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NAJO’s spring carnival edit
Thursday, 5 October 2017 4:18:38 PM Australia/Sydney
Your best-ever race day outfits, sorted!
Spring carnival season is here and that can only mean one thing. No, not horses, fashion! Pretty dresses and heels, pedicures and faux flower crowns are the order of the day. However, if the idea of investing in another new ensemble seems a little much this year, then take a cue from our minimalist approach to the racing season.
Think low-key, high-quality outfits that will see you through from Melbourne Cup to the office Christmas party and well beyond.
All you need is one well-cut, understated dress in classic black or white and a simple pair of well-made heels. Ditch the fascinator and bring personality and polish to your look with beautiful sterling silver statement jewellery that lasts.
Sound like your idea of style? Here’s our edit for your chicest spring carnival ever.
1. Statement wristwear. Accent your arms with substantial sterling silver cuffs embellished with oxidised silver designs or bold and bright gemstones. Or choose a bangle or two in beaten or highly polished silver in organic shapes. Finally, opt for the fluid movement and impact of a bracelet style in glimmering silver beads, chunky links or undulating tears. Your best bet: our showstopping Flutter By Night Cuff, featuring spring-inspired motifs of flowers, ferns and dragonflies.
2. Bold necks. Bring any outfit to life with an impossible-to-ignore necklace. A covetable heirloom-quality piece from our Collectibles range, such as the Ovalados or Abanico is a foolproof way to make your look a winner come race day. If your style is more modern and minimal, try a sleek silver pendant on a striking black cord, or the clean lines of a classic collar. In for the win: try the Tenderness Necklace – perfect whether your neckline is strapless, collared or v-neck.
3. Flirty hoops. Draw attention to your face and set yourself apart from the crowd by choosing glamorous earrings instead of a fussy headpiece. The fun and whimsy of the occasion calls for hoops – they’re playful and dressy at the same time. Choose from two-tone, edgy geometric styles or large fine rounds in yellow or rose gold plate. If you’re still after a little more adornment, why not try a simple fresh flower pinned near your ear or tucked into a chignon? Our odds-on favourites: the two-tone Mirth Stud Earrings are both eye-catching and delicate, with gently moving rose gold hoops on simple silver studs.
4. Dramatic rings. Spring carnival tends to call for cocktail-style dresses – so what better accompaniment than a cocktail ring? (Plus a champagne cocktail, of course!) The ideal finishing touch for your race day ensemble, our call is for high profile, arty styles in sterling silver with a central gemstone for a splash of colour.
Upping the stakes: we recommend not one but two favourites in this collection: the Ascendant Ring with its luminescent cabochon labradorite, and the Pacific Jewel Ring with its celestial white mabe pearl.