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A Guide To Taking Your Bling From Desk to Drinks

Here’s how you can rock your party accessories in the office without weird stares and snide comments.
What you have: A statement necklace
Style it with: A pant-suit to look sleek and sharp Let your collarbone be the center of attention by donning a statement necklace like this faux jewelled piece. But don’t overdo it by wearing a dress with a plunging neckline. Go the professional route by slipping into a tailored pant-suit. Dark colours like aubergine, black or navy, are safe colour options for work. If you’ve decided to go with a pair of flare pants, put on some leather heels for extra height. Statement faux stone necklace by Zara, S$39.90; Aubergine double breasted blazer by Mango, S$199; Aubergine flare pants by Mango, S$99.90; Drawstring bucket bag by Charles & Keith, S$79.90; Suede pumps by Jacquemus, £520 (S$930), via Net-a-Porter What you have: Statement making cocktail rings
Style it with: Neutral or monochrome outfits Whether it is for a party or for the office, bright and bold rings can bring your look to the next level and give it added sophistication. But going crazy with multiple cocktail rings is not the way to go. Keep it to just one or two rings at the most to ensure that they get the chance to shine. With attention centred on your hands, go for a neutral coloured outfit like a sand coloured jumpsuit and a pair of white studded heels, to make sure you don’t look like a walking pinata. Crystal and pearl embellished ring by Gucci, US$920 (S$1,266); Resin pearl and crystal embellished ring by Gucci, US$550 (S$757); Camel jumpsuit by Zara, S$119; Studded strappy heels by Charles & Keith, S$56.90; Leather tote bag by Loewe, S$3,135, via Farfetch What you have: Diamante drop earrings
Style it with: Garments without a sheen A pair of diamante drop earrings is a glamorous addition to your party accessories. While you can still wear them to the office, refrain from pairing them with a satin midi dress or a velvet two-piece suit as you’d look more ready to party than work. Instead, go for a more serious contrast by donning garments in fabrics like cotton, tweed and linen. Crystal drop earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane, £195 (S$348), via Net-a-Porter; Checkered shirt by Zara, S$69.90; Midi dress by Zara, S$139; Mary Jane flats by Charles & Keith, S$53.90; Leather shoulder bag by Acne Studios, £750 (S$1,340), via Net-a-Porter What you have: Bracelets of adjustable lengths
Style it by: Fashioning them into anklets Try giving your bracelets an unexpected twist. If they’re meant to wrap around your wrist twice or thrice, wear it around your ankles instead. Look smart by pairing these with a white shirt and a midi skirt. Souvenir charm bracelet by Balenciaga, S$950, via Brownsfashion; Oversized striped shirt by Zara, S$29.90; Herringbone midi skirt by Zara, S$99.90; Leather court heels by Topshop, S$136; Croc-effect leather bag by By Far, £285 (S$508), via Net-a-Porter