Being a new yummy mummy or mum-to-be usually means waving goodbye to your clothes fund. Gone are the days of being able to justify that new pair of shoes or bag, instead your pounds and pennies will be better spent on your little bundle of joy, but that doesn’t mean to say you can’t treat yourself to a few pieces every now and then that will transform your everyday outfits from drab to fab.
Never underestimate the power of a statement necklace. It is big, bold, classy and versatile. Within seconds you can throw on a plain t-shirt and jeans and have that wow factor. There isn’t a piece that won’t complement or flatter someone’s personal style, you just need to find which works with your own personality.
Olivia Palermo hits all the right notes here with her stunning neckwear. Recreate the look yourself with these gorgeous necklaces.
Left: Silver Layered Statement Necklace £24,99, New Look. Right: Madeleine Necklace £10, jaskyejewels.co.uk
For a simpler elegant look these August Woods Circle Link Necklace £8 (top) and Silver Winter Wonderland Necklace £12 (bottom) both from Argento, still add the glam factor to a t-shirt without being too heavy.
I am absolutely dying about this outfit choice of Olivia’s. It just shows you that by adding a necklace to a plain black jumper can make you glam in an instant. Get yours from the high street now. Black Premium Woven Charm Necklace £14.99 (top) Silver Black Stone Necklace £14.99 (bottom) both by New Look.
For those of you who love a splash of colour, take some style inspiration from celebrity yummy mummy Blake Lively who is rarely seen without a neck full of bright beads.
Mei Necklace £8 (top), Natasha Green Necklace £15 (bottom) both from jaskyejewels.co.uk
Here are a few more ideas of how to wear a statement necklace with your everyday look. It is also worth checking out your local Primark as they have some amazing necklaces that won’t break the bank!
All that said and done, you may want something a little bit more understated but that still packs a big enough punch. Wrist cuffs have had a moment for quite a few months now and it shows no sign of fading. At all the SS16 shows runways where adorned with wrist cuffs in every colour, shape and embellishment known to man. It’s all about the chunky jewellery right now.
Valentino, Hermes, Celine, Versace, Balmain and Chanel where the frontrunners with the cuff for this coming season but of course you will want to achieve this look at a fraction of the price tag.
If the thought of forking out a few hundred (see picture above) on the real deal is enough to cause you to pass out, don’t worry I have your back and have sourced you some of the hottest wrist wear of the moment.
Rockstud Valentino inspired cuffs £20 (top and bottom left), V Bracelet £15 all from LMN Couture
So turn up the heat factor and stay on top of the game with the likes of Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez who loves the cuff so much she even started her own line! This is a trend you want to be part of right now.
Clockwise from top left: Hermes inspired cuff £15, LMN Couture; Paperdolls Gold Tassel Cuff Bracelet £11.50, ASOS; Black Onyx Cuff Bracelet £39.50, Etsy; Ridged Double Cuff £7, ASOS