November 18th, 2008
Coral is slowly infiltrating into the fashion industry, and if you want to get yourself ahead of the trends, pick up some key coral accessories now.
This Coral Cocktail Ring by jewellery king Kenneth Jay Lane is the perfect head turning accessory. With a large coral dome shaped stone in the centre, set amongst a diamante trim on an adjustable gold band this is the ultimate classy ring, not just for wearing when drinking cocktails.
Coral, despite it’s orangey tones, matches almost any colour. It works well with the neutrals, and this ring would definitely offset a LBD perfectly. It also works well with deep greens, golds, and blues.
The Coral Cocktail Ring costs £75 and is available from Net A Porter now.
November 14th, 2008
Pearls are always in fashion, and this season is no exception. They go with literally any outfit – from office wear to an LBD to casual day wear. You could spend hundreds of pounds on a string of real pearls, or you could pop to Topshop where you can get this Pearl and Flower Necklace for only £20.
With four rows of pearls and a flower corsage details, this necklace is timeless but still on trend. It would look great with a low neck dress to add subtle detail, or it would stand out over the top of a black garment. Despite the fact that the pearls are plastic, this necklace has a super sophisticated feel, and is definitely a go-to accessory if you’re feeling stuck!
It’s available now from the Topshop website.
November 11th, 2008
Statement rings are great for adding detail to an outfit, whether it’s a finishing touch to a great evening dress, or just to add a bit of sparkle and interest to a jeans and tee combo.
I’ve picked out a couple of my favourites currently available on ASOS. First, this Double Layer Stone Ring, on the right, costing £10. It comes in this season’s top colour – purple. It would complement any purple outfit, or add a bit of jewel inspired colour to a black or gray outfit. Measuring at about 4cm long it’s definitely big enough to get noticed and make a statement. For something more traditional, but still eye catching, have a look at the Single Stone Ring. With one big stone and smaller ones set into the band and with a high shine finish, this will match any outfit as a great accessory. It’s also quite a bargain at only £5.
Have a look for you perfect ring over at ASOS.
November 7th, 2008
ASOS is coming to the end of it’s mid-season sale, but there are still some great bargains to be had, especially in the jewellery section.
there are some great Kenneth Jay Lane pieces in the sale. Obviously we’re still looking at the higher end of the price range scale, there are some great reductions. This Black and Tan Double Head Tiger Bangle is reduced from £70 to £42, so it’s almost half price. This is not a piece for the faint hearted – it’s a a wrap around bangle with 2 tiger heads. It’s a great statement piece and the orange, gold and black colours are really vivid and work well together.
If you fancy getting your hands (or wrist) round it then be quick, because the sale won’t last forever and pieces like this are bound to be snapped up quickly. Head over to ASOS and check out the other bargains to be had.
November 4th, 2008
This Star Bangle by Robert Cavalli is certainly an eye catcher! It’s perfect for making a less than dazzling evening outfit come alive. Blue and gold are a match made in heaven, and the bold colour offsets the sparkly colour perfectly. It’s even got a sparkly metallic finish!
The detailing on the stars is also really intricate, with silver diamante gems and clear stones set on a textured gold background. The bangle is a nice chunky one, perfect for this season’s statement jewellery trend, and for the really daring why not team it with some other bangles as well. Remember to go easy on other accessories though, you don’t want to be too weighed down.
The Robert Cavalli Star Bangle costs £290 and is available from Net-a-Porter.
October 31st, 2008
New Look has certainly been dominating the high street recently, due to their fashion forward, affordable clothes that somehow manage to be suitable for everything – they’ve got a great selection of office wear, as well as casual clothes and some great party dresses. Their accessories are also brilliant, and now you can finally get the full range online.
This cute Headphone Necklace is an example of the kind of quirky products you can hunt out in New Look. The silver stone encrusted pendant is in the style of big, DJ style, old school headphones, and is a great alternative to the usual heart and star pendants that are around at the moment. It’s also available in pink if you really want it to stand out.
At only £5 it’s a definite bargain and you can pick it up online now.
October 28th, 2008
Jewel colours are really popular at the moment, but can be a bit over whelming in an entire outfit, especially if bright colours don’t work well with your complexion.
Never fear though, as Dorothy Perkins have some great bracelets that’ll have you wearing the trend but not looking like a Christmas bauble. Their Jewel Stretch Bracelet is perfect for pinging onto your wrist as a trend inspired accessory. The different colours, shapes and sizes of gems in the bracelet give it a more vintage and unusual feel, and it’s guaranteed to attract attention sparkling away on your wrist.
They’ve also got a similar bracelet that only contains red, pink and purple gems, perfect for creating a colour scheme with your outfit.
The Jewel Stretch Bracelet costs £15 and you can get it online or instore.
October 24th, 2008
This season it’s been all about big bold jewellery and the new must have accessory, the cuff. This Stone Clamp Bangle from ASOS combines the two trends into this lovely sparkly cuff that’ll match any outfit. If you’ve got a short sleeved dress that’s in dire need of accessories then this is perfect for drawing a bit of attention and boosting your bling points.
The silver and stone detail would look great with a LBD, but it would work with absolutely any colour. It costs a bargain price of £10, so we’re definitely not looking at real diamonds here, but it’ll certainly catch the light and sparkle like the real deal. The flower and heart design is also a cute detail, making it look more expensive.
You can get the Stone Clamp Bangle from ASOS now.
October 21st, 2008
I’m not entirely sure why, but for some reason watch necklaces seem to be hot property right now. Marc Jacobs has just added some to his Marc by Marc Jacobs collection, and they’re popping up everywhere on the high street.
Urban Outfitters has this great Horse Watch Necklace that’s a watch with a cover that features two lovely gold horses! It’s on a nice long silver chain, so if you feel the need you can easily do a time check but pressing the button on the top that pops the cover open. Aside from functionality though, this is simply makes a great necklace.
At £22 it’s definitely a lot cheaper than a Marc Jacobs, and you’ll impress everyone but being on the cutting edge of the latest (however bizarre) trends!
You can pick up the Horse Watch Necklace from Urban Outfitters online.
October 17th, 2008
As we know, the high street is great for getting designer inspired pieces and non-designer prices. I’m always surprised at high street stores jewellery ranges – they just seem to get better and better, despite the fact they’re often tucked away at the back of the shop where no-one can see them!
Debenhams have done a great job of re-creating the costume jewellery trend that’s been parading up and down catwalks this season. This Silver Coloured Crystal Flower Diamant Necklace has definitely got the over-the-top, blinged-up look down pat, but you don’t need to go over the top when it comes to spending. At £10, reduced from £20 it’s a great price for a necklace that’ll add sparkle to any outfit, and keep you firmly up amongst the fashionistas.
You can get it online or instore.