Getting statement jewellery and accessories right can sometimes be a tricky thing. You want to make a style statement and turn heads, but not for all the wrong reasons!

Many celebrities often get their red carpet looks drastically wrong, by spending money on all of the wrong statement pieces. Don’t fall into the trap of believing everything a salesperson might tell you. The chances are, the piece you are being shown is one that they have been trying to get rid of for months!

The key to finding statement pieces that are actually on trend is to use your intuition. If your gut tells you that an accessory doesn’t quite look right, or that something about it sits wrong, you should probably avoid making a purchase. Choose an accessory that is right for you.

It is wise to take a few minutes to think about your intended purchase before you buy it. If the piece you have your eye on is really bold and daring, get your phone out and connect to the internet. Search similar styles and try to find out if you are on the right track, fashion wise. Are these pieces on-trend or heading that way?

Of course, sometimes you can be ahead of the fashion scene. There is nothing wrong with starting your own fashion trends and going against what others say looks good.

Famous designers such as Zandra Rhodes (pictured below) are well known for her outlandish style. If you are confident enough, you can wear absolutely anything!

You can look for statement style pieces in both fashion and accessories. Statement watches are a good place to start. These will add interest to your look and come in various different colours, makes and styles.

From there, you can move on to statement cocktail rings and bold or daring designs. When choosing a cocktail ring, look for a design that is eye-catching and bright. Be aware that you will have to pair this with your existing outfits though, so always make a mental checklist of what you already have in your wardrobe whilst you shop.

Large gemstones can be a great way to make a statement. They are used in many different jewellery designs to create stand-out pieces that really catch your eye.

Stones such as moonstone and amethyst are really fashionable this year. They are both wearable, yet different enough to turn heads. Opt for a large, oversized cabochon stone in a big and bold setting.

Finish your whole outfit off with a pair of statement heels or a clutch bag. Some designers create amazing designs. One designer even had their Eiffel Tower bag featured in the Sex and the City movie. If it’s good enough for Carrie Bradshaw, it’s good enough for us!

Remember to wear designer or statement accessories that make you feel good. You can usually carry off any design with ease if you believe that you own that style.

Ask your friends for their opinions rather than store salespeople, as you’ll get a more honest and unbiased answer than you would from those working on commission.