Accessorizing with jewelry is an easy way to elevate your outfit and express yourself. We’re all aware of wardrobe essentials such as the little black dress and blue jeans, but what about jewelry staples? Staple pieces allow you to go from day to night effortlessly and still look polished. Here are 10 classic jewelry staples every woman should own.
1. Diamond Studs
2. The Go-With-Everything Necklace
Diamonds complement every outfit. This easy to wear necklace is one you can wear all day, every day; you can dress it up or down. The go-with-everything necklace is an elegant addition that adds the right amount of understated glamour to your ensemble.
3. Simple Bracelets
4. Hoop Earrings
Hoop earrings frame your face while making a style statement. Make sure you pick a pair that are scaled to your features; the ideal size is usually between 1 to 2 inches, depending on your facial shape. Simple hoops can instantly dress up your jeans-and-a-tee look or add a glam to your evening look when paired with an up-do.
5. Stacking Rings
We’ve been doing this for years with our bridal sets, but this staple also extends to fashion rings. The right mix of rings can complement each other when you wear varying sizes and metals. Add rings over the years to mark milestones like anniversaries to grow your collection.
6. Long Layering Necklace
Find necklaces with a long chain so you can layer it with other necklaces. This 23” necklace will make a great layering piece. Not sure how to layer your necklaces? Go for variety. Pair your delicate, shorter chains with slightly chunkier, longer necklaces. For example, start with your shortest chain (14” works best), and start adding chains in a variety of lengths, weight, and metals.
7. Bangle Bracelets
Bangle bracelets never seem to go out of style. Wear one alone or stacked with other bangles – they’re super easy to mix and match. They’ll make a great addition to your jewelry box because they can be worn from day to night.
8. Pearl Necklace
There are few accessories more iconic than pearls. This accessory transcends time and doesn’t care how old you are; a simple strand of pearls can take you through all the major moments of your life with elegance. Much like the layering necklace, a strand of pearls can instantly dress up a more casual look. Easily go from day to night switching to a little black dress; the contrast between black and white will make those pearls pop!
9. Simple Studs
The beauty of simple studs: look effortlessly chic in a flash. Simple stud earrings can pull together your entire look or add a simple touch of style for every occasion, day or night. They’re easy to mix and match with other earrings if you have multiple ear piercings.
10. Cocktail Ring
These statement rings are not just for cocktail parties. A cocktail ring can add a “wow” factor and sparkle to any look for day or night. For sizing, stay proportional to your hands – if you have small hands, go for a dainty ring; if you have larger hands, go big or go home!