When I was younger I ALWAYS wanted to be Esmerelda, I loved her gorgeous long, curly hair and the colour’s on her outfit seemed so luxurious. So imagine my excitement when Santa (aka my amazing mother) finally bought me her costume. I literally remember living in that outfit, I wore it day in day out and it was the source of much conflict as my parents tried to wrestle me from it. The best bit about the outfit was the little golden coins that hung delicately from the pretty purple sash, I loved how they looked, I loved how they sounded and I loved overall look. So can you imagine my utter delight that coins are finally back in fashion.
It was at the Dolce and Gobanna SS14 show that we first saw coins take the runway and they adorned everything from dresses to pretty pieces of jewellery. So it was only a matter of time before they were added to the collections of our favourite stores. They started to appear in last years collections but this year they have finally taken over the jewellery racks and adorn every possible type of bling. The best thing about this trend is that the gold will look incredible atop a summer tan.
Here are a few of my favourite pieces.
Double engraved gold coin necklace // (£6.50, Topshop) I wonder if Holly Willoughby has a trendsetting sixth sense because her coin necklace is never far from her neckline. This subtle, simple and easy to wear necklace is the easiest way to add the coin look to your wardrobe and is especially appropriate for those that are fearful of wearing too much jewellery. This will look gorgeous for any occasion, whether it be the office or dinner with colleagues and is the perfect choice for everyday wearability. I particularly love how it looks with lower necklines.
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Gold Coin Repeater Necklace // (£12.00, River Island) If you’re a “go hard or go home” kind of person then the above option is likely to be on the too safe side of the spectrum for your bold and confident style. In that case this pretty River Island necklace is far more likely to tick all your boxes and will look gorgeous with your summer outfits. This will be your best friend if you’re looking for a lazy glam-upping tool and it will immediately refresh any plain outfit.
Gold toned repeater anklet // (6.00, River Island) If you’re not a huge necklace fan than a gorgeous anklet is the perfect alternative because as the 90s have a revival so to do these pretty pieces of jewellery. Worn with a gorgeous day dress, a pair of funky pedal pushers or denim shorts, this versatile piece is the perfect alternative.
Fabric and Coin drop necklace // (£16.50, Topshop) If you can’t wear coin jewellery at a festival then when the heck can you and this pretty, playful necklace is perfect for every festival goer. It’s pretty hippy vibe will pull together any thrown together outfit and an instant style update!
So do you like the coin trend?