Straight from the catwalk: Get the designer look this autumn

When thinking about your winter wardrobe, chances are you haven't considered what jewellery you need to own. It isn't just clothing that is inspired by the catwalk, as designer-influenced jewellery can be the perfect finishing touch to any AW14 ensemble.

No matter what style of clothing you're rocking this season, there are numerous jewellery trends that can create a whole host of different looks with minimal effort. We've taken our top picks from the catwalk to help you decide what bling you should be wearing right now.

White gold

Most autumn/winter seasons see the top metal being yellow gold. This is because deep shades of gold work well with the richer tones that make the rounds at this time of year to create a luxury look.

However, the popularity of the ice queen look last year – which saw blues and silvers worn together to create a cooler style – has led many designers to feature white gold and platinum jewellery prominently in their collection.

Chains, layered pieces, statement necklaces and lots of sparkle are just some of the looks that were worn in white metals on the catwalks for AW14. Think over-sized, heavily detailed and eye-catching and you can't go wrong.

Pieces like this J Francis Platinum Overlay Necklace with Swarovski Zirconia are the perfect example of this trend done well. This necklace not only features a beautiful white metal, it is also encrusted with gems to create a super shiny style that can be worn with most looks.

Be opulent

Luxury is a recurring theme throughout the later months of any year. With the onset of colder weather comes the trend for thicker, richer fabrics, faux fur and lots of gems. 

This year is no different and the opulent look is lending itself to both day and night, making it the perfect choice for those that love to make a statement. 

The basics of this style is that the bigger everything is – the better. This means oversized jewellery, multiple gemstones, deep colours, bright gold and a killer attitude are all must-haves to pull it off.

Jewellery like this Gold Overlay Ruby Statement Ring is perfect, especially when worn with other statement pieces. To really work this look, choose a colour – in this case either yellow gold or ruby – and use it within all your jewellery to create a cohesive style. 

Throw some shapes

Geometric and unusually shaped jewellery is the perfect choice for those that want to take a minimalist approach this season. Simple jewellery that is all about the shapes rather than sparkle is perfect for chic monochrome styles and tunic dresses.

If you aren't one for all the over-the-top glitz and glam of the season, this is a great look for you as you are still able to make a statement but in a much more understated way.

Choose a single piece of jewellery that features a strong or unusual shape and make this the focal point of your outfit. You can wear more than one piece if you are going for small items – such as rings or earrings – but you don't want to over do it.

These Statement Collection Sterling Silver J Hoop Earrings are all about the shape as they take a slight break away from traditional hoop styles. This coupled with the beaten appearance helps them to catch the eye, while still being subtle. 

Whatever jewellery look you go for this season, make sure it reflects your own personal style. Experiment with what works together to create a complete AW14 and stay on-trend.

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