Dos and don’ts for accessorising this silly season

It’s here: party season! Polish your dancing heels so they’re ready for action at a moment’s notice. Queue the cocktail dresses in their drycleaner’s bags at the front of your wardrobe. And get out the silver cloth – it’s time to make your most glamorous accessories shine.

Whether the invite is for casual drinks by the water or a sophisticated city soiree, we have your guide to this season’s essential party pieces, plus a few dos and don’ts for nailing each look. However, like all rules, the following “don’ts” are just begging to be challenged, even ignored. After all, it’s the silly season and (just about) anything goes!

Top 4 party-season jewellery looks


1. Arm party

The key here is to stack those bracelets, bangles and cuffs. It’s the ultimate way to bring a little festive jingle jangle to your ensemble. Best for casual gatherings where fun is the main objective.

Do: mix it up – layer delicate silver beads, solid bangles, fine chains and chunky links, different coloured metals, and maybe add a watch and a knotted silk kerchief for good measure.

Don’t: go so crazy that you end up being noisier than the DJ on the dance floor.

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2. Perfect pearls

When elegance is required, there’s really no match for pearl. Our designs subvert the pearl’s reputation for traditionalism. Clean and contemporary pieces in bright sterling silver allow the natural luminescence of the freshwater pearl to take centre stage.

Do: Keep it modern with edgy minimalism. A monochrome outfit is ideal.

Don’t: overdo it. Two or three well-placed pearls can be infinitely chicer than a whole string.

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3. Drop earrings

The most direct way to spell “party time” through your accessories is a pair of statement drops. Especially if you’re not usually a big earring wearer. Pop on a pair and see how they change the way you carry yourself, and even alter your mood.

Do: experiment with a different look in honour of party season. For example, wear your hair up if you usually wear it down – drop earrings look gorgeous with a dramatic updo.

Don’t: pair statement earrings with a statement necklace – each needs a little breathing room. Try drops with a cuff or an oversized cocktail ring instead.

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4. Rose gold

Soft and pretty, perfect for warm summer nights, rose gold plated sterling silver is our final pick for this year’s party season. Delicate necklaces, fine bracelets, sweet little studs or hoops and understated rings take on a whole new look when finished in a coppery glow.

Do: go two-tone by pairing the clarity of bright sterling silver with blushing rose gold. They are born partners, like strawberries and cream.

Don’t: mix yellow and rose gold. Unless of course you’re going for a maxed-out, uber-glitzy look, in which case the more golden tones you can pile on, the merrier!

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