Winter 2011 Jewellery Guide

There are times when many women over-accessorize, or leave their homes completely unadorned. To make sure you don’t belong to either of these categories, it’s important to pay attention to the outfit you’ve selected, and pick jewellery that makes your outfit look even better.

Quirky statement jewelry:
By this we mean trendy, avant-garde and a bit unusual. It can have a hefty price tag attached to it if you are a hardcore jewelry fan who considers accessories investment pieces, but statement pieces can also be found at local accessory shops, vintage stores, and mall retailers across the city. This popular 2010 trend continues this season in the form of oversized rings, floral brooches, animal motif pieces (such as this winter’s ubiquitous and quaint owls), and collar-style necklaces.

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Glittering gemstones:
Glittering authentic and faux gems are expected to gain popularity during the coming months. Expect to see brilliant colours, shimmer, and shine on women’s rings, necklaces, and even on other accessories such as evening bags and clutches.

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Mixing Metals:

 Since 2008, the world of fashion has been taking new risks in the area of combining accessories which would not normally have been worn together (such as silver and gold jewelry, once considered a sartorial no-no and now widely accepted by society’s most stylish). Experiment with wooden and metal textures, but be careful how you wear different types of materials. A single solid cuff might call for a pair of dainty earrings to offset the chunky cuff’s conspicuous and sharp appearance.

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Weather for Feathers:

Feathers, resembling the patterned wings of exotic peacocks and other striking birds, became popular in jewelry again last year. If you’re not sure of how to wear this bohemian-inspired trend, here are some tips: A pair of colourful feathered earrings will look great against a black belted sweater dress worn with leggings, or an off-the-shoulder blouse.

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    • Anonymous
    • January 1, 1970
    great article 🙂 I like the way she talked about all of the different styles ..
  2. Avatar
    • Anonymous
    • January 1, 1970
    great article 🙂 I like the way she talked about all of the different styles ..

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