Written by Alex Dade.

Jewellery is all about making a statement this autumn/winter. Gold chains, jewel heavy necklaces and vintage inspired pieces are all key when it comes to being bang on trend this season.

The statement necklace

A must have in anyone’s wardrobe; the statement necklace. Any statement necklace must take over an outfit and be the first thing anyone looks at. Team with a chunky jumper during the day or little back dress at night; this accessory goes with just about everything.

Accessorize are a great example of where you can grab your big and bold necklaces. If you want a necklace to get you right through to Christmas opt for jewels and winter sparkles similar to the ones above.

If Olivia Palermo and Beyoncé are wearing statement jewellery, then there is no excuse not to hit the high street.

A top tip; look in all high street stores and you may find a statement bargain, try Primark and walk out with two necklaces for under a tenner. 

The ‘Great Gatsby’ inspired

Following the release of the Great Gatsby, all high street stores are going 20’s mad with their accessories. Embracing the 20’s glam look; jewellery combines winter sparkles and classic vintage colours and pearls, both key trends this autumn/winter.

Dive into this historic look by buying long earrings, collar necklaces and bangles; why not look in River Island and Accessorize for some glitzy alternatives to the real thing?

If Daisy Buchanan from the Great Gatsby can wear 20’s glam, then so can we.

A top tip; look in your grandma’s jewellery collection as there will be something perfect in there for the Gatsby look.  

The never goes out of fashion

The one item you should always have in your collection is a chunky gold chain, it’s like the leather jacket in the accessories world as it goes with everything and is a staple in any wardrobe.

Not only is it a must have for this autumn/winter but it will also take you right through the year to spring/summer 2014. It is the sort of item that won’t be out of fashion any time soon as it’s so versatile.

The gold chain comes in a variety of sizes and lengths making it ideal for any outfit and completing your winter look perfectly. This statement piece of jewellery can be bought in most major retailers on the high street starting out from as little as £5.

A top tip; put the chain underneath a shirt and chunky knit combination for the perfect way to wear.