The accessory message of the season is kind of all over the place – it’s schizophrenic really. We’ve seen the return of statement bangles, yet the arm party is still surging in popularity. Bold earrings and brooches have made a big comeback. Vintage-inspired adornments are a major theme. And even daring hair accessories are trending huge. Translation: A whole lot of everything is going on.
The number of statement accessories currently on the market is making me a very happy girl. But I realize that most people don’t swoon as easily as I do when it comes to bold baubles and rhinestone-encrusted finds. I guess it’s a hit or miss kind of thing.
In a lot of ways, accessories are like fragrances. They’re both very personal in taste. Once you’ve developed a bond with a certain scent or style, it draws you in every time you smell it (or see it), whereas others scents or styles can instantly repel you.
Here are a few of my favourite scores I’ve snapped up this season. And snapped in the literal sense on Instagram, too. All of these items are still in stores – and are priced at $50 or less.
- Style: Collar necklace
- Material: Metal
- Store: Expression at The Bay
- Price: $35
- Style: Baroque earrings
- Material: Metal and plastic
- Store: H&M
- Price: $10
- Style: Large faceted stone necklace
- Material: Metal, rhinestones and rope
- Store: Express
- Price: $50
Are you a fan of ornate, elaborate and totally gutsy accessories, too? I’d love to hear where you score your favourite costume jewelry finds.