At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 93
Ted Baker Belvas
Ted Baker, £39,
Karen Millen, £45,
Disney Couture, £45
What to bring
and what to leave
Unless you have special travel
insurance and your holiday
destination has a safe, don't take
the diamond necklace or solid gold
cuff. That's asking for trouble.
Instead, go for a range of striking
costume stuff. Holidays are a great time
to expand your jewellery collection to
include some inexpensive basics.
Pieces that can be switched and
dressed up for day or night are perfect
for mixing up a look, as well as one
or two statement pieces that can
transform the most basic outfit.
One such essential is a pair of doubleuse elegant earrings - for example, Ted
Baker's Concentric Crystal Earrings that
can change from sparkly day studs to
stand-out evening drops in seconds.
And the matching ring from the same
collection can also be mixed and matched.
TIP: Pierce tiny holes in spare business
cards or even small pieces of cardboard
and use them for keeping pairs of studs
or dangly earrings together.
Another perfect travel accessory that
can be worn in multiple ways is the
brooch. Pin one to your beach sarong to
keep it in place, at the same time adding
a surprise touch of daytime glamour.
A brooch will work twice as hard if it's
right for evenings too. Again, Ted Baker
has the ans er an opulent oral brooch
delicately embellished with Swarovski
crystal - it's a piece that's guaranteed to
put your style in the spotlight. Thinking
to mind the
with a longline
chain. It's the sort of small,
statement necklace that's so
useful on holiday because it can be
worn with almost everything and at
any hour of the day.
TIP: Straws are perfect for wrapping
around slender necklaces to prevent
them from tangling together.
hether on a fine band or on a large
statement setting, bangles offer an
eye-catching stacked silhouette and
are an ideal accessory for your holiday
wardrobe whatever your schedule.
But take lots with you and mix them
around to change the look. For instance,
pick different coloured ones to echo
the various shades in your outfit,
or pair dazzling crystal bangles with,
say, vivid wooden ones and create
a match made in heaven.
TIP: Start your holiday in style and
wear your bangles on the journey
- it will save packing time and space.
Question of contrast
Holidays often involve contrasting trips,
from exploring tropical temples to
shopping in smart cities, and - particularly
if you're touring - it's handy to bring a
necklace that works 24/7.
Look for something like the Karen
Millen Evolution choker - it's perfect for
taking you from tropical and trendy to
city chic and everything in between.
A choker like this will pair equally well
ith your oral ma i or long evening
gown. And the rose-gold tones will
complement your holiday tan!
Pack with perfection
If you want to keep your jewellery
totally pristine, buy a dedicated
travel wallet, such as the pretty Ted
Baker Jewellery Roll. It has separate
compartments for stowing earrings,
bracelets and necklaces and latches
safely shut via a press snap.
Be aware that certain materials do not
react well to water, and especially sea
water or chlorine in swimming pools.
Even bright sunshine can harm certain
delicate pieces of jewellery, as can
the properties in sun cream.
As for cleaning, buy a little packet
of alcohol wipes to clean your jewellery
at the end of the day. This should keep
the precious metals and crystals from
changing colour or damaging.
Finally, remember that if you wear
the same piece for long periods in
hot sunshine, you may risk ending up
with strange-looking tan lines!
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