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03rd Nov 2013

Statement Jewellery: Style This Trend To Perfection

Cathy Donohue

Big and bold jewellery is more popular than ever, mainly because this trend is a cheap and simple way to update your wardrobe in an instant.

The term ‘statement necklace’ has been around for a series of fashion seasons so it’s high time we got familiar with this trend and how to use it to our advantage.

Although we must warn you that like many fashion trends, once you spot something you like it’s all too easy to develop an obsession.

If you find yourself going into double figures you know you’ve got it bad but the good news is this trend caters for all budgets.

Penneys have some of the best statement jewellery on the high street at the moment.  From beaded collars to chunky chains, the majority of which are under €10, you don’t have to break the bank to access this trend.

Payday may be coming up, if you feel like splashing out and opting for something a little different, Zara and Topshop have intricate neckpieces that look a lot more expensive than they actually are.

If you’re really in the mood to splurge then Loulerie on Chatham Street, Dublin is the place to go, they also have an online store here if the trek to the capital is too much for you.

There are some truly beautiful pieces so if you feel like self-gifting or you’re looking for a special birthday present check it out.

Cuff bracelets and rings with gemstones are very popular this season too, like statement necklaces adding one of these to an outfit will change it up completely.

Animal themed jewellery is also big this winter… from wise old owls to neon encrusted bugs there’s something for everyone.

Stacking rings or bangles are a good way to buy into the trend without going over the top as you can choose to wear as many as you want.

Alex & Ani bracelets promote positive energy and look effortlessly cool at the same time, visit their website here.

The only problem is narrowing down your choice due to the huge variety but there’s the opportunity to build up a collection over time… present giving is no longer a worry.

Fellow magpies will identify with the burning need to accumulate all things glistening but for those who err on the side of caution when accessory hunting, this piece provides a quick and easy guide to statement styling.

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