Building a Jewelry Collection (From Scratch!)

A few weeks ago I wrote some posts about building a wardrobe; how opting for basic and minimalist pieces first will allow you to splurge on neon shoes, geometric prints, and bulky accessories later in the game.

When it comes to building a jewelry collection, the rule still stands: start with basics, add bulk later. 

If you’re building a collection from scratch, jumping head first into chunky jewelry might be too large a jump, especially if you’re not a regular jewelry-wearer.

Three pieces for starters:

1. A simple gold or silver necklace. You can never go wrong with silver or gold; they match everything. Try avoiding gems and major embellishment at first – once you get a feel for wearing simple necklaces, take it up a notch!






2. A monotone or two-tone bracelet. This doesn’t have to be just silver or gold, it can be leather or plastic or any material you like! Bracelets are a good every-day piece, so buying a bracelet that matches multiple outfits isn’t such a bad idea…




3. Earrings of your choice. This really depends on the person; some people like pearl studs while others fancy large hoops! Look for a pair of earrings that can be worn with other jewelry and can be a good everyday earring!

Once you become comfortable with the basics, take the next step! But for now, just keep it simple.

Need some ideas? Click here for minimal jewelry styles! And while you’re at it, you might as well follow @catbirdnyc on Instagram.





Pictures are taken from Pinterest; links are the picture descriptions.


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