As a stylist, there are just five essential pieces of jewelry that every woman needs. These pieces will work for your entire wardrobe and draw attention to your best assets.
1The Classic Stud
Simple studs are the ideal finishing touch to any outfit. Wear them every single day—they’ll work with everything in your wardrobe—and they’ll add luminosity to your complexion to help you look more youthful. The stud is also what you should go for to showcase a statement necklace, as they won’t compete with each other. The studs I wear daily? More brilliant than diamonds, these Forever Brilliant cushion cut studs are my favorite pair.
2The Everyday Necklace
Go for an intricate, layered lariat-style necklace that looks just as good with a V-neck top as it does with a crewneck.
Body shape style tip: Dainty, lariat necklaces visually lengthen the look of your figure and drive the focus away from the width of your torso. They also help draw the eye to the center slither of your body to fake smaller waistline.
3The Bold Cuff
I’m obsessed with New York-based jewelry designer Ted Rossi. His pieces play with exotic skins, various textures and colorful jewels to create eye-catching, one-of-a-kind outfit makers. Better than bangles—which can jangle distractedly in a boardroom meeting—you can even toss one on to wear with a weekend tee and jeans. Be prepared for an armful of compliments.
4The Statement Necklace
A colorful statement necklace is one of the easiest ways to transform an outfit from dull to dazzling. This accessory essential will help to maximize your wardrobe and instantly refresh your go-to LDB for date night.
Body shape style tip: Statement necklaces work wonders if you carry your weight in your bottom half; they draw all the attention upward, away from a fuller lower half.
5The Chunky Cocktail Ring
Despite the name, chunky crystal cocktail rings are not to be saved for just cocktails; they look fresh and modern when you wear one every day. I wear my Swarovski Nirvana ring with practically everything. I’m even wearing it in my best-selling style book, “The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets for Every Body and Every Budget.”
Body shape style tip: If you have large hands, match the proportions by looking for a substantial-sized ring. With smaller hands, go for a more delicate piece.