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Top reasons to love summer

1. Kitsch nail art. Watermelons, ice creams, smiling suns - the hilarious opportunities are endless...

2. Permission to dress like you're on holiday - or at a festival - or just a bit of a hippie. Floaty skirts, sparkly bronzer, your granny's clip on earrings. Yes my friend, that is totally fine for your 9am work meeting. The weather gods officially say, 'allow it'.

3. Large glasses of rose with ice. Frightfully tacky in the winter, positively Mediterranean in the sunshine.

4. No. More. Tights. Goodbye awkward yanking, constant ladder threat and wrinkly ankle sagas - see ya in October. Me, done (said in voice of Obama obvs).

5. Colourpoping. No more black and grey (unless teamed with a rather natty yellow) army. Let the individuality blossom, let the rainbow explode!

6. Lunch time work beers transform. From depressing huddles moaning in dank pubs, to must-be grabbed opportunities to get a tan and chat about exciting weekend plans. Factually good for team bonding by the end of a sesh.

7. Layering takes on a whole new meaning. Screw you thermals and that bulky just-in-case extra jumper, hello flouncy kimono and stack-em-high bracelets.

    And, even when the weather doesn't come to you, embrace colour blocking for the day - and I can guarantee at least three comments about bringing the summer with you. Doing it for yourself, nothing like it.

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    Essential Earrings for your Collection

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    Whatever your level of passion for earrings is, there are a couple of must haves. Trends will come and go, but these will see you through the ups and down of life (okay, not literally) and always remain stylish.

    The hoop earring is your most basic essential. It will be continuously useful. If it's a large or chunky hoop it can make you feel instantly confident. It can also totally evoke a no-messing attitude boost. Yes you may observe I am wearing massive badass hoops. Why? Because why the hell not?!

    Hoops can also dress down a fancy outfit. To help you get some daytime wear out of those party clothes you really love, but just don't quite have enough occasions for. They look great totally casual with stripes and jeans, or simply sexy with a deep red lip and Latin vibe.

    So versatile. So needed in your life. Dinny Hall do a great quality signature hoop, as well as some more risque variations. And BTW this look is totally hot right now. Even real fashion types like French Vogue are featuring hoops - so it must be true. 

    My other staple earring is a chunky bold 80s-inspired stud. Check out The Power Lineup to see what I mean. These bad boys have the opposite power to a hoop. They can totally dress up a casual outfit - or take a glam look to a whole new wow dimension.

    In particular, a strong simple solid gold stud will always see you right. For me, they define a fierce jewellery collection and are the classic style that just keeps giving. Totally wearable and instantly stylish.

    Woman wearing gold stud statement earring

    Check out some wicked fashion icons who know how to work a good Power earring on our PINterest page. A good earring can definitely be empowering. A confident earring sets you up for a confident day.

     

    Where to Find Unique Jewellery

    Woman wearing statement earrings in New York

    The world is full of kickass earrings just waiting to be discovered. And New York is just one great place to seek and explore. The people watching is captivating. The architecture is epic. Imposing, bold and intense. Just like a good earring.

    When you’re in town, there are some top places it’s worth making time for.

    First up and keeping it central, there are loads of crazy jewellery shops around Nomad on Broadway. They are cheap and outrageous. It literally feels like being in a bizarre sweet shop. The vintage stores around Lower East side are also really fun places to seek out more stylish gems. Start at David Owens Vintage Clothing at 161 Rivington and then explore the neighbourhood. Last month we found some great metal earrings shaped like fried eyes in Manhattan's Chelsea Flea Market. They are properly kitsch with plenty of personality.

    Forget the subway and walk over the imposing Brooklyn Bridge (well worth the effort) to explore sprawling Flea markets. If you happen to be lucky enough to be there when A Current Affair (a pop-up vintage marketplace that also visits LA) is open, make sure you cement it in your diary. That's where you'll find the premo stuff. And even if you're not game for a splurge, it's fascinating to wander around. Check out some great lots originally sourced from Brooklyn hotspots in The Throwback Set.

    There's nothing better than that rush of adrenaline when you spot a good layout of treasure. It's the anticipation of finding something in the mix that you know you just can't leave without. Check out our range of fashion forward earrings inspired by New York icons in The Power Lineup.

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