Statement earrings like Cheryl!

Never mind all the fuss about Cheryl Fernando-whatshername’s green dress, and Simon Cowell’s subsequent (and pretty unoriginal and unfunny) Kermit comment, I was more interested in those earrings she was wearing on last Saturday’s X Factor!

Cheryl x factor green dress earringsThey were earrings to die for! Gorgeous, glorious, huge diamond encrusted drops. They were whoppers of the earrings world. If you’re going to wear earrings, why not make them a statement? And that’s exactly what Cheryl did on Saturday night.

So, want to copy her earring style? Easy. Just make sure they’re big, bold and sparkly. Keep them simple (well, as simple as big sparkly earrings get!) by sticking to rhinestone and diamante gems. And BHS do clip-ons for those of you without pierced ears! Choose from huge chandeliers, or slightly smaller if that’s too much, or French Connection’s long column drop style might be more your thing?

cheryl earrings x factor oneClockwise,from top left: Chandelier earrings, £9.99, New Look, large clear stone drops, £12, Jon Richmond @ Debenhams, white floral drops, £12, JOY, smaller teardrop drops, £8, Claire’s Accessories, clip-on drops, £5, BHS, column crystal drops, £19, French Connection

Gorgeous bold, autumnal coloured stones make your earrings a real statement. Pearls and tassels at H&M look fantastic, and filigree styles make your earrings a little softer if chunky isn’t really doing it for you.

cheryl earrings xfactor twoClockwise, from top left: Pink and blue chandeliers, £7.99, H&M, red and black stone drops, £8, JOY, pearl and tassel drops, £9.99, H&M, blue and gold, £12, Jon Richards @ Debenhams, green stone drops, £7.99, New Look, red stone filigree earrings, £6, Claire’s Accessories

Ice cold pastels and neutral shades in your statement earrings are the perfect complement for winter whites.

chery earrings x factor threeClockwise, from top left: Neutral stone drops, £22, Mood by Jon Richard @ Debenhams, large pastel pink chandelier drops, £9.99, New Look, turquoise filigree drops, £6, Claire’s Accessories, muted tone chandeliers, £12, Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams, purple pastel drops, £7.99, New Look, white drop earrings, £12.99, H&M


Just Jewellery

Jewellery – the easiest way to spruce up an outfit. Add a bit of bling to a simple dress, or t-shirt and jeans combo and you’re ready for a night on the town. Jewellery isn’t just an addition to an outfit – it can make an outfit!

Autumn winter always makes it easier to pile on the jewels – costumes jewellery comes into its own in the run-up to Christmas.

Mix and match metals and textures. Forget the rules – gold looks great with silver, and mismatched brooches, earrings and necklaces look great, Layer on the rhinestones for grown-up glamour, or keep it punk with some thick gold chains, and studs.

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WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Stud details cuff, £9.99, New Look, wings earrings, £5, Claire’s Accessories, mixed metal chain necklace, £7.99, New Look, eagle ring, £6.99, H&M, chandelier disc earrings, £10, Wallis @ BHS (in store from October)

Make a statement with a big chunky ring. Statement necklaces are still around, but aren’t as huge as they have been in the last few years. Add a bit of colour with your jewellery if your outfit is monochrome with a textured piece.

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WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Red textured necklace, £12.99, studded ring, £3.99, both H&M, rhinestone detail necklace £20, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, flower stone bracelet, £14, Wallis @ BHS, rhinestone cuff, £16.50, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS

Earrings are a great way of adding a big piece of jewellery to any outfit. For winter think big, chunky and glamorous – old Hollywood rhinestone styles, perhaps? Textured tassels, or shiny perspex circles might be more your style.

jewellerry earringsWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): triangle mixed metal earrings, £9.99, New Look, chevron drop earrings, £12.50, tassel earrings, £12.99, H&M, green vintage style earrings, £tbc, New Look, tortoiseshell circles, £7.99, H&M

Gold is the colour of choice for metals this season. Mix gold tones, layer it up, and add simple stones for subtle impact, or bold coloured stones for a big statement with your jewellery.

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WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Three chain chunky gold necklace, £14, Claire’s Accessories, stone ring, £10, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, simple chain drop earrings, £5.50, Claire’s Accessories, gold chain eagle necklace, £6.99, H&M, red drop earrings, £12.50, Wallis @ BHS

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions