Monday, 22 April 2013

Nautical But Nice

With the first signs of Spring this past weekend, we can finally turn our attention to the prospect of those long-awaited holidays and our summer dreams of being a highflying jetsetter. Ok, so maybe this is just a dream, but we can at least dress like an ultra trendy jetsetter right? 

It seems as though I have eagerly awaited Summer since December 26th and now the high street has finally caught up with me!  Packed with our favourite holiday buys, what better time to start preparing for the best months of the year? On the Spring/Summer catwalks, we saw everything from tribal, graphic prints, monochrome to even neon scrunchies! Now that I’m over the trauma of the idea of having to wear a scrunchie again, I’m ready to embrace the cool, ultra stylish and ever favourite trend of nautical. 

From Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, Marc Jacobs and Ted Baker, here at Ernest Jones we have a range of jewellery and watches to make sure your wardrobe is Spring ready with lots of nautical goodies, sure to transform your look into every bit the jet set glamour goddess. 

Nautical lives and breathes through the blood of Michael Kors, and this seasons collection is portraying bigger, bolder and brighter colours than ever before. Navy and white form the basis of the nautical look, so what happens when we throw some yellow and green into the mix?! Genius, that’s what happens! I can’t get enough of this yellow and white Stripped Jet Set travel Tote. With tan detailing and the iconic ‘MK’ logo, this bag is perfect for fitting in everything from your mobile phone, to your pool side towel this Summer;  we won’t be going to the beach without one! So for every beautiful bag, we of course need a staple watch to keep our tans in check! This Michael Kors white leather strap watch with gold detailing is perfect for adding a little beach chic to your look. Teamed with a little sun-kissed glow, this watch is sure to make you stand out from the crowds.

Gold detailing is key for the nautical trend, whether it be on decorative buttons, bag motifs, or buckles on your favourite pair of sandals.  Dare to colour block? Team a navy maxi, simple white vest and your essential striped beach bag with this statement, gold plated Marc Jacobs watch to give your look a little seaside spin.

You can go stripey or you can go home! Stripes are an essential part of the nautical look, and horizontal stripes do not have to mean beached whale this summer; accessories can be the perfect way to incorporate this key element into your look. This Armani rose gold-plated bracelet, complete with black striped charms, is a great way to give your look a subtle nautical edge this Summer. This bracelet screams cocktails and dancing to me, so teamed with a floaty maxi dress and statement clutch bag, is sure to turn your holiday evening style into an enviable ensemble of ‘straight off the catwalk’ chic.

For a classic red, white and blue look, Chamilia is a great way to create vivid, custom bracelets and ideal for adding a nautical edge to your summer look. For a limited time only, you will also receive a free bead* when you spend over £60 on Chamilia. Another sea-side inspired favourite is of course knots and Ted Baker have embraced this trend with some quirky rope inspired jewellery pieces. This silver plated knot ring is perfect for giving your look a little nautical edge.

Accessorise with Ernest Jones this Spring/Summer for a nautical spin on this season’s style; sure to add jetsetter status to your every look. 

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Friday, 5 April 2013

Graphics, Neon & Tribal S/S'13 trends!

With snow, ice and brisk winds slowly becoming a distant memory and the sun desperately trying to make an appearance, I think we can finally get away with saying that spring really is trying to arrive; pass me the sandals! Ok, maybe we’re a little keen, but pumps are atleast acceptable, right? Now the clocks have jumped forward, stealing a precious hour of our sleeping time, there is only one silver lining to this cloud and that is the anticipation for those warmer days and longer evenings and starting those oh so important summer plans. I for one, can’t wait to ditch my coat and gloves for some lighter spring/summer options and with so many great ones to choose from, I’m excited! This season we have seen the return of some of my favourite fashion trends including, neon brights, animal print and tribal graphics, which are all key for the creation of your Spring/Summer looks. 

With such bold and busy trends it may be difficult deciding the best way to include these in your spring/summer wardrobe. If you’re not quite ready to step out in leopard print, or a neon dress, add a pop of colour with statement jewellery and watches from Ernest Jones to make sure you’re ahead of the fashion pack. 

With neon a must, add a minimal splash of colour to your outfit with a statement necklace, a striking watch or eye-catching bag. I can’t get enough of the Cambridge Satchel Company at the moment especially their Fluoro range available in a selection of electric neon colours are sure to stand out from the crowds, perfect for festival season! Whilst a bag is essential for all the necessities, neon accessories that scream simplistic chic are also a great way to incorporate this trend. Marc by Marc Jacobs watches are perfect as they have a great selection of beautifully bright coloured timepieces ideal for finishing off your neon look and of course ensuring you do not miss your favourite festival acts!

Another favourite trend of mine this season is tribal. Indulge in the bold graphic prints and tribal-esque theme with bold, earthy, ceramic and wooden inspired jewellery and watches. This statement necklace from Gucci with bamboo is a simple and sophisticated way to give your outfit a tribal edge.

If you’re after a tribal look that’s a little on the wild side then animal prints are also back this season. This Zebra print Michael Kors watch, with a grey stone set bezel, is an effortless way of giving your outfit a touch of animal inspired glamour. I’m also a huge fan of the tortoiseshell watches; teamed with gold and rose gold detailing, these watches make for the ideal fashion accessory full of safari instinct. 

Shop the latest fashion trends for Spring/Summer at Ernest Jones.