Browse our list of the staple jewelry items for her versatile wardrobe to find which jewelry essentials will help you look sharp, stylish, and elegant every day!
Most of us are familiar with the wardrobe staples every woman should own, such as a little black dress or a perfectly flattering white button up. Having these versatile staple pieces in your wardrobe can help ensure that you’re always prepared with a chic and flattering outfit, no matter the occasion. And just as there are staple clothing items that can make your wardrobe versatile, there are a few staple jewelry items that can add a tremendous amount of versatility to your everyday style (and to your special occasion looks!).
Having the right jewelry basics on hand can allow you to elevate any outfit at a moment’s notice, helping you look sharp, stylish, and elegant each day. These staple jewelry items can enhance your daily style or help you take an outfit from day to night in mere seconds. Wondering which pieces of jewelry are the most essential for your jewelry box? Read on to see our list of the top 5 staple items for her versatile wardrobe!
1. Diamond Stud Earrings
The first item on our list is a pair of diamond stud earrings. Diamond stud earrings are a wardrobe essential because they’re perhaps the most classic and versatile of any style of jewelry. A timelessly beautiful pair of diamond studs simply pairs perfectly with any ensemble. Diamond studs can add style and shimmer to a casual jeans and t-shirt look, help your work outfits look elegant and put-together, or amp up the sophistication of black tie attire.
All diamond studs are timeless, wearable, and incredibly versatile. But if you’re looking for a new pair of diamond studs (or for your first pair), you may be wondering which style of diamond studs you should select. There are many different diamond stud styles, since though diamond studs have a simple design, there are numerous diamond shapes, precious metals, and setting styles for you to choose from. So which is right for you? Which style would be the most versatile for your wardrobe?
The style of diamond studs that would be right for you is very personal. If you have a more classic sense of style, you’ll probably love a pair of round brilliant diamond studs (like the pair pictured above), since this diamond shape is easily the most classic option. Or, if you have more distinctive sense of style, you may want to opt for a more unique diamond shape that would pair well with your more unique everyday looks.
Then, whichever diamond shape you choose, we recommend choosing the precious metal that best complements your skin undertone, which will ensure that your studs will be highly flattering. If you aren’t sure which precious metal would pair best with your skin tone, here’s a cheat sheet: yellow gold is flattering on warm skin undertones, rose gold is flattering on neutral skin undertones, and white gold and platinum are flattering on cool skin undertones.
2. Hoop Earrings
Next up, we have hoop earrings! Hoop earrings are an excellent staple piece to have in your jewelry box because they allow you quickly add a stylish, statement-making element to any look. Hoop earrings can take an outfit from simple to incredibly stylish in mere moments.
For the most versatile and flattering look, we recommend that you find a pair of hoop earrings that is scaled to your facial features, since hoop earrings are designed to frame the face. Hoop earrings can come in many sizes, shapes, and styles. If you have more delicate facial features, you may find that a smaller, more delicate pair of hoops is most flattering on you. Or if you have more bold or angular facial features, you may find that a larger, more dramatic pair of hoops looks the most complementary on you.
3. A Versatile Pendant Necklace
Another jewelry staple that every woman should own is a simple, versatile pendant necklace. Solitaire diamond pendant necklaces (like the one carat diamond pendant necklace pictured above) are perhaps our favorite option with this category, since they are beautiful, incredibly classic, and highly versatile. An elegant diamond pendant is something you can wear everyday. It adds just the right amount of shimmer to casual outfits, work attire, and upscale looks.
4. Gemstone Stud Earrings
Gemstone stud earrings are a jewelry staple because they’re classic and wearable, yet also unique and vibrant. Owning a pair of gemstone studs allows you to add a beautiful, rich pop of color to any look, instantly elevating it into something a bit more distinctive and personalized.
When it comes to gemstone studs, you have many options for your center gemstone, since there are dozens of gemstones for you to choose from. But for the most versatile pair of studs, we generally recommend sticking with one of the three most classic gemstones: blue sapphires, emeralds, or rubies. These gemstones are all excellent investment piece options, since they’re sure to stay in style no matter what the trends of any given year may be.
5. A Fashion Ring
Last up, we have a staple piece that can help you add a touch of personality and fun to any look: a fashion ring. A unique, eye-catching ring is a jewelry staple because can add just the right amount of style, sparkle, and personality to a daytime or evening outfit.
Fashion rings, which come in so many different styles, are statement pieces that can help you express your personal style. So when you search for your perfect versatile fashion ring, look for one that feels like an expression of your unique personality. The ring pictured above is one of our favorite fashion rings of the moment, since it is both elegant and a bit edgy, making it a versatile yet eye-catching option. But the fashion ring that’s right for you, of course, is completely dependent on your personal tastes. To see a wide range of fashion rings, browse our Her Collection, which features a wide selection of luxe, distinctive modern jewelry that’s designed to help you express your unique style.