks are perfected with a tousled updo and a pretty pastel lip.