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