It’s time for a bit of old jingle-jangle
LONDON: Newton’s Third Law is for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Extend that theory to everyday life and for every diet there is a binge, for every understated outfit there is a spectacular accessory. And hooray for that, for who doesn’t love a cheery, eye-catching bag or piece of costume jewellery? It doesn’t matter what your budget is when shopping for bags, earrings and rings as there are as many wonderful items available for a tenner on the high street as there are for triple figures at expensive stores.
Particularly joyous and life-affirming are 1980s-style accessor- ies. The decade that made Thierry Mugler and Christian Lacroix famous is often unfairly maligned as brash and tasteless, but in fact those dramatic designs, oversized geometric earrings, jumbo bangles or primary coloured leather handbags brim with joie de vivre. These days, two of the contemporary designers most responsible for driving fashion forward, Phoebe Philo at Celine and JW Anderson at his eponymous label and Spanish luxury label, Loewe, have styled the most recent iof their ready-to-wear collections with oversized earrings, bangles, chokers and pendants. – The Independent