Z for Accessorize: The Precious Metals Jewellery Guide

By now, you’ll know that our Z for Accessorize jewellery collection is packed with precious pieces – but what exactly is it that makes them so special? It’s all in the plating. Lending a high-gloss shine while adding durability, plating is the process of bonding a very thin layer of gold, rose gold or platinum over another metal. This gives it the look of solid gold or silver while eliminating the metal’s natural softness and weakness, resulting in jewellery box treasures that were made to be worn for years to come. Ready to find your new fashion favourites? Here are the precious metals to love now and always.


Here come the modern classics. Dreamt up in our London studio, these keepsake creations are plated in gold for understated glamour and set with semi-precious stones that’ll glisten under the sun and starlit skies. Expect to find delicate chain necklaces and hooped earrings with embellished geometric charms and, for a less structured look, stacking rings in varying designs provide an eclectic touch.

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Emulating the look and feel of real silver, these platinum-plated pieces are the ones we’ll be wearing from now till forever. Nodding to the nineties whilst still retaining that sense of contemporary cool, stand-out styles include chain drop earrings and pendants with small-cut cubic zirconia stones for that extra glamour and glow. After something a little more classic? Necklaces with cushion-cut pendants and sparkling rings make up the timeless treasures to add onto your outfit for every unforgettable

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Rose Gold

Rose gold is going nowhere – and these delicate designs prove it. From star-strewn rings and bracelets to necklaces with opulent sparkles, each piece from our Z for Accessorize collection is plated in beautiful blush-toned gold for a luxe feel. For curated maximalism, layer on your favourite finds all at once, creating a look that feels wholly unique to your personal sense of style.

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Crystals from SWAROVSKI®

Plated in gold or made from sterling silver (this refers to metals made from 92.5% pure silver and copper alloys), our Z for Accessorize collection also features precious pieces adorned with light-catching crystals from SWAROVSKI®. Crafted from quartz, sand and minerals (the exact proportions remain a closely-guarded secret) and precision-cut for a multi-faceted finish, these stones come in a variety of colours, from barely-there hues to dark, inky tones.

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FREE Ear Piercing at Accessorize

Create the perfect curated ear in our new and exclusive Piercing Parlours, under the expertise of trained professionals. FREE with the purchase of selected earrings from £15, available in selected stores. Walk-ins only – no need to book.

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Let’s Get Away: New-In Travel Accessories for Jetsetters

City breakers, beach seekers and road trippers: Let’s Get Away, the new travel collection, has just touched down at Accessorize. Created in our London studio, this holiday-ready range features thoughtfully-designed bags, purses, make-up cases, luggage tags and in-flight accessories for efficient packing and compact travelling. Get your first look now…



All the Essentials


Here’s to the accessories that we can’t leave home without. Stylish and sturdy enough to store in your suitcase, our new-in make-up bags are the practical way to carry your cosmetics from A to B – choose from zipped-up styles soft blush pink and classic quilted black. Jewellery boxes keep precious pieces safe and tangle-free, while laptop cases, passport holders and earphone pouches are on-hand for extra organisation points.


Pack it Up

 As seen on Remi Afolabi (left) and Rosie Butcher (right)

Long weekend or long-haul flight? No matter where you’re headed next, a cool carry-on is the ultimate must-have for any jetsetter. From animal print to all-black everything, our softly-structured holdalls are a no-brainer thanks to their strong, spacious designs which include zip pockets and sturdy straps. Back on home ground? Be it yoga, swimming or a spin class, these clever creations also double up as super-chic gym bags.

Take Flight


Meet your new airport accessories. Making light work of hand luggage, our roomy tote bag will fit all your in-flight essentials, with handbag organisers, travel pouches and make-up cases helping you stay on top of your game. Stow loungewear in a matching laundry bag (great for long-haulers) and make your suitcase stand out on the baggage carousel with bold belts and tags.


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4 New Occasion Bags for Summer Nights

Your moment has arrived. Dance under starry skies with the four new occasion bags for summer nights, as cool, contemporary silhouettes, refined prints and high-shine textures take to the floor – we’ll see you at dusk.


1. Pleats Please


Having made their mark on midis, jumpsuits and other wardrobe wonders, micro pleats have now moved onto accessories. Hitting a nostalgic note with a clip-frame design, this vintage-inspired clutch is artfully crafted with plisse pleats in olive-toned yellow and finished with a beaded loop handle for extra glamour. Wear yours under palmy shadows with tonal colours for an SS19-approved look.


2. Nocturnal Animals


As the lights go out, animal print comes out to play. Luxe leopard in a luxurious jacquard texture revamp the classic envelope clutch, lending it a sense of newness. Modern glamour comes in the form of the gold-tone metal detailing and chain strap, which also allow the maximalist motif to stay in full focus. An after-dark fashion hero.


3. Outside the Box


Covered with a shimmering jacquard fabrication, this top-handle box bag exudes the charm of a long-forgotten vintage treasure. The gold-tone metal frame and hinged fastening further accentuates the thrift-shop feel of this structured style, creating the perfect contrast to your summer evening get-up.


4. Shell Out


At first glance, seashells may not feel suited to summer invites – but this cool clutch proves otherwise. Inlaid with lustrous mother of pearls in a chevron pattern and edged in a sleek metal frame, this hard-case design turns the trend on its head. The perfect plus-one for every sun-soaked soiree.


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Design Stories: Sustainable Scarves

Designed with sustainability at the forefront, all our new lightweight scarves are now made entirely from recycled polyester or bamboo. In our latest Design Stories, we speak to one the talented members of our in-house studio team in London about the eco-conscious credentials of the latest arrivals, as well as exploring the influences behind the range.


The Inspiration

“Inspired by an all-encompassing love for the great outdoors, our new scarves are a move towards beautiful practicality in our everyday lives with pieces that we can wear when we’re on the go. We have designed gorgeous, joyful prints for our Accessorizers to enjoy – some of them have even been hand-painted in our London studio. Focusing on sustainability, each piece has been crafted from recycled polyester (which is made using plastic bottles!) or bamboo.” – Robyn Osborne, Assistant Designer.


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Best Friends Q&A with Amy Bell and Megan Ellaby

To celebrate strong female friendships, we asked fashion bloggers and real-life BFFs Amy Bell and Megan Ellaby to talk all things sisterhood and style in our exclusive Q&A. Here’s what they had to say…



Sum up your friendship in three words!

Amy: Lots of larrrfs!

Megan: Fun, colourful and adventurous.


What is your favourite memory together?

Amy: Oh my goodness, so many! We were in San Francisco last year and were in a taxi on our way to dinner when we drove past a venue that had a sign up to say the The Kooks were playing that evening – we had a manic ‘oh my God, shall we?’ chat, hopped out the taxi, ran over to the venue to buy some last-minute tickets and had one of the best, best nights together. Also going over the Golden Gate Bridge on an open top bus – I think I developed new abs because I was laughing so hard and have a fantastic photo of Megan looking like Jimmy Neutron that makes me chuckle every time I see it.

Megan: Exploring San Francisco together, we had the best time discovering a new city filled with tonnes of laughs, music and tired feet!


You both have a day off – how would you spend it together?

Amy: Ooh I reckon we’d start off with delicious brunch as we both love a good cafe, a wee photobooth (it’d be rude not to) and then meet the boys – they’ve also become good friends which is very romantic – for some drinks and food (my choice, I have so many allergies that nothing terrifies Meggy more than having to pick a restaurant!).

 How would you describe each other’s style?

Amy: What I love about Megan’s style is that there’s not one other person out there you can compare it to. There are so many influences in there that mix together to make that definitive ‘Megan’ look. I’d say bold, colourful, playful and badass.

Megan: Amy has one of the best wardrobes I’ve ever seen. Her style is always a little bit different every day. I would say she’s a little more girlie than I am with her love for crop tops and floaty, longer-length skirts but we both have that sixties touch from time to time. I also don’t know anyone who can accesorise the way she does – she’s the queen of accessories!



If you could steal one piece from each other’s wardrobe what would you take?

Amy: Oh, one of those wonderful Chloe bags fo’ sho’!

Megan: Amy has the most amazing burgundy faux shearling coat that I am OBSESSED with. I’d deffo like to nab that this winter.


Tell us about the Accessorize pieces you’ve chosen and why…

Megan: Hair accessories and gold jewellery aplenty, both of which I can’t get enough of this season. Beaded bags are also huge so I had to select one or two of those pieces from the new Accessorize collection. I’ve also been lusting over knot bags so it’s awesome to see one on the high street and it’s so damn cute and tiny.


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4 Beach Cover-Ups to Take You from Day to Night

It’s summer somewhere – and we’re more than ready to feel the sand on our toes and the sun on our skin. Whether you’re flying off somewhere far-flung, or looking forward to a staycation closer to home, we’ve got the best beach cover-ups to take you from day to night. Here are our top picks.


1. The Embroidered Playsuit


When it comes to finding that perfect beach cover-up, nothing beats a playsuit. Our long-sleeved embroidered playsuit is designed with playful pom-pom trims and boho tassels which tie up at the front. Vibrant pinks and cool greens make the pretty floral embroidery pop, while the lightweight material adds to its breezy finish. For warm summer days that turn into starlit nights, team yours with the Jenna macramé circle bag, the Moscow suede asymmetric sliders and the slinky shell earrings.

2. The Chambray Dress


Made for the beach, bar and everything in between, our chambray embroidered trapeze dress has a cool blue hue that’s perfect for summer. Throw it on over your bikini and a pair of flip-flops for a go-to beach ensemble, whether you’re dancing till dawn at a full moon party or just kicking back by the water. When it comes to the accessories, add a splash of coral with our Brooke pleated clutch bag, beaded wrap hoop earrings and the Ellen espadrille sliders.


3. The Maxi Dress


Made for breezy beach days and dreamy holiday nights, our white maxi dress is the latest holiday must-have. Crafted from the finest cotton, this sand-grazing has delicate lace details and a lightweight design that will keep you cool when the weather heats up. Accessorise with the skinny leopard-print scarf (perfect for keeping your hair up on sticky summer days), bringing a burst of brightness with the satin knot bag and the Lisbon suede sliders, both in coral.

4. The Kaftan


For a versatile addition to your suitcase selection, layer the Lottie lace-back kaftan over all your bikinis and swimsuits this summer.  Made from soft, breathable cotton, this piece is lightweight enough to throw on somewhere tropical but will help keep the sun off your skin if you need a break from soaking up those rays. As the sun goes down, style with a layered necklace in luxe gold, before keeping it natural with the leopard-print sandals and the Naomi wooden handheld bag for a laidback holiday feel.

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3 Bag Trends for Festival Season

As we gear up for festival season, we’re planning our main stage-ready outfits in meticulous detail – and bags are next on our list. Be it a belted style or a cross-body classic, hands-free is the only way to go as we soak up the sounds of summer – here are three of the biggest bag trends to watch.

1. Bum Bags


Bum bags = the accessory that was made for festival season. From luxe leather styles to neon numbers that are straight out of the nineties, these belted designs are fashion’s favourite way to keep field-day essentials to hand. Wear them high on your waist or across the shoulder for carefree cool.

2. Cross-Body

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Want something you know you’ll wear all season? Make it a cross-body bag. Perfect for your next festival as well as your everyday wardrobe, our hands-free favourites of SS19 come in every iteration that you can imagine, with pale pastels and bold brights thrown into the mix.

3. Neon


Blending into the background? Not an option for neon. Highlighter orange is one of the headlining hues of festival season, seen across retro bum bags and cool cross-body designs alike. Style yours against a blank canvas or go all-out with clashing colours, sequins and prints.


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5 Headbands That We’re Obsessed With

Headbands have been reborn. Once associated with royalty, these ultra-chic hair accessories have had a strong presence on the recent runways (Prada, Miu Miu and Dior – we’re looking at you), with padded, embellished and sparkly styles all making the high-fashion cut. Since then, they’ve won over celebrities and street stylers alike, joining pearl-encrusted hair clips, slogan slides and printed scarves to become the latest trend taking over Instagram. Ready to get acquainted? Here are five headbands that we’re obsessed with right now.


Headbands: As Seen On


The celebrity seal of approval has been delivered. Headbands have been seen on the likes of celebrity stylist Marina Didovich who created a top-to-toe tonal look with her padded piece in soft lilac, as well as Pippa Middleton – we like how she’s proven the accessory’s royal relevance with a bold beauty in cornflower blue.


1. Blush Hour


Padded headbands have returned to the fashion forefront. A favourite of the style crowd, these puffed-up pieces feel decidedly regal, whether worn with distressed denim or a girlish gown. For something that refuses to blend into the background, go for romantic rose pink – wear yours with soft waves or a low pony.


2. Fade to Black


Prefer to keep it classic? Offering an easy into the headband trend, this plush pick is designed in classic black for low-low versatility, and can be worn day or night for an outfit-elevating effect.  Modernise it with a monochrome outfit or draw attention to its nostalgic disposition with polka dots or gingham prints.


3. Knot Today


Creating the illusion of a silky scarf, knotted designs are also a prominent part of the headband trend. Vintage styling comes into play with these pretty pieces, crafted in a subtly sparkly fabrication with plisse pleats for a modern twist. Keep it classically cool with an all-black number or opt for something softer with a rose-toned treasure.


4. Pearl Adorned


A new alternative to the pearl-encrusted slides that we know and love, embellished headbands are having a well-deserved moment in SS19. From black to barely-there blush, pearl-adorned picks are the ones we’re wearing to every summer diary date, from weekend brunches to sun-soaked weddings.


5. Make the Braid


Milkmaid styling is officially a thing this season, with square necklines, shirred details and puff sleeves making up the main talking points of the trend. Lucky for us, this ultra-feminine aesthetic has also translated onto hair accessories, as seen on our black plaited headband – the cool girl’s way to emulate the milkmaid braid.


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Instagram Accessorize Hair Accessory Haul Competition
Enter this competition for the chance to win £150 voucher from accessorize.
  1. Promoter: Monsoon Accessorize Limited, 1 Nicholas Road, London W11 4AN (“Monsoon”). Registered no. 1098034.
  2. Entry opens at 10am BST on 24th March 2019 and closes at 10am on Monday 5th August 2019.
  3. To enter, audience must do the following: Follow Accessorize on Instagram, comment on the designated Instagram entry post by tagging a friend and also like the post.
  4. A winner will be selected at random from all valid entries. The result of the draw shall be final.
  5. Only one entry per person is permitted.
  6. Entrants must be 16 or over, resident in the UK and have a valid email address, UK postal address and UK telephone number.
  7. Accessorize shall be entitled in its sole discretion to remove the tag, report, disqualify or require you to modify or delete content that it deems obscene, offensive, derogatory, invasive of another’s privacy, in breach of confidence or in breach of any other intellectual property right (including copyright) or that otherwise violates any applicable law or regulation.
  8. Winners will be notified via Instagram by Monday 5th August 2019 at 12pm. In the event that the winner fails to respond by midnight on 7th August 2019, they will be disqualified from the draw. The Entry shall be void and the Promoter reserves the right to award the Prize to an alternate winner, drawn at random from the remaining entries.
  9. The prize is £100 worth of Accessorize hair accessories – rewarded as a £150 voucher, which will be sent to the winner by post.
  10. If the prize is lost it will not be replaced.
  11. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for the Prize being lost, damaged or delayed in the post.
  12. For all queries relating to the competition please contact doludare@monsoon.co.uk.
  13. Prize is not refundable or transferable, and there is no cash alternative available.
  14. English law applies and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings in connection with this competition.
  15. Employees (and their immediate family members) of Monsoon Accessorize Limited or its associated companies are not eligible to enter the draw.
  16. Monsoon reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  17. English law applies and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings in connection with this competition.
  18. A ‘valid entry’ for the purposes of term 8 is an entry in compliance with the terms and conditions set out above.
  19. Entry into the prize draw will be deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Design Stories: Straw Hats

The sun’s got his hat on – and here at Accessorize, we’re ready to follow suit. In our latest Design Stories, we spoke to Minna Holland, Senior Designer, about the inspiration behind our summer straw hats, crafted with care from natural textures and eclectically embellished for that signature touch. Here’s what we found out…

The Inspiration


“The inspiration came from the bounty of embellishments, trims and components that our team collection on their travels. We have been loving the explosion in interest in arts and crafts at the moment, and the way this has been reflected in recent catwalk shows. We wanted to incorporate this rich mix of colour and texture into our range of SS19 hats.”

“The key conversations of SS19 are all around escapism, travel and adventure. We tried to reflect this mood with the wonderful patterns, fringed-edge raffia trims and pom-poms that we chose – perfect for injecting a dose of bohemian glamour into your wardrobe.”

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4 Covetable Accessory Trends for Event Season

You’ve got the dress, we’ve got the accessories. Whether it’s a wedding, race day or a special celebration for Ramadan or Eid, here’s how to elevate every look with the four covetable accessory trends of event season.

1. Pearls


Pearl-adorned pieces have moved from the classic to the contemporary in SS19, shaking off their conservative reputation for something that feels fresher, cooler and considerably Instagram-worthy. From hair accessories to earrings, you won’t have to look far to find pearls in every iteration this season, with bead-adorned designs combining with unexpected textures, metals and shapes as part of their modern revival. The good news is that there are no set rules to wear pearl accessories – express yourself with one statement piece or mix a few pieces for a curated take on maximalism.


2. Top-Handle Bags


A covetable alternative to the classic clutch, the top-handle bag has wooed the fashion crowd this season. Elevating every outfit with minimum effort, these vintage-inspired styles have been down-sized for invite-only events, with resin chains and metallic handles cementing their relevance for SS19. Wear them in a whole new way with rose-toned designs in soft suedette – we like how these pieces make the trend feel instantly fashion-forward rather than formal or demure.


3. Diamantés


If you haven’t contemplated wearing diamantés since your last school disco, now is the time to reconsider the throwback accessory trend of SS19. Small-scale sparkles are everywhere to be seen for event season, with bejewelled hair clips and dazzling drop earrings making up the sought-after styles that were made to be mixed and matched. Want to go all-out? Tie your summer party look together with an iridescent sequin pouch, delicately detailed with metallic silver beads and a sleek ring handle.

4. Hard-Case Clutches


Hard-case clutch bags are playing a significant role in our summer wardrobes, contrasting against the long, fluid hemlines that usually dominate the event-season dress code. Interpret the trend in a modern way with lustrous mother-of-pearl textures and slimline silhouettes or hail heirloom styling with vintage jacquard fabrications and gold-tone metal trims on structured boxy shapes.

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Home or Away: How to Wear Tropical Brights

Synonymous with summertime, tropical brights aren’t exactly a surprise entry to your sunshine line-up. The trick to making them feel this-season? Opt for palm-heavy floral prints and clean stripes, and weave in the natural textures of the moment for an undeniably boho finish. Here’s how we’ll be styling the look for every phase of the summer, from weekends in the park to wanderlust holidays by the pool.



Tropical Brights: At Home


The weather isn’t guaranteed at home, but that summer feeling will be. Make your bold knitwear work for a sunny-yet-mild forecast with a pair of fail-safe denim shorts and a switch to brighter accessories. Our stacked bracelet sets bring a hint of tropical chic to every day, and straw-textured bags with statement tassels will put you in a boho state of mind for the whole season.


Tropical Brights: On Holiday


Soaked in holiday sun, our latest tropical prints thrive in your beach-ready looks. Make the leisurely move from sandy strolls to sunset cocktails in a flowing maxi dress, complete with a chic, open back to show off your glow. For your double dose of the tropics, tie the look together with a trending headband. This beaded style guarantees to glint under the golden rays.



Florals not your thing? Lean into the linear prints of now with rainbow stripes instead. A chic waist-tie swimsuit is your all-out injection of colour for a day at the lido, and a woven bag is the perfect striped sidekick for whatever your itinerary has in store. Complete the look with XL sunglasses and you’re all set.


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3 Summer Shoes You Need in Your Wardrobe

Sandal season is here – but that doesn’t mean our fashion choices should be solely limited to strappy styles and flip-flops. Here, we take a closer look at the key footwear favourites that have landed in our new-in arrivals, proving that there are plenty of ways to dress from the feet up. Meet the three summer shoes you need in your wardrobe now.


1. The Pointed Flats


Flats are back. In SS19, pointed pairs are the ones to wear with skinny jeans and wide-leg denim – they have all the polish of heels but don’t comprising on comfort. As the weather heats up, take a break from black and opt for polka-dot prints and feel-good shades of sunshine yellow or for something a little more elevated, try slip-on styles in statement-making red.


2. The Mules


Mules have been a key part of our style line-up for several seasons now, but this summer’s iterations are allowing them to feel much more weather-appropriate. Luxe leather designs are replaced with lighter woven pairs in monochrome colours, with lattice detailing adding to their breathability and comfort. Wear yours with everything from denim to structured silhouettes.

3. The Sliders


Sliders make any and (all) summer looks seem effortlessly cool and the good news is that SS19’s offering is varied as they come. Soft suede and leather styles in plain colours, animal prints and 3D embellishments are yours for the taking this season, while sequinned designs in rainbow shades are the pairs to pack on your next getaway.

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