Workwear can get repetitive, which is why we both love a bright bag to transform our outfits. But the transformative power of accessories isn’t limited to bags.
You know much we love a statement earring. And Alice wouldn’t be without her myriad bangles. Jewellery - just like a bag - is the perfect way to bring personality to an otherwise sombre workwear situation. Here’s our essential guide to the Summer’s best.
Phanella’s corporate edit: For us corporate types, classic yet quirky is what you’re looking for. Look for pieces that are minimal - metallics for example - and clean lines. We love a chunky earring with a crisp white shirt. But delicate pieces look great with a classic shirt or jacket. And don’t forget the power of the belt to add shape and colour to a classic dress.
Topshop, Ball & Bar Drop Earrings, £8.50, Kenneth Jay Lane, Rose gold-tone cuff, £33.60 , Maje, Rope Belt With Jewellery Detailing, £68 (I have worn this on repeat all Summer, x Phan) , Boden, Justina Necklace, £40.00 ,ASOS, Hammered Metal Drop Earrings, £6.00
Alice’s creative edit: You are free to make a statement with your jewels. Clashing colours are our theme of the Summer - experiment to find combinations that work. A chunky necklace accents a breton top. Or layer smaller pieces to create a boho look. Finally, tasseled earrings - you can never have too many.
Topshop, Fan Fringe Collar Necklace, £14.50 , ASOS, Ottoman Hands, Large Rectangle Aqua Ring, £54.00 ,Whistles, Two Part Statement Earring, £35.00 , Matches, CHLOÉ, Otis layered bracelet, £365 , Topshop, Tassel Drop Beaded Earrings, £14.00 (These have been my Summer staples, x Alice)