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The Choker Is In!

And other fashion nuggets

BY YAZA Kenya Team

Aug 04, 2021, 02:06 PM

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They say that if you pick a great outfit, you're halfway through to having a great day. And we all know no outfit is complete without an accessory.

Accessories are the budget and body-friendly answer to the old "I have nothing to wear" questions. And this season, accessories are set to take center stage. Summer accessories are eye-catching, head-turning and nostalgic and here are our must-haves for the season ahead.


Thick, chunky and heavily embellished are the types of chockers we will be rocking this season. It's pretty much an ode to the 90s but with a very modern update, so forget the shoestring and dainty versions that we wore as kids.

 These pieces are here to take up space with a cheeky attitude. Designers have showcased an array of offerings from eye-catching jewel-encrusted styles to those with a more edgy twist, including buckle details. Whatever your normal style, now is not the time to play it safe!

Animal Print Everything

Tap into your wild side through animal motif jewellery. From tigers to wild birds and everything in between it's time to get in touch with nature with colourful flamingo and parrot pieces. Bracelets and necklaces adorned with jungle creatures and oversized bejewelled animal rings are what will be topping the trends list for 2020. These accessories are really striking so it's best to pair them with something muted.

Hoop Earrings

There's nothing quite like a pair of hoop earrings to bring about the sass. The style never really faded away but this year has gone over the top. Bold, oversized hoops were seen decorating the lobes of models as they strutted down the 2020 runways and we couldn't help but to stop and stare. From door knocker styles to double hooped ones and those in mixed metallics, hoop earrings will be spicing up our accessory arsenal and we are here for it! 

Quirky Accessories

When it comes to quirky accessories think unconventional pieces such as safety pins, keys, silhouettes and charms for pens and notebooks. These pieces whether they be earrings or a necklace will definitely add an interesting touch to your outfit and also draw attention to your face which is never a bad thing.

Individual Style

Have you ever lost one earring and thought to yourself "damn now I can never wear these again"? Well not anymore. Introducing the one earring trend. It's true that not everything we see on the runway works in reality but this particular inspiration is a must.

The trick to pulling it off though is to wear one really dramatic earring so it becomes the highlight of your look and provides just enough drama on its own. If you feel slightly apprehensive to try this one out you can always be sneaky about it and pair a real statement earring with a simple stud on the other ear to create some type of balance.

Hopefully, this has you as excited as we are to stock up and we're sure you have already started mentally putting your outfits together. Don’t forget accessories are a girl's best friend so don’t be shy to go all the way with it.

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