Life & Style Weekend - - MAGAZINE | FASHION - WORDS: JAC­INTA EMMS When it comes to style, keep in touch with Jac­inta at www.the­fullfeathe­

Some­times the best way to make a state­ment is by be­ing piece-full. Adding spe­cial or unique pieces to your en­sem­ble is like the squeeze of lime in your sparkling water. With­out it the water still sparkles, but the zing of lime makes all the dif­fer­ence. It’s no se­cret I love a good state­ment piece.

I’m sit­ting here sur­rounded by beads, ban­gles and other beau­ti­ful things. The com­bi­na­tions are end­less and with each piece pos­sess­ing its own per­son­al­ity, it’s in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult not to play dress up all day.

I espe­cially love pieces that seem out of place, ones that make you stop and think. They are at­ten­tion grab­bers.

You can do it re­ally well with day wear. Try your favourite denim shorts, sim­ple shirt and san­dals, now pick up your bejewelled bag and away you go. Glam in an in­stant.

Un­der no cir­cum­stances should you trust any­body who ad­vises to “only se­quin of an evening”.

Se­quins, sparkles and spec­tac­u­lar pieces are for any time of the day, when­ever the mood strikes.

When you be­lieve this, you’ll find the mood strikes more of­ten and you’ll be feel­ing fab­u­lous all of the time.

Def­i­nitely take a fancy to ban­gles. Mix and match to suit your mood. This is an ex­cel­lent opportunit­y to ex­per­i­ment with un­usual com­bi­na­tions, clash colours or part­ner pat­terned with plain and tex­tured.

More is mar­vel­lous, but if you’re hav­ing con­cerns about the jan­gle of your ban­gles, opt for only one that’s dis­tinct and stands out.

If you don’t mind an­nounc­ing your ar­rival, be musical and wear them all. You can find them in sec­ond-hand to high-end bou­tiques.

There are so many won­der­ful things like belts, bags, neck­laces and rings. Just re­mem­ber each piece must be com­fort­able.

No one wants to be con­stantly read­just­ing them­selves, espe­cially when it comes to ear­rings.

We all love show­stop­ping sparklers and noth­ing brightens your face more than th­ese amaz­ing adorn­ments. How­ever, this is when you re­ally need to watch your weight. If they’re too heavy you’re not likely to wear them of­ten, leav­ing them des­tined to dec­o­rate your dress­ing ta­ble.

The most im­por­tant things to con­sider when pon­der­ing accessorie­s or any fash­ion­able pieces is how do they make you feel?

Or how do you want to feel? Edgy, feminine, strong or cheer­ful? What­ever it is, use th­ese pieces to tell your tale. You could wear the same out­fit ev­ery sin­gle day and make it look com­pletely dif­fer­ent with only accessorie­s.

Per­haps not if it’s a mag­nif­i­cent full-length flo­ral dress … in which case the dress would be the talk­ing piece, and you’d keep your accessorie­s sim­ple, or would you? It’s your wardrobe and your mood so do it your way.

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LIVE IT UP: Beads and ban­gles can add that some­thing spe­cial to any out­fit.

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JAN­GLE YOUR BAN­GLES: More is mar­vel­lous but make sure it’s com­fort­able.

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