Give your look a lift with statement jewellery and accessories, says Karishma Patel...
Once you reach the end of a fashion season, your wardrobe can start to feel over-familiar. But there’s a quick and easy way to give tired high summer pieces an instant boost - with statement jewellery.
Pile on trinkets for maximum impact, or wear one solo eye-catching piece. It’s all you need to revive even the plainest of outfits.
Unlike clothing and shoes, fashion seasons don’t come into play as much with your jewellery box. A pair of bright chandelier earrings will look just as fresh with your summer dress as a cashmere jumper come autumn and winter.
Simply keep your outfit pared-back and let your bold embellishments work the room. Time to embrace some bling reinvention.
If you prefer daintier jewellery, keep pieces simplistic and layer on excessively. Zara Simon’s Z for Accessorize collaboration includes directional gold-plated jewellery and semi-precious stones that you can match or clash together, from £8 (uk.accessorize.com).
Create interest on your wrist by contrasting unexpected textures. Mesh together Story 5 Strand Pearl Triple Wrap bracelet, £119, with the Triple Wrap Lambskin bracelet, £59, in the same hues (House of Fraser).
With bling this dazzling, one ring on your finger is all you need. Jenny Packham’s Glitterati Multicolour Ring should be reserved for manicured fingers and Martini cocktail days, £85 (www.brandoutlet.com).
Forget dainty prints and wear your florals around your neck in 3D form. Dorothy Perkins’ 3D Bead Flower Necklace includes five blooms in eye-catching cobalt blue, £12.50 (www.dorothyperkins.com).
Never underestimate the power of a pair of chandelier earrings. Achieve some high-low luxe by wearing Selection Six’s Rangoli Earrings with a sweater and jeans, £9.99, available in orange or green (www.selectionsix.com).
The quickest way to jazz up a white tee? Add Stella & Dot’s Fanella Statement Necklace. Deep shades of navy and green are contrasted with pink and citrine in the multicoloured bib design, making it the perfect transitional piece, £145 (www.stelladot.co.uk).
OFF THE CUFF
Decorate your wrist with a cuff that sparkles. Oliver Bonas’ Empress Flower Bracelet is the way to appreciate blooms that don’t require watering, £29.50 (www.oliverbonas.com).
If you can’t find the statement pendant of your dreams, create your own. Nikki Lissoni has a DIY approach to jewellery so you can pick out your favourite components and metals, like this Dreamcatcher coin necklace, from £198 (simplyjewels.biz).
Put some extra swing into your walk with on-trend tassels.
Taking inspiration from the Etro autumn 14 catwalk, George at Asda has combined black tassels with spikes for a fierce Bib Necklace, £15.
Give your outfit a touch of tribal with one bold, beaded centrepiece. Joe Browns’ Beautiful Beaded Cuff will look equally as amazing on the beach with swimwear, or wrapped over a sleeve, £16 (www.freemans.com).