For the fashion-hungry amongst us, we avidly await a new season filled with shiny new trends to try. But, dear friends, being on-trend doesn't mean you have to commit from head to toe. If you want to test the waters before going the whole hog, simply invest in a few carefully-chosen accessories. Let us show you how...
THE TREND: Glitz & Glamour
In uncertain times, the fashion world resists the way it knows how: with sartorial eye candy of the highest form. We've seen a dialled-up version of glamour for several seasons now with the likes of Dior, Alberta Ferretti and Tom Ford offering an unabashed explosion of shimmer, sparkles and sequins.
THE JEWELLERY: Statement choker
With party season fast approaching, there's no better time to give in to the allure of cocktail dressing. To avoid looking too 'done', let your jewellery do the talking and choose a statement-making choker that adds just the right amount of glitz.
Shop the trend: Bucherer white gold necklace, £76,500
THE TREND: Nineties Nostalgia
There's comfort in the familiar so it's little wonder the runways have delivered serious nostalgia in 2017. Designers have been looking back to past decades with fondness, from Burberry's classic check to Versace's signature print, and we're all for being transported to simpler times.
THE JEWELLERY: Friendship bracelets
Feeling the throwback vibes? Side-step boob tubes and jelly sandals and instead tap into the trend more subtly by investing in Nineties-inspired accessories. Our teenage years were all about the friendship bracelets and they're now making a major comeback, this time with upmost elegance.
Shop the trend: Bucherer peekaboo bracelet, £1,200
THE TREND: New Future
In keeping with the sense of escapism, sci-fi is big news. We saw the runways awash with all things futuristic, from tweed-clad 'rocket women' at Chanel to face-to-toe glitter bodysuits at Gucci, providing the perfect way to shimmer into the new season.
THE JEWELLERY: Graphic shapes
There's no need to dress like a stormtrooper; you can pull off out-of-this world trend in small doses. A smattering of silver jewellery, like these avant-garde pieces adorned with diamonds, is a great option in the lead up to Christmas, and beyond.
THE TREND: Ice-cream Hues
Gelato-inspired shades have been sashaying down the runways in abundance, from Stella McCartney to Nina Ricci and Miu Miu, but why wait until spring to sweeten up your wardrobe? Give your wintery looks an instant uplift with soft hues that work for even the most neutral-paletted amongst us.
THE JEWELLERY: Icy gems
In the absence of actual ice-cream-eating weather, choose delicate coloured gemstones. The powder blue jewels in this ring and earrings combo make for the perfect colour pop.
5. PINK INVASION
Speaking of colour, the trend for all things pink is hanging in there for yet another season. The Tumblr tone continues to rule the runways with dreamy creations at Simone Rocha, Nina Ricci and Emilia Wickstead. It's the perfect colour therapy for combating the cold.
THE JEWELLERY: Feminine jewels
If you'd rather avoid Elle Woods comparisons, touch on the trend with well-chosen blush-hued accessories. These ladylike jewels are just the ticket for perking up a simple ensemble without going OTT on the prettiness.