Monday, 19 March 2007

Make a statement

Wear with trackie bottoms... or not. H&M white enamel neck cuff, £14.99

It's the trend to watch this week: the rise of the statement piece. This is jewellery with attitude - big, brash and bold.

It's not enough to go out of an evening with a tasteful pendant or a few jangly bangles anymore. What you need is a neck-cuff the size of a small child, rings the size of giant gobstoppers, bracelets that could double as doorstops and necklaces dripping with outsize charms.

Glam up a simple outfit with a piece or two and wear anytime you like (I've taken to wearing my H&M neck cuff with trackie bottoms, camped out on the sofa with a vat of iced cream - but that's just me).

Pieces are popping up everywhere. My favourites are at H&M, Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Urban Outfitters.

Cuff 'em

From left:
Urban Outfitters lizard hinge bangle, £16; M&S twist cuff, £9.50; Miss Selfridge silver bow cuff, £10

Charmed, I'm sure

From far right:
Topshop domino and dice charm bracelet, £10;
Urban Outfitters cluster locket necklace, £26

Get necked

From far left:
Miss Selfridge enamel butterfly necklace, £15; M&S filigree leaf necklace, £12; Topshop butterfly chain necklace, £10

Ring, ring...

From far right:
Accessorize multi-stone ring, £8; ASOS large stone ring, £8

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I like pretty dresses, high heels, the colour red and good writing.