Winter's Most Sensational Accessories

Shrinking violet or show pony? Whatever your personality, make a statement with your accessories


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Seventies’ baker boy caps and faux fur prevailed for Prada’s Fall 2017 collection, and this patchwork python print handbag, $5750, teamed with Lucilla Gray’s clip-on earrings, $89, are a match made in retro heaven. BYO teddy bear.

We get it . . . our national preference for all things black runs deep, but what if we played with its textural capabilities? Channel Trinity from The Matrix and go for sci-fi black — think mock-croc leathers and the slippery sheen of an iPhone 7 Plus. The classic hue gets a sexy update that’s anything but basic. Zambesi overnight bag $1115. Adam Selman x Le Specs sunglasses $129. Dune London boots $250. Adidas Y-3 visor, $150, from Zambesi. Meadowlark sterling silver hoop earrings $1059. Apple iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black $1429.

18ct rose gold and amethyst bracelet, $11,395, from Partridge Jewellers. Tiffany & Co. cocktail ring $2400. Meadowlark onyx cocktail ring, from $4705. Louis Vuitton purse $2810.

Sixties’ Op-Art adds plenty of interest when it comes to wearing a bold print for winter. Dip your toes quite literally into these Marques’ Almeida ankle boots, $847, from The Shelter and pop on these inlaid Perspex earrings by Doodad & Fandango, $99, from World, for a one-way ticket out of Squaresville.

Leather straps! Roman numerals! So classic, it’s almost forward thinking. Add a beautiful timepiece that will never date to any ensemble and you’re good to go. Don’t be late. Cartier Ballon Bleu 42mm rose gold watch with leather strap, $36,350, from Partridge Jewellers.

Make like a stylish mademoiselle traipsing around the Tuileries in sexy black and gold with these dramatic add-ons: the perfect way to take your mid-winter special occasions look to the next level. Christian Dior handbag $4900. YSL Beauty powder blush, $96, from selected department stores and Farmers. Prada satin pumps $1730. Louis Vuitton necklace $2700.

Be inspired by the colours and sights of Mother Nature with a thoughtful selection of earth-inspired jewels, like this vintage amber beaded necklace, $360 from Silk Gallery, and bone necklace handmade by Jane Burn on Waiheke Island, $110 from The Shelter.

Ivy-league and Seven Sisters style will never date — just add an interesting silk blend print scarf for a point of interest to preppy essentials such as beautiful loafers and a pair of well-read spectacles. Lewis Fredericks horn rim spectacles $560. Dries van Noten silk blend scarf, $950, from Scotties. Mulberry loafers, $790, from Runway. Dune London bag $140.

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