Friday, 11 April 2014

Statement Necklaces

Statement jewellery has been in full swing since last spring/summer, and it looks like it's going to carry on this year too.

The main piece of statement jewellery that I personally love are necklaces. They're so versatile and there are so many different styles and colours, that it's hard not to find one that won't suit you. There are pretty flower ones that'll give your outfit a floral update, or (fake) metal ones to make the look a bit more grunge. Whichever one takes your fancy, it's guaranteed to make your outfit look even more fabulous than it already does!

This is a statement necklace that I recently purchased from Miss Selfridge. I've paired it up with a River Island blouse that I've had for a little while now. This blouse usually has a piece of black fabric that sits underneath the collar and does up like a bow tie, however I swapped the tailored look for a more glam and girly look. I wore this blouse with a pair of black skinny jeans, so I felt that that this necklace would add a nice splash of colour without looking too over the top.

I'm such a girly girl, so pink and cream are two of my favourite colours; so of course this is my ideal necklace! I also love the contrast of the silver in the middle with the golden chain.

This is just one of many ways to wear a statement necklace of course. . . the possibilities are endless!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

New Spring Look

So recently, I purchased a couple of brand new items. When purchasing, I noticed that these two items would work very well together. .

These two items are a stripey dress from Miss Selfridge and a denim jacket from Topshop (the gold bow necklace is from Forever 21, and I thought it'd polish off the outfit nicely)

Recently, I've been wearing a lot of monochrome outfits, as I feel that it's a very stylish colour scheme at the moment. I love bodycon dresses, as I feel that they fit and suit me better than other styles of dresses. The dress sits just above the knee, which is a perfect length seen as I'm a petite girl. It can be dressed up with anything, as the colours of the stripes seem to match everything. It can be glammed up with a sparkly blazer and shoes, or dressed down like I've done so on the left. It's one of those dresses that you can do plenty of things with.

I also adore the denim jacket. The tiny rip on the top right of the jacket gives it a nice edgy look, without it looking like it's been ruined. It works well with everything (except other denim pieces!) and can make an outfit look casual if you're worried that the outfit looks too dressy. It has a lovely light denim colour as well, making it perfect for spring and cold summer nights.

I personally pieced this outfit together, as I love the contrast of the colours. The dress is perfect for a lovely spring day, but if it suddenly turns cold the denim jacket will warm you right up. I also love how it has a very 90s look, although denim jackets were a massive trend in the 80s. I've teamed this outfit up with a gold necklace as I feel that the neckline would be quite bare without it; plus gold chain necklaces are all the range now.