|Statement necklace, e37, Oasis|
|Rosie earrings, e37, Coast|
The crucial importance of accessories in the life and wardrobe of women cannot be underestimated. Not that I am putting their importance ahead of Third World poverty or the war in Syria- but in the general scheme of an woman’s life, a selection of some beautiful embellishments and 'objets d'art' in which to artfully decorate oneself in is essential. The right, correctly chosen trouseau of accessories make the successful functioning of a woman's wardrobe an enjoyable, fun experience- and 'a piece of cake'. Chocolate fudge for me, please!
|Cashmere scarf, e179, Tommy Hilfiger|
|Diamond-heeled Mary-Janes, e24, Penney's|
The most vital accessory organ of all- in my biased opinion, as a born magpie, are jewels! Necklaces, cuffs, bracelets and earrings- all coiled up like glittering snakes in their velvet-covered boxes, ready to spring out at the shortest notice to embellish and transform my classic, but rather plain LBD- and add some sparkle and charm. High street shops, Coast, Oasis, Penney's and River Island are literally dripping in stunning statement sparklers this season- choose one of two pieces (or throw caution to the wind and layer it on!) to bring your outfit right up to date and put a twinkle in your eye! Designer brands worth checking out if you've a bit more cash (or a few real diamonds to sell off!) is amazing jewellery designer, Blaithin Ennis, as well as the stunning Pandora range of jewellery which offers stylish and contemporary pieces, studded with just the right amount of sparkle to cherish, collect and pass on as a beautiful family heirloom. I recommend checking out Pasara jewellery, a great Donegal based design company, super chic and original designer, Helena Malone,
|Clutch bag, Coast|
|Gina faux fur hat, e16, Boohoo.com|
|Tommy Hilfiger Gregory tote, e210|
Other trends to channel from the catwalks into your accessories cupboard this season are hounds tooth print, and the whole invasion of the kilt debacle. So join in the highland-fling add some oomph to your outfit with a tartan scarf or bag. Try if you can to choose from one of squares, checks and tartans covering the high-street from here to Scotland.
So, my advice before going accessory shopping? Take a couple of deep breaths and a few drops of Rescue Remedy- and enlist some some tried and tested muscle to accompany you. Why? To wrestle your bank card off of you in the event that you proceed to buy three pairs of boots and two sparkly clutches in one barmy binge, of course! Beans on toast for three months is not a nice experience- trust me!
|Statement necklace, Warehouse|