We recommended updating your jewellery collection for the summer months with statement necklaces or rings yesterday (June 21st).

Now, Veronique Henderson, director of the image consultancy Colour Me Beautiful, has revealed her summer jewellery must-haves to help you decide.

She stated that bangles are a summer must-have! We agree as they can dress up any outfit and transform it from day to evening wear.

Ms Henderson said: “Watch out though for the size of the bangles, and how many are put together – depending on your scale the bangles [can] drown you! Friendship bracelets are now the alternative too.

“There are a lot of brands making some beautiful friendship bracelets, either using the real stuff, semi-precious and fake stones/metals.”

A celebrity fan of bracelets and bangles appears to be Cheryl Cole as she has been spotted wearing two different designs in the space of a week.

She was first seen wearing a jewel-embellished chunky bracelet to complement her tangerine mini-dress on a night out in Paris on June 13th.

Cole then donned a gold bangle to match her printed top and leather trousers at an album signing in London on June 19th.

So buying bangles to update your jewellery collection for the summer will leave you in good company!

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