Getting ready for a night out is one of life’s little excitements. It’s very important to pair the perfect shoes with the ideal dress and the best accessories. In fact we tend to spend hours on this pursuit much to the chagrin of our significant others who are usually ready in about ten seconds flat. With this in mind, here are just a few of the must-try jewellery styles ready for your next night out.

First up is the simple yet classy look. Pairing a basic metal colour with a couple of other pieces is easy and elegant. Usually people have a metal preference of gold or silver, so make sure that you have a few staple items in this form. In this vein, you can pair a simple necklace with a matching pair of dangling earrings in a look that’s timeless.

On occasion it’s fun to make a bold statement when you go out, you know those “look at me” moments that well all have. In these instances a big bold ring or an eye-catching necklace are the ways to go. Rings can have huge oversized stones in them. Likewise, a necklace can be extra-long, containing multiple colours and shapes all designed to catch the eye of the passer-by.

The glamorous look is always a must for those more upmarket evenings. Want to look like a celebrity on a red carpet? Then choose a subtle yet sparkly necklace that catches the light but isn’t too in your face. A pair of chandelier earrings will compliment it nicely, but remember to stick with the same coloured metal for the paring.

Other looks include utilising cultural pieces from around the world, or toning down the look with more earthy natural tones. Semi-precious stones such as turquoise and tiger’s eye, can still make as much of a statement as a flashy though sometimes gaudy garnet or topaz.