Statement jewellery is the perfect autumn accessory says Lisa Haynes.
WE may be clinging on to our summer wardrobe for dear life but there’s one easy way to step into autumn and instantly fast forward your look. All you have to do is update your jewellery box.
But banish notions of trinkets, next season’s fashion jewellery is bold and brash – the bigger the statement, the better.
“Jewellery is going through a statement and oversized phase,” Accessorize spokeswoman Kelle Crisp says. “Trend-led styles are outsized and bold, with embellishment also key.”
Whether you’re an aficionado of rings, necklaces, bracelets or earrings – or all four – we’ve got the latest jewellery trends covered for fashion magpies. Winter bling is where it’s at. So invest in a brand new treasure chest – with these oversized charms, your old jewellery box is sure to be bursting at the seams.
Forget toning up your arms at the gym, limber up your neck for some heavyweight action. Necklaces are super-sized and super-statement.
Models at Dries Van Noten and Lanvin strutted down the catwalks swinging giant statement necklaces and Givenchy draped countless long gold chains around necks to brighten up black ensembles.
“The accessory of the moment is the statement necklace. A big trend with necklaces are ‘bib’ or ‘collar’ designs, or with beading and gems,” says Kelle.
Stow away the charm bracelets and bangles and let your wrist do all the style talking with a giant statement cuff.
It’s your must-have costume jewellery buy. Marni made a catwalk must-have with giant wrist candy cuffs, while Hermes layered up oversized bangles to weigh down models wrists.
“Oversized and chunky, cuffs look on-trend studded with gemstones and worn either as a single style or in accompaniment with smaller stacked bangles,” Kelle advises.
Keep typing to a minimum to avoid repetitive strain injuries this autumn. Just like all the jewellery trends, costume rings are also big, big, or ultra-big.
“Cocktail rings are chunky and bold, with giant gemstones, crystal cluster- ing or interesting shapes,” Kelle says.
“Keep oversized cocktail rings on a different hand if wearing a striking cuff to avoid jewellery overload.”
Don’t leave your ears out of the big-and-bold jewellery equation this autumn and winter but give chunky earrings a wide berth if you’re working the statement necklace.
Studs just aren’t going to cut it on the fashion front. The styles to look out for are anything but subtle, according to Kelle.
“Earrings are making a statement comeback this season in the form of elaborate chandelier styles,” she says.
“Designs are show-stopping and sophisticated with key shapes using multiple teardrop silhouettes.”