Hot trend: Animal motifs!

A great pendant or necklace can make an outfit. Here’s how to stand out from the crowd.

We’ve all tried leopard print, crocodile leather (fake of course) and zebra stripes but that latest fashion trend puts nature in the spotlight in a whole new way. Animal motifs are all the rage in celebrity circles and you can work the look, too.

A lion head cuff or firefly necklace can add interest to an otherwise plain outfit and can also reveal a lot about your personality. “I wear an owl necklace because I think it represents wisdom,” says Jennifer, 28. “It has become my signature accessory and also my lucky charm.”

Want to get in on the animal act? Here are some of our favourite picks.

Alkemie Firefly necklace, $195


This cute gold necklace loved by Vanessa Hudgens looks great with printed dresses or over a white top. Add a structured blazer for a fun contrast. This brand also does a great snake cuff.
Get it from: www.miijo.com

House of Harlow Peacock cuff, $289


It’s a little pricey but oh-so worth it! This gold cuff designed by Nicole Richie is an instant glam updater and looks great with just about anything. The peacock motif also comes in a cocktail ring and brooch.
Get it from: www.miijo.com

Diva Elephant Necklace, $12.99


Elephants are known to represent wisdom, prosperity, strength and longevity. Wear this one with a black wrap dress or shirt. Also check our Diva’s firefly necklace.
Get it from: www.diva.net.au

Low Lov Snake Ring by Erin Wasson, $99


American model Erin Wasson designed this range herself and the silver snake ring is cool, funky and definitely different. Paint your nails navy or black and away you go!
Get it from: www.miijo.com

Peep Toe Black and Gold Cheetah Belt, $99


The black elastic belt with diamante tiger head belt will add sparkler to jeans, pants or a dress. Check out the tiger head and lion cuff as well.
Get it from: www.peeptoe.com.au

Urban Originals Beetlejuice ring, $25


The purple and gold beetle ring looks great with plum-coloured nails. At this price, why not get the peacock earrings, too!
Get it from: www.uo.com.au

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