Time to wear your true colors — red, white and blue! To celebrate the upcoming Olympics in London, many fashion companies are offering lots of ways to get inspired here and across the pond.
Here's a roundup of some of my favorite things to get you in the winning spirit, just in time for the summer games.
The official site. Start your search for Olympic-inspired fashion at www.teamusashop.com. It's chock-full of everything from collectible pins and accessories to T-shirts, hats and jewelry for the whole family. My favorite is the USA flag logo bracelet made of stretchable paracord. It will stretch 15 feet if you ever find yourself in a situation demanding a strong rope. Fifty shades of red, white and blue? $44.95.
Boden USA. One of Britain's well-known retailers for women, men and children, established by Johnnie Boden in London in 1991, Boden was launched in America in 2002. This summer, you can find all kinds of stylish accessories online, too. The Union Jack flag charms are memorable additions to a charm bracelet. (www.bodenusa.com)
Judith Leiber clutch purses. Judith Leiber is famous for her jeweled minaudieres, which have become a collector's item since the Hungarian-American designer founded the company in 1963. This year, Leiber has new crystal clutches that are tributes to the Olympics. My favorite features the Union Jack flag, priced at a mere $3,495. (www.judithleiber.com)
Gemvara stackable rings. In celebration of the 2012 Olympics, Gemvara is introducing a limited edition of stackable-style rings inspired by the official Olympic rings. The online retailer of fine jewelry produces more than 1,500 original designs that can be customized using your choice of gemstones and precious metal options to create one-of-a-kind looks. The rings cost $150 to $250. (www.gemvara.com)