I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.”
The right accessories can escalate even the most basic outfit. The perks? You can make high street stuff look high end, and add some va-va-voom in under five seconds—unlike makeup. So yes, a very important fashion rule in our books is to invest in jewellery that’s versatile and packs a punch; it needs to have that wow factor, and you should have at least five pieces in your treasure chest to see you through all occasions.
The aesthetics can be suited to your personal style: Silver baubles you picked up on your recent street shopping spree if you like to keep things casual; perhaps some vintage tassel accessories if you want to channel a boho vibe; or, maybe even colourful beads if you want to keep things hip(pie).
On that note, here are eight pieces we recommend you can put your money on blindly. They tick all the right boxes and are very 2017:
Adele Marie Statement Necklace, £50
Bold and buoyant necklaces and body chains are must-have wardrobe accessories if you’re a fashion basics lover. They complement plain tees and add a Selena-at-Coachella vibe to any outfit.
Boohoo Statement Body Chain, £18
If body chains are too much for you, incorporate gemstones or your birthstone that can hang as a pendant on a simple silver chain. The pop of colour makes things interesting and gemstones are inarguably unique.
John Lewis Gemstones Pendant Necklaces, £40
Multicolour semi-precious stone bracelet, £158
Enough with the neckpieces, let’s move on to intricate earrings. Statement earrings are big this year, so this is your chance to play up your lobes. Ear cuffs and danglers are beautiful and can quickly escalate a day outfit for an evening out.
Lacy 8 Diamante Ear Cuff, £4
Boohoo Diamante Stud Metal Earrings, £4
Statement Beaded Hoop Earrings, £10
Also, the good old brooch has made a come back at Fashion Weeks and we’re absolutely loving the pin’s old school charm. Brooches are beautiful and minimalist, and personally, we’d pair one with a nice watch. This one by Banana Republic might spark your interest.
Banana Republic Summer Garden Large Cherry Brooch, £22.99