The bigger the better should be your motto when it comes to jewellery over the coming months, with designers sending models down the Autumn/Winter 13 catwalks bedecked in statement necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets. The pieces we’ll be rocking this winter aren’t just accessories, they’re the centrepieces of our ensembles. Just add a LBD or plain top and jeans to any of the below and you’ll be ready to go.
If you’ve kept hold of those chunky gold chains you rocked in the 90’s, now is the time to get them out. Chanel sent its models down the Autumn/Winter catwalks with thick gold, silver and gunmetal chains adorning their necks and wrists and since then everyone from Rita Ora to Lily Collins and Rihanna have been seen embracing the trend.
Chandelier earrings were a hot favourite at Autumn/Winter 13 fashion weeks, with Balmain’s fun 80’s inspired plastic pendant style earrings catching many people’s eyes. Ralph Lauren put a more elegant slant on the trend, sending models down the runway in Baroque style chandelier earrings glittering with gemstones.
Cross necklaces are another 90’s throwback which are making a repeat appearance this season. Dolce & Gabbana embraced oversized Byzantine crosses, featuring them on necklaces, earrings and belts, while Anna Sui teamed her colourful crosses with long beaded chains.
Brooches are back and if you don’t have any yourself, you’re sure to find some hiding in your mum or Gran’s jewellery box. Emanuel Ungaro used over-sized, diamante brooches in his Autumn/Winter collection while Robert Cavalli teamed eagle-shaped brooches with slick white shirts and chain mail skirts. If you don’t fancy creating pin holes in your clothes, why not try wearing a brooch as a statement hair accessory?