From Swarovski crystals to brightly coloured glass, rhinestones to quartz... the trend towards lush, retro inspired earrings comes down to making a statement, regardless of whether your ears are pierced or your gems are precious.
On-trend hair isn't all about styles in 2012. For those with a willingness to experiment and a desire to stand out from the crowd, the humble headscarf if your accessory of choice, pushing the tuban aside and taking on a casual air. Read on to find out whose designed it and how to take it from spring into fall.
If you think hats are just for keeping warm or saving you on bad hair days, think again: come fall / winter 2012 the hat becomes a style necessity. Stay warm and stylish by channeling everything from cowboys to Cossacks. Read on for the full report.
Who would’ve thought Ozzy Osborne and Robin Gibb would ever be trendsetters? Well they’re not, it just happens to be that they’re known for the round shades that we’re currently crushing on. Times have changed; everything out is in again and round is definitely in. Sunglasses have lost their angle and rounded up their edges in different ways; from half-frames to cat-eyes, circular is what’s…
Conjure up vintage nostalgia, the excitement of travel or the romance of a weekend country getaway with structured luggage styles as handbags. On the fall 2012 runways the likes of Honor, Louis Vuitton and Hermes put structure into accessories in a way that channels days gone by - and reignites a love of vintage-style leather goods. Read more after the break.
Spring / summer 2012 is a hotspot for the the hottest of what has become colloquially known as an arm party. No one’s tastes have been left out (except, perhaps, those who’d thumb their nose at the term): bright coloured bangles mingle this season with gemstone-embellished wristlets and leather strapped cuffs sit next to metallic gold bracelets. The jewellery this season is chunky and bold,…
We have put it in our hair and on our nails with reckless abandon, so shocking is probably the last word that comes to mind when this trend has seamlessly (pun intended) extended to our legwear. Whether you want to go bold with bright colored stems or add subtle panache to your look this season, ombré tights are a choice that falls somewhere between the…
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Quite literal in its meaning, a detachable collar is a jewel for the wardrobe and adding it to an outfit is like varnishing your antique furniture – not obligatory but always appreciated. Brimming with character, personality and charisma, this accessory is also responsible for adding an instant quirk to an outfit. Read on for the full report.
Rummaging through your grandmother’s jewellery box has never been more prestigious and important than now. And when you do so, keep a vigilant eye out for cameo jewellery. They could be tagged as vintage bestsellers or a secret to dressing like the royals; but cameo jewellery is here to stay as an accessory trendlet in 2012. Read on for details of how to wear it.
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The Gladstone bag, or doctor's bag, was once a workingman’s asset - but today has become a woman’s arm-luxury. Functional, elegant, and back in our sights for 2012, the Gladstone bag is an accessory worth investing in. Read on to find out where it evolved from, and how you can wear it right now.
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