Monthly Archives: March 2018

5 Ways to Wear the Rainbow Trend

Step away from the monochrome – SS18 is calling for a full spectrum of colour, with fire-engine reds, canary yellows and primary blues making up the some of the season’s paintbox brights. Want a way in? From made-you-stare bags to statement earrings, here are five ways to wear the rainbow trend now and all summer long.


1. The Day Bags


If you’re not one to do anything by halves (new season trends included), then make statement-making bags your ultimate style sidekick. Bright, bold and big enough for all your stuff, these full-colour cuties are here to nail rainbow styling for work *and* play. Win-win.


2. The Colour-Pop Earrings


Blink and you’ll miss it – colour-pop earrings are the lazy girl’s way to do rainbow brights. Pom-poms, mini tassels and swishy beads come in eye-popping colours for SS18, letting us give our messy low pony days (every day, tbh) a dose of zero-effort cool.


3. The Statement Tassels


Tassel earrings + rainbow shades = more extra than we can handle. From fan-style faves to shoulder-grazing designs, primary-coloured pairs are here to add so-fancy feels to all of our get-ups – we’ll be wearing ours from brunch to big night out.


4. The Bold Accessories


Not ready to go all-out rainbow? No biggie – ease yourself into the trend with the add-on accessories that’ll give your ‘fits a burst of brightness without running the risk of being OTT. Think between-season scarves in rainbow shades, colour-pop jewels and mini yet mega extras, from bold belts to haute headbands.


5. The Cross-Body Bags


Cross-body bags are our go-to accessory for, like, every situation ever so it’s only right that they get a slice of the rainbow action too. Down-sized designs in super-charged shades give #OOTDS an instant boost while colour-block beauts provide something a little less in-your-face for wardrobes on the more subtle side of things.


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5 Circle Bags for SS18 Style Wins

Send your new season style into a spin with our pick of the best five circle bags for SS18. From poppin’ pastel picks to woven wins, these rounded designs are the hands-free huns of choice right now – here’s how to tap into the trend.

As Seen On

It’s official: circle bags have got the seal of approval from the street stylers at Fashion Month, with this season’s it-accessory making itself seen from Paris to London.  Ice cream colours, classic palettes and modern metallics made up the crush-worthy pieces that we couldn’t get enough of, worn with everything from sorbet suits to denim dungarees.


1. Candy Crush


Pastels = the easiest way to SS18-ify (it’s a word) your wardrobe. Pick ‘n’ mix with candyfloss pinks, zesty lemons and sugar-sweet lilacs in soft, round shapes, all guaranteed to give your get-ups a sprinkle of sunshine.


2. Heavy Metal


Need proof that the circle bag can work for that big night out? Make room for the metallics. From high-shine silver to glam golds with all the shimmer, these lustrous lust-haves are the so-now way to switch up your after-hours vibe.


3. Haute Hardware


High-gloss buckles, chains and studs: hardware is getting in on the circle bag action, adding a little extra edge to the fashion faves of SS18.  Powered-up pink is the maximalist’s way into the trend, while classic black is the new season must-have for minimalists everywhere.


4. Dream Weavers


If it’s not quite yet time to bust out the basket bag (spring, you there hun?) then count on these woven wonders to give your ‘fits that hit of freshness. Style it sleek with an all-white number with all the Insta-worthy vibes, or make the trend go the extra mile with a tan-hued hun that’ll work with just about everything in your wardrobe.


5. Size Up


Go big or go home – circle bags are (quite literally) upping their game for SS18. Blown-up proportions in clean shapes are the biggest style players of the new season, with handheld designs offering a whole new take on the cross-body cuties that we know and love. Wear yours with everything from bold brights to cool Scandi silhouettes.


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5 Cracking Easter Holiday Outfits for Kids

Eggs hunts, days out and beach breaks: school’s out (no yolk) and the Easter holidays are set to be a cracking one. So whether you’re having all the fun at home or jetting off abroad, make sure mini-mes are ready for all the spring fun with our five Easter holiday outfits for kids, straight from the new collection from Angels by Accessorize.


1. Too Cool for the Pool


Whether they’re splashing around at the local leisure centre (where’s the wave machine at?), a holiday camp or somewhere way sunnier, this paisley-print swimsuit is perfect for girls on the go. Throw on a cool little kaftan and a few awesome accessories for ice cream o’clock.


2. Let’s Go Flamingo


How to be a flamingo? Easy – just think pink from head to toe. From the frilly swimsuit and cotton co-ords right down to the accessories, this sun-ready outfit is sure to make little holiday-makers stand tall on the beach.


3. Hello Petal!


Now that spring is finally here (hooray!) it’s time to make their wardrobe go bloom – and just in time for the Easter break. So pick out a cute sun dress with embroidered flowers, and get matchy-matchy with a bloom-covered backpack, jelly shoes and petal-strewn extras. Holiday outfit = sorted.


4. Hoppy Days


Out on a chocolate egg hunt? Rival the Easter bunny in this sweet sequin rabbit tee, shorts and sparkly trainers combo (those ears though!), guaranteed to keep ‘em cool and comfy on their search. For an extra Easter treat, just add a bunny-themed accessories.


5. Make Some Magic


Fancy dress = so much more fun than regular clothes. So whether it’s playtime or party vibes,  bring a little extra magic to their day   with dazzling dress-up kits – think tutus, wings and wands, plus glittery animal masks, hair accessories and much more.


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4 New Season Heroes for SS18

OK, so don’t freak out but it looks like spring might actually be on its way over, meaning you can *finally* wave goodbye to the knits you’ve been living in ever since what feels like forever. But before you go panic-prepping your wardrobe for warm-weather days, we’ve put together some pointers for you – aka the ultimate new season heroes that you need for SS18. Right this way…

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1. Full Circle


Circle bags are major players in the new season line-up (they were all over Fashion Week, fyi), with rounded shapes fast becoming our go-to choice of arm candy. Stay in the style loop with an oversized design in white (so right for work), switching to pastel-hued huns for all the weekend vibes.


2. Print Clash


Clash it up, clash it in – bags are mixing it up this season, with mis-matched prints and inverted colour palettes making their mark on SS18. Wanna get in on the trend? Keep it fierce with a tiger-print pick with stand-out sketchy blooms or play it a ‘lil more low-key with toucans, palm trees and so-fancy flowers.


3. Modern Retro


Wanna know how to wear a neckerchief without looking like an actual cowgirl? Easy: just go for a bold retro print and wrap it around the handles of your bag or – for serious 60s feels – wear it like headband with a beehive pony (obsessed) and a pair of hoops.


4. Bold Brights


The bolder, the brighter, the better – that’s the motto for the statement-makers of SS18. Style it loud with a red-hot bumbag to wear cross-body (so new season) or belted at your waist, before giving your ‘fits a little extra zing with a lemon-yellow backpack in a clean Scandi silhouette.

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5 Mini Bags To Up-Style Your Outfits

Public service announcement: mini bags are a big deal right now. Mega-bright or cute and ladylike, we’ve rounded up the five mini bags that’ll up-style your outfits in seconds. Not sure what palm-sized accessory should get your approval? Let us shrink it down for you…

1. Winging It


Have those ladylike vibes on lockdown with a winged mini bag. A structured shape is an instant outfit fix-me-up – choose pretty and prim embroidery or throw leopard print into the mix for a wild streak.


2. Vanity Flair


When all you need is a slick of lipstick, a swipe of your card and a smartphone (obvs), look no further than the boxy beaut that is the vanity bag. We like ours sugar-sweet and covered in shimmer: what better way to work the pastel trend into your everyday ‘fits?


3. Saddle Up


The saddle bag has had a luxe-over this season, loading up on gold metal hardware in the form of chains, studs and eyelets. Get a handle on the need-now style in outfit-matching colours and let it take you from day dresses to after-hours glam.


4. Breakout Brights


Turn it up, up, up when it comes to this season’s brights. A slick of gloss turns the petite-yet-punchy cross-body bag into even more of an attention seeker, and hella-loud hues bring that ‘summer is coming’ vibe that we’re all lapping up right now.


5. Frame Game


Be playful with your city-chic look and make a sleek frame bag your standout accessory. Studs and metallic finishes make it all about the glam-factor, while colour pops have this old-school shape feeling fresh and bold.


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5 Beach Looks That Every Jet-Setter Needs

You’ve booked the vacay, now bag the ultimate holiday wardrobe with our top five beach looks that every jet-setter needs in her suitcase. We’ve got you covered from kicking back on your beach towel to sitting up at the bar with a piña colada. The countdown starts here…


1. Pick-and-Mix Pastels

Calling all beach babes! The only way to scoop up the flavour of SS18 is with head-to-toe pastels. From mint to lilac and powder pink, sugar rush is the vibe for this delish palette – take your pick from sweet-as bikinis, candy-coloured cami dresses and so-pretty accessories. We can’t get enough.


2. Neon Scene

Shades at the ready? If you’re all about standing out on the sands then trust us, these brights do it right. Mesh inserts bring rave-girl vibes to this neon swimsuit, or stick to colour-crush accessories with our rainbow beach bag.


3. Red Alert

Nothing says ‘look at me’ like a pop of red, and being the hottest hue on the fashion radar, there’s no doubt you need this fire shade in your holiday wardrobe. Crimson, tomato, pillar-box, it doesn’t matter – just make sure you wear yours in monotone for major punch. Red swimsuits are the way to get hearts racing, while an asymmetric beach dress has minimal effort and max impact.


4. Gingham Girl

Gingham’s major comeback deserves mad love on your next beach break, and our gorgeous checked styles are less picnic blanket, more retro pinup. Our gingham bikinis have the vintage vibes down – halter straps and high waists, tick. Plus, when things move from sunbathing to sightseeing, this embroidered gingham dress is the perfect throw-on pick.


5. Pineapple Crush

If you haven’t gone mad for pineapples yet then, well, where have you been? There’s no such thing as tropical vibes without this juicy motif, so rock it in a mega way with our pineapple bikini or breezy burnout dress. Want just a taste of the trend? A charm anklet or foil flip flops will take the look from the ground up.


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5 Statement Clutch Bags for Big-Deal Occasions

Weddings, proms, grad balls – now that you’ve (kinda) got something sorted for the party of the year, it’s time to pick out the plus-ones to make your ‘fit as extra as you are. So whether you’re into pastels, sparkles, florals or all of the above, we’ve rounded up our five favourite statement clutch bags for big-deal occasions. It’s time to get fancy.


1. Pink About It


Romantic at heart? Petal-soft pinks are the one for you. Style it sweet for spring occasions with this lace-covered clutch bag, adorned with lavish sequin flowers and embroideries in powdery pinks and purples. Add a pair of swishy tassel earrings and faux pearl hair accessories for modern-day princess vibes.


2. Bold Statements


If blending into the background is a total no-go then you can always count on statement accessories for all the look-at-me vibes. Case in point? This embellished clutch bag. Blooming with 3D flowers in red, pink and coral, this beaded beaut will turn any party get-up into a showstopper. Top off your look with tiered tassel earrings for extra flounce.


3. Sparkles Fly


Sparkles = instant glam. Giving all your party ‘fits the red carpet treatment, this metallic clutch bag ups the so-fancy factor with its 3D blooms, sequins and beads, making it a major statement-maker. Complement its out-there sparkles with dainty rose gold jewels with twinkling cubic zirconia stones.


4. Lust-Worthy Lilac


Low-key obsessed with lilac right now? Us too. Crush on the colour of the season with this pretty ‘lil clutch, covered with embroidered florals in purple and pink, and made all the more luxe with beaded blooms. Pair its pretty palette to these dreamy drop earrings (in lilac, obvs), finishing the rest of your look with silver-toned jewels.


5. Pastel Power


It’s no surprise that pastel palettes are back in for spring, with sugar-almond shades adding some much-needed sunshine to our new season party picks.  Bejewelled with ombré blooms in ice cream colours, this duffle bag is sure to bring all the dazzle to the dance floor – wear yours with embellished extras in glamorous gold metals.

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How to Wear Bumbags

The street stylers have spoken: the bumbag is officially back for SS18, ready to give our ‘drobes a serious dose of ‘90s nostalgia mixed with a side of so-now cool. But remember this – these belt-up babes aren’t here to third-wheel your ‘fits, having become statement-making accessories in their own right. So buckle up – here’s how to wear bumbags for the new season.

1. Black Out


Need to ease your way into the trend? We hear you. Making a case for military in a cool khaki jumpsuit, this NYFW show-goer kept it simple (yet effective) with a low-slung bumbag in basic black – and we were majorly into it. A black polo neck and studded boots added extra co-ordination, allowing the ‘90s accessory to blend in with her get-up.


2. High-Shine Pink


Wallflowers, look away now. Giving high-shine pink the go-ahead, this fash fan went turbo with a neon number (plus matching socks) that brought extra wows to her all-grey ‘fit. Copy her vibe with a sequinned style in hot pink hues, with flashes of green and blue for a hit of mermaid magic.


3. Pastel Pop


Bumbags = the new way to wear pastels for SS18. Follow this mega-babe’s style cue with a cosy white knit and a colour-pop midi, belted together with a powder blue number that feels so fresh for now. One pair of statement earrings later, and the new season is all yours.


4. Heavy Metal


Wanna make the bumbag feel instantly high-fashion? Go for metallics. Topping the style charts in a softly-tailored combo (that trench coat though), this fash packer knows that a high-shine hun is the only way to pull her look together for SS18. Add a messy top-knot for Insta-worthy feels.


5. Red Alert


Red is still one of all-time favourite colour crushes, and the good news is that the bold fiery hue has now set its sights on the it-accessory of the season: aka the bumbag. Take note from this street styler who rocked hers with a cool-as slogan knit tucked into an out-there pleated midi skirt, and accessorised to the max with swish studded shades.

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8 Iconic Mother-Daughter Relationships

In celebration of Mother’s Day (it’s this weekend – just a heads-up, guys), we’ve taken a look back at some of the most iconic mother-daughter relationships from the screen, guaranteed to give you all the warm and fuzzy feels. So grab your number one hun, mark your spot on the sofa and fire up these feel-good films and TV box-sets that make for perfect Sunday viewing. Popcorn (and tissues) at the ready…


1. Matilda Wormwood and Miss Honey

From the moment they met at Crunchem Hall, Matilda and Miss Honey formed an instant friendship – despite the fact they had the Trunbull breathing down their necks. But after driving the wicked headmistress out of town (see ya, babes) and waving off her unloving fam, Matilda was finally adopted by her class teacher, meaning – Danny DeVito voice – both of them got what they finally wanted: a loving family. Cue all the happy tears.


2. Regina George and Mrs George

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Mrs George isn’t like a regular mum, she’s a cool mum *wink*. And whilst her antics in Mean Girls get a few eye-rolls from Regina, there’s no denying that this pink tracksuit-clad, mocktail-serving mama was majorly supportive of her daughter, whether she was cheering her on in the Winter Talent Show or making her neck brace look all fancy for the Spring Fling. You go, Glen Coco.


3. Anna and Tess Coleman

Like many teenagers, Anna in Freaky Friday had her fair share of dramz with her mum, Tess. They didn’t seem to really get each other between all the fights and door-slamming – well, until a cheeky little switch-a-roo via a couple of magic fortune cookies, that is. Once makeovers, romantic matters and chat show shenanigans had been put to one side, this mother-daughter duo finally got to see the world through the other’s eyes, making them closer than ever before. Uh, you guys.


4. Aibleen Clark and Mae Mobley Leefolt

“You is kind, you is smart, you is important” – these were the words spoken by Aibleen Clark, the maid hired to take care of two-year-old Mae Mobley Leefolt in The Help. Through her wonderful stories, games and never-ending wisdom, Aibleen taught the tiny tot about love, kindness and equality, and gave her a serious sense of self-worth. What a woman.

5. Rory and Lorelai Gilmore

If the Gilmore Girls taught us anything, it was that mums and daughters can be best friends. Rory and Lorelai warmed our hearts with their mother-daughter movie nights, endless witty banter (including secret code-speak – erm, how cool?!) and the fact that they always had each other’s backs.


6. Jane, Xiomara and Alba Villanueva

One of the things that we love about Jane the Virgin (apart from all the LOLs it gives us, of course) is the fierce dynamic between Jane, her mum Xiomara and her abuela – aka grandma – Alba. Despite the dramas and disagreements, this close-knit trio proved just how strong single mothers are, and showed us that girls really do run the world.

7. Sabrina, Hilda and Zelda Spellman

Navigating high school can be tough – even if you are a secret teenage witch with a talking black cat. Luckily for Sabrina Spellman, her aunts Hilda and Zelda always made sure she was on the right track with their sound advice (OK, so that was mostly Zelda), magical abilities and warm, nurturing relationships. Hashtag aunt goals.


8. Juno and Bren MacGauff

At first, 16-year-old Juno had a bit of an awkward relationship with her step-mum, Bren. But after falling pregnant and deciding to have the baby adopted, the teen had the full support of her step-mum and, by the end, it was plain to see that there was so much love between the two of them. Serious heart-eyes alert.


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Fashion Month Dispatch: The AW18 Accessories to Know About

Fashion Week has been touring the four big style capitals and we’ve been eating, breathing and sleeping every.single.second of it. Looking for the deets on next season’s must-haves? We’ve got your covered. Taking our inspo from NYC, London, Paris and Milan, this is what you’ll be living for in AW18…

Furry Faves

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If it’s made from faux fur, you know we’re immediately into it, which is why we’re all over the emerging faux fur bag trend. Simone Rocha went for black drawstring pouches (black means they’re work appropriate, right?), Markus Lupfer gave us supersized fold over clutches and See by Chloe nailed the details with fluffy shoulder straps in autumnal hues. You might need a new wardrobe because we’re also swooning over vintage-inspired cuties at Shrimps and Moschino.

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The 1980s called: they want their bumbags back. But, sorry not sorry, we’re gonna be keeping them right here in 2018. Sportmax went sleek and paired their structured leather bumbags with everything from turtlenecks to sequin dresses, while Versace went miniature with tiny tartan pouches on chain belts. Models at Marques’Almeida wore theirs low on the hips or slung crossbody and Marc Jacobs went for throwback quilting.

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Belt Up

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Get ready to cinch every single thing you own, because waist belts are back in a big way. From Gather Pugh’s extra wide 80s throwbacks to JW Anderson’s utilitarian rivets and pouches, there are no limits to how many ways you can work this trend. Make like Temperley and toughen up your dresses with a military style safety buckle belt or take your cues from Delpozo and go all out with supersized add-ons.

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Shoulder Check

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You’re gonna want to make some room in your jewellery drawer, because AW18’s jewellery must-have is anything but subtle. From Burberry and Markus Lupfer to House of Holland and Ashley Williams, shoulder-grazing earrings are about to take off. You better believe we won’t be saving them for best though. We’ll be wearing our diamante danglers every day of the week with hoodies and athleisure staples.

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Throwback Hair Accessories

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The new rule? If you wore them at school, they’re about to be a hit. Ashish took us on a nostalgia trip when they served up sparkling butterfly clips, Alexander Wang went old school and styled his models’ tresses with 90s claw clips and Prabal Gurung has done what we thought was impossible and made zig zag hairbands totally covetable again. AW18 is the season we throw it right back.

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Skinny Sunnies

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Oversized frames are out, skinny sunnies are in. From Bella to Kendall, some of our style faves have already been working this look and, judging by the AW18 runways, we’re all about to be following their lead. Alexander Wang went for Matrix vibes with his slimline black shades, Off-White and MSGM kept that theme going, and Natasha Zinko brought the colour quota with her popping frames.

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How to Wear the Lilac Trend

Move over, millennial pink. Lilac is the colour of  2k18, packing a punch on the catwalks and on the streets, from top-to-toe pastel styling to accent accessories. But mark our words – this season’s sugar-sweet hue is anything but twee, shaking off its cutesy connotations with clean, minimalist shapes and unexpected deets. So get ready to head into the violet hour – here’s how to wear the lilac trend for SS18.


As Seen On


If the French fash pack are anything to go by, this is how to wear lilac well. Breaking out the parma violet feels for Paris Fashion Week, these street stylers bided adieu to winter (see ya, babe) with powder purple suits, wrap-around coats and softly-tailored separates, while out-there accessories came in the shape of tinted shades and shoulder-grazing statement earrings.


1. The Cross-Body Bags


Cross-body bags offer a mega-easy route into the lilac trend, with down-sized designs adding all the spring vibes to any get-up. Grab a swish suede style to wear at big-deal occasions (nights out, weddings and prom – we’re looking at you), or bring a ‘lil lavender to weekend ‘fits with a circle bag – aka the it-accessory of SS18.


2. The Everyday Bags


Wanna take lilac to the next level? Go big with a Scandi-style backpack in the candyfloss colour of the moment, designed with more-than-enough space for your everyday essentials. For something that’s more work-to-weekend, make the supersized tote your number one hun.


3. The Spring Scarf


If the chills are showing no signs of backing down (eye roll) but you’re so over your winter warmers, then consider the pastel scarf your between-season saviour. This pleated piece will make sure you stay wrapped up yet SS18-ready, and it’s all thanks to its poppin’ purple hue. Wear it with a bold knit for now, switching to a cool cami and oversized denim jacket for when the weather *finally* gets its act together.


4. The Earrings


Whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist (or, y’know, somewhere in between), earrings are a so-now way to tap into the lilac trend. Get in that 90s state of mind with two-tone pastel hoops to wear with sporty shapes and retro get-ups, or swish on over from brunch to bar with beaded tassels, showing ‘em off with slicked-back hair.


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5 Statement Earrings to Make You Swoon

Statement earrings = the so-now way to add some glam to your get-up. From colour-pop pairs to the swishiest tassels in town, this it-accessory is supersizing its fashion status for SS18, making them our go-to outfit extras from day to dark. Here are our top five trend picks of the moment.


1. The Colour-Pop Pairs


Want your jewels to be as out-there as you are? Clock these colour-pop pairs. High-octane hues of blue, green, pink and coral are here to up the fun factor of these statement styles, with tassels, feathers and bold beads adding to the look-at-me vibes. We’ll take one of each, plz.


2. The New Hoops


The ultimate minimalist must-have, hoop earrings have gone next level for the new season. Bows, two-tone metals, layered designs and resin textures are standing alongside clean, 90s-inspired pairs as major style essentials, giving our ‘fits that extra hit of cool.


3. The Clean Metals


Newsflash: Scandi-inspired styling is staying put for SS18, with a focus on clean, brushed metals, circular lines and exaggerated proportions. From oversized discs to shoulder-sweeping shapes, these pared-down pairs are the subtle way to do statement this season.


4. The Beaded Beauts


Combining two of this season’s most mega trends (bold colours and tassels, fyi), beaded earrings are having a real moment right now. Sunshine yellows, babein’ blues and greens, and powdery pastels promise to make your lobes look lit for SS18, taking you from AM to PM like a total pro.


5. The Swishy Tassels


By now, you don’t need us to tell you how much tassel earrings are trending so we’re just gonna let these statement-makers do all the talking instead. Muted tones, pretty pastels and all-black pairs are swishing their way onto the scene, daring to be different with blooming floral studs and glossy metal designs.

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