You can just about take on the world with the right accessories … well, maybe just the fashion world. We’ve picked out some of our faves that are bang on trend and gorgeous enough to wear day through to night! And if you’re looking for some last minute gift ideas, these are guaranteed to be a big hit!
STACK ‘EM UP
Gone are the days where one ring was enough for one finger! Create an effortlessly chic look, choosing delicate gold and silver bands for a modern twist on a timeless classic.
SAVE: Wide Mixed Ring Stack, WAREHOUSE – $5.00
SPLURGE: Moonphase Gold Plated Ring Set, ZIMMERMAN – $220.00
SPEND: Black & White Ring Set, HOUSE OF HARLOW – $114.80
CLUTCHES TO COVET
A sparkly, spangly clutch can help you make the desk-to-drinks transition with ease. This season we’re coveting cases with mega embellishments, lashings of glitter and even in-built jewellery à la Alexander McQueen.
SAVE: Balmain Metal Hard Case, COLETTE BY COLETTE HAYMAN – $39.95
SPLURGE: Knucklebox Clutch, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – $2535.35
SPEND: Embellished Round Clutch, RIVER ISLAND – $74.95
This season there’s no excuse for basic studs – we’re busy bedazzling ourselves with oversized costume jewels shaded in all the colours of summer.
SAVE: Swarovski Cluster Earrings, KRYSTAL – $58.00
SPLURGE: Bold Pear Shape Jewel Earrings, OSCAR DE LA RENTA – $395
SPEND: Palm Leaf Drop Earrings, ANTON HEUNIS – $247.65
LONG & LAYERED
Just like the ring stacking trend, this chic look is achieved by layering lots of fine, delicate necklaces. Simply take the minimalist chains and pendants you bought last season and drape them over each other, making sure you have plenty of variation in length and style. Tres chic!
SAVE: Chrysalis Double Necklace, HOUSE OF HARLOW – $79.00
SPLURGE: Cross & Ring Double Necklace, GIVENCHY – $754.53
SPEND: Agate Slice Necklace, HEATHER GARDNER – $308
Hats are too stylish for words and of course, summer appropriate. From oversized floppy hats, to the classic panama to dandy boaters, they’re perfect with everything from floral dresses to denim cut-offs.
SAVE: Spencer Wide Brimmed Boater, LACK OF COLOUR – $60.00
SPLURGE: Do Not Disturb Wide-brimmed Hat, EUGENIA KIM – $527.13
SPEND: Panama Hat – R.M. WILLIAMS, $130
Cat eye sunglasses will always be a classic – the upward lines create the illusion of high cheekbones and lifted eyes! The latest trend is the extreme cat-eye, with sharp edges and fierce embellishments. Meow… or should we say reoowww!
SAVE: Glitter Cat-Eye Sunglasses, RIVER ISLAND – $17.50
SPLURGE: Flower-embellished Cat-Eye Sunglasses, DOLCE & GABBANA – $1318.00
SPEND: Mirror Lens Cat-Eye Sunglasses, TORY BURCH – $319.82
SHADES OF COOL
While I love a classic red, these blue nails are so on trend and make me think of a Mediterranean summer. Stick to rich, Caribbean blues to match golden accessories.
SAVE: High Gloss Nail Lacquer, ELIZABETH ARDEN – $20.00
SPLURGE: Dior Vernis in Sailor, DIOR – $48.00
SPEND: Nail Polish Iconic in Ink Blue, BURBERRY – $29.00
Even if you’re not going away this summer, you can still escape to the tropics with these divine fragrances. Experience the lushness of fresh coconut, clear blue waters and fruit cocktails on the sand without even booking a ticket.
SAVE: One Summer, CALVIN KLEIN – $34.00
SPLURGE: Virgin Island Water, CREED – $289.00
SPEND: Un Air D’Escapade, GIVENCHY – $95.00