Don't want to go head-to-toe with this season's trends? Give a nod to your favourite looks with these must-have accessories
There's nothing quite like a classic LBD, but it can occasionally feeling a little bit, well, boring...
That's where your must-have accessories step in! Costume jewellery is the perfect way to brighten up any simple outfit - and it saves you the time and stress of standing in a changing room trying to decide on a new dress.
From summer-ready tropical style necklaces to sparkly earrings that will appeal to anyone who loves a bit of bling, there's a beautiful costume jewellery piece for absolutely any occasion. This trend doesn't require you splashing out at all - you can pick up great styles to rival designers on the high street for bargain prices. Or if you're looking for a gift, a stunning necklace is a great option.
And the best part? There's no need to spend big on the latest must-have fashion, when you can update your existing wardrobe using a few key accessories which subtly nod to the current season's must-have trends. It's the easiest way to update without having to spend big on a whole new fashion-forward wardrobe.
Just like the perfect shade of red lipstick or that flawless foundation, the right accessories can really transform an outfit - giving you the extra confidence you need to feel great. Think of your purchase as a confidence booster - choose a large necklace to cover a neck or rings to instantly make hands look more feminine. Even a belt can give you the confidence to wear that style you never thought you could get away with.
We'll show you exactly which accessories to buy - and what to pair those accessories with - so you'll always look glamorous and polished, whether you're in office workwear or having dinner with friends. From the cult jewellery must-have to the pick that is so fashion-forward, you'll have no trouble starting a conversation with one of these beauties! Shop our edit...
Costume jewellery: Monica Vinader stacking rings, from £65 each
Tick off autumn's hottest hues - purple, green, white and gold - in one go by stocking up on Monica Vinader's clever stacking rings. The Spanish designer is known for her delicate use of metal and colour, which guarantees a sophisticated, high-fashion finish.
Costume jewellery: Freedom at Topshop faux leather necklace, £30
There are so many easy ways to nail that leather trend with accessories if leather fashion isn't your thing. A simple necklace with a bit of glitz will look luxurious layered over that jumper dress. Freedom at Topshop's necklace is seriously chic.
Costume jewellery: Giles & Brother gold-plated and leather bracelet, £10
Or you could go for an effortless nod to the leather look, by pairing Giles & Brother's simple gold and leather bracelet with your weekend favourites.
Costume jewellery: J Crew crystal and bead earrings, £40
Lend some colour to that failsafe LBD with J Crew's bright, statement earrings. They'll work for day too with a simple pair of black jeans, heels and an unfussy tee. At just £40, they're a real designer bargain.
Costume jewellery: Mango Touch Degrade cat-eye sunglasses, £22.99
Make the most of the winter sunshine at the weekend in stylish layers and the perfect finishing touch - a pair of oversized Mango cat-eye sunglasses.
Costume jewellery: Astley Clarke hematite ring, £125
Add a new name to your jewellery box by snapping up an iconic ring from British designer, Astley Clarke. Nicole Kidman, Claudia Schiffer and January Jones often wear her handcrafted designs on the red carpet. We think this hematite ring is the perfect partner to a monochrome look.
Costume jewellery: Anthropologie triple crystal bib, £285
Yes, you can pull off winter brights without looking washed out! Anthropologie is known for quirky, collectible pieces that you'll cherish. Use their ornate triple crystal bib to perk up black.
Costume jewellery: Zara Interwoven Chain necklace, £15.99
Zara is our one-stop shop for affordable new season pieces, so it's no wonder we're impressed by their latest jewellery drop. Give that blouse a little attitude with Zara's interwoven chain necklace.
Costume jewellery: Zara Art Deco necklace, £17.99
Nothing encapsulates glamour and elegance more than Art Deco. There's no need to spend a fortune on vintage jewellery though, when Zara has the deco trend all wrapped up in this divine necklace. Use it to add a little drama to easy-wearing knits.
Costume jewellery: Stella & Dot Virginia bib necklace, £250
A real wow piece that you'll wear forever is worth investing in. Stella & Dot's stunning Virginia bib necklace will breathe new life in to all your basics. It's limited edition too, so your friends can only look on enviously. That's worth the splurge!
Costume jewellery: Chan Luu silver and turquoise earrings, £90
Metallics don't have to be heavy. Just check out Chann Luu's ultra-feminine drop earrings. So divine they're surely a Christmas party must-have?
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