As I’ve said many times before, jewelry is the icing on the cake to all your outfits. What I love most about jewelry is that there are a million different variations to each one of the following styles, so you can cultivate an amazing jewelry collection that reflects your personal style and all that you love. But this is not something you have to do tomorrow, but is something that can dress up any occasion and make getting dressed in the morning just a bit more fun. And who doesn’t want some more fun in their life?
Whether you are a jewelry lover or like to keep it simple with just a few pieces, there are 8 must-have items that every woman must own.
1. Cocktail Ring
Cocktail rings are bold and dramatic, but depending on the style, they can also be paired with a casual jeans and t-shirt look. I own ones with gems and sparkles, but also ones that are very plain and understated. No matter your personal style, you can find one that speaks to you — then try pairing it with your everyday look!
2. Something Meaningful
I have a few pieces of jewelry (other than my wedding ring) that I never take off. When someone gifts us something meaningful that we love, it is an honor to wear it every day. Having a simple chain with a pendant or locket can be a super cute way to keep someone close to you. Worn singularly it can be very simple and classic, but you can also layer it with other pieces to make it more funky and bohemian. But however you choose to style your jewelry, there is no going wrong with wearing something that is meaningful to you.
There are dangly, chandelier-type earrings that can be super fun and trendy, but there is something to be said about plain studs. They are super versatile, and you don’t have to worry about putting too much weight on your ears or getting uncomfortable throughout the day. Studs can provide just a touch of style and sparkle, and they can be worn from work to the gym or on a date night.
4. Statement Necklace
You should have at least one of these in your jewelry rotation, because statement necklaces are the perfect piece to make your outfit go from drab to fab. If you have lots of simpler, dressy clothes that you want to take to the next level, a statement necklace is the perfect option.
5. Charm Bracelets
Traditionally thought of us a style for younger girls, charm bracelets are still a classy and timeless way for us grown up girls to collect charms that are personalized yet modern. There are so many different charms, and what I love about this timeless classic is that no two are the same. Pick charms that are meaningful to you, but try not to go too overboard — stick with the right number that won’t put too much weight on the chain, causing it to stretch.
6. Hoop Earrings
While larger hoops are definitely on trend lately, you can never go wrong with smaller hoop earrings. It’s a classic shape that has been around for decades but has never truly gone out of style, which is why it’s such a must-have item. When trying to elevate your outfit, opt for hoop earrings to add just an extra touch of glam. Hoops allow you to instantly elevate any style, and since they come in so many different styles and variations, you can find the right pair that complements your face shape and style perfectly.
7. Simple Bangles
If you know me, you know I love bangles, and they are a great way to either have a simplistic or layered look. To keep your outfit understated and clean, add one bangle. For a more eclectic look, layering bangles is super trendy right now. If you’re wearing long sleeves, you can even layer them over your shirt to show them off. Either way, bangles are a timeless piece because they don’t require much effort or styling to make them look great.
I saved the best for last — pearls are the ultimate girly, essential jewelry piece. Whether you choose to wear pearls in a necklace, earring, or bracelet, they are super versatile.
Pearls resembles diamonds in the way that they are extremely dainty and classic, and depending on how you choose to style them, they can make your outfit look more relaxed and effortless or completely dressed up and glam. No matter how you choose to wear your pearls, they are a definite must-have item.