With the (hopefully) sunny days of Spring just around the corner, and the introduction of our new French International Sales Manager, what better way to welcome the new season in than with some cheerful stripes 'a la Francaise'? It's a hop, ski and a jump over the channel to France for our guest post by Katie Anderson of Love French Style.  Katies love Azuni's subtle glamour with chic parisian style. Here's her jewellery picks for spring fashion with a little French flair!

Bonjour! There's nothing I love more than a fab Breton Stripe top.  It's that wonderful combination of glamour and comfort combined with the epitome of effortless chic. Stripes are just perfect for sping - they're a wardrobe classic that never fails are are so easy to pair with this season's cropped trousers and pastel hues.  Whether your at work, having a coffee with a friend, or rushing the children to school, the french look is a versatile one that glides seamlessly from day to night.  In true French style, it's worth experimenting with stylish accessories to perfect your look and Azuni is one of my favourite brands to go to for affordable artisinal jewellery.  How are some of my current favourites from their collections.

 

 

For day, I really love Azuni's Cleopatra Collection.  Nothing says chich more than well-worn gold with a global vibe ad I love the contrast of a simple tee with a beautiful statement necklace.  The Cleo Coin Necklace in Apatitite would look fabulous with a loose fitting mariniere top and loose black cigarette pants - just add bright pointy pumps or a flash of animal print if you dare! This gorgeous coin necklace ticks all the boxes for spring fashion too, with pale on trend turquoise and gold combined in one beautifully crafted piece. I would wear this with azuni's Sterling Silver Honeycomb Ring for lunch alfresco - simply stunning! 

 

 

For evening, their Athena Faceted Eclipse Stone Earrings give an instant glamour lift.  I love the bright colour options from turquoise to hot pink and simple white. Try up-dressing a striped top with a chic leather pencil skirt adding some bold and beautiful statement earrings.  I also love the Black onyx Venice Bracelet in a contrasting colour to finish the look. 

 

 

Investing in a few key pieces of stylish jewellery is not only a great pleasure, but it's a great way to get more mileage from your wardrobe too. Adding bracelets, necklaces or statement earrings make creating a stylish day to night look as easy as un, deux - the key is to not overdo it. I really love Azuni's Friendship Bracelets for a casual yet classy pop of colour which looks fabulous with bleached denim boyfriend jeans and of course-a loose striped tee - completely ideal if your not one for wear lots of jewellery.  The Athena Three Strand Gemstone Bracelet is one of my all-time favourites, I love the colourways and shape and stylish accent it adds to an outfit.

With those sunny spring days hopefully just around the corner, I hope this gives you a few nice alternatives to try out when you're accessorising. I love a nice smart look for those Spring Weekends, something that won’t ruffle too much when your adventuring, with plenty of room to treat yourself to some amazing cuisine!

 

Katie Anderson is author of www.lovefrenchstyle.com - a French Home and Lifestyle Blog.