Choose from punk-like black and silver rings, sculptural but delicate gold jewellery, and the most fun and kooky pop-art rings.

PLAYING PUNK
Think serpents and skulls in black and silver or a dramatic embellished necklace.

4 hot accessory trends and how to wear them PUNK

CLOTHES: 5cm polyester jacket, $179, from I.T. PU leather skirt (price unavailable) from Calvin Klein Platinum.

ACCESSORIES: Silver ear cuff, $89, and silver ear stud with ear cuff, $239, from Thomas Sabo. Plastic collar, $45, from Depression. Acrylic choker with rhinestones, $79.90, from Frost. (On model’s right hand; from top, left to right) Ambush silver bangle, $1,300, from Salon by Surrender. Metal ring, $19.90, from Frost. Silver ring (price unavailable) from Bering. Silver ring with crystals, $919, from Thomas Sabo. Ambush rhodium-plated silver ring, $420, from Salon by Surrender. Metal ring, $19.90, from Frost. (On model’s left hand; from top, left to right) Leather and silver bracelets, $145 each, and metal cuff, $145, from Agnes B. Silver bead bracelet, $1,849, from Thomas Sabo. Silver ring, $495, from Vivienne Westwood. Ceramic ring with crystals, $126, from Bering. Silver ring, $19, silver ring with crystals, $126, and stainless steel ring, $49, from Bering. Silver ring with crystals, $679, from Vivienne Westwood. Metal ring, $15.90, from Frost.

MODERN TRIBAL
The new take on tribal? Mix these up – fabric-wrapped beads, metal hardware, tassels and plaited rope.

4 hot accessory trends and how to wear them MODERN TRIBAL

CLOTHES: Cotton-blend cropped top (price unavailable) from Bimba Y Lola. Polyester pants, $49.90.

ACCESSORIES: Embroidered canvas earrings with rhinestones, $24.90, cotton rope choker with plastic beads, $39.90, and multi-strand metal bead necklace, $39.90, from H&M. (On model’s wrist, from left) Metal bead bracelet, $14.90, from H&M. Plastic bead bracelet, $29.90 for a set of two, from Dorothy Perkins. Canvas bracelet, $39.90, from H&M. (On model’s hand, from top) Gold-plated ring, $24, from Bering. Metal rings with chain, $16, from Topshop. Metal rings with chain, $16, from Topshop. Gold-plated ring, $24, from Bering.

MINIMAL GOLD
Gold still looks minimalist, but put aside your thick cuffs or chokers now – it’s all about thin, fl at pieces.

4 hot accessory trends and how to wear them MINIMAL GOLD

CLOTHES: Silk-blend dress, $125, from Cos.

ACCESSORIES: Gold-plated silver earrings with quartz, $178, from Joannel.com. Normitany metal necklace, $220, from Salon by Surrender. (On model’s right arm, from top) Metal rings, $13 for a set of two, from Topshop. Normitany metal cuff, $230, metal cuff with crystals, $180, and metal cuff, $250, from Salon by Surrender. (On model’s left hand; from left) Maison Martin Margiela metal rings, $460 for a set of four, from Salon by Surrender. Metal cuff, $29, from Topshop.

WEIRD & WONDERFUL
It’s not just about bright colours. Look for fun, oversized motifs and shapes like mermaids and eyeballs.

4 hot accessory trends and how to wear them WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

CLOTHES: Polyester dress, $89, from Topshop.

ACCESSORIES: Metal and acrylic necklace, $43, from Topshop. Metal earrings, $15.90, from Frost. (On model’s right hand, from left) Gold-plated silver ring with quartz and amethysts, $330, from Joannel.com. Metal double ring $235, from Vivienne Westwood. Metal rings, $75.80 for a set of two, from Frost. Rosegold-plated silver ring with quartz and amethysts, $330, from Joannel.com. Metal and plastic ring, $39.90, from Frost. (On model’s left hand; from left, top to bottom) Metal double ring with faux pearls, $7, from Forever 21. Metal double ring with rhinestones, $150, from Bimba Y Lola. Metal ring with rhinestones, $29.90, from Frost. Metal ring, $13, from Forever 21. Metal and plastic ring, $39.90, and metal ring with rhinestones, $29.90, from Frost.

This story was first published in Her World magazine, May 2014 issue.