Bijoux Me!

Who doesn’t agree with Marilyn Monroe that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend?” However we would offer our friendship to pretty rings, a jangly necklace or some sparkly earrings, too. Big or small, real or fake, understated or over-the-top, jewellery lifts the spirit. It breathes life into anything it touches and can make an ordinary outfit outstanding.
 

While jewellery is a very personal thing — gifts from the loved ones, family heirlooms, purchases to mark significant milestones — it is also a reflection of your personal spirit. No matter your individual preferences, adding jewellery to your style is an exciting process, so don’t stress and have fun with it.
 

When it comes to fashion trends, a few are pretty apparent right now, such as the ’70s suede hippie style, festival-inspired fashion. But as you get into more niche markets like jewellery, the trends can be a little less obvious. Let’s take a closer look at what pieces certainly deserve a place in your jewellery box this summer.
 

Colourful jewellery

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The main idea here is that more is more, with colourful jewels, pearls and metals imbued accessories.
 

Experiment with bright-coloured necklaces, earrings and other jewellery pieces this summer season.
 

Single-earring trend

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Ever since Dior’s Raf Simons sent a parade of models down the Fall 2013 runway wearing one single earring, the fashion crowd has pretty much been hooked on the trend — and for good reason. The edgy single-earring trend has given way to a new take on ear ornamentation — the cool, unbalanced look. Whether it is off in colour or asymmetrical in shape or length, the beauty is found in the irregularity.
 

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Chokers

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Think ’90s fashion key pieces such as crop tops, overalls, combat boots, and ripped jeans. Now let’s remember the key ’90s accessories, namely chokers.
 

Everyone from Rita Ora and Miley Cyrus to top fashion bloggers have been rocking the super-tight necklace this year in various forms — tattoo chokers, metal chokers or bejewelled. It’s clear they’re back in a big way.
 

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The necklace now is all about the tight embrace, with chokers taking chic hold in heavy metals, gems and beyond.
 

Bohemian jewellery

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The fashion world is currently fixated with all things ’70s and jewellery is no exception. The prevailing trend found its way to chunky, earthy pieces made for retro-fit boho lovers.
 

Whether it’s mixing gold with silver, or indie beads with fringes, the idea is to use “borrowed” jewellery from your Grandma with a flowing maxi dress, kimono and denim shorts, or hippie playsuit.
 

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