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As a student it’s difficult to keep up with all the latest trends without finding yourself way too far in your overdraft. A great way of combatting these fiscal limitations is to keep your outfit simple whilst relying on accessories to stay on trend. If you’re keen to keep your spending to a minimum, there are three must-have items this season which you’d be crazy to not spend your student loan on.
The Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks were overflowing with bejewelled trinkets and treasures in rainbow colours, styles which have already landed on the high street as simple ways to refresh your look. These new designs come in collars and chunky necklaces, and should be the focal point of any outfit. Pair with white shift style pieces and boyfriend jeans for off-duty cool. Not a fan of bright colours? Try statement collars in pastel hues, I’m a big fan of the pieces on www.chelseadoll.co.uk, a site which stocks some amazing floral bib necklaces in mint green, lilac and pastel blue for just over a tenner. Statement jewellery is a trend which isn’t going anywhere, so bite the bullet and buy a simple statement piece in blues, cream or black. I’m still wearing my collars and chains which I bought in November due to their plain style, which doesn’t date your outfit.
For more delicate pieces try www.shopdixi.com , a site dedicated to providing you with a plethora of intricate bits to add to your jewellery collection. My favourite items are the beautifully designed midi rings which are perfect to stack, adding a little interest to any look. From Instagram to Pinterest, stacking and midi rings have taken the fashion world by storm, so add sparkle for your fingers this season with these beauties. For a classic look, combine your rings with one of Dixi’s gorgeous natural stone necklaces for the perfect festival style.
Hoop earrings are the final big buy for Spring/Summer 2014, ushered in by the return of the 90s grunge trend. Spotted on so many celebs and bloggers at Coachella, hoop earrings also fit well with the seventies inspired looks which have reared their heads again this season. Size-wise, opt for significant hoops, while steering clear of Lilly Allen’s moon sized hoops from her ‘Smile’ days. Hoops too small, you look like a housewife, hoops too big and overnight you become a circus performer. Try Mango and Zara for a grown up take on the look, otherwise throw caution to the wind and pop your mum’s in, just please don’t team them with corkscrew curls unless your Solange Knowles. Girls, you have been warned.