Trend alert: How to get the carnival look

First published: 01-08-2018

Juicy Couture Mixed Fruit Luxe Wishes Necklace

Necklace: Juicy Couture Mixed Fruit Luxe Wishes Necklace (RRP £84)

Join in with the summer carnival celebrations by channelling a carnival-inspired feel through your accessories. Select bright and bold watches and jewellery pieces that capture the spirit and help you stand out from the crowd!

With popular events like Notting Hill Carnival on the horizon, it's time to celebrate the UK's vibrant culture through music, parades, and delicious food. Look the part in the colourful atmosphere by choosing carnival-ready clothes and accessories.

We've picked out some of our favourite carnival-inspired watches and jewellery, so you can embrace the vibrancy of carnival season in your everyday attire.

The ultimate carnival watch

Unisex Swatch Colour the Sky

Watch: Unisex Swatch Colour the Sky (RRP £38)

Wear all the colours of the rainbow and brighten up your outfit with the Unisex Swatch Colour the Sky. This vibrant timepiece features bold shades of green, blue, yellow, and red, along with bright white time markers and white hands for easy reading at a glance.

Swatch watches are high quality yet affordable Swiss timepieces, giving you the peace of mind that your watch can withstand plenty of wear and still work flawlessly. This hardwearing but comfortable watch is ideal for joining in with the crowds at the carnival, as its water resistant functionality and resin strap can withstand the hustle and bustle.

Big, bold, and beautiful earrings

Ladies Swarovski Baron earrings

Earrings: Ladies Swarovski Baron earrings (RRP £159)

Extravagant costume jewellery is a key staple for the parade participants, who dress up in eye-catching outfits featuring jewels and gems of all colours and shapes. These stunning Baron earrings by Swarovski will help you join in with the fun, thanks to the intricate design and generous spattering of crystals.

Wear these luxurious earrings with a bright and colourful dress that celebrates the colours of the carnival and finish the look with an ornate hairstyle. Perfect to wear again to a formal occasion, these Swarovski earrings are as much an investment as they are a fashion piece.

Carnival-ready sunglasses

Unisex Ray-Ban sunglasses

Sunglasses: Unisex Ray-Ban sunglasses (RRP £154)

No one does sunglasses quite like Ray-Ban, with the Unisex Ray-Ban sunglasses (RRP £154.00) giving a unique spin to a classic shape. These retro-inspired shades are bang on trend this year, perfect for both men and women.

The coloured lenses catch the light and shine in various shades of yellow, blue, and purple for a dazzling effect. The tortoiseshell arms and blue over-eye band add colour and texture, which is exactly what carnival fashion is all about.

A bracelet made for dancing in

Ladies Chrysalis Bohemia Originality bangle

Bracelet: Ladies' Chrysalis Bohemia Originality bangle (RRP £25)

Finish the look with a piece that's so classically carnival, anything you team it with will look instantly parade ready. The Bohemia Originality bangle by Chrysalis balances texture with a simple shape to create layers of detail that makes this piece timelessly fun.

The gold plated bangle features tiny bright blue gems, adding an irresistibly summery feel to your outfit while also being the sort of thing you can wear again and again, long after the festivities have finished.

Check out our full jewellery, sunglasses, and watch collections to find your perfect carnival-ready match. Just remember: the more colour, the better!


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