We all know why we love accessories right? They're the budget and body-friendly answer to the old "I have nothing to wear" questions. And this season, accessories are set to take centre stage. Accessories are eye-catching, head-turning and nostalgic and we are here for it.
Plus, they're the perfect way to change up an boring old dress, sweater or denim jacket without spending a fortune.
Thick, chunky and heavily embellished chokers are here to stay. It's pretty much an ode to the 90s but with a very modern update, so forget the shoestring and dainty versions we wore as kids. These pieces are here to take up space with a cheeky attitude. Designers showcased an array of offerings from eye-catching jewel-encrusted styles to those with a more edgy twist, including buckle details. Whatever your normal style, now is not the time to play it safe!
2. Animal Print Everything
Tap into your wild side with animal motif jewellery. From tigers to wild birds and everything in between it's time to get in touch with nature and embrace colourful flamingo and parrot pieces. Bracelets and necklaces adorned with jungle creatures and oversized bejewelled animal rings are topping the trends list for 2021. These accessories are really striking so it's best to pair them with something muted.
3. Hoop Earrings
There's nothing quite like a pair of hoops to bring about the sass. The style never really faded away but this year has gone over the top. Bold, oversized hoops were seen decorating the lobes of models as they strutted down the 2021 runways and we couldn't help but to stop and stare. From door knocker styles to double hooped ones and those in mixed metallics, hoop earrings will be spicing up our accessory arsenal and we are here for it!
4. Quirky Accessories
When it comes to quirky accessories think unconventional pieces such as safety pins, keys, silhouettes and charms for pens and notebooks. These pieces will definitely add an interesting touch to your outfit and also draw attention to your face which is never a bad thing.
5. Individual Style
Have you ever lost one earring and thought to yourself: "How can I never wear these again?' Allow us to introducee the one earring trend. It's true that not everything we see on the runway works in reality but this particular inspiration is a must. The trick to pulling it off though is to wear one really dramatic earring so it becomes the highlight of your look and provides just enough drama on its own. If you feel slightly apprehensive to try this one out you can always be sneaky about it and pair a real statement earring with a simple stud on the other ear to create some type of balance.