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5 Pieces of Must Have Jewelry to Build a Capsule Jewelry Wardrobe

on Oct 20, 2016 12:20 PM

Take a look in your closet. What do you see?

There are most likely 5-6 pieces that you absolutely love: a perfect little black dress, a worn pair of jeans, the best fitting t-shirt you’ve ever owned, etc.

Now take a look at your jewelry box. You’ve likely been building up your capsule jewelry wardrobe without even knowing it.

Never heard of a capsule wardrobe? Simply put, it’s a mini collection of really versatile pieces that you love to wear. Easy enough, right?

While your jewelry style may differ depending on the season or for special events, there are 5 must have jewelry pieces every capsule wardrobe needs.


1. Pearls

Whether an heirloom piece from your grandmother or something you picked up yourself, pearls withstand the test of time.

From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to today’s red carpet, pearls add a polished finish to your already classic look.


2. Diamond Studs


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I don’t know what I would do without my diamond stud earrings. Okay, mine aren’t real diamonds, but as I save up for the perfect pair, I found a classy looking set to wear with nearly any outfit.

From jeans to a LBD, you can’t go wrong with diamonds.


3. A Classic Watch


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While I’m 100% supportive of smart watches and all their amazing features, nothing can replace a timeless watch. I’ve had my favorite watch for over 10 years and it still is one of my main go-to pieces.

Try looking for a simple design without too many bells and whistles.


4. Your Wedding Set

Not engaged yet? It’s never too early to start looking.

Your engagement ring and wedding band will be your go-to pieces of jewelry from the day of engagement until “death do us part.”

Need someplace to start? Here are a few tips on how to choose the perfect engagement ring.


5. A Tennis Bracelet

There’s nothing like putting on the finishing touches for an evening out. One of my favorite items is a tennis bracelet.

Whether diamonds or a mix of colored stones, you’ll be sure to turn heads with a little bling on your wrist!

Do any other pieces make your must have list? Share in the comments!


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