I just love stylish jewellery and clothes. I have pieces in my wardrobe that I've been wearing for years and still receive compliments when I put them on - to me that's a test of style. Here are few of my favourite style tips which come straight from the lips of style gurus.
"A statement piece of jewelry, like a cocktail ring or great bracelet is something you can wear everyday to add a polished touch." Olivia Palermo
When wearing jewellery in winter - think big and bold: Choose pieces that won't snag or tangle in your knitwear. Wide cuff-bracelets and chunky geometric neck pieces look great with a simple knit, as does an over-sized chain necklace with a blouse. Remember scarves, hats and gloves are accessories too, so If you're wearing a scarf you don't need a necklace and if you're wearing a gorgeous pair of gloves - there's no need to over-style with bracelets.
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." Rachel Zoe
"Don't get caught up in trends. Know what looks good on you, reflects your personality and fits in with the demands of your life. You never want to look like you're wearing an elaborate costume, or stealing someone else's style. Gravitate towards what's right for YOU." Adam Glassman, Oprah's style guru.
"The trick and the mystery of relationships and life in general is to learn to live with the bits you don't like." Helen Mirren
"Black is slimming and appropriate for almost every occasion, but as women get older, our skin tends to become paler and wearing black can create a harsh contrast that emphasizes wrinkles and calls attention to dark shadows under the chin and around the eyes. Add a bright accessory like a scarf or a statement necklace to lessen the washed-out effect." Lauren Rothman, the founder of StyleAuteur.com & author of Style Bible: What to Wear to Work.
South-African born jewellery-loving wife and mom. Can be found living, laughing and sparkling in Auckland.