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Like to keep things classic? So do we. But there’s no need for your personal pieces to look dated. Elevate your everyday go-to’s – that locket necklace you love so dearly, that gold heirloom bangle – by pairing them with a punchy red lip and a stiff cotton collar. By updating the elements, your old favorites feel fresh and inspired. Take note of SS18 collections from brands like Jacquemus and Brock Collection, where romantic designs were given a thoughtful, modern twist. It’s a look that screams look at me. You might think that piling on the diamonds is reserved for the magpies, but it’s surprisingly easy to pull off. Mix sparkling jewels with textures of equal opulence; crushed velvet and slinky silks share the same light-reflecting qualities and mix well with glittery accoutrements (even well after the holidays.) The key is keeping things luxe, but casual in tops and bottoms with languid silhouettes – think a strong trouser and wrap top. Wear with confidence, or not at all.

 

From Sophie Bille Brahe to Anissa Kermiche, every ItGirl, editor and in-between has been spotted in these understated statement pieces. These modern marvels are sleek and shiny with nod to 60s mod. Opt for architectural elements in polished metals – gold orbs, silver spheres – to dress up a casual look with quiet elegance. If you are feeling adventurous, match your jewelry to the design on your top, whether it be a spotty dotted blouse or the buttons of your favorite denim jacket.

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